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BSW Field Evaluation (SOWK 481/482)

COMPETENCY RUBRIC
The following Key is to assist you in identifying where students are performing under each competency and for each
practice behavior. Please use this as a source of reference when evaluating students. All evaluations should be
discussed with students BEFORE assigning a final score. It is recommended that this rubric be discussed early on so
students are clear about your expectations and ways you interpret each score.
Competency 1: Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly.
Social workers serve as representatives of the profession, its mission, and its core values. They know the professions
history.
Social workers commit themselves to the professions enhancement and to their own professional conduct and growth.
PRACTICE
BEHAVIORS

Social
workers:
advocate for
client access to
the services of
social work;
practice personal
reflection and
self-correction to
assure continual
professional
development;
attend to
professional roles
and boundaries;
demonstrate
professional
demeanor in
behavior,

1
Unacceptable

2
Beginning
Performance

Not able to establish


rapport with clients

Introduces self to
clients and staff
appropriately

Interviews are hurried and


no attempt is made to
thank client for their time

Demonstrates interest
in clients as individuals

No respect for cultural


differences or needs
Information about clients
is shared with others
without client consent
Insensitive and focused
on own issues, not clients
Communication with
others is unclear and
disorganized
Is passive and/or
aggressive
Appearance is disheveled

3
Standard Performance
(builds on preceding
level)

4
Professional Performance
(builds on preceding
level)

5
Exceptional
Performance

(builds on preceding
level)
Listens to client but
reflect back on the
original concern

*Demonstrates ability
to establish engaging,
purposeful helping
relationships
*Demonstrates
nonjudgmental
acceptance of clients

Recognizes impact of nonverbal communication and


modifies accordingly
Establishes a trusting
relationship with peers,
instructors, clients

Works effectively with


challenging clients

Respects personal
space of clients and
others
Attends all required
meetings

Works effectively with


other staff

Seeks to gain knowledge


and input from others

Demonstrates ability to
listen empathetically

Respects role of support


staff

Is constructive in
group/team work
Demonstrates
acceptance of limits to
own knowledge and
experience

Expresses self clearly in


nonverbal communication
Shows congruence in
verbal and nonverbal
messages given

Advocates for client access


to the services of social
work
Advocates for client access
to the services of social
work

Responds effectively to
unexpected
experiences
Talks about difficult
issues with sensitivity
and objectivity
Delegates to others as
needed and
appropriate
Approaches others to
discuss differences in
learning styles

Respects cultural and


personal differences of
others; is non-

Is assertive

Demonstrates professional
demeanor in behavior,
appearance, and

Recognizes role as a
leader

appearance, and
communication;

Not able to recognize


practice limitations

judgmental about
clients' lifestyles

engage in careerlong learning;


and

Written work, in the


classroom and in field,
lacks professional usage
of grammar and is late or
not turned in on time

Communicates with
others in a respectful,
confident manner

use supervision

and
consultation

communication

Presents self
appropriately and
professionally in dress
and appearance

Requests feedback on
competency skills

Builds partnerships
with other
professionals
Establishes mentor
relationships

Engages in career-long
learning

Competency 2: Ethical Practice:


Apply social work ethical principles to guide ethical practice. Social workers have an obligation to conduct themselves ethica
decision-making. Social workers are knowledgeable about the value base of the profession, its ethical standards, a
PRACTICE BEHAVIORS
Social workers:
recognize and manage
personal values in a way
that allows professional
values to guide practice;
make ethical decisions by
applying standards of the
National Association of
Social Workers Code of
Ethics and, as applicable, of
the International Federation
of Social
Workers/International
Association of Schools of
Social Work Ethics in Social
Work, Statement of
Principles;
tolerate ambiguity in
resolving ethical conflicts;
and

1
Unacceptable
Not aware of the NASW
Code of Ethics principals or
standards

Violates Ethical Standards


in the NASW Code of Ethics

2
Beginning
Performance
Incorporates NASW Code of
Ethics into practice

Aware of ethical dilemmas

Seeks supervision when


appropriate

3
Standard Performance

(builds on preceding level)

4
Professional Performance
(builds on preceding level)

*Makes ethical decisions


by applying standards of
the NASW Code of
Ethics towards arriving at
principles decisions

Makes ethical decisions


by applying standards of
the NASW Code of Ethics
towards arriving at
principles decisions

*Collaborates with agency


stakeholders during the
process of ethical decision
making

Collaborates with agency


stakeholders during the
process of ethical decision
making

Ethical dilemmas not


recognized or attended to

Refers to ethical decision


making process

Seeks informed consent


from clients

Seeks informed consent


from clients

Displays poor decision


making, dishonesty, or
disrespect to agency
stakeholders

Able to establish professional


and personal boundaries

Recognizes and
manages personal values in
a way that allows
professional values to guide
practice

Recognizes and manages


personal values in a way
that allows professional
values to guide practice

Abides by facility policies and


procedures

Apply strategies of ethical


reasoning to arrive at
principled decisions.

