The Alaska Core Competencies are a set of essential skills for DSPs (direct support providers or direct support professionals) who deliver services to persons with mental health and substance use conditions, intellectual and physical disabilities, and older adults who need long-term services and support.
There are 10 broad competency categories which are broken down into 42 individual competencies, and then each competency is defined by behavioral descriptors. This is a unique feature which allows workers to understand what it looks like to perform at the Excellent, Satisfactory, and Unsatisfactory levels.
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This training will cover Alaska Core Competency #1, #2, #3
1A - Working With Others - Listens Effectively
1B - Working With Others - Communicates Effectively
1C - Working With Others - Builds Positive Relationships
1D - Working With Others - Collaborates
1E - Working With Others - Maintains Appropriate Boundaries
2A - Assessing Strengths and Needs - Gathers and Summarizes Information
2B - Assessing Strengths and Needs - Assists in Identifying Personal Values, Goals, and Priorities
2C - Assessing Strengths and Needs - Identifies Strengths and Resources
2D - Assessing Strengths and Needs - Identified Problems, Deficits, and Stressors
2E - Assessing Strengths and Needs - Detects Warning Signs
2F - Assessing Strengths and Needs - Communicates Results Clearly
2G - Assessing Strengths and Needs - Reassesses Routinely
3A - Planning Services - Identifies Recommended Goals and Services
3B - Planning Services - Supports Individual and Family Member Decision-Making in Developing a Plan of Care
3C - Planning Services - Assists Individuals in Developing Personal Plans
Betsy Chivers, 907-264-6233
AKTC Remote-Learner Portal: Specific training materials and webinar information are available online. Please go to https://ttclms.remote-learner.net 15 minutes after payment is completed to access these materials. Login with the same username and password used when registering and paying for this training.
For assistance please contact AKTC Support, 907-264-6244.