Practice assessment which focuses on the examination of client strengths and problems in the interaction among individuals and between people and their environments.
Knowledge, values and skills to enhance human well-being and amelioration of the environmental conditions that affect people adversely.
Approaches and skills for practice with clients from differing social, cultural, racial, religious, spiritual and class backgrounds and with systems of all sizes.
Differential assessments and intervention skills to serve diverse at-risk populations.
An evaluation of the student's ability to demonstrate competence in interviewing, using empathy and interpersonal skills. The student shall be able to demonstrate skill in collecting, organizing, and interpreting client data; assessing client strengths and limitations; developing mutually agreed upon intervention goals and objectives; and selecting appropriate intervention strategies.
Each social work methods course shall include content on social work values and ethics including the application of the standards of the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics to Social Work practice.
Each social work methods course shall include content on cultural competence in social work practice, based on the National Association of Social Workers Standards for Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice.
Human behavior in the social environment, including human growth and development, and social systems theory.
At least one course of at least 3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours academic credit. Qualifying course work in this area shall include theories and knowledge of human biological, sociological, cultural, psychological, and spiritual development across the life span; the range of social systems, including individual, family, group, organizational, and community, in which people live, and the ways social systems promote or deter people in maintaining or achieving health and well-being.
(3) Internship and employment.
To qualify to take the national social work examination, a training certificate holder shall demonstrate to the section, by written certification from his or her supervisor sent directly to the section, that he or she engaged in and successfully completed one of the following:
A human services internship of at least 400 hours that was part of the program leading to the degree the certificate holder specified to satisfy the requirement in s. 457.09 (1) (c)
and (4m) (b)
, Stats., or completed while holding the training certificate, and involved direct practice with clients and that was supervised by a social worker certified under s. 457.08
, Stats., and who has a bachelor's or master's degree in social work and provides direct, on-site supervision of the intern. A human services internship shall be under the auspices of an accredited college or university.
A human services internship completed prior to August 1, 1995, that otherwise qualifies under par. (a)
, may be approved by the section if it was supervised by a person holding a bachelor's or master's degree in social work and in good professional standing, but who was not certified under s. 457.08
One year of social work employment completed while holding the training certificate, which involved at least 400 hours of face-to-face client contact in not less than 12 months, and that was supervised by a social worker certified under s. 457.08
, Stats., who has a bachelor's or master's degree in social work and who provides direct, on-site supervision of the certificate holder during the time the certificate holder is at work.
(3m) Demonstrated competency.
A human services internship or one year of social work employment shall be approved by the section provided that the supervising social worker certifies on forms provided by the department that the internship or employment provided training and experience, and the applicant demonstrated competency, in each of the following areas:
Demonstrate the ability to: engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in regard to strengths and difficulties in biological, psychological, sociological, cultural, and spiritual functioning.
Demonstrate intervention skills, including: collecting, organizing, and interpreting client data; assessing client strengths and limitations; using empathy and other interpersonal skills; developing mutually agreed upon intervention goals and objectives; determining and implementing appropriate intervention strategies; and referring clients to other qualified resources when appropriate.
Develop a mutually agreed upon focus of work and desired outcomes, which may include: implementing prevention interventions that enhance client outcomes; helping clients resolve problems; negotiating, mediating, and advocating for clients; and facilitating transitions and endings; referring to community resources; facilitating organizational change to meet social needs based on evaluation and assessment as described in par. (a)
; and critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate interventions.
Knowledge of other disciplines and resources relevant to the evaluation of clients, plans and policies to alleviate client difficulties, and intervention planning.
Demonstrate cultural competence, based on the National Association of Social Workers Standards for Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice, by intervening effectively on behalf of diverse populations and populations most vulnerable and discriminated against; providing culturally competent services, and collaborating with others to develop services.
Make ethical decisions by applying standards of the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics in the delivery of social work services to clients, and applying relevant Wisconsin laws and administrative rules, as applicable.
(4) Supervision requirements.
In addition to the minimum qualifications for supervisors specified in sub. (3)
, supervision of qualifying human services internship or employment shall include the direction of social work practice in a face-to-face individual session of at least one hour duration during each week of supervised practice of social work, and shall further comply with s. MPSW 4.01 (1)
. Supervision may be exercised by a person other than an employment supervisor. For supervised educational internships or employment experiences that begin 6 months after the effective date of this rule change, the supervisor and student or employee shall complete and sign a learning contract within the first 40 hours of the internship or employment that shall describe the goals of the student or employee's supervised experience and list basic expectations for both the applicant and the supervisor.
(5) Granting social worker certification.
Subject to s. 457.26 (2)
, Stats., the section shall grant a social worker certificate to a training certificate holder who has demonstrated social worker degree equivalency, completed a supervised human services internship or social work employment, and passed the national social worker examination and state law examination, all as required under this section and s. 457.09
(6) Approval of courses for social worker degree equivalency. MPSW 3.13(6)(a)(a)
The section may approve in advance courses offered by an accredited college or university which may be taken by a social worker training certificate holder to satisfy the requirements of sub. (2) (a)
To obtain advance section approval under par. (a)
, an accredited college or university shall submit course syllabi at least 6 months prior to the commencement of the class. Section approval shall continue for 2 years unless the course content, format, delivery method, or instructor changes. After 2 years, course syllabi shall be resubmitted for approval.
MPSW 3.13 History
Cr. Register, November, 1996, No. 491
, eff. 12-1-96; cr. (1) (a) 1. to 3., am. (3) (a) (intro.) and (b) (intro.), Register, February, 2000, No. 530
, eff. 3-1-00; CR 01-059
: cr. (6), Register March 2002 No. 555
, eff. 4-1-02; CR 05-098
: am. (3) (a) Register September 2006 No. 609
, eff. 10-1-06; CR 08-089
: am. (3) (a) (intro.) Register June 2009 No. 642
, eff. 7-1-09; CR 11-028
: r. and recr. (1) (a) 1., am. (2) (intro.), (b) (intro.), (c), (4), (6) (b), renum. (2) (b) 1., (3) (b) (intro.) to be (2) (b) 2., (3) (b) and am., renum. (2) (b) 2., 3., 4., (3) (a) (intro.) to be (2) (b) 3., 4., 5., (3) (a) 1., r. (2) (b) 5., (3) (a) 1., (b) 1., 2., cr. (2) (b) 1., 7., 8., 9., (3m) Register September 2011 No. 669
, eff. 10-1-11; corrections in (3) (a) 1. and (3m) (c) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7.
, Stats., Register September 2011 No. 669