Demonstrates awareness of
state licensure regulations

Competency 3: Critical Thinking:


Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments. Social workers are knowledgeable about the
principles of logic, scientific inquiry, and reasoned discernment. They use critical thinking augmented by creativity and
curiosity. Critical thinking also requires the synthesis and communication of relevant information.
PRACTICE
BEHAVIORS

Social
workers:
distinguish,
appraise, and
integrate
multiple
sources of
knowledge,
including
researchbased
knowledge,
and practice
wisdom;
analyze
models of
assessment,
prevention,

1
Unacceptable

Not able to
communicate needs
clearly and/or
effectively

Paperwork is late and


incomplete

Unwilling to follow
agency policies and
procedures

2
Beginning
Performance

Demonstrates basic
knowledge of
technology

Incorporates an
understanding of, or
uses translation
services to
understanding the
languages/modes of
communication used by
the agencys
stakeholders

3
Standard Performance
(builds on preceding
level)
Demonstrates effective
oral and written
communication in
working with
individuals, families,
groups, communities,
organizations, and
colleagues

Distinguishes,
appraises and
integrates multiple
sources of knowledge,
including research
based knowledge and
practice wisdom

4
Professional
Performance
(builds on preceding
level)
Distinguishes,
appraises, and
integrates multiple
sources of knowledge,
including research
based knowledge, and
practice wisdom

Analyzes models of
assessment,
prevention,
intervention, and
evaluation utilizes
appropriate
definitions and
terminology

5
Exceptional
Performance
(builds on preceding
level)
Exhibits openness to
contradictory ideas
Justifies solutions
selected

Recognizes holes in
knowledge and
theoretical models in
social work
Distinguishes
variability among the
usefulness of data
from client, client
systems, and
colleagues
Recognizes own biases
and suspends
judgmental thinking

intervention,
and
evaluation;
and
Demonstrate
effective oral
and written
communicatio
n in working
with
individuals,
families,
groups,
organizations,
communities,
and
colleagues.

Unwilling to learn
about or use resources
technological resources

Demonstrates verbal
communication, active
listening and non
verbal communication
when working with
clients

Analyzes models of
assessment,
prevention,
intervention, and
evaluation

Decision making is
hurried, disorganized,
and ineffective
Unaware/unable to
admit own limitations

Able to clearly express


self in a clear and
professional manner
Able to identify
relevant information
needed

Demonstrates ability
to
organize data in an
organized manner

Demonstrates effective
oral and written
communication in
working with
individuals, families,
groups, organizations,
communities, and
colleagues

Challenges others to
think critically
Modifies
communication (verbal
and written) to meet
the needs of different
audiences
Maintains open and
constructive
communication
Mediates conflict

Competency 4: Diversity in Practice: Engage diversity and difference in practice.

Social workers understand how diversity characterizes and shapes the human experience and is critical to the format
The dimensions of diversity are understood as the intersectionality of multiple factors including age, class, color, cult
ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, immigration status, political ideology, race, religion, sex, and sexu
Social workers appreciate that, as a consequence of difference, a person's life experiences may include oppressio
marginalization, and alienation as well as privilege, power, and acclaim.
PRACTICE BEHAVIORS
Social workers:
recognize the extent to
which a culture's
structures and values

1
Unacceptable
Unable to identify how
personal biases, values, and
worldviews impact client
systems

2
Beginning
Performance
Identifies personal biases

3
Standard Performance
(builds on preceding level)
*Demonstrates ability
to analyze the impact of
diversity on client systems

4
Professional Performance
(builds on preceding level)
Acknowledges clients rights
to choose culturally
appropriate services

may oppress, marginalize,


alienate, or create or
enhance privilege and
power;

Unable to identify strengths


and resiliencies among
diverse multicultural
populations

gain sufficient selfawareness to eliminate


the influence of personal
biases and values in
working with diverse
groups;

