§ 3490.311. Establishment of a staff development process.

 (a)  In fulfillment of the requirements of section 6383 of the CPSL (relating to education and training), the Department will implement an initial and ongoing training program for direct service workers and supervisors in county agencies.

 (b)  To implement the training program, the Department will establish a steering committee cochaired by a representative from the Department and a representative from the Pennsylvania Children and Youth Administrators, Inc.

 (c)  The steering committee shall provide recommendations to the Department for the establishment and implementation of policies and procedures relating to staff orientation, training and certification as required by the CPSL and this chapter and provide recommendations for overall staff development designed to improve the competency of the direct service workers and supervisors in county agencies.

 (d)  The steering committee shall include among its functions the evaluation of program effectiveness tested against measurable outcomes.

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