This training program was specifically designed for direct service workers in the evolving field of Community Disability Services. It has been designed to provide a comprehensive orientation to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed by staff in today’s world. Whether you are a Community Disability Organization, a family member or an individual wanting to start work in the field; we are here to support you as you set out on this learning journey.
Online Foundations is delivered almost strictly via the internet with all of the study materials online. The program is supported by a Facilitator connected via the internet and tests are also taken online. There is also a "real world" component to this course, referred to as the skills checklist, which must be completed by a Mentor at your organization. It is recommended that Mentors be trained as Tutors. The registration form is a fillable form that can be typed into and emailed to ACDS.
Foundations Online has three sections (15 modules) in total
Section One has 5 modules
Section Two has 6 modules
Section Three has 4 modules
For those with experience who are looking for a challenge. The Foundations online challenge process covers the same content as Foundations Online but the course must be completed in three months. Prerequisites: Must have either three years’ experience in the field or have successfully completed Basic Skills training (BST). Must submit completed Skills Cchecklists 1-18 with registration.Also must submit a current copy of First Aid and Medication Administration certificates with registration.
Successful completion of this workshop is a mandatory requirement for individuals wishing to tutor the face to face Foundations in Community Disability Studies Program. Day one will cover topics related to the tutoring process for adult learners; including working with individuals or groups, characteristics of adult learners and facilitation skills. Our focus on day two turns to the content of this program the evaluation and mentoring process. You will leave this workshop with a set of materials, an understanding of the tutoring process and related strategies, familiarity with the content of this program, the administration policy, additional resources, and a network of tutors.
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