§ 950-1-12-.07. Training And Staff Development
(1) PROGRAM COORDINATION AND SUPERVISION
(a) Written Policy, Procedure, and practice provide that the Program's staff development and training program is planned, coordinated, and supervised by a qualified supervisory employee. The Training plan is reviewed annually.
(2) TRAINING PLAN
(a) The Program's Training plan is developed by a committee composed of the Program's training coordinator and representatives from other program departments. The committee meets at least quarterly to review progress and resolve problems, and a written record of these meetings is forwarded to the program administrator.
(3) TRAINING EVALUATION
(a) The Program's Training plan provides for ongoing formal evaluation of all pre service, in-service, and specialized Training Programs. A written report is prepared annually.
(a) Written Policy, Procedure, and practice shallprovide that initial orientation is provided for all employees during their first week of employment at the Program. Orientation Training includes, at a minimum:
1. program philosophy and goals
2. use of discipline regulations
3. legal responsibilities of staff
4. juvenile legal rights and responsibilities
5. juvenile rules and sanctions
6. chain of command
7. suicide prevention
8. emergency procedures
9. security procedures
10. first aid
11. report writing
12. supervision of juveniles
Each employee signs and dates a statement that orientation has been received.
(5) ADMINISTRATIVE AND MANAGERIAL STAFF
(a) Written Policy, Procedure, and practice provide that all administrative and managerial staff receive 40 hours of Training in addition to orientation during their first year of employment and 40 hours of Training each year thereafter. At a minimum, this Training covers the following areas:
1. General management
2. Labor law
3. Employee - management relations
4. Relationships with other agencies
(6) PROFESSIONAL SPECIALISTS AND JUVENILE CARE WORKERS: TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
(a) Written Policy, Procedure and practice shall provide that all newly hired professional specialists and juvenile care workers receive 120 hours of Training in addition to orientation during their first year of employment and 40 hours of Training each subsequent year. At a minimum the Training covers the following areas: Security procedures
1. Supervision of juveniles
2. Signs of suicide risks and suicide precautions
3. Use of discipline
4. Use of force regulations/restraint techniques
5. Report writing
6. Juvenile rules and regulations
7. Program rules and regulations
8. Rights and responsibilities of juveniles
9. Fire and emergency procedures
10. Safety procedures
11. Key control
12. Interpersonal relations
13. First aid/CPR
14. Counseling Techniques
15. Crisis Intervention
16. Sexual harassment
17. Specialized Training, such as physical fitness, drill and ceremonies, various program components, aftercare issues, etc.
18. Sexual abuse/assault
(7) SUPPORT STAFF
(a) Written Policy, Procedure, and practice provide that all support employees who have regular or daily contact with juveniles receive 40 hours of training in addition to orientation Training during their first year of employment and 40 hours of Training each year after. At a minimum, this Training covers the following areas:
1. Security procedures
2. Supervision of juveniles
3. Signs of suicide risks and precautions
4. Use of discipline
5. Use of force regulations and restraint techniques
6. Report writing
7. Juvenile rules and regulations
8. Program rules and regulations
9. Rights and responsibilities of juveniles
10. Fire and emergency procedures
11. Safety procedures
12. Key control
13. Communications skills
14. First aid/CPR
15. Crisis intervention
16. Sexual harassment
17. Legal issues
18. Specialized Training, such as physical fitness, drill and ceremonies, various program components, aftercare issues, etc.
(8) PART-TIME STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
(a) Written Policy, Procedure, and practice provide that all part-time staff, volunteers, and contract personnel receive formal orientation appropriate to their assignments and additional Training as needed.
(9) SPECIALIZED TRAINING - CHEMICAL AGENTS/USE OF FORCE/FIREARMS TRAINING
(a) Personnel shall receive appropriate Training prior to the use of a Chemical Agent. This Training shall cover the safety, care, and use of the chemicals.
(b) All personnel shall be trained in approved methods of self defense and the use of force as a last resort to control disruptive juveniles.
(c) The Use of Firearms shall be specifically prohibited by the Facility. All staff shall receive instruction that no staff member shall bring a firearm onto the premises and that having such a weapon on the premises will result in severe sanctions.(New Rule: Filed December 17, 2004; effective January 21, 2005. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVII, Issue No. 02, November 30, 2018, eff. December 21, 2018.)
Author: Alabama Department of Youth Services, Office of Licensing and Standards
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 44-1-27(a)(b), 44-1-24(4)(6), 38-13-4.
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