63H-2.003. Contracted Residential Staff  

Effective on Thursday, May 15, 2008
  • 1(1) Pre-service training requirements are as follows:

    8(a) Staff must complete all training within 180 days of being hired.

    20(b) Staff must complete a minimum of 120 hours of pre-service training (computer33-34based and/or instructor37-38led) to include the following:

    431. PAR training as required by Rule Chapter 63H-1, F.A.C.;

    532. CPR/First Aid;

    563. Professionalism and ethics, 60including standards of conduct;

    644. Suicide prevention;

    675. Emergency procedures;

    706. Mission/Program philosophy/ Program culture;

    757. Adolescent behavior 78specific to the population served;

    838. Confidentiality/85HIP86A87A 88requirements;

    899. Infection control/Blood borne pathogens;

    9410. Gang 96awareness;

    9711. Safety, security, and supervision, 102including incident reporting;

    10512. 106Human Diversity;

    10813. Behavior management;

    11114. DJJ: The organization;

    11515. Mental health and substance abuse services;

    12216. Sexual harassment;

    12517. Communication skills;

    12818. Child abuse reporting.

    132(c) All contracted residential facilities/programs will submit, in writing a list of pre-service training to Staff Development and Training that includes course names, descriptions, objectives, and training hours for any instructor-led training based on the above topics.

    169(d) Staff must complete all of the on the job training associated with the above topics.

    185(2) Contracted residential employees are authorized to be in the presence of youth prior to the completion of the training requirements outlined above. However, the following essential skills training must be completed first:

    218(a) PAR trained;

    221(b) CPR/First Aid certified;

    225(c) Professionalism and ethics, 229including standards of conduct;

    233(d) Suicide prevention;

    236(e) Emergency procedure239s240.

    241(f) Child abuse reporting.

    245(3) Contracted residential facilities that provide enhanced treatment of sex offenders, pregnant youth and young mothers, youth with developmental disabilities, or youth with identified substance abuse or mental health needs shall provide specialized training for direct care staff on the special needs population for whom they are assigned supervision responsibilities.

    295(2964297) Upon request by a Regional Director, the Director for Staff Development and Training will grant a 90-day extension to the 180-day time frame for completing training requirements. The extension may only be based on the following:

    334(a) Death of an immediate family member;

    341(b) Serious chronic condition, illness or injury;

    348(c) Immediate family crisis;

    352(d) Court appearance;

    355(e) Military duty;

    358(f) Family medical leave;

    362(g) Other emergency circumstances.

    366(3675368) Testing requirements for pre-service training are as follows:

    377(a) A passing score of at least 70 percent on all applicable computer390-391based courses.

    393(b) PAR testing and evaluation requirements as outlined in Chapter 63H-1, F.A.C.

    405(c) Successful completion of all written and practical requirements for CPR/First Aid training.

    418(4196420) 421C422ontracted residential staff must complete 24 hours of annual in-service training 433beginning the calendar year after the staff has comp442l443eted pre-service training446.

    447(4487449) The following are mandatory training topics that must be completed each year:

    462(a) PAR 464update (Chapter 63H-1, F.A.C.);

    468(b) CPR;

    470(c) First aid, unless the specific certification is good for more than one year, in which case training is only necessa491ry as required by certification;

    496(d) Professionalism and ethics;

    500(e) Suicide prevention.

    503(5048505) All contracted residential facilities/programs will submit to Staff Development and Training a written list of in-service training that includes course names, descriptions, objectives, and training hours for any instructor-led in-service training other than the above topics.

    542(5439544) As part of the 24 hours of in-service training required for direct-care staff, supervisory staff shall complete 8 hours of training in the areas of management, leadership, personal accountability, employee relations, communication skills or fiscal training each year.

    583(58410585) Returning staff who return less than one year from separation shall complete the following:

    600(a) PAR update consisting of a minimum of 8 hours training (Chapter 63H-1, F.A.C.)

    614(b) CPR/First Aid certification (if not current).

    621(c) Overview of facility/program operating procedures.

    627(16281629) Returning staff who return more than one year from separation shall complete all requirements set forth in subsection 64863H-2.003(1), 649F.A.C., as they are no longer considered trained.

    657(16582659) Contracted Staff who cross over from non-residential to residential shall complete all training requirements set forth in subsection 67863H-2.003(1), 679F.A.C.

    680(16813682) Procedures for documentation of training are as follows:

    691(a) Administrators will ensure that a training file is maintained for each direct care staff, and that they meet all requirements.

    712(b) Completion of all training requirements shall be documented on the department’s computer725-726based tracking system.

    729(c) Facilities and programs shall develop an annual in-service training calendar which must be updated as changes occur.

    747Specific Authority 74920.316(1), 750985.601(8) FS. 752Law Implemented 754985.601(8) FS. 756History–New 6-11-07, 758Amended 9-30-07, 7605-15-08.

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