Policy Manual


Orientation and In-service Training      

Type: Procedure                 Category: General                 Level: Community Care 

Parties: Community Care employees and contractees

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Supporting References: 

Parent Effective Date Approval Level Revision Dates Last Reviewed
N/A  3-25-2004  Management Team    N/A
Related Document Code Related Document Name Type
1.ME.72 Professional Development & Training Policy Policy

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*��� 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 education hours.


*��� 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 requirements.


*��� 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 the employee.