Supervisor Core Training 1.1: Essential Professional Tools (series)

Supervisor Core Training provides the foundation for effective supervisory practice in the child welfare system. This program will prepare you to become comfortable in assuming your new role through learnings and field based activities about what it means to be a supervisor in the child welfare system and understanding the new responsibilities of this position.

You will be assigned a coach upon notification of hire to support you through the learning.

Part 1.1 of this course is designed to provide you critical information needed on Day 1 in your new role. When you complete this training, you will be able to effectively use FamLink, including managing cases and approvals and using the Tickler; recognize the structure and goals of Learner Centered Coaching; use the Administrative Incident Reporting Systems; understand the scope of Aiden’s Act Review; and be able to identify the components of clear documentation and your responsibilities around it. You will have reviewed your unit employees’ personnel information and identified gaps; be able to describe how power influences subordinate employees and develop a plan for self-awareness and self-management

This course consists of these eLearnings:

  • Welcome to FamLink for Supervisors
  • Introduction to Learner Centered Coaching
  • AIRS/Critical Incidents
  • Aiden’s Act
  • Professional Documentation/Human Resources Division

These activities are part of this course:

  • Personnel File Review (field-based learning activity completed prior to webinar)
  • Everyday Leadership (video and field-based learning activity completed prior to webinar)
  • Welcome and introduction to SCT overview with assigned coach (approximately 90 minutes)
Core Training
Leadership and Succession Planning
Social Worker
Team Building and Support
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DCYF staff can register for Supervisor Core Training 1.1: Essential Professional Tools (series) through the Washington State Learning Center (WSLC). For help with WSLC, please contact

Other workforce members can request registration for this course using the Alliance External Registration form. Use this if you are CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, and Judicial Personnel (incl. CASA/GAL). For help with this webform, please contact Alliance Support via