Pre-Service Training for Caseworkers, Supervisors, and Foster Parents
In the interest of providing the very best child welfare services to the children, youth, and families served through the child welfare system, allowing professionals and community partners to attend CWTS trainings is invaluable. It is also necessary for the CWTS to ensure priority seating is made available for new caseworkers, new supervisors, and new foster parents who are required to complete pre-service training before they are able to fulfill the duties of their job.
The maximum learner capacity for training is set with consideration to several factors: maximizing the training experience for the adult learner, maintaining an opportunity for the transfer of learning to occur, and protecting the learning environment in a manner that allows learners to be fully engaged and included in the learning process. Therefore, registration for CWTS trainings is not to exceed the stated capacity.
When demand for pre-service training exceeds capacity, a waitlist will be created. When there is at least one person on a pre-service training waitlist, the training provider will need to assess registration and prioritize participation. This means that the training provider will need to monitor the class registration lists in order to know when a waitlist has been created. Participation will be prioritized according to the following criteria, in the order listed:
- Newly hired caseworkers or supervisors or newly recruited foster parents who must complete the pre-service training to begin their job or caregiving duties and who are employed by a county within the region where the training is occurring
- Newly hired caseworkers or supervisors or newly recruited foster parents who must complete the pre-service training to begin their job or caregiving duties and who are employed by a county outside of the region where the training is occurring
- Employed county caseworkers, supervisors, or foster parents who do not need to complete the pre-service training to fulfill the duties of their job but need to complete the training to be considered for promotion/advancement within the organization (e.g., a lead caseworker who cannot be considered for promotion without participation in the New Supervisor Academy)
- Learners not employed with a county who wish to complete pre-service training for cross-training or auditing purposes
If all registrants are in a single priority category, priority is determined based on the date and time they registered for the training through the CWTS LMS. Prioritized waitlisted learners who are being moved into the class and/or their supervisors will be contacted by the training provider to inform them that they have been added to the registered list.
In-Service Training for Caseworkers, Supervisors, and Foster Parents
In-service training courses are open for registration by anyone employed within the Colorado child welfare system. In general, in-service course registration and waitlists follow a first-come, first-served order, based on the date and time a learner registered. However, CWTS may determine that a more rigorous prioritization order may be needed to best meet learners’ needs for certain courses. In that event, CWTS will work with the provider to determine final registrants and notify all affected learners.