63H-2.006. State Non-Residential Staff  

Effective on Tuesday, August 4, 2009
  • 1(1) All staff shall be certified within 180 days of hiring.

    12(2) The certification tr16aining shall be in two phases. 22Phase one is workplace training. Phase two is training at the academy.

    34(a) Phase one shall consist of 96 hours of training in the following areas:

    481. Orientation training;

    512. Juvenile Justice Information System;

    563. Information security awareness;

    604. Mental health and substance 65abuse 66services;

    675. Professionalism and ethics;

    716. Restorative justice;

    747. Human diversity;

    778. Personal safety;

    809. Adolescent behavior;

    8310. Legal;

    8511. Interpersonal/Communication skills;

    8812. Screening and intake;

    9213. Supervision;

    9414. Transfer, commitment and termination of supervision.

    10115. Suicide recognition, prevention and intervention.

    107(b) Staff must complete all on the job training associated with the above topics.

    121(c) Phase two shall consist of 224 hours of training at the academy in the following areas:

    1381. PAR;

    1402. CPR/First aid;

    1433. DJJ overview;

    1464. Legal;

    1485. Adolescent behavior;

    1516. Restorative justice;

    1547. Interpersonal/Communication skills;

    1578. Human diversity;

    1609. Screening and intake;

    16410. Legal;

    16611. Supervision;

    16812. Transfer, commitment and termination of supervision;

    17513. Personal safety;

    17814. Professionalism and ethics.

    18215. Suicide recognition, prevention and intervention.

    188(d) Staff must demonstrate satisfactory performance in all categories for at least seven (7) days on the Phase One Daily Observation Reports using the standardized evaluation guidelines incorporated by reference in paragraph 22063H-2.005(2)(d), 221F.A.C.

    222(3) State non-residential staff are not required to be PAR certified and CPR/First Aid certified prior to contact with youth. However, the following requirements shall apply:

    248(a) The staff shall be assigned to a fully certified officer who has successfully completed all certification requirements outlined in this section.

    270(b) The staff shall not supervise a caseload or have direct contact with youth where department certified staff are not present until they complete all certification requirements in this section.

    300(4) Testing requirements for certification training are as follows:

    309(a) A passing score of at least 70 percent on all computer-based certification courses.

    323(b) PAR testing and evaluation requirements as outlined in 332Chapter 33363H-1, 334F.A.C335.

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

    349(d) Staff must receive a minimum score of 75 percent on the certification examination.

    363(e) Staff may be given up to three attempts to pass the certification examination within the 180-day timeframe.

    381(5) Accommodations based upon the Americans with Disabilities Act will be made where necessary.

    395(a) Staff failing the certification examination are required to attend remediation, which must be documented in the department’s computer based tracking system.

    417(b) Staff shall adhere to the following schedule for second and third attempts to pass the certification examination:

    4351. The second attempt shall occur no less than 7 calendar days after, and no more than 45 calendar days after, the first attempt.

    4592. The third attempt shall occur no less than 14 calendar days after, and no more than 45 calendar days after, the second attempt.

    483(4846485) 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:

    522(a) Death of an immediate family member.

    529(b) Serious chronic condition, illness or injury.

    536(c) Immediate family crisis.

    540(d) Court appearance.

    543(e) Military duty.

    546(f) Family medical leave.

    550(g) Other emergency circumstances.

    554(5557556) State non-residential staff must complete 24 hours of annual in-service training beginning the calendar year after the staff has completed certification training.

    579(5808581) The following are mandatory training topics that must be completed each year:

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

    600(b) CPR;

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

    627(d) Suicide 629recognition, 630prevention 631and intervention;

    633(e) Professionalism and ethics.

    637(6389639) Each region will submit to Staff Development and Training a written list of in-service trainings that includes course names, descriptions, objectives, and training hours for any instructor-led in-service training other than the above topics.

    674(67510676) 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.

    715(17161717) Returning staff who return more than four years from separation shall complete all requirements set forth in subsection 73663H-2.006(1), 737F.A.C., as they are no longer considered trained.

    745(17462747) Returning staff that return less than four years from the date of separation shall meet the following requirements within sixty calendar days of their return to the department:

    776(a) All PAR training pursuant to Chapter 63H-1, F.A.C.;

    785(b) CPR/First aid certification;

    789(c) Overview of program operating procedures;

    795(d) In-service training to include:

    8001. Professionalism and ethics;

    8042. Suicide prevention;

    8073. Adolescent behavior;

    8104. Risk and needs assessment;

    8155. Supervision.

    817(18183819) Staff who crossover from contracted residential or detention facilities, contracted non-residential programs, state operated residential facilities, or state operated detention facilities must complete all certification requirements outlined in this section.

    850(18514852) Procedures for the documentation of training are as follows:

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

    883(b) Completion of all training requirements shall be document892ed on the department’s computer-897based tracking system.

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

    918Rulemaking 919Authority 92020.316(1), 921985.601(8) FS. 923Law Implemented 985926.601(8) FS. Histo929ry–New 6-11-07, Amended 5-15-08, 8-4-09.

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