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DDS - DSP Supervisor Orientation Training
http://dbhds.virginia.gov/developmental-services/provider-development
Required for certain waiver services*

This training provides guidance to those supervising and training DSPs as to the requirements around the DSP Orientation process. Supervisors and trainers must review the required training content, complete the Supervisor Assurance, and successfully pass the associated 2016 Orientation test. This training must be completed prior to training DSPs on the Orientation requirements for DD Waiver services. Please note that the DBHDS Learning Center is for supervisors/trainers only, and is not the DSP Orientation Training. Supervisors/trainers should print the certificate after successful completion; it should be available for review in their agency personnel file. More information can be found in the September 2016 Medicaid Memo titled Updated Orientation and Competency Requirements for Direct Support Professionals and their Supervisors/Trainers.
Completion of the DSP Supervisor Orientation Training includes:

  • Signing the training assurance
    • DMAS-P245, P246
  • obtain a supervisor’s training certificate through the DBHDS Knowledge Center
  • Passing the DBHDS Orientation Test.


DSP Orientation Training
https://partnership.vcu.edu/DSP_orientation/index.html
Required for certain waiver services*

Required for DBHDS licensed* and non-licensed* providers, Direct Support Professionals and Supervisors The DMAS-approved DSP Orientation reflects knowledge, skills and abilities consistent with DBHDS licensing requirements and cover: The characteristics of developmental disabilities and Virginia's DD Waivers; Person-centeredness, positive behavioral supports, and effective communication; Identified potential health risks of individuals with developmental disabilities and the appropriate interventions; and Best practices in the support of individuals with developmental disabilities. More information can be found in the September 2016 Medicaid Memo titled Updated Orientation and Competency Requirements for Direct Support Professionals and their Supervisors/Trainers.
Completion of the DSP Supervisor Orientation Training includes:

  • Signing the training assurance
    • DMAS-P245, P246
  • Supervisor-DSP discussion
  • Passing the DBHDS Orientation Test


Medication Management
Required for DBHDS licensed providers – Direct Support Professionals authorized to administer medication

Each provider responsible for medication administration shall provide in-service training to employees who will be responsible for administering medications. The training must be completed with a certificate of completion on file prior to an employee administering medications. Training curriculums are approved by the Board of Nursing. For more information about the DBHDS-specific training listed below visit: https://www.townhall.virginia.gov/L/ViewGDoc.cfm?gdid=5592.

Relevant trainings for DBHDS DD providers include:

  • Administration of Glucagon and Insulin Training Course for certain DBHDS facilities and programs
  • Medication Administration Training Course for certain DSS and DBHDS facilities and programs
  • Medication Administration Curriculum for DBHDS
  • Administration of Medications via a Gastrostomy Tube

In efforts to locate someone who can offer these trainings, you can contact providers here:
https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Boards/Nursing/PublicResources/EducationPrograms/MedicationAideTrainingPrograms/


General Community Guide Required Training
http://personcenteredpractices.org/launch_pct.html
Required for General Community Guide and Housing Community Guide

The Learning Community’s Person-Centered Thinking Training in person centered thinking consists of 2 days of exercises where the participants acquire core skills in person centered thinking such as: The importance of being listened to and the effects of having limited positive control; Learning to “listen” to people who don’t communicate in traditional ways; The role of daily rituals and routines; Discovering what is important to people; Sorting what is important for people from what is important to them; Respectfully addressing significant issues of health or safety while supporting individual choice and control; Developing goals that help people get more of what is important to them while addressing issues of health and safety Community Connections This interactive training will provide information and skill development activities. Helping people develop their interests, the audience will experience several techniques and tools for determining where a person might start to be connected, and how to plan for the support needed for success.


Housing Community Guide
https://covlc.virginia.gov/
Required for Housing Community Guide

DBHDS Independent Housing Curriculum Modules 1-3 This Webinar Series will provide an overall framework for Support Coordinators to help individuals with DD access and obtain integrated, independent housing of their choice while ensuring necessary services and supports are in place. The Webinar Series covers the following topics: Housing Readiness Assessments and Housing Action Plans (Webinar #1), Referral, Referral Process and Flexible Funding (Webinar #2), and Reasonable Accommodations, Modifications and Live-In Aides (Webinar #3).