Knows agency history,


values and mission

*Demonstrates skills in
building on client and
community strengths,
traditions and values

Examines knowledge and


skills in regard to working
with diverse populations and
identifies areas of growth

Receptive to learning about


diversity and differences

Demonstrates ability to
analyze impact of self
on diverse clients

Recognizes the extent to


which a cultures structures
and values may oppress,
marginalize, alienate, or
create or enhance privilege
and power
Gains sufficient self
awareness to eliminate the
influence of personal biases
and values in working with
diverse groups
Views themselves as a
learner and engage those
with whom they work as
informants

Shows ability to
respond with sensitivity to
clients from diverse groups

recognize and
communicate their
understanding of the
importance of difference
in shaping life
experiences; and
view themselves as
learners and engage
those with whom they
work as informants.

Competency 5: Advance human rights and social and economic justice.


Each person, regardless of position in society, has basic human rights, such as freedom, safety, privacy, an adequate standar
and education. Social workers recognize the global interconnections of oppression and are knowledgeable about theories of j
promote human and civil rights. Social work incorporates social justice practices in organizations, institutions, and society to
human rights are distributed equitably.
PRACTICE
BEHAVIORS
Social workers:
understand the
forms and

1
Unacceptable
insensitive to agency
policies and procedures
regarding human rights and
social justice

2
Beginning
Performance
Knowledge of agency policy
and procedures

3
Standard Performance
(builds on preceding level)
*Demonstrates ability to
analyze impact of policies on
clients

4
Professional Performance
(builds on preceding level)
Understands the forms
and mechanisms of
oppression and
discrimination

P
c

mechanisms of
oppression and
discrimination;

Does not or refuses to


advocate for clients rights or
needs

Beginning to understand
social justice and the impact
on the social work profession
and practice

advocate for
human rights and
social and
economic justice;
and

*Demonstrates ability to
advocate for client system

Advocates for human


rights and social and
economic justice

W
c

Demonstrates understanding
of the ways clients and
communities are affected by
different types of oppression

Engages in practices
that advance social and
economic justice

A
f
a
v
c
a

Discusses societal
expectations of the profession

engage in
practices that
advance social
and economic
justice.

Competency 6: Research Based Practice:

Engage in research-informed practice & practice-informed research. Social workers use practice experience to inform
research, employ evidence-based interventions, evaluate their own practice, and use research findings to improve
practice, policy, and social service delivery. Social workers comprehend quantitative and qualitative research and
understand scientific and ethical approaches to building knowledge.
PRACTICE
BEHAVIORS

Social
workers:

1
Unacceptable

2
Beginning
Performance

Unwilling to consult
literature

Beginning to learn how


to gather and analyze
data

*Utilizes research
principles as a method
of understanding and
operationalizing social
work standards, ethics
and values
applications

Involves clients in
research without
consent

Beginning to use
critical
thinking skills for
knowledge
development and
practice applications

*Demonstrates the
ability to use research
findings as a knowledge
base for providing both
direct and indirect
services to individuals,
families, groups,
organizations and
communities

Rely on practice
knowledge without
consulting best
practices based
knowledge

Able to recognize the


usefulness of
Knowledge obtained
through research

Utilizes generalist social


work skills to involve
client populations in
understanding the links
between research and
practice

use practice
experience
to inform
scientific
inquiry and
use research
evidence to
inform
practice.

3
Standard Performance
(builds on preceding
level)

4
Professional
Performance
(builds on preceding
level)
Able to set realistic
goals to improve
practice, policy, and
social service delivery
Uses practice
experience to inform
scientific inquiry

5
Exceptional
Performance
(builds on preceding
level)
Applies practice
knowledge gained
through continuing
education
presentations Involves
self in grant writing

Uses research
evidence to inform
practice

Applies evidence based


practice appropriately
with clients and client
systems

Unwilling to evaluate
practices

Beginning to
understand how to
implement generalist
social work skills to
involve client
populations in
understanding the links
between research and
practice

Utilizes current research


and critical
thinking skills for
knowledge development
and practice

Competency 7: Human Behavior:


Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment. Social workers are knowledgeable about human
across the life course; the range of social systems in which people live; and the ways social systems promote or de
maintaining or achieving health and well-being. Social workers apply theories and knowledge from the liberal arts t
biological, social, cultural, psychological, and spiritual development.
PRACTICE
BEHAVIORS
Social workers:
utilize
conceptual
frameworks to
guide the
processes of
assessment,
intervention, and
evaluation; and
critique and
apply knowledge
to understand
person and
environment.

