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Residential Services Orientation (RSO) Information

RSO is designed to provide an overview of the Title 17 requirements for residential vendorization. RSO is provided for persons who wish to become vendored as a residential service provider; Administrators for a new residential facility; and Administrators who have not served as an active Administrator in the last 2 or more years. For more information on RSO please see California Code of Regulations, Title 17, Section 56003.

“SUMMER 2020 RSO”

The first virtual session of the North Los Angeles County Regional Center (NLACRC) SUMMER 2020 RSO will be Monday, July 20, 2020. The virtual RSO course will be taught over a 5-week period (2x’s per week; 9 sessions total), with the last session being Monday, August 17, 2020. The full course calendar will be as follows:

SUMMER 2020 RSO

Week

Session

Date

Day

Time

1

1

7/20/20

Monday

8am - 11am

2

7/22/2020

Wednesday

8am - 11am

2

3

7/27/2020

Monday

8am - 11am

4

7/29/2020

Wednesday

8am - 11am

3

5

8/3/2020

Monday

8am - 11am

6

8/5/2020

Wednesday

8am - 11am

4

7

8/10/2020

Monday

8am - 11am

8

8/12/2020

Wednesday

8am - 11am

5

9

8/17/2020

Monday

8am - 11am

 

The cost for RSO is $100.00. Deadline to register is Tuesday, July 14, 2020 (by 5:00pm).

NLACRC has created a page on eventbrite.com for a convenient way to register for RSO. To register, you must meet ALL NLACRC RSO prerequisites (please refer to NLACRC RSO Prerequisites to review required qualifications) in order to obtain a password to register.

Please follow the directions below:

  1. Send proof of ALL NLACRC RSO prerequisite items to resourcedevelopment@nlacrc.org.
  2. Once your RSO prerequisites are confirmed and vetted, you will be sent an invitation and given a password to register for class through EventBrite. 
  3. Enter the name of the event and the password at eventbrite.com and pay for the upcoming Residential Services Orientation.
  4. You will receive confirmation of registration from eventbrite.com. NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.

NLACRC RSO Prerequisites

  • Certificate verifying completion of the Community Care Licensing (CCL) Orientation or RCFE Orientation within the last six months. You may obtain additional information from the following website: http://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/Community-Care-Licensing (link deactivated).

  • Certificate verifying completion of the Department of Social Services (DSS) Administrators Certification Program.  You may obtain additional information from the following website:http://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/Community-Care-Licensing (link deactivated).

  • Certificate verifying completion of *Direct Support Professional (DSP) Year 1 and Year 2. You may obtain additional information from the following website: https://www.dsptrain.org/ (link deactivated).

  • A professional resume demonstrating experience providing paid, direct supervision and special services to persons with developmental disabilities, in a licensed residential setting, for a minimum of 6 months. This experience will be verified by NLACRC. 

  • Provide proof of Full-Time Direct Care Staff experience pursuant to Title 17, Section 56002 (a) (12). Volunteer work is not accepted. Experience must be current within the last two (2) years. NLACRC will verify this experience.

 

Service Level

Minimum Experience

Full Time

(40hrs/week; 172hrs/month)

Title 17

Level 2

6 months

1,032 hours

Section 56037 (d) (1)

Level 3

9 months

1,548 hours

Section 56037 (e) (1)

Level 4

12 months

2,064 hours

Section 56037 (f) (1)

 

  • 2-3 professional referral letters. Please note these letters must be signed by the individual making the referral and include a way for NLACRC to contact the reference. One letter must be from a professional providing residential services to regional center consumers. 

*Who is required to take the Direct Support Professional Training (DSP)?

Anyone working in a community care facility (CCF) licensed by the Community Care Licensing Division, Department of Social Services, and providing direct care to people with developmental disabilities, who are regional center consumers, will be required to take the 70 hours of competency based training or pass the applicable competency tests. All direct care staff in Service Level 2, 3, and 4 facilities are required to complete the 70-hour training or pass the competency test. The term direct care staff includes all personnel, including administrators, of service level 2, 3, or 4 residential facilities providing direct service supervision and special services to consumers.

 

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