Practitioner requirements, training, and retention
Qualifications & Selection
Practitioner requirements (e.g., relevant experience, education, and training) are defined and used during the recruiting and selection process. Practitioners reflect the diversity of those being served.
Examples: job description, standards, practitioner roster, procurement protocols
Training & Performance
There are clearly articulated expectations of practice and performance for each type of practitioner. Practitioners are trained in alignment with articulated expectations of practice.
Examples: model expectations, contractual terms, initial training, mentorship/coaching
Continuing Professional Development
Opportunities offered are responsive to identified needs and provide practitioners with skill-building and knowledge development. Activities should be based on results of data collected on practitioner performance.
Examples: in-person training, webinars, conferences
Practitioners respect cultural and linguistic diversity and engage in ongoing training.
Examples: awareness, sensitivity, respect, bi-lingual/bi-cultural practitioners