Program personnel have the competency and support needed to provide services and meet the needs of individuals and families served.
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Adoption workers who provide adoption-related services that require the application of clinical skills and judgement meet applicable regulatory requirements and are qualified by:
Supervisors are qualified by at least two years of prior experience in adoption, intercountry adoption, or family and children’s services and an advanced degree in social work or a comparable human service field.
Interpretation Ethical considerations in adoption can include:
Interpretation Some training topics/competencies may not be relevant to all programs and programs may customize their training/competency requirements based on their program model. The program exempts employees from elements of their training/competency requirements only where the employee has demonstrated competence with the topic.
Adoption workers and supervisors, depending on job responsibilities, are trained on or demonstrate competency to implement relevant provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) including:
The program ensures that employees who provide adoption-related services that require the application of clinical skills and judgment complete ongoing professional development training on adoption related topics in accordance with applicable agency, state, and federal requirements.
Employee workloads support the achievement of client outcomes and are regularly reviewed.