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Residential Services Orientation (RSO) Information

“SPRING 2020 RSO” 

The first day of the North Los Angeles County Regional Center (NLACRC) SPRING 2020 RSO will be Monday, March 2, 2020. The course will be taught over a 5-week period, with the last day of class being Monday, March 30, 2020. RSO capacity space is limited to 24 and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. The full course calendar will be as follows:

SPRING 2020 RSO

Week

Session

Date

Day

Time

1

1

3/2/2020

Monday

10am – 1pm

2

3/4/2020

Wednesday

10am – 1pm

2

3

3/9/2020

Monday

10am – 1pm

4

3/11/2020

Wednesday

10am – 1pm

3

5

3/16/2020

Monday

10am – 1pm

6

3/18/2020

Wednesday

10am – 1pm

4

7

3/23/2020

Monday

10am – 1pm

8

* 3/26/2020

Thursday

10am – 1pm

5

9

3/30/2020

Monday

10am – 1pm

* Please note – This week 4 RSO course will be conducted on Thursday

 

The cost for RSO is $100.00. Deadline to register is Wednesday, February 26, 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.

Description:
This course is designed to provide an overview of the Title 17 requirements for residential vendorization for persons who wish to become vendored as a residential service provider and for administrators of vendored homes. (Title 17 Section 56003)

>> View the Description and Registration document

Registration:

  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.

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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/.

     

  • 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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