One state’s effort to improve recruitment, retention and practice through multifaceted clinical supervision interventions

University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40292, USA.
Child welfare (Impact Factor: 0.59). 01/2009; 88(5):87-107.
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The professional literature has described the critical role child welfare supervisors play in the recruitment and retention (R&R) of a competent workforce and in practice enhancement to produce positive outcomes for children and families. Building on findings from a federally funded demonstration project related to implementation of clinical supervision in the child welfare setting, this article provides a description of a comprehensive approach to achievement of these outcomes: an integrated implementation of an employee selection protocol, 360-degree evaluation and employee development planning, and peer consultation and support groups for supervisors. An outline of the evaluation designed to assess relative effectiveness of each component on organizational culture, staff R&R, and practice is provided.

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