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 #4, #5, #6
4A - Providing Services - Implements and Coordinates the Plan of Care
4B - Providing Services - Conducts Outreach and Engagement
4C - Providing Services - Maintains Safety
4D - Providing Services - Creates a Therapeutic Learning Enviroment
4E - Providing Services - Provides Emotional Support
4F - Providing Services - Provides Physical Support
4G - Providing Services - Teaches and Trains
4H - Providing Services - Supports Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution
4I - Providing Services - Prevents and Intervenes in Crises
4J - Providing Services - Organizes and Conducts Group Activities
4K - Providing Services - Promotes Health and Wellness
5A - Linking To Resources - Identifies Recommended Resources
5B - Linking To Resources - Supports Individual and Family Decision-Making in Selecting Resources
5C - Linking To Resources - Connects Individuals and Families to Community Resources
6A - Advocating - Advocates on Behalf of the Individual and Family
6B - Advocating - Supports Self-Advocacy
Betsy Chivers, 907-264-6233
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For assistance please contact AKTC Support, 907-264-6244.