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Residential Services Curriculum 40 Hour Core Training

Residential Services Curriculum 40 Hour Core Training Flier

We are now accepting registrations for enrollment in the 40 Hour Core Basic Training. Please note: there are limited spots available, and priority will be provided to PSRS employees.

2023 Course Dates

January 9-13, 2023
9:00am – 5:00pm each day via Zoom
Friday will require students to participate in skills lab at PSRS office from 1pm-5pm

February 6-10, 2023
9:00am – 5:00pm each day at PSRS Office
Class size will be extremely limited due to space constraints.

March 27-30, 2023
9:00am – 5:00pm each day via Zoom
Friday will require students to participate in skills lab at PSRS office from 1pm-5pm

May 15-19, 2023
9:00am – 5:00pm each day via Zoom
Friday will require students to participate in skills lab at PSRS office from 1pm-5pm

June 26-30, 2023
9:00am – 5:00pm each day via Zoom
Friday will require students to participate in skills lab at PSRS office from 1pm-5pm

July 31-August 4, 2023
9:00am – 5:00pm each day via Zoom
Friday will require students to participate in skills lab at PSRS office from 1pm-5pm

September 18-22, 2023
9:00am – 5:00pm each day via Zoom
Friday will require students to participate in skills lab at PSRS office from 1pm-5pm

October 30-November 3, 2023
9:00am – 5:00pm each day via Zoom
Friday will require students to participate in skills lab at PSRS office from 1pm-5pm

December 11-15, 2023
9:00am – 5:00pm each day via Zoom
Friday will require students to participate in skills lab at PSRS office from 1pm-5pm
 

Notes
Class is from 9am – 5pm all days, with a 30-minute lunch break. Students must attend the entire week of classes to receive a certificate. Fulfills the 40hr Residential Services Curriculum Training (CORE) required by DDA for Supported Living Providers. Class includes Skills Lab.  *CE classes may be available based on class size – contact us for details.

REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL 40 HOUR CORE BASIC TRAINING

 

 

Overview
This course provides an in-depth look at the supports provided to individuals with I/DD in Washington State. We will provide training on Residential Services Guidelines, Individual Plans, Behavior Support, Mandated Reporting, and much more through the use of interactive learning and personal experiences. 

This course will not teach you everything you need to know as a DSP. That requires time and real experience working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The 40hr course helps provide a foundation of knowledge and skill to build from, as well as the basic credentials you need to work in this field.

The Residential Services Curriculum meets the requirements set forth in WAC 388-829, including the Personal Skills Acquisition and Support course.

*This class may also offered for Deaf staff – depending on the number of registered participants, PSRS will determine if a full deaf class is needed, or if Deaf participants will attend the class with interpreters.  
 

To Register
Please contact Krista Nieman at training@gopsrs.org or knieman@gopsrs.org to request more information. Please be sure to include the dates of the training in which you are interested.

Cost
No charge to agency for DDA contracted agency employees attended the course in it's entirety. This includes all virtual chapters as they are scheduled and then attendance to a scheduled in-person Skills Lab when social distancing guidelines allow students to meet.
Individual Provider (IP) = $240

Students attending individual chapters = $6 per CE hour

Continuing Education: CE credits may be obtained for partial attendance on a case by case basis. Please contact training@gopsrs.org or 206.772.5700 x 112 to discuss.

About the Trainer
Krista Nieman is the Training Resource Manager for Puget Sound Regional Services. She has been in the field since 2000, starting as a Direct Support Professional in residential and vocational settings. Krista is an experienced trainer who believes in bringing fun and real-life experiences to her classes.

 

Here’s what participants are saying

“Everything was very engaging and fun! This is the best training class I’ve attended by far.”

“This training has prepared me to better support my client every day.”

“The instructor is very nice and helpful. She had lots of great tips and scenarios.”

“This training was probably one of the best I’ve had! It was fun and something I looked forward to all week long.”