What does “independently” mean?
Staff who are not yet “authorized” cannot conduct “authorized” work without the assistance, support and guidance of an experienced Authorized Child Welfare Professional, including one’s supervisor. Ideally, this oversight would be provided in person, ...
How many cases should a new worker carry?
Supervisors will have the responsibility to assign cases (not involving authorized work) to new CWPs based on the complexity of cases, experience and time availability of the worker, and the needs of the agency. The expectation is that workers ...
What are new workers allowed to do pre-Authorization?
Agencies may have their own “Pre-Authorized” work assignments, however, please below for a sample list of the activities which non-authorized staff are able to engage in independently before becoming Authorized. Work in pairs/teams with experienced ...
If I do not have a BSW/MSW can I still work in the field?
Authorization does not require specific educational qualifications. Hiring practices remain the responsibility of each agency. If you have any questions, please click "Contact myOACAS Support" and select "Other".
What does Authorization consist of for new workers?
A non-authorized staff member becomes eligible for Authorization after the completion of the Child Welfare Pathway to Authorization Series. Trainees must complete classroom and online instruction and participate in field practice activities. ...
Is Authorization the same as Regulation?
Is Authorization the same as Regulation? No. Until they are formally ‘Authorized’, child protection workers will not be able to independently conduct investigations, independently apprehend children, or independently make a child protection ...