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Professional Development

Maintaining and enhancing the professional development of staff who work with people with disabilities and raising the awareness of the community about living and working with people with disabilities.


Healthcare workers

Training for staff, communities and schools. Provides comprehensive new employee orientation and extensive staff retraining, Oak Hill also offers workshops to the community and schools on disabilities awareness and issues relating to the support of people with disabilities.

 

Comprehensive and on-going education
for Oak Hill Staff

New and existing Oak Hill Staff is trained in the following:

  • Signs and symptoms of illness
  • Basic Care Skills
  • Medication Administration
  • Infection Control
  • Physical/Psychological Management Techniques (PMT)
  • American Red Cross First Aid and Safety
  • American Red Cross CPR
  • Human Rights and Abuse
  • Back Safety
  • Defensive Driving
  • Passenger Assistance Techniques
  • Positive Behavioral Supports
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • As well as the educational and skill assessment necessary to meet the requirements for nursing delegation.
 

Comprehensive training for people in the community
Educators, Healthcare Professionals and those who care for people with disabilities

The following training modules offered to the community:

  • American Red Cross Community CPR
  • American Red Cross Community First Aid and Safety
  • Defensive Driving (National Safety Council)
  • Signs and Symptoms/Basic Care Skills
  • Infection Control (OSHA)
  • Back Safety
  • Disability Awareness (vision and visual impairments)
  • Supporting Relationship and Sexuality
  • American Sign Language
 

Features of Professional Development
  • Certified Instructors
  • Strong Educational focus
  • Fully equipped training facility (located on Oak Hill’s main campus at 120 Holcomb Street in Hartford) Get directions>>

All workshops listed here are available on a contractual basis


Download Attachment: Oak Hill Professional Development brochure
 

Professional Development Staff

Our staff includes highly qualified and dedicated people who ensure that classes are both educational and enjoyable. Comprehensive and on-going education provides direct care workers, managers and supervisors with the expertise needed to meet the educational, physical, emotional and psychological needs of people with multiple disabilities and to guarantee the safety of clients and staff.

 

Can I custom design a training workshop to meet the needs of my school?

Yes, please call Jim Pellino, Staff Development Manager, Oak Hill Professional Development (860) 242-2274; or (860) 769-3862, email at pellinoj@ciboakhill.org

 

 

Other Oak Hill Training Opportunities
  1. Relationship & Sexuality Education – Professional Development 
  2. Assistive Technology – Professional Development 
 

Awards

Oak Hill’s CD-ROM based American Sign Language course received a Merit Award from the New York International Association of Business Communicators.