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 #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 Environment
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
This training will be held at the Mat-Su 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 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.