Competency 1:
Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
Practice Behaviors
Learning Tasks to Aid in Mastering
Core Competencies
Target
Date
1
st
Semester Evaluation
How will student demonstrate competency
In each practice behavior. Identify 2-3 tasks.
Use ethical decision-making
frameworks/models, the Louisiana Social Work
Practice Act, any necessary consultation with
the Louisiana State Board of Social Work
Examiners, the NASW Code of Ethics, and
consultation with social work supervisors or
colleagues in order to resolve complex ethical
issues or to conduct ethical evidence-based
research in the advanced practice setting.
Practice within the context of supervision,
consultation, and interdisciplinary treatment
teams to assure quality outcomes for clients
Use the above-mentioned methods to evaluate
one’s value conflicts and maintain objectivity
with clients
Maintain the highest level of ethical and
professional standards regarding compliance
with constantly changing policies and laws, and
the corresponding changes in technology.
Provide leadership in advanced practice
settings as it relates to professional
behavior, research, advocacy, and service.
Advanced Generalist Plan
1 = Unacceptable Progress │ 2 = Insufficient Progress │ 3 = Emerging Competence │ 4 = Competent │ 5 = Advanced Competence │ N/A Not Applicable (please explain)
Competency 2:
Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
Practice Behaviors
Learning Tasks to Aid in Mastering
Core Competencies
Target
Date
1
st
Semester Evaluation
How will student demonstrate competency
In each practice behavior. Identify 2-3 tasks.
Conduct ongoing assessment in order to
assure appropriate level of service and
quality outcomes for a variety of clients and
constituencies, understanding that all
people have been created in the image of
God.
Research and apply best practices for
diverse client populations with whom one
works within the context of a variety of
advanced generalist practice settings, using
a Christ-centered perspective.
Using a Christocentric approach, maintain
open communication with the client by
enhancing self-determination and the client
as the expert on his/her situation.
Use appropriate self-disclosure to
acknowledge client and practitioner
differences rather than ignore them,
applying standards that respect the
cultural/religious preferences of the client
and the practitioner.
1 = Unacceptable Progress │ 2 = Insufficient Progress │ 3 = Emerging Competence │ 4 = Competent │ 5 = Advanced Competence │ N/A – Not Applicable (please explain)
Competency 3:
Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic,
and Environmental Justice
Practice Behaviors
Learning Tasks to Aid in Mastering
Core Competencies
Target
Date
1
st
Semester Evaluation
How will student demonstrate competency
In each practice behavior. Identify 2-3 tasks.
Analyze how structural systems may be
impacting clients’ rights and/or quality of
life.
Take action with or on behalf of oppressed
and marginalized individuals or populations
in order to achieve the best possible
outcome for the client.
Empower clients with knowledge and skills
to advocate for themselves within the
systems in which they live and function.
1 = Unacceptable Progress │ 2 = Insufficient Progress │ 3 = Emerging Competence │ 4 = Competent │ 5 = Advanced Competence │ N/A – Not Applicable (please explain)
Competency 4:
Engage in Practice-Informed Research and
Research-Informed Practice
Practice Behaviors
Learning Tasks to Aid in Mastering
Core Competencies
Target
Date
1
st
Semester Evaluation
How will student demonstrate competency
In each practice behavior. Identify 2-3 tasks.
Use current best practices in the field, with
respect to one’s practice setting, to inform
one’s scientific critical analysis of research
findings in the field.
Critically analyze research findings and
identify gaps in literature for further study
and potential research.
Use current, relevant research to improve
practices and ensure ethical delivery of
services.
1 = Unacceptable Progress │ 2 = Insufficient Progress │ 3 = Emerging Competence │ 4 = Competent │ 5 = Advanced Competence │ N/A – Not Applicable (please explain)
Competency 5:
Engage in Policy Practice
Practice Behaviors
Learning Tasks to Aid in Mastering
Core Competencies
Target
Date
1
st
Semester Evaluation
How will student demonstrate competency
In each practice behavior. Identify 2-3 tasks.
Identify and understand policy that impacts
delivery of a wide range of services.
Critically analyze how different types of
policies, such as social and economic, at
various levels impact client services in terms
of service delivery, accessibility, and the best
interest of the client.
Use advanced policy practice skills to
advocate and change policies that impact
clients’ well-being and quality of life.
1 = Unacceptable Progress │ 2 = Insufficient Progress │ 3 = Emerging Competence 4 = Competent │ 5 = Advanced Competence │ N/A – Not Applicable (please explain)
Competency 6:
Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups,
Organizations, and Communities
Practice Behaviors
Learning Tasks to Aid in Mastering
Core Competencies
Target
Date
1
st
Semester Evaluation
How will student demonstrate competency
In each practice behavior. Identify 2-3 tasks.
