Evaluation of Family Preservation and Reunification Programs: Final Report - Volume Two. 8.2.8 Experience, Tenure, and Future Employment Plans

09/01/2002

When asked about their experience in various kinds of social work, Philadelphia staff indicated an average of 7.4 years experience in social work in general, 4.9 years in child welfare social work, 1.2 years in supervising others in social work, and just over one year of experience delivering family preservation services.

On average, workers reported working for this agency for just under three years and being in their current positions for two years. Only a small proportion of respondents (3%) indicated that they had definite arrangements to take another job, and an additional ten percent said they were looking for other employment.

References

Kinney, J., Haapala, D. & Booth, C. (1991). Keeping Families Together: The Homebuilders Model. New York, NY: Aldine De Gruyter.

Maslach, C. & Jackson, S.E. (1986). Maslach Burnout Inventory (2nd ed.). Palo Alto, CA: Consulting Psychologists Press.

Endnotes

108. If respondents reported that they both carry cases and have supervisory responsibilities, they were only considered case level staff if they reported that they spend no more than 49 percent of their time in supervision.

109. Respondents were considered "case level staff" if they reported that they carry cases. If they reported that they carry cases and have supervisory responsibilities then they were only considered case level staff if they reported that they spend no more than 49 percent of their time in supervision.

Note: p-values are only reported when they are less than or equal to .10

110. Respondents were considered "case level staff" if they reported that they carry cases. If they reported that they carry cases and have supervisory responsibilities then they were only considered case level staff if they reported that they spend no more than 49 percent of their time in supervision.

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