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 #3, 5, 6
Competency #3: Planning Services
• Planning Services - Identifies Recommended Goals and Services
• Planning Services - Supports Individual and Family Member Decision-Making in Developing a Plan of Care
• Planning Services - Assists Individuals in Developing Personal Plans
Competency #5: Linking to Resources
• Linking To Resources - Identifies Recommended Resources
• Linking To Resources - Supports Individual and Family Decision-Making in Selecting Resources
• Linking To Resources - Connects Individuals and Families to Community Resources
Competency #6: Advocating
• Advocating - Advocates on Behalf of the Individual and Family
• Advocating - Supports Self-Advocacy
Webinar Information: This training will be delivered as a webinar using Zoom. Webinar connection information is available in the AKTC remote-learner portal after your registration and payment are processed. (Please allow 15 minutes for the system to update payment information before accessing the online training portal.)
Zoom can be used on a PC or Mac, laptop, IPad, tablet or smart phone and requires an Internet connection, a microphone and preferably a camera (most devices have a built-in mic and camera).
To confirm your attendance and receive credit for taking the class you must be prepared to identify yourself and participate as requested during the training. You must be logged on and prepared with a camera and microphone (or a headset) prior to the start of class. You may connect by phone if necessary but must be able to participate verbally when requested.
Please plan to log into the webinar 10-15 minutes before the training start time.
For more information about Zoom or to download the software, go to https://zoom.us/. To view a video on how to join a meeting go to: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting
Alaska Training Cooperative Remote-Learner Portal: Specific training materials and the 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.