Coaching sessions are utilized to enhance a learner’s specific skill attainment in an identified area of practice. Coaching sessions are provided to the Department of Children, Youth and Family's workforce to help workers attain specific skills pertinent to their daily work/practice in child welfare. Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after each session.
Assessing for Child Safety throughout the Life of the Case field based coaching topics include:
Assessing for present danger/impending danger; applying the Child Safety Framework; understanding the 17 safety threats and how to plan for present danger with protective action plans and safety plans in cases with identified impending danger; how to make appropriate collateral contacts; interviewing of children, parents/caregivers and all adults in the home; using medical consultation (Med-Cons); scheduling and preparing for appropriate case staffings; using Structured Decision Making (SDM) to help assess risk in cases and reassessing child safety throughout the life of the case.
Social Workers and Supervisors
How to request coaching sessions
Coaching sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic being covered. Coaches are available to provide individual sessions or small group sessions (such as at unit meetings). Once a request is made, the Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) will assign a coach and scheduling will occur between the coach, the learner and the Supervisor/AA. Written feedback on each session will be provided by the coach to the learner and supervisor following the coaching session and the coaching session will be entered into LMS Maestro so the worker’s training record will reflect completed coaching.
Please direct all questions and requests to the Regional Education and Training Administrator (RETA) via the email addresses below: