Caseworker Interview Assessment Form

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Caseworker
Interview Assessment Form
Round One
Date:
Recommend for Round Two
Classification:
Do Not Recommend for Round Two
Candidate’s Name:
Round Two
Interviewer Name(s):
Recommend for Hire
Do Not Recommend for Hire at this Time
Part A: Competencies
Instructions: Check the rating next to the numeric score that best represents the candidate’s proficiency level
in each competency area based on his/her responses to the interview questions. Tally the numeric scores in
the right-hand column and place that score into the Total Score section on page three. Please include any
comments at the end of the section.
No Evidence of
Marginally
Proficient
Exceeds
Greatly
Numeric
Competency
Proficiency
Proficient
Exceeds
Score
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Adaptability: Adapts well to changes in assignments and priorities adapts behavior or work methods in
response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; approaches change positively and
adjusts behaviors accordingly.
Building Trust: Interact with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s motives and representations
and those of the organization. Is seen as direct and truthful; keeps confidences, promised, and commitments.
Collaboration: Builds constructive working relationships with clients/customers, other work units, community
organizations and others to meet mutual goals and objectives. Behaves professionally and supportively when
working with individuals from a variety of ethnic, social and educational backgrounds.
Communication: Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals
or groups in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message and invites
response and feedback. Keeps others informed as appropriate. Demonstrates good written, oral, and listening
skills.
Cultural Competence: Cultivates opportunities through diverse people; respects and relates well to people from
varied backgrounds, understands diverse worldviews, and is sensitive to group differences; sees diversity as an
opportunity, challenges bias and intolerance.
Decision Making/Problem Solving: Breaks down problems into components and recognizes interrelationships;
makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions. Compares data, information, and input from a variety of
sources to draw conclusions; takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable
consequences.
Stress Tolerance: Maintains effective performance under pressure; handling stress in a manner that is
acceptable to others and to the organization.
Work Standards: Sets high standards and well-defined, realistic goals for one’s self; displays a high level of
effort and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision is
motivated to achieve.
Total Score Competencies:
1
Caseworker
Interview Assessment Form
Round One
Date:
Recommend for Round Two
Classification:
Do Not Recommend for Round Two
Candidate’s Name:
Round Two
Interviewer Name(s):
Recommend for Hire
Do Not Recommend for Hire at this Time
Part A: Competencies
Instructions: Check the rating next to the numeric score that best represents the candidate’s proficiency level
in each competency area based on his/her responses to the interview questions. Tally the numeric scores in
the right-hand column and place that score into the Total Score section on page three. Please include any
comments at the end of the section.
No Evidence of
Marginally
Proficient
Exceeds
Greatly
Numeric
Competency
Proficiency
Proficient
Exceeds
Score
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Adaptability: Adapts well to changes in assignments and priorities adapts behavior or work methods in
response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; approaches change positively and
adjusts behaviors accordingly.
Building Trust: Interact with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s motives and representations
and those of the organization. Is seen as direct and truthful; keeps confidences, promised, and commitments.
Collaboration: Builds constructive working relationships with clients/customers, other work units, community
organizations and others to meet mutual goals and objectives. Behaves professionally and supportively when
working with individuals from a variety of ethnic, social and educational backgrounds.
Communication: Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals
or groups in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message and invites
response and feedback. Keeps others informed as appropriate. Demonstrates good written, oral, and listening
skills.
Cultural Competence: Cultivates opportunities through diverse people; respects and relates well to people from
varied backgrounds, understands diverse worldviews, and is sensitive to group differences; sees diversity as an
opportunity, challenges bias and intolerance.
Decision Making/Problem Solving: Breaks down problems into components and recognizes interrelationships;
makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions. Compares data, information, and input from a variety of
sources to draw conclusions; takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable
consequences.
Stress Tolerance: Maintains effective performance under pressure; handling stress in a manner that is
acceptable to others and to the organization.
Work Standards: Sets high standards and well-defined, realistic goals for one’s self; displays a high level of
effort and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision is
motivated to achieve.
Total Score Competencies:
1
Competencies
Comments:
Part B: Functional/Technical Skills (preferred qualifications)
Instructions: In the space provided, select the highest score in each category for which the applicant
qualifies. The experience levels are in addition to the minimum entrance requirements. Tally the scores from
each category and place that score in the Total Score section on page three.
Possible
Candidate
Functional/Technical Skill
Score
Score
Education
Bachelors Degree
4
Bachelors Degree with at least 15 semester credits in a related field*
6
Masters Degree in a related field
8
* Related fields in Human Services such as, but not limited to Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work
or Education.
Human Services Work Experience
At least one year of human services or corrections/security experience
1
One to three years of human services or corrections/security experience
2
More than three years of human services of corrections/security experience
3
Juvenile Justice Work Experience
At least one year of work experience in the juvenile justice field
1
One to three years of experience in the juvenile justice field
2
More than three years of experience in the juvenile justice field
3
Volunteer experience working with youth
1
Volunteer/Internship experience in human service or corrections agency
1
Volunteer/Internship experience in a juvenile justice agency
1
Licenses / Certificates in related field
1
Comments:
.
2
Calculate Total Score
Part A Score: _____ X .75 = Total Competency Score __________________
Part B Score: _____ X .25 = Total Functional/Tech Skills Score_______
Total Score: competencies and skills combined: ______________________________________
Part C: Possible Disqualifiers
An applicant receiving an acceptable score in Parts A and B, above, may be disqualified based on
demonstrating poor writing ability as determined by the writing exercise. An applicant may also be
disqualified from further consideration based on observations or other information shared during the
interview such as using profanity, speaking about youth using derogatory terms or having poor hygiene. In
such case, the interview panelists must state the specific reasons in the “Other” box below.
Writing Ability: (Based on Writing Exercise)
Other: (Must be specific)
3
Group Worker I
Interview Assessment Form
Classification:
Date:
Candidate’s Name:
Recommendation:
Interviewer Name(s):
Consider for Future Opening
Do Not Hire
Part A: Competencies
Instructions: Check the rating next to the numeric score that best represents the candidate’s
proficiency level in each competency area based on his/her responses to the interview questions. Tally
the numeric scores in the right-hand column and place that score into the Total Score section on page
3. Please include any comments at the end of the section.
No Evidence of
Marginally
Greatly
Proficient
Exceeds
Numeric
Competency
Proficiency
Proficient
Exceeds
(3)
(4)
Score
(1)
(2)
(5)
Action Oriented: Consistently maintains high levels of activity or productivity; sustains long working hours
when necessary, works with vigor, effectiveness and determination over a sustained period
Adaptability: Adapts well to changes in assignments and priorities adapts behavior or work methods in
response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; approaches change
positively and adjusts behaviors accordingly.
Applied Learning: Able to learn and properly apply new job-related information in a timely manner. Has
the ability to absorb and comprehend job-related information from formal training and other formal and
informal learning experiences
Communication: Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through a variety of media to
individuals or groups in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the
message, and invites response and feedback. Keeps others informed as appropriate. Demonstrates good
written, oral and listening skills.
Conflict Management: Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to reduce tension and/or
conflict between two or more people; able to size up situations quickly; able to identify common interests;
facilitates resolution.
Customer/Client Focus: Makes customers/clients and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions;
shows interest in and understanding of the needs and expectations of internal and external customers
(including direct reports); gains customer trust respect; meets or exceeds customer expectations.
Initiative: Takes action without being asked or required to; achieves goals beyond job requirements;
being proactive; taking prompt action to accomplish objectives.
Stress Tolerance: Maintains effective performance under pressure; handling stress in a manner that is
acceptable to others and to the organization.
Total Score Competencies:
1
Competencies
Comments:
Part B: Functional/Technical Skills
Instructions: In the space provided, select the highest score in each category for which the applicant
qualifies. Tally the scores from each category and place that score in the Total Score section on page
three.
Possible
Candidate
Functional/Technical Skill
Score
Score
Education
Some college, but less than two years
2
Associates Degree or at least two years (60 semester credits) of college
4
Associates Degree or at least two years of college with at least 9 credits in a
6
related field*
Bachelors Degree
8
Bachelors Degree with at least 15 semester credits in a related field*
10
Any Paid Work Experience
At least one year of any paid work experience
1
One to three years of any paid work experience
2
More than three years of any paid work experience
3
Human Services Work Experience
At least one year of human services or corrections/security experience
1
One to three years of human services or corrections/security experience
2
More than three years of human services of corrections/security experience
3
Juvenile Justice Work Experience
At least one year of work experience in the juvenile justice field
1
One to three years of experience in the juvenile justice field
2
More than three years of experience in the juvenile justice field
3
Volunteer experience working with youth
1
Volunteer/Internship experience in human service or corrections agency
1
Volunteer/Internship experience in a juvenile justice agency
1
Licenses /Certificates in related field
1
Comments:
*Related fields include Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Education.
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