1
Unacceptable
Scattered, disjointed, or
incomplete psychosocial
assessments

Insensitive to clients
biological, social, cultural,
psychological, and spiritual
needs

2
Beginning
Performance
Participation in field
reflects adequate
preparation

3
Standard Performance
(builds on preceding level)
*Demonstrates
appropriate
interventions/programs
for the client population

4
Professional Performance
(builds on preceding level)
Identify developmental
issues, which are impacted
by discrimination and
prejudice and identify
methods that counteract
these dynamics

Demonstrate an
understanding of
human development through
the life span and its
relationship to and
interaction with the social
environment

*Uses knowledge of the client


population in working with micro,
mezzo and macro systems

Identify own stages of


development and areas of
growth based on the
following dimensions:
biological, spiritual,
psychological,
socioeconomic, cultural,
aesthetic; and gender roles
and relations

I
s

E
c
s
h
e

Not able to recognize


the relationships between
the social environment and
significant problems with
clients or client systems

Demonstrates ability to utilize


classroom learning in framing
the solutions and problems in
field

Understands and implements


social
worker roles in various levels
of practice
Utilizes conceptual
frameworks to guide the
processes of assessment,
intervention, and evaluation

A
c
m
f
r
h
a

Competency 8: Policy Practice:


Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services. Social
understand that policy
affects service delivery, and they actively engage in policy practice. Social workers know the history and current structures
services; the role of policy.
PRACTICE
BEHAVIORS
Social
workers:
analyze,
formulate, and
advocate for
policies that
advance social
well-being; and
collaborate with
colleagues and
clients for
effective policy
action

1
Unacceptable
Unwilling to review agency
policies

2
Beginning
Performance
Begins to recognize the
necessity of policies for
ameliorating the social
context of problems
relate to social policy issues

3
Standard Performance
(builds on preceding level)
*Demonstrates understanding
of the impact of social policy
and programs on populations
at risk, including ethnic
women and others who have
been consistently affected by
socioeconomic class structure

4
Professional Performance
(builds on preceding level)
Analyzes, formulates, and
advocates for policies that
advance social wellbeing

Unwilling to participate in the


organizational planning or
review of policies

Identifies resources and


solutions for clients and
client systems

*Exhibits knowledge of
values, ethical practice and
diversity as they relate to
social policy issues

Demonstrate the skills


necessary for effective
policy formulation and
interpretation

Violates Ethical Standards in


the NASW Code of Ethics

Begins to examine multiple


solutions to problems

Analyzes the development of


social policies

Identifies policy issues


from a micro, mezzo and
macro perspective.
Demonstrate policy
analysis based on the
NASW Code of Ethics

Seeks clarification and


guidance from colleagues for
effective policy action

Im
im
p

E
so
o
e
co
C
a

Id
im
p
a

Beginning to understand
values, ethical practice and
diversity as they

Identify the complexity


of the social welfare policy
and the necessity for social
worker participation in the
policy based on the NASW
Code of Ethics
Collaborates with colleagues
and clients for effective policy
action

Competency 9: Practice Contexts:


Respond to contexts that shape practice. Social workers are informed, resourceful, and proactive in responding to
evolving organizational, community, and societal contexts at all levels of practice. Social workers recognize that the
context of practice is dynamic, and use knowledge and skill to respond proactively.
PRACTICE
BEHAVIORS

Social
workers:
Continuously
discover,
appraise, and
attend to
changing
locales,
populations,
scientific and
technological
development
s, and
emerging
societal

1
Unacceptable

2
Beginning
Performance

3
Standard Performance
(builds on preceding
level)

Unwilling to accept
constructive criticism

Actively seeks
feedback
and help

*Develops an
understanding of the
generalist social work
practice

Unwilling to become
more familiar with the
NASW Code of Ethics
principals or standards

Beginning Awareness
of community
resources to assist
clients

*Is able to utilize


supervision and/or
professional
consultation when
necessary

10

4
Professional
Performance
(builds on preceding
level)
Proactively presents
client issues/needs in
supervision

5
Exceptional
Performance
(builds on preceding
level)
Proactively Presents
client issues/needs in
supervision through the
use of critical thought,
sensitivity, and
empathy

Actively refers clients


to community
resources Identifies
personal
values, beliefs, and
ethical perspectives
and perceive how
values will influence
the perceptions of
practice contexts

Respects clients right


of
self determination

Id
co

trends to
provide
relevant
services; and
provide
leadership in
promoting
sustainable
changes in
service
delivery and
practice to
improve the
quality of
social
services.

