Child Protection Worker Selection Test

15 Questions  I  By Industrialz on October 28, 2008
basic information:  this is a selection test to assist in the decision to choose candidates for child protection workers.  your score on this test will determine whether you will be offered a final structured interview wITh a panel of representatives from barclay child protection agency.  you need to get at least 70% of the answers correct in order to be offered the final interview.  if you do, you will see a yes at the end of the test, which indicates you have successfully secured the interview wITh bcpa and you will be contacted to arrange a day and time.  if you see a no, IT means you did not answer at least 70% of the questions correctly, and you do not qualify for a posITion at bcpa.  if you see a no, you may take the test again six months from the date on this test.    thank you for your interest.  instructions:  for each question, choose the best possible answer.    for each question, there is one answer considered to be the most correct.

  
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1.  The fundamental job of a child protection worker is to:
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2.  Child Protection Workers should spend the majority of their time:
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3.  Scenario:You have been assigned to work with a family because of allegations made that the mother has been hitting the 12 year old son.  There are two younger children in the home (ages 5 and 10).  The allegations were made by the 12 year old at school, when asked about a bruise on his shoulder and back.  You go to the address provided for the family by the school and knock on the door.  You see movement in the window and the car in the driveway, but nobody answers, what do you do?
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4.  Scenario:You receive a call from a distressed grandmother who isn't able to get her 7 year old grandson to take his ADHD medication in the morning.  Consequently, he is refusing to get dressed and refusing to go to school.  She has also called the police and says she can't handle him any more.  She insists that he be put into care, because she can't deal with him any more.
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5.  Before apprehending a child, you should always:
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6.  After apprehending a child, you should place the child with:
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7.  Scenario:Your agency receives a call about a possible neglect of a new born baby (approximately 3 weeks old).  The anonymous caller states the mother and father are often seen in the back yard smoking marijuana while the baby can be heard crying in the home, sometimes for hours. How soon does your agency need to respond?
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8.  Scenario:You are called to investigate a two parent family with 3 children, ages 12, 6, and 18 months.  It has been alleged that the father is physically abusing the mother and the children are not being fed or clothed for school appropriately.  The school has called that the 12 and 6 year old do not have adequate lunches and wear dirty clothing.  What/who is the most urgent need in this family?
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9.  Scenario:You've just finished a very busy week at work, its now Saturday and you're in the grocery store for the weekly grocery shopping trip.  As you fill your cart with the last item (chocolate mint ice cream) you hear a scream from behind you.  You turn around to see a toddler getting slapped by her mother and being told to shut up.  When the child keeps crying, the mother slaps the child again.  You are obligated to:
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10.  Scenario:You get a call from a child who claims his mother has kicked him out of the house and he wants to have your agency take him into the agency's care.  Upon finding out his birthdate, you find he is 18 years old.  What is your best option?
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11.  The best way to get work done is to:
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12.  As a child protection worker, you work in a team of six workers with a supervisor and a team assistant.  New files are assigned based on case load and worker fit.  Because your supervisor believes you can handle it, she assigns eight new files to you which will put you three files over the cap set by the organization.  You should:
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13.  Scenario:You and your fellow team member are assigned to investigate a family suspected of abusing the two children.  As you conduct you're assessment, you find that the abuse happened by the children's father who does not live in the home.  The chidren's mother has been trying to find work to afford to move to new home.  After completing your assessment you decide the children should stay with their mother and you begin to think of ways to support her with her plans to find work and move.  Your team member tells you he thinks the children should be apprehended because they aren't safe there.  What is your response?
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14.  Scenario:You notice you've been coming in early, skipping lunches and staying late more often.  You've also been taking files home to work on them.  While you used to enjoy going to the gym to exercise, you haven't had time lately.  This is a sign that you:
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15.  Why do you want to be a child protection worker?
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Very informative and relevant test
very good test.
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