Collection of Realistic Job Previews (RJPs)
Realistic Job Preview (RJP) videos are designed to accurately portray the realities of child welfare work to potential job applicants. These videos are developed to present a balanced view of both the rewards and the demands of child welfare positions, in order to encourage a better fit between the goals and expectations of applicants and the requirements of the workplace and child welfare positions. States and counties develop their own RJPs to present the unique aspects of their child welfare agency, available positions, geography, and client populations.
RJP videos can be used at a number of different points in the hiring process, including prior to applying for a job and during the screening and interviewing process, as well as after an applicant has been hired for training or in social work education settings to provide more information to child welfare traineeship students.
In 2011, the NCWWI conducted a scan of 50 states to collect RJP videos and materials. The resulting collection is now available online thanks to our ongoing partnership with the Child Welfare Information Gateway:
The NCWWI has also developed two additional resources to support recruitment, screeening and selection of child welfare staff, both of which can be accessed in the menu to the left, along with the recording of the Institute's national webinar on this topic.