Resources in this section explore new ways of identifying qualified candidates for child welfare work through screening, employment interviews, including realistic job previews, the use of hiring pools, and other strategies to enhance staff selection.
Competency-Based Recruitment, Screening & Selection: Strengthening Workforce Capacity, Retention & Organizational Resiliency [Webinar]
North Carolina’s Department of Social Services (2011)
Showcases Buncombe County, North Carolina's creative, evidence-based practice recruitment strategies and their effect on workforce retention.
Employment Interviewing for Success in Public Child Welfare (PDF - 58 KB)
Iowa School of Social Work National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice (2009)
Examines effective interview techniques in order to prepare applicants for a career in social welfare practice and accurately assess worker strengths.
Leadership Academy for Supervisors Take the Lead Series: Screening Strategies
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute
Trains supervisors to screen potential child welfare employees in order to assess their job readiness.
Mind the Gap #3 - Children's Corps: A Dynamic Approach to Child Welfare Worker Recruitment, Screening and Selection
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (2015)
Discusses the Children's Corps' recruitment, screening, and selection techniques that were designed in order to improve caseworker retention rates.
NCWWI Reference List: Recruitment, Screening & Selection (PDF - 92 KB)
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (2016)
Provides a list of references ranging from 2006 to 2016 related to recruitment, screening, and staff selection.