For Social Workers and Supervisors

For Social Workers and Supervisors

SafeMeasures® Benefits to Social Workers

Visualize upcoming tasks to stay on top of deadlines.

SafeMeasures' My To-Do List provides social workers with a calendar-based view of overdue and upcoming tasks for clients. See a year’s worth of due dates, scan a list of overdue tasks, and access comprehensive case histories.

The My Upcoming Work (MUW) display presents all caseload clients, along with due-date indicators for upcoming tasks such as contacts, response priority, or case plans. The MUW is the perfect solution for quick access to basic case details.

 

  
View vital client data with one click.

When social workers need an overview of case or client details, they often have to search their case management system. SafeMeasures histories do the heavy lifting by pulling all of that information onto one screen. A typical SafeMeasures history page provides:

  • A full contact history detailing client presence, contact purpose, and contact location;
  • Referral information, including the allegation, perpetrators, and investigation results;
  • A placement history with dates and locations of out-of-home placements; and
  • A court hearing history with dates and results of court hearings.

Social workers preparing for client visits can save at least 30 minutes per client when they take advantage of SafeMeasures histories, rather than collecting data in their case management system by hand.

Stop second-guessing policy and procedures.

SafeMeasures is an important policy and procedures resource. Each report is customized to accurately capture agency policy and procedures; this information, along with data sources and common entry errors, are documented in the help section of each report. This minimizes common policy confusion and data entry errors that can wreak havoc on compliance.

Correct issues before they become problems.

When is it most valuable to correct a mistake? The day after the mistake is made, or the year after? The answer is obvious. SafeMeasures puts timely, relevant data in the hands of the people best-positioned to resolve an issue before it becomes a permanent, negative outcome.
   

SafeMeasures® Benefits to Supervisors

“What gets measured gets managed, and what gets managed gets done.”

See a holistic, current view of staff caseloads.

SafeMeasures includes a version of the MUW display for supervisors. The Unit MUW contains the same task and due date information as the social worker MUW, but by showing all unit caseloads, it becomes a powerful tool for assessing overall unit status. In just a few clicks, supervisors can identify all clients who are overdue for services. When it is clear where to focus their workers’ efforts, supervisors can improve and maintain unit compliance.

Find the teachable moments.

Social work often has complex contact rules and regulations, and keeping everything straight can be overwhelming. SafeMeasures is an invaluable ally: it communicates policies and procedures, tracks performance, and supports quality data entry. Supervisors can use SafeMeasures to quickly collect details for all non-compliant cases, providing data to help surface any misunderstandings about policy or data entry, better support staff, and keep all cases moving toward positive outcomes.

Hit the ground running on new initiatives.

When an agency establishes a new initiative, managing the front-line implementation often falls to supervisors. SafeMeasures is the ideal tool to track progress on new initiatives or high-priority issues. SafeMeasures always communicates the rules and expectations from a data standpoint, which helps ensure that everyone is on the same page. Supervisors can then monitor overall performance, identify any issues, and provide coaching. 

Identify issues and improve performance.

Managing by data can seem daunting, but SafeMeasures makes it easy to identify practice areas that could benefit from extra attention. SafeMeasures reports provide the data supervisors need to assess performance, set improvement goals, and monitor progress. Once performance has reached a satisfactory, sustained level, supervisors can switch focus to other areas needing attention.