Engage with clients and relevant client
systems using appropriate strategies from
an informed knowledge base drawn from
advanced practice knowledge of human
behavior and the social environment,
person-in-environment and other
multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to
engage with clients and constituencies.
Use advanced practice micro skills to
establish effective collaborative
relationships within advanced generalist
practice settings, taking into consideration
diverse clients and constituencies.
1 = Unacceptable Progress │ 2 = Insufficient Progress │ 3 = Emerging Competence │ 4 = Competent │ 5 = Advanced Competence │ N/A Not Applicable (please explain)
Competency 7:
Assess Individuals, Families, Groups,
Organizations, and Communities
Practice Behaviors
Learning Tasks to Aid in Mastering
Core Competencies
Target
Date
1
st
Semester Evaluation
How will student demonstrate competency
In each practice behavior. Identify 2-3 tasks.
Use appropriate assessment tools, methods,
and technology, making sure to evaluate and
modify these tools as needed in order to
assess diverse client populations.
Use assessment tools and the results to
optimize intervention planning, informed
from research knowledge of best practices,
and in accordance with client preferences
and motivation.
Use critical analysis of assessment results, as
well as an informed knowledge base on best
practices to select appropriate intervention
strategies as relevant to the advanced
practice settings and in accordance with
clients’ preferences.
1 = Unacceptable Progress │ 2 = Insufficient Progress │ 3 = Emerging Competence │ 4 = Competent │ 5 = Advanced Competence │ N/A – Not Applicable (please explain)
Competency 8:
Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups,
Organizations, and Communities
Practice Behaviors
Learning Tasks to Aid in Mastering
Core Competencies
Target
Date
1
st
Semester Evaluation
How will student demonstrate competency
In each practice behavior. Identify 2-3 tasks.
Select interventions drawn from advanced
practice knowledge of multiple theories,
models, and evidence-based interventions.
Select interventions that are consistent with
client goals and that will promote client
engagement with relevant systems, thus
enhancing overall client outcome.
Provide client centered, as well as family and
community based interventions that take
into account diverse populations.
Collaborate with appropriate
interdisciplinary partners to achieve quality
practice outcomes for one’s clients.
Monitor and modify interventions plans as
needed to respond to individual, family, and
environmental challenges.
Facilitate effective transitions and endings
that will assist client in maintenance of
achieved outcomes.
1 = Unacceptable Progress │ 2 = Insufficient Progress │ 3 = Emerging Competence │ 4 = Competent │ 5 = Advanced Competence │ N/A – Not Applicable (please explain)
Competency 9:
Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families,
Groups, Organizations, and Communities
Practice Behaviors
Learning Tasks to Aid in Mastering
Core Competencies
Target
Date
1
st
Semester Evaluation
How will student demonstrate competency
In each practice behavior. Identify 2-3 tasks.
Select and use appropriate methods for
evaluation of outcomes, based on advanced
knowledge of practice and program
evaluation within the relevant practice
arena.
Apply pertinent theories and research within
the context of evaluation of client outcomes.
Continually collaborate with client and client
systems in contribution toward the
evaluation process.
Apply critical analysis to evaluate practice
and program outcomes.
Communicate evaluation findings to
improve practice and program effectiveness.
Modify interventions and/or programs of
care as a result of evaluation findings, in
order to ensure quality client outcomes.
1 = Unacceptable Progress │ 2 = Insufficient Progress │ 3 = Emerging Competence │ 4 = Competent │ 5 = Advanced Competence │ N/A – Not Applicable (please explain)
Competency 10:
Integrate Faith and Learning Distinctive to
Louisiana College MSW Program
Practice Behaviors
Learning Tasks to Aid in Mastering
Core Competencies
Target
Date
1
st
Semester Evaluation
How will student demonstrate competency
In each practice behavior. Identify 2-3 tasks.
Apply professional values and ethics while
integrating Christian values and principles
with professional activities in a way that
respects the client’s background and overall
mutually agreed upon client goals.
Recognize spiritual diversity and how this
impacts the working relationship as well as
the overall outcome.
1 = Unacceptable Progress │ 2 = Insufficient Progress │ 3 = Emerging Competence │ 4 = Competent │ 5 = Advanced Competence │ N/A – Not Applicable (please explain)
Individualized Outcomes
Student Signature: _________________________________________________________ Date: _____________________
Field Supervisor Signature: _________________________________________________________ Date: _____________________
Field Director Signature: _________________________________________________________ Date: _____________________
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