63H-2.004. Contracted Non-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 (web-based and/or instructor led) to include the following:

    401. PAR;

    422. CPR/First aid;

    453. Suicide prevention;

    484. Emergency procedures;

    515. Understanding youth;

    546. Legal;

    567. Interpersonal/Communication skills;

    598. Professionalism and ethics;

    639. Supervision;

    6510. Changing offender behavior;

    6911. Mental health and substance abuse;

    7512. Risk and needs assessment;

    8013. Sexual harassment;

    8314. Human diversity.

    86(c) All contracted non-residential 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.

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

    137(2) Contracted non-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 must be completed first:

    169(a) PAR trained;

    172(b) CPR/First aid certified;

    176(c) Professionalism and ethics training;

    181(d) Suicide prevention training;

    185(e) Emergency procedures training.

    189(3) 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:

    226(a) Death of an immediate family member;

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

    240(c) Immediate family crisis;

    244(d) Court appearance;

    247(e) Military duty;

    250(f) Family medical leave;

    254(g) Other emergency circumstances.

    258(4) Testing requirements for pre-service training are as follows:

    267(a) A passing score of at least 70 percent on all applicable computer280-281based courses;

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

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

    308(5) Contracted non-residential staff must complete 24 hours of annual in-service training beginning the calendar year after the staff has completed pre-service training.

    331(6) The following are mandatory training topics that must be completed each year:

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

    350(b) CPR;

    352(c) First aid, unless the specific certification is good for more than one year, in which case, training is only 372necessary as required by certification;

    377(d) Professionalism and ethics.

    381(7) All contracted non-residential programs will submit to Staff Development and Training a written list that includes course names, descriptions, objectives, and training hours for any instructor-led in-service training other than the above topics.

    415(8) 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.

    454(9) Returning staff who return less than one year from separation shall complete the following:

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

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

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

    496(10) Returning staff who return more than one year from separation shall complete all requirements set forth in subsection 51563H-2.004(1), 516F.A.C., as they are no longer considered trained.

    524(11) Contracted Staff who cross over from residential to non-residential shall complete all training requirements set forth in subsection 54363H-2.004(1), 544F.A.C.

    545(12) Documentation procedures are as follows:

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

    572(b) Completion of all training requirements shall be documented on the department’s computer585-586based tracking system.

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

    607Specific Authority 60920.316(1), 610985.601(8) FS. 612Law Implemented 614985.601(8) FS. 616History–New 6176-11-07, 618Amended 5-15-08.

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