WAC 388-145-1460: Do I need to employ consultants at my facility?

Link to law: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=388-145-1460
Published: 2015

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WACs > Title 388 > Chapter 388-145 > Section 388-145-1460



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WAC 388-145-1460

Do I need to employ consultants at my facility?

(1) You must have case management consultants available as needed to work with your staff, the children you serve, and the children's families. Other consultants may be used for program support. (2) A case management consultant is responsible to: (a) Review treatment, case plans, or adoption home studies as appropriate; (b) Provide one hour of consultation/supervision to case management staff for every twenty hours a person works. Staff consultations shall be documented and available to staff on an as-needed basis; and (c) Monitor staff's skill development in order to effectively manage their cases. (3) Each case management consultant must have: (a) A master's degree in social services or a closely related field from an accredited school; (b) The training, experience, knowledge and demonstrated skills for each area in which s/he will be supervising or advising; (c) The ability to ensure staff develop their skills, are adequately trained and have the understanding needed to effectively manage cases; and (d) Knowledge of mandatory child abuse and neglect reporting requirements. (4) Consultants may be hired as staff or operate under a contract and must meet the full professional competency requirements and academic training in their respective fields. (5) If you have consultants working in emergency respite centers, they must also have training and experience in early childhood education. [Statutory Authority: Chapters 13.34 and 74.13 RCW, RCW 74.15.030(2), 74.15.311(2), 74.13.032, 13.04.011, 74.13.020, 13.34.030, 74.13.031, 13.34.145, 74.15.311, 74.15.030, and 2013 c 105. WSR 15-01-069, § 388-145-1460, filed 12/11/14, effective 1/11/15.]