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Library: Policy

317:40-7-20. Waiver Employment Services provider staff qualifications and training

Revised 7-11-05

(a) The provider designates a program manager to supply work-site supervision, guidance, and oversight of job coach specialists and paraprofessional staff providing direct services in the waiver employment program.  Prior to assuming program management duties, the program manager:

  • (1) has completed all required training specified in OAC 340:100-3-38; and
  • (2) has a minimum of four years of any combination of college level education and "full time equivalent" experience in serving persons with disabilities.

(b) A job coach addresses the person's needs as identified in the service recipient's chosen employment outcomes under the professional oversight of the program manager.

  • (1) The provider designates job coaches whose minimum level of education includes a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (G.E.D.) and certification through the Division's approved training course.
  • (2) Individuals who do not meet the educational requirement but who were certified job coaches prior to July 1, 1995, continue to be approved to provide Job Coaching Services.

(c) The provider agency ensures that all staff comply with DDSD-approved training requirements specified in OAC 340:100-3-38.

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