Violates Ethical
Standards in the NASW
Code of Ethics

Insight into methods


for empowering
clients and client
systems clients

Understands the
features of the
community that impact
clients (e.g.,
population,
unemployment rates,
housing costs, attitudes
toward diverse
populations, or
available recreation)

Unwilling to
acknowledge
limitations with
professional
communication

Incorporates NASW
Code of Ethics into
practice

Regularly attends
scheduled supervision

Unwillingness to reflect
upon professional
practice limits

Seeks supervision
when appropriate

Is prepared for
supervision with client
cases, organizational
questions etc.

Unwilling to respond to
new policies and
procedures across
different field settings

Able to establish
professional and
personal boundaries

Provides leadership in
promoting sustainable
changes in service
delivery and practice
to improve the quality
of social services

Engages with
community resources
and promotes effective
change to meet client
needs

Continuously discovers,
appraises, and attends
to changing locales,
populations, scientific
and technological
developments, and
emerging societal
trends to provide
relevant services

Competency 10: Engage, Assess, Intervene, and Evaluate:


Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Professional p
dynamic and interactive processes of engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation at multiple levels. Social worke
and skills to practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Practice knowledge includes identi
implementing evidence-based interventions designed to achieve client goals; using research and technological advances;
outcomes and practice effectiveness; developing, analyzing, advocating, and providing
leadership for policies and services; and promoting social and economic justice.
PRACTICE
BEHAVIORS

1
Unacceptable

2
Beginning
Performance

11

3
Standard Performance
(builds on preceding level)

4
Professional Performance
(builds on preceding level

Engagement:
Social workers
substantively
and effectively
prepare for
action with
individuals,
families, groups,
organizations,
and
communities;
use empathy and
other
interpersonal
skills; and
develop a
mutually agreedon focus of work
and desired
outcomes.

Unwilling to develop skills


that puts client at ease
insensitive

Develop awareness of skills


in cross cultural interviewing

Places focus on own


issues and not the
clients inappropriate self
disclosure

Able to define interviewing


skills

Beginning to understand the


multiple roles of a
professional social worker
Recognizes the need for
confidentiality in all clinical
interactions

*Substantively and
affectively prepare for action
with individuals, families,
groups, organizations, and
communities
*Use empathy and other
interpersonal skills

Develop a mutually
agreedon focus of work and
desired outcomes

Demonstrates the ability to use


interviewing/engagement skills

Able to clarify, paraphrase, and


appreciate the nature of the
clients
presenting concern
Effectively engages involuntary
clients

Knowledge of the agencys


service and personal
practice limitations
Knowledge of informed
consent
Attempt to engage
involuntary clients

Competency 10: Engage, Assess, Intervene, and Evaluate:


Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
Professional practice involves the dynamic and interactive processes of engagement, assessment, intervention, and
evaluation at multiple levels. Social workers have the knowledge and skills to practice with individuals, families,
groups, organizations, and communities. Practice knowledge includes identifying, analyzing, and implementing
evidence-based interventions designed to achieve client goals; using research and technological advances; evaluating
program outcomes and practice effectiveness; developing, analyzing, advocating, and providing
leadership for policies and services; and promoting social and economic justice.
PRACTICE
BEHAVIORS

1
Unacceptable

2
Beginning
Performance

3
Standard Performance
(builds on preceding

12

4
Professional
Performance

5
Exceptional
Performance

level)
Assessmen
t:
Social
workers:
collect,
organize,
and interpret
client data;
assess client
strengths
and
limitations;
develop
mutually
agreed-on
intervention
goals and
objectives;
and
select
appropriate
intervention
strategies.

Unwillingness to
engage in treatment
planning

Begins to prioritize
problems and solutions

*Collect, organize, and


interpret client data

Unwillingness to collect
complete, inaccurate,
and coherent data

Writes goals and


objectives that are
clear, measurable, and
self-determined

*Assess client
strengths and
limitations

Unable to acknowledge
or accept presenting
problems and selfdetermined solutions

Understands the
importance of
collecting all relevant
data

Develop mutually
agreedon intervention
goals and objectives

Unwilling to select
appropriate
instruments for
assessment

Recognizes the need to


inform clients and
client systems about
the conditions that
necessitate mandatory
breaches to
confidentiality
Respects cultural and
personal differences of
others; is non
judgmental about
clients' lifestyles

