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PDFWAC 110-145-1460

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 for:
(a) Reviewing treatment or case plans as appropriate;
(b) Providing 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) Monitoring 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 he or she 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.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-145-1460, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.010, 74.15.030, 74.15.040, 74.15.090, 74.13.031, 74.39A.056, 43.43.832. WSR 18-11-138, § 388-145-1460, filed 5/23/18, effective 6/23/18. 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.]
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