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Para Professionals in the Social Service Workforce: Guiding Principles, Functions and Competencies

This document represents the work of the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance Interest Group on Para Professionals in the Social Service Workforce (IGPP).

The group developed a set of guiding principles for working with para professionals to form a base from which to develop programs and activities related to how these workers can be trained, developed, deployed and supported. The group also decided that an important contribution to this area of work would be the development of a competency framework for para professionals that would outline the functions and competencies of para professionals and could be used to provide program guidance, accountability and ultimately inform both training and supervision. 

This document presents those two tools, which have evolved out of much discussion and input from the many members of the IGPP and others over the past year.

This is a work in progress that will be strengthened through input from all of our members. After signing in as a member, please send us your reactions or edits here.

Author(s): 
Global Social Service Workforce Alliance Interest Group on Para Professionals
Year of Publication: 
2015
Program themes: 
Resource Type: 
Gray literature
Language: 
English