Unwilling to collaborate
with clients and client
systems to obtain a
thorough, useful
assessment

Select appropriate
intervention strategies

No respect for cultural


differences or needs

13

(builds on preceding
level
0
Writes treatment plans
that document the
medical necessity of
services including
problem areas,
objectives, goals,
outcomes, and
types/intensities of
services provided

(builds on preceding
level)
Able to monitor and
document
progress/change that
adapts to the clients
needs

Attends to client selfdetermination


Able to make and
follow up on referrals in
a timely manner

Identifies barriers to
change

Able to perform
community based
assessments

Competency 10: Engage, Assess, Intervene, and Evaluate:


Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Professional p
dynamic and interactive processes of engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation at multiple levels. Social worke
and skills to practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Practice knowledge includes identi
implementing evidence-based interventions designed to achieve client goals; using research and technological advances;
outcomes and practice effectiveness; developing, analyzing, advocating, and providing
leadership for policies and services; and promoting social and economic justice.
PRACTICE
BEHAVIORS
Intervention:
Social Workers:
initiate actions to
achieve
organizational
goals;

implement
prevention
interventions that
enhance client
capacities;
help clients
resolve problems;
negotiate,
mediate, and
advocate for
clients; and

1
Unacceptable

2
Beginning
Performance

3
Standard Performance
(builds on preceding level)

4
Professional Performance
(builds on preceding level
0
Plans and presents at
an inservice or in case
consultation

Unwilling to utilize evidence


to frame intervention

Begins to identify the micro,


mezzo, and macro levels of
intervention

*Help clients resolve


problems

Unwilling to clarify or seek


assistance with treatment
interventions

Begins to identify and locates


appropriate resources

*Negotiate, mediate,
and advocate for clients
Initiate actions to achieve
organizational goals
Implement prevention

Able to apply the strengths


perspective in interventions
with human systems

Client Information is shared


with others without a clear
rationale and/or client
consent

Begins to use strengths-based


and problem solving
perspectives for designing
and implementing
interventions

interventions that
enhance client capacities

Implements prevention
interventions that enhance
client capacities

Insensitive and focused


on own issues, not clients
time

Begins to recognizes the need


for maintaining confidentiality
about specific clinical
interactions

facilitate
transitions and
endings.

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Negotiates, mediate,
and advocates for clients
Facilitate transitions
and endings

Facilitates transitions and


endings

C
w
co
id

H
in
in
k

Competency 10: Engage, Assess, Intervene, and Evaluate:


Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
Professional practice involves the dynamic and interactive processes of engagement, assessment, intervention, and
evaluation at multiple levels. Social workers have the knowledge and skills to practice with individuals, families,
groups, organizations, and communities. Practice knowledge includes identifying, analyzing, and implementing
evidence-based interventions designed to achieve client goals; using research and technological advances; evaluating
program outcomes and practice effectiveness; developing, analyzing, advocating, and providing
leadership for policies and services; and promoting social and economic justice.
PRACTICE
BEHAVIORS

1
Unacceptable

Evaluation:

Unwilling to conduct
impartial evaluations
that differentiate client
problems from self,
and is ethical or
complete

Begins to understand
the need to critically
analyze, monitor and
evaluate interventions

*Able to critically
analyze, monitor, and
evaluate interventions

Unwilling to clarify or
seek assistance with
evaluations of clients
or client systems
interventions
Information about
practice and program
evaluations are shared
with others without
client consent

In response to
evaluations, begins to
identify and locates
appropriate
resources
Begins to recognizes
the need for
confidentiality in all
components of an
evaluation, except
those that necessitate
mandatory reporting

Social
workers:
critically
analyze,
monitor, and
evaluate
interventions

2
Beginning
Performance

3
Standard Performance
(builds on preceding
level)

4
Professional
Performance
(builds on preceding
level
0
Provides follow up
services based on
termination or
evaluation needs

5
Exceptional
Performance
(builds on preceding
level)
Follows up with
evaluations
Able to implements
strategies to maintain
change

*Able to mutually agree


on termination or
services

Implements prevention
interventions that are
informed by
evaluations

Demonstrates the
ability to write policies
and set limits to
effectively make
change

Willingness to take
actions to achieve
affective evaluations
of organizational goals

Use evaluations to
Facilitates transitions
and endings

Demonstrates
understanding of
policies and the limits
toward change

* denotes specific competencies to be measured for data reporting purposes.

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