��� All Community Care employees involved in
direct client care or otherwise specified (see training matrix) will complete
the necessary qualifications for Other Qualified Mental Health Professional
(OQMHP) Certification. These requirements are met by complete attendance in Community
Care's Orientation session. Refer to Community Care's hiring policy (7.ME.21).
��� Each direct care employee will complete
training that is specific to their job during the orientation.
��� Credit can be given to those who demonstrate
competency in a required area. This can be demonstrated by a certificate or
other verification no more that two years old. Possession of a bachelor's or advanced degree cannot be cited in lieu of
training. Documentation reviewed by the individual's direct supervisor must be
placed in their personnel file.
In- service training:
��� Community Care direct care employees must
have 40 hours of ongoing staff and/or professional development training per
anniversary year. This can consist of both formal and informal seminars.
��� Any employee member who holds a specialized
License or Certification must adhere to the requirements of said
license/certification in regards to total required training or continuing
��� MANDT, Clients Rights, Reporting Abuse,
Hazardous Communications, Blood Borne Pathogens as well as CPR and 1st
Aid re-certifications count towards the forty hour annual training
��� Employees attending outside seminars must do
so with the permission of a supervisor in order to be eligible for a
reimbursement when there is a cost associated with the training. Any credit
given for outside seminars must be accompanied by a request for training credit
form and a certificate or registration sheet demonstrating completion of the
specific training/seminar. These seminars are subject to the approval of the
supervisor or area TCS. Courses taken from an accredited university or college
related to psychology, social work, child development, special education or
human development can be counted towards in-service training requirements at a
rate of ten hours for each credit hour received.
��� Community Care contracted Foster Parents and
Respite Parents should have 24 hours per year of ongoing training in areas
germane to the care of special needs children. It is accepted that both foster
parents receive their training in the 48 hour total in yearly increments to
cover the 2 year span of their license. This can consist of both formal and
informal training seminars pending approval by the Foster Care Developer who
will review the content of the training/book/video for applicability.
��� Area/Program Supervisors and TCS's or
designee will develop regular and ongoing seminars to provide professional
development and education for emplyees and foster parents.
��� All employees and foster parents are
responsible for registering for and attending the necessary trainings and
re-certifications to maintain their status within licensing regulations.
Records of these trainings will be kept on site as well as
copies forwarded to the Training Coordinator for documentation. All trainings,
CEU's and license required seminars will be tracked and recorded in the Community
Care Data base and placed in the employee's personnel records at the request of