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.
Please read all the information below for important details about this training.
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
This training will be held at the LINKS Parent Resource Center, 777 North Crusey, Wasilla, AK. There will be an hour designated for lunch. The Kubuki Cafe is located within this building and serves a warm and inviting breakfast, lunch and coffee! Feel free to bring your own lunch or enjoy the many other options this central location offers.
Betsy Chivers, 907-264-6233
Training Materials, Training Evaluation, Certificate of Completion. The AKTC e-Learning Portal contains specific training materials and webinar information. 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.
Participants will be required to access this site to complete an evaluation for each competency and to print their Certificate of Completion for each competency. On completion of all ten competencies the AKTC will forward, by email, a Certificate of Completion of all ten competencies.
For assistance please contact AKTC Support, 907-264-6244.