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Overview

The Office of Provider Development focuses on developing and sustaining a qualified community of providers in Virginia so that people who have developmental disabilities and their families have choice and access to options that meet their needs. Here you will find resources from Provider Development including information on becoming a provider, information about Virginia’s Person-Centered ISP, who to contact for technical assistance, and various training resources.

Announcements

Virginia Provider Data Summary

On November 9th, 2017, the Office of Provider Development in the Division of Developmental Services (DDS) at the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) hosted the first Provider Data Summary webinar as a way to engage and inform Virginia’s developmental disabilities (DD) providers about the state of DD services across the Commonwealth. Provider Data Summary webinars are planned to continue on a semi-annual basis to provide a forum for sharing the results of ongoing analysis of gaps in DD services across all regions. Information from these webinars will be available here following each scheduled event in May and November.

Jump-Start Funding Program

Jump-Start is a funding initiative designed for individuals seeking certain integrated community service options with new and expanding DD providers. This one-time funding is to develop infrastructure and capacity in community-based service organizations to support specific individuals while preparing to meet future community needs especially in geographically underserved areas.

Jump Start Materials:

Questions regarding Jump-Start can be sent to Jumpstart@dbhds.virginia.gov

Training Resources

Upcoming trainings and meetings are announced through the Provider Network Listserv quarterly. Be sure to sign up for announcements here

DSP and Supervisor Orientation Training and Competencies

DSP supervisors were established in 2016. Certain providers of DD Waiver services are required to meet training requirements established by DBHDS. When services and supports are provided in DBHDS-licensed settings, competency observation and documentation also applies. See the information below for details.

Orientation Guidance Documents for DBHDS-Licensed and Non DBHDS-Licensed Services

The following providers licensed by DBHDS must meet training and competency requirements:

  • Agency-Directed Personal Assistance
  • Agency-Directed Companion
  • Agency-Directed Respite
  • Center-based Crisis Services
  • Group Day Services
  • Group Home Residential
  • Independent Living
  • In-Home Support Services
  • Community-based Crisis Services
  • Crisis Support Services
  • Community Engagement
  • Community Coaching
  • Sponsored Residential
  • Supported Living Residential
  • Workplace Assistance

The following providers not licensed by DBHDS, must meet training requirements:

  • Agency-Directed Personal Assistance
  • Agency-Directed Companion
  • Agency-Directed Respite

Access DSP Orientation training, competencies, guidance, and forms


Orientation Requirements for Supervisors

Supervisors can access the required supervisor training and take the test through the Virginia Learning Center (VLC). Access the VLC online by following this guide: DBHDS External Entities Domain Guide. The supervisor training can be located in the VLC by searching with the key word “DSP”. Once a supervisor has completed online training and testing through the VLC, they may request a copy of the DSP test answer key by sending a copy of their VLC certificate to their assigned Community Resource Consultant with DBHDS.

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