State Approved Group Home Administrator Training
New Haven Youth and Family Services is pleased to offer State of California Community Care Licensing approved “Group Home Administrator 40-Hour Initial Certification” training.
Due to the impending changes for California Group Homes as a result of the California’s Child Welfare Continuum of Care Reform, we do not have future Facility Administrator 40 hour trainings scheduled.
Once we receive clarification on Continuum of Care Reform and how it will impact the Group Home Facility Administrator process we will provide an update on this page. Thank you for your understanding. If you would like to learn more about the Continuum of Care Reform in California, please visit this site:
To register by check, please download this form and follow instructions provided on the form.
Trainings begin promptly at 8:00 AM and are done by 5:00 PM Course Description: This 40-hour course meets requirements toward the 40-hour Facility Administrator Certification Program required for Group Home administrators. Presenters will cover all topics from the Core of Knowledge Guidelines, including the following:
- Law and regulations
- Business operations
- Management/supervision of staff
- Psychological, social and educational needs
- Community support services
- Physical needs
- Assessment and retention
- Emergency interventions (nonviolent)
This training will prepare participants to serve as effective Facility Administrators, as well pass the Facility Administrator test.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Understand required terminology
- Describe the process for becoming a certified Facility Administrator
- Understand the group home system
- Understand how children are placed in group homes and how the placements are funded
- Understand all applicable health and safety codes and regulations
- Identify effective business operation practices for group homes
- Demonstrate understanding of key supervision and staff management issues, including, but not limited to, hiring practices, performance evaluations, policy manuals and staff training requirements
- Identify key characteristics and special needs of youth in group homes
- Identify community support services available for youth and caregivers
- Detail plans to meet the physical needs of youth in group homes, including, but not limited to, disaster planning, managed care, recreation, community integration, and Community Care Licensing physical plant requirements.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of medications and medication assistance, including medication passing, medication errors, preparation of medications, and protecting client rights
- Describe the purpose and use of the program statement, needs and services plan, documentation, admissions and discharge paperwork, and projected program outcomes
- Demonstrate an understanding of special incident reporting (5150, danger to self or others behavior management and modification, emergency intervention, and other nonviolent emergency interventions)
Teaching methods will include small and large group didactic presentations, group discussion, state of the art audio / visual presentation (including videos, PowerPoint presentation, and electronic medical records), question and answer periods, and training handouts.
Cancellation refunds will be granted up to two weeks prior to training, minus a $25 administration fee. After two weeks prior to training, course fees are non-refundable.