The local agency shall have an annual training plan for child protection workers. The plan must include:
the subject areas to be covered;
the methods of providing training, such as in service programs, workshops, or college courses; and
the number of hours of training to be provided.
[Repealed, 25 SR 1772]
The local agency shall develop and approve an individual training plan for each child protection worker that meets the criteria in items A to C:
the training is relevant to providing child protective services. Relevant training topics include:
permanency planning for children; and
other subject areas related to protecting children from maltreatment and providing child protective services;
the plan is developed in consultation with the individual child protection worker and based on identified areas of knowledge and skills to be developed; and
the plan provides for at least 15 credit hours of training per year.
A credit hour of training is based on a clock hour of instruction. Up to one-half of required training hours may be earned by teaching a course approved by the department. One hour of teaching earns two credit hours.
The local agency shall maintain a record of training completed by each child protection worker, including:
the course titles;
the instructors' names;
the dates and times of the training;
the number of credit hours earned; and
local agency documentation of successful completion of the training.
13 SR 303; 25 SR 1772
October 11, 2007