Next Steps For Intake Staff In Their First Year
As DCYF intake workers who have finished the introductory eLearning trainings and worked at least six months on the job, you’re ready to take a deeper dive into the intake world by advancing your skills when working with Special Circumstance Intakes. In this course you’ll learn more about how to effectively document intakes that involve Substance Exposed Newborns, Domestic Violence (DV), Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) and Indian Child Welfare (ICW). You’ll also discuss intakes related to providers, critical incidents, and consider legal issues related to intakes.
You will build your skills at something you are probably doing every day – considering past history and information from other systems to support the screening decision for each intake. DCYF is committed to racial equity and quality service for every family in our community, and you will learn more about how your use of non-biased language and behaviorally specific documentation, support this goal. Guest presenters with specialized knowledge of issues like allegations related to providers, responding to critical incidents, and the law that guides child welfare practice in Washington will guide your learning in those areas.
This is a mandatory training for intake workers, and it is recommended that the Intake E-learnings are completed prior to taking this training.
To register for this class, please go to the Washington State Learning Center. If you do not have access to WSLC and would still like to take this class, you can submit an External Registration Request form here. Please allow 1-3 business days for your request to be processed.