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Direct Support Professional Certificate CHHO-6500

This program has been created for those who are new to the direct support professional industry. Gain the information and background, combined with interactions and experiences within the industry, to know if this is a good career fit for you. You will be prepared with prominent knowledge and training certifications to be a desirable candidate to employers. This is also a great way to provide a solution to employers to provide education and experience in a standardized approach allowing more individuals to enter this career pathway compared to current, traditional training methods. Classes include: Introduction to Disabilities, Rights and Responsibilities, Professional Documentation, Functional Assessment, Everyone Can Communicate, Working with Families and Support Networks, Community Inclusion, and Positive Behavior Support. Classes include: Introduction to Disabilities, Rights and Responsibilities, Professional Documentation, Functional Assessment, Everyone Can Communicate, Working with Families and Support Networks, Community Inclusion and Positive Behavior Support.

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Upcoming Offerings:

Begins January 25th, Online

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Tuition Assistance:
Yes. Full tuition assistance is available to support your career goals.*Click here to learn more.
*Some eligibility restrictions may apply.

Industry Credentials Earned:
None. This program does not award any nationally recognized certification upon completion.

Careers:
Direct Support Professionals, $12-14 per hour

Entrance Requirements/Prerequisites:
Prospective students must be at least 18 years of age or older.

Delivery Method:
Online

Length of Program and CEU Credits:
8 weeks is allotted for the program

Program Completion Requirements:
This is a pass/fail course based on both score and attendance. Students must complete reach 100 percent completion in each of the eight courses.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand role to support the inclusion of their clients in the communities as well as why it is important.
  • Improve communication skills through a variety of communication methods.
  • Understand the importance of, and implement, a functional assessment.
  • Review and learn the vocabulary that is important to working within the field of developmental disabilities.
  • Understand regulations in the use of behavioral interventions and effectively support people who present behavioral challenges.
  • Learn reason for and basic rules of documentation, including the difference between subjective and objective documentation and about the importance of confidentiality.
  • Become an effective advocate for and with the people you support.
  • Effectively work in tandem with support networks and the family.


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared with prominent knowledge and training certifications that make them a desirable candidate as a direct support professional to employers.

Other Items to Know About this Course:
None.

Pathway to Credit Program:
None.

Related Information: 
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