Direct Support Professional Technician Certificate Program

MyCAA Course Information

Course Code: AU - DSPT
Program Duration: 9 Months
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes

Course Overview

This training program combines a two course training track:

Direct Support Professional

Mental Health Technician

Direct Support Professionals provide care for individuals with developmental and or physical disabilities in a number of settings including group homes, day programs, home and community based services, and vocational rehabilitation. Students will learn methods for providing assistance with living skills development, health maintenance, medication administration, personal care, and behavioral development. This course will teach current and future Direct Support Professionals methods for developing individuals basic living and social skills with the primary goal of integrating them into the community to the best of their ability. This course is designed for entry-level Direct Support Professionals.

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Program Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

Identify the role of the Direct Support Professional

Identify methods for supporting activities of daily living

Identify methods for empowering clients and providing the care they prefer

Comprehend the importance of supporting community inclusion as much as possible

Identify methods for providing care to support clients physical and mental health

Comprehend the history and current trends of mental healthcare

Identify the characteristics of common psychiatric disorders

Comprehend legalities related to the mental health office

Define human behavior and different elements affecting it

Identify methods for assisting those suffering from loss of life

Job Outlook

Employment of home health aides and is expected to grow by 69 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment of personal care aides is expected to grow by 70 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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