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What do I do if none of my staff, or not enough of my staff are social workers?

What do I do if none of my staff, or not enough of my staff are social workers?

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GUIDELINES

  • Social workers should be considered front line workers in communities during times of crisis, especially among vulnerable populations.
  • While attaining a social work degree is important in working in child welfare, many organizations rely on para-social workers or other service staff that provide value for the children they serve.
  • If you are short on social work staff for your organization, determine those quality staff that can step into the role of a para-social worker for this time of crisis and provide follow up with the children and families in your program.
  • Use the RAPID Response Framework┬áto train your staff and reach out to 1MILLIONHOME if you need additional resources.

BASELINE ROLES FOR SOCIAL SERVICES

  • Phone monitoring schedule
  • Writing case notes
  • Reporting to program supervisors
  • Collaborating with other staff
  • Educating the families on important public health information
  • Specific interventions that your program is providing