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Child Welfare Program Reference Form

Reference Form

  • Thank you for agreeing to serve as a reference for an applicant to for a Child Welfare Stipend Award through the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare. Your thoughtful reference is very important, as it will play a key role in the selection decisions. Your prompt and candid completion of this form is important for the applicant to receive full consideration. If you are unable to prepare a recommendation, please notify the candidate as soon as possible.
  • Please provide information on the applicant in terms of each of the following goals

  • This applicant demonstrates vision and practice consistent with “best practices” principles in their work with clients, staff, and community partners; inspires others; is committed to lifelong learning for self and others; expresses confidence in self and in colleagues; and demonstrates an ability to lead others.
  • This applicant has expressed and demonstrated a desire to obtain a career in the field of child welfare, and has shown a commitment to practice this profession in the State of Idaho.
  • This applicant has demonstrated collaborative, collegial community relationships.
  • This applicant has shown skills of self‐evaluation through appropriate use of supervision and ethical behavior as defined by the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.
  • This applicant has demonstrated appropriate empathy and supports client efforts through collaboration, advocacy and timely communication.