Child Safety Plan

hiring.jpgResearch shows many states have a hard time hiring and keeping enough staff in child welfare. In Oregon, the number of caseworkers leaving their jobs is high, with many leaving their jobs after a year or two. This leaves few experienced caseworkers in the agency. When caseworkers leave the agency, current caseworkers report that they must then take on more casework making it difficult to spend time with children and families. This project will create and put into use a statewide plan for recruiting and keeping more caseworkers (Child Welfare Social Service Specialist 1’s) by addressing the core recruitment and retentions issues.

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