To maintain quality standards, participants must demonstrate an acceptable level of competency to receive credit for the class. Our trainers measure this through observation, class participation, and examination. There are no refunds for participants who fail to meet required competency standards.

Olivete is not responsible for injuries incurred during training. Some classes, including Prevention and Support and CPR/First Aid involve physical techniques that require students to be in good health and capable of some strenuous activity. Prevention and Support is not recommended for individuals with certain physical conditions which may include, but not limited to knee injuries, back injuries, pregnancy, vertebrae fusion, spinal cord injuries or inability to use any body part normally. Class members participate at their own risk, but our trainers may also remove class members if they are uncomfortable with the perceived risk of injury.

General Curriculum

This course provides a general orientation to the provision of services for people with developmental disabilities, and related policies and instructions of the Division of Developmental Disabilities. It also covers legally mandated rights of individuals with developmental disabilities, confidentiality, along with abuse and neglect prohibitions. Article 9 applies to all programs operated, licensed, certified, supervised, or financially supported by the Arizona Department of Economic Security Division of Developmental Disabilities (DES/DDD). Successful completion is measured by comprehensive written examination followed by receipt of three year certification.

Max Class Size: 24

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Participants will learn how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, infants and children, including the use of automated external defibrillators (AED).   Also learn how to respond to common first aid emergencies, including burns; cuts; head, neck and back injuries and more.

Meet your OSHA workplace requirements by attending this instructor-led course where you’ll learn how to respond to first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies. In the classroom, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from and interact with a Red Cross Instructor who will guide you through hands-on-practice of lifesaving skills. Successful students will receive a certificate of Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

Max Class Size: 24

Level 1- Caregiver Fundamentals is the first part in the Direct Care Worker Principles of Caregiving series. It contains the material that is most likely needed by all direct care and direct support professionals. Additional training is available if you provide personal care or assistance with activities of daily living. This initial module is designed to provide a well-rounded introduction to caregiving and direct supports in preparation for working with a variety of clients and employers. Topics covered include: general overview of service provision, legal and ethical issues, communication, cultural competency, job management skills, observing/reporting and documenting, infection control, and nutrition and food preparation, fire safety and emergency procedures, and home environment maintenance.

Max Class Size: 24

Level Two – Developmental Disabilities course builds on the fundamentals module and contains advanced material for DCWs working with children or adults with developmental disabilities. The purpose of this module is to increase your knowledge of a few of the more common disabilities and how they may affect people. The Fundamentals module should be completed first. Some review may be necessary before completing this module. Topics covered include: working with people with developmental disabilities, knowledge of developmental disabilities, abuse and neglect, role and requirements of the division of developmental disabilities, support plans, daily living, incident reporting, and positive behavior supports.

Max Class Size: 12

Level Two-Aging and Physical Disabilities course builds on the fundamentals module and contains advanced material for DCWs working with older adults or personal with physical disabilities. The Fundamentals module should be completed first. Some review may be necessary before completing this module.   Topics covered include: knowledge of dementia, philosophy and values of dementia care, communicating with the person with dementia, dealing with dementia related behaviors, activities of daily living, types of activities to do with the person with dementia, and legal and financial planning for families.

Max Class Size: 12

Level Two-Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders builds on the fundamentals module and contains advanced material for DCWs working with adults with Alzheimers Disease and related Dementias. The Fundamentals module should be completed first. Some review may be necessary before completing this module. Topics covered include: knowledge of dementia, philosophy and values of dementia care, the role of caregivers, transfers and positioning, personal care, communicating with the person with Dementia, understanding and managing dementia-related behaviors, activity planning, grief, and end-of-life issues.

Max Class Size: 12

 

This course teaches those with a duty to respond how to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants. Core content includes: performing a primary assessment, giving ventilations (including BVM), choking (conscious and unconscious), CPR (one and two rescuer), and AED. Optional training is available on emergency oxygen, blood borne pathogens, asthma inhalers and epinephrine auto-injectors.

Max Class Size: 10

 

Intended for those providers contracted through the Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities and serving individuals with behavioral challenges. It provides an overview of positive behavioral support concepts and techniques; behavior assessment ideas and tools; and approved physical intervention techniques.  Successful completion is measured by a comprehensive written and physical examination. Successful course participants receive a three year certification. You must be affiliated with a DES/DDD Qualified vendor or DES/DDD to be certified in Prevention & Support.  Persons not affiliated with DES/DDD may participate in the class, but will only receive a certificate of participation.

Special Clothing for Prevention and Support:

  • Shoes that are closed-toe and closed-heel. Tennis (athletic) shoes are recommended
  • Comfortable clothing designed for use during exercise-like activity.

Max Class Size: 12

This course provides an introduction to the basics of self-administered medication monitoring and documentation for providers contracted with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).   Course objectives include:

  • A complete review of health and wellness.
  • Introduction to common symptoms of illness.
  • Medication basics including: purpose of medication; administration of medication, and prevention of medication errors.
  • Review of medication side effects.
  • Guideline regarding psychotropic medications.
  • Provides hands-on experience reading labels and documenting administration of medications.

Max Class Size: 24

Directs support professionals through the process of development, monitoring, and documentation of appropriate goals and outcomes for individuals served through the division.   Material covered in the class is taken directly from the Direct Care Worker Level Two- Caregiver Fundamentals curriculum. Participants will learn the purpose of reporting and documentation; the purpose of care and support plans; the importance of observing changes in a persona and how to describe observation techniques; identify and explain signs and symptoms that need to be reported; and prepare written documentation following specific guidelines.

Max Class Size: 24

The material covered in the class is designed for care providers working with individuals who are aging or have physical disabilities. A combination of both classroom and hands-on learning offers the opportunity to learn and demonstrate care giving skills in the areas of skin care, bathing, transfers and positioning, dressing, grooming, toileting, and meal assistance.

Max Class Size: 12

The role and importance of nutrition is an important responsibility of direct care providers serving both children and adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities, and aging adults including those with Alzheimers Disease and related disorders. The Nutrition and Meal Planning class provides participants the opportunity to learn the elements of basic nutrition, menu planning, food safety, special dietary needs and diets, in addition to menu and shopping tips. Competency will be demonstrated through the development of a comprehensive menu planning activity.

Max Class Size: 24

Provides both classroom and hands-on training to motivate drivers to change their behaviors and develop skills and techniques that will help avoid collisions and reduce violations. This instructor led classroom course features an interactive on-screen guide during select segments which helps staff provide safe transportation, focusing on defensive driving techniques and also provides training on wheelchair restraints.

Max Class Size: 24

 

 

GROUP DISCOUNTS

All agency/business groups of 8 or more participants will receive a total discounted rate of 15% off the scheduled class(s) excluding discount bundle packages. Please provide names of all eligible participants when submitting registration.