RC 11 - Personnel
Respite care providers are qualified for, and receive support in, providing temporary care to improve individual and family well-being, reduce caregiver stress, and promote family stability.
Respite care providers have the personal characteristics necessary to provide flexible, affectionate care.
Respite care providers are competent to:
Interpretation: Competency can be demonstrated through education, training, or experience.
Respite care providers are skilled in the following areas, as appropriate to the services provided:
Interpretation: Skills can be acquired or improved through education, training, or supervision.
Providers are screened and approved prior to having contact with families to ensure they are able to provide the type of care needed, and screenings include:
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Interpretation: Record checks are conducted in compliance with applicable law. When a finding of child or adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation is indicated, guidelines are used to determine the appropriateness of provider responsibilities.
NA Element (a) if respite care is not provided in the providersí homes.
Personnel that provide personal care or basic health services receive a health evaluation prior to providing care to determine their ability to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Interpretation: While a physical examination is preferred, personnel may receive a general health screening performed by a qualified medical practitioner, provided that the screening addresses communicable diseases.
Respite care providers sign a statement agreeing to refrain from the use of corporal punishment and degrading treatment, and receive training and support to promote positive behavior and implement appropriate discipline techniques.
Note: Organizations that permit restrictive behavior management techniques must implement relevant Behavior Support and Management (BSM) standards.
Personnel who conduct assessments are qualified by training, skill, and experience, and have the ability to recognize individuals and families with special needs.
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