Georgia Child Welfare Employee Selection Protocol (ESP)

Note: The Georgia Child Welfare Employee Selection Protocol (ESP) program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.

About This Program

Target Population: Child welfare applicants

Program Overview

The primary goal of the ESP is to better select child welfare employees that possess and demonstrate personal knowledge, skills, abilities, and values (KSAVs) considered as minimally essential at job entry, with the long-term goal of increasing retention rates for child welfare employees in Georgia. The complete ESP consists of a sequenced set of web- and site-based assessment processes and procedures for potential applicants. ESP is designed to help applicants and employers make informed decisions about the goodness of fit between the applicant and the demands of a career in child welfare.

Logic Model

The program representative did not provide information about a Logic Model for Georgia Child Welfare Employee Selection Protocol (ESP).

Manuals and Training

Publicly available information indicates there is a manual that describes how to deliver this program, and there is some training available for this program.
See contact info below.

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Georgia Child Welfare Employee Selection Protocol (ESP).

Additional References

Ellett, A. J., Ellett, C. D., Ellis, J., & Lerner, B. (2009). A research-based child welfare employee selection protocol: Strengthening retention of the workforce. Child Welfare, 88(5), 49.

Ellett, A. J., Ellett, C. D., Westbrook, T. M, & Lerner, B. (2006). Toward the development of a research-based employee selection protocol: Implications for child welfare supervision, administration, and professional development. Professional Development: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, 9(2/3), 111-120.

Contact Information

Alberta J. Ellett

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: April 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2017