Assignment: Case Planner Skills Test
Assignment: Case Planner Skills Test
Case Planner Skills Test
Skills Test for Case Planner Position: Please answer all questions to the best of your ability. The test is to determine your knowledge and thought process with the case manager position.
1. John Doe is having a rough week. Refusing to go to school most of the week and on Wednesday had to be restrained due to aggressive behaviors in the cottage. John D’s County has really been pushing Cayuga Centers for John D to go on home visits. After team Meeting it was decided that it was in the best interest for John D to not go on his home Visit this weekend. Please write what you would say in an email to the Country worker, Sarah Saunders and explain why we would believe John should not go on the home visit this weekend.
2. It has been determined that a specialized treatment team meeting needs to be set up. Please list the step you would take in setting this meeting up and who you would ask to participate in the meeting.
3. John Doe County has E-mailed you back stating that they still believe John D should go on his home visit this weekend. They are adamant it stating the need for the home visits to happen. What steps or process would you take from this point?
4. Sally Summers is having difficulties in the cottage. She has been threating to hurt herself and AWOL. Treatment team has decided they would like to try and put a 1:1 in place with the County’s approval. Please write an E-mail to the County asking for the 1:1 coverage. Remember that the County will not easily approve this so write a compelling argument.
5. A major part of being a Case Planner is being able to navigate and document in the NYS Connections System. Please explain any experience or knowledge you may have of this system.
Assignment: Case Planner Skills Test
6. One of the youth in your program was supposed to appear in Rochester City Court for a charge they had received prior to being placed at Cayuga Centers. You thought the court date was April 18th, however the actual court date was April 8th. There has now been a warrant issued for this youth’s arrest and the county worker has called your supervisor. How do you go about correcting this?
7. John Weslowski has been placed in the program for 6 months. He has made some progress behaviorally in the cottage, however continues to have difficulties attending school on a regular basis and when he does he displays negative behavior. John has told the therapist and manager that if he was allowed to join the high school basketball he would change his behaviors. You and your Tx Team do not agree on whether or not John should be able to try out. You go out on vacation and when you return, you hear that the manager and therapist allowed him to join the basketball team. How do you go about resolving this matter?
8. Your supervisor comes to you and informs you that starting today; all Connections paperwork is due on a weekly basis instead of a bi-weekly basis. You do not agree with this decision and feel that this is an un-reasonable request. Please explain how you would go about resolving this matter?
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.