Are you training staff that are new to the field? Check out our module “Introduction to Your Role”. This module , written by David Pitonyak, provides the perfect platform to embed understanding, respect, and person-centered values. Having spent most of his career working with people who are said to exhibit “difficult behaviors”, Pitonyak explains that most people exhibit difficult behaviors because they are misunderstood and/or because they are living lives that don’t make sense. “Introduction to Your Role” is a great module to help your new and experienced training staff help the people they support better.
This module offers a succinct introduction to the role of the support staff person, and therefore is a great starting place for new employees and people who are new to the field.
This module includes video presentations from Lynda Kahn, Gary Kent, Sam Sly, Dave Hingsburger, David Hasbury, Simon Haywood, Marc Tumeinski, Beth Mount, Bernard Carabello, Simon Duffy, and Margaret Cushen.
On successful completion of this module, learners will be able to:
– Define and describe a developmental disability and its causes.
– Describe other commonly associated conditions.
– Explain how a developmental disability can impact the person’s life.
– Describe a range of experiences that impact the person’s life including segregation, congregation, negative perception and treatment, socal devaluation, loneliness, poor health, poverty and abuse.
– Explain the importance of the person’s history and the involvement of their family.
– Define John O’Brien’s five valued experiences and explain how they can support a good and meaningful life.
– Using the Code of Ethics developed by the National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals you will be able to explain the purpose of the following concepts and how they refer to your role:
promoting physical and emotional well-being
integrity and responsibility
justice, fairness, and equity
To ask questions or for information about our free trial please email firstname.lastname@example.org