Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-334 - Staff development

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) Each person having contact with youth shall demonstrate emotional maturity, sound judgment, and a sound knowledge of the developmental needs of youth.
(b) Administrator qualifications.
(1) Each administrator shall demonstrate the following:
(A) Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and techniques of administration and management;
(B) ability to train, supervise, plan, direct, and evaluate the work of others, as documented by experience, training, or a combination of both;
(C) ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
(D) ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with governmental agencies, schools, other treatment facilities, and community organizations;
(E) knowledge of the methods and techniques used in dealing with youth in a residential setting; and
(F) knowledge of principles and techniques of behavioral and mental health treatment and care of youth and of the growth, development, needs, and unique problems of youth.
(2) Each administrator shall have a master's degree in social work or a related field, or a bachelor's degree in social work, human development and family life, psychology, or education. Each administrator shall have a minimum of three years of supervisory experience within a child care facility providing treatment to youth.
(c) Each secure residential treatment facility shall have a program director who is responsible for oversight and implementation of the secure residential treatment facility's program. Each program director shall have a master's degree in social work, psychology, nursing, or a related field, and shall have a minimum of one year of supervisory experience in a treatment facility serving youth. In secure residential treatment facilities with more than 20 youth, the program director shall not be the administrator.
(d) All youth care staff and alternate youth care staff shall meet the following requirements:
(1) Be 21 years of age or older;
(2) have a high school diploma or its equivalent; and
(3) have completed one or more of one of the following:
(A) Three semester hours of college-level study in adolescent development, psychology, or a related subject;
(B) 45 clock hours of training in child care or child development; or
(C) one year of experience as a child care worker or house parent in a facility serving youth.
(e) Professional staff and consultants shall meet all Kansas qualification and licensing requirements for their profession.
(f) Each food service employee shall meet all of the following requirements:
(1) Comply with the Kansas health standards established in K.A.R. 28-36-22;
(2) possess knowledge of the nutritional needs of children and youth;
(3) understand quantity food preparation and service concepts; and
(4) practice sanitary food handling and storage methods.
(g) Staff professional development. Each secure residential treatment facility shall provide and monitor professional development programs, which shall consist of activities designed to achieve specific learning objectives. Professional development may occur through workshops, seminars, or staff meetings, or through closely supervised, on-the-job training.
(1) Each secure residential treatment facility shall have written policies and procedures governing orientation and in-service training. Each employee shall receive orientation training before being assigned an independent job duty.
(2) Each youth care staff member shall receive a minimum of eight hours of orientation training before assuming any responsibility for supervising youth and an additional 32 clock hours of orientation training before assuming independent responsibility for supervision of youth. Orientation training shall include all of the following topics:
(A) Accident and injury prevention;
(B) child abuse, neglect, and exploitation reporting requirements;
(C) crisis management and intervention;
(D) emergency and safety procedures to follow in the event of an emergency, bomb threat, fire, tornado, riot, or flood;
(E) facility policies and procedures;
(F) first aid, including rescue breathing;
(G) health, sanitation, and safety measures;
(H) job duties and responsibilities;
(I) the rights of the youth;
(J) observation of symptoms of illness and communicable diseases;
(K) policies regarding behavior management, use of restraints, and involuntary seclusion;
(L) problem solving methods;
(M) report writing methods;
(N) security procedures; and
(O) suicide prevention.
(3) Each program director and each person having contact with youth shall complete a minimum of 40 clock hours of in-service training per year. In-service training shall include the following topics:
(A) Accident and injury prevention;
(B) child abuse symptoms and reporting requirements;
(C) child care practices;
(D) child psychosocial growth and development;
(E) first aid, including rescue breathing;
(F) the rights of the youth;
(G) licensing regulations;
(H) observations of symptoms of illness and communicable diseases;
(I) suicide prevention;
(J) use of restraints and seclusion; and
(K) crisis management.
(4) Each program director shall attend a minimum of one training event per year away from the facility, in addition to the in-service training conducted at the facility.
(5) Each person's in-service training shall be documented in that person's personnel file.

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-334
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 65-508; effective, T-28-7-8-99, July 8, 1999; effective Nov. 5, 1999.

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