Advocating for a Specialized Certificate for Disability Support and Other Community-Based Service Providers
About this Session
This session explores the need for structured training programs for community living service providers. The existing model relies primarily on credentials, such as diplomas, to secure employment, with on-the-job training as the norm. However, the presentation delves into the growing demand for specialized training that equips professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the field. Listen in as Dr. Ngonidzashe Mpofu discusses the potential for an important shift in the training of community living service providers.
- Learn about the roles and qualifications of rehabilitation counselors, the responsibilities of disability care workers, and the potential for a standardized certification program to enhance support for individuals with disabilities.
- Understand the need for structured education and training for disability care workers and the proposed certification's components, outcomes, and potential impact on individuals with disabilities.
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Meet Your Presenter
- Dr. Ngonidzashe Mpofu, CRC, CCMHC, NCC
Assistant Professor, CRC Program Coordinator, Internship Coordinator
Idaho State University