(1) The program
services must have on staff or have available on a consultative basis both a
Tennessee licensed mental health professional and an individual with
demonstrated skill in the vocational areas provided by the program.
(2) A facility based program must have
sufficient staff persons on duty to provide adequate supervision of the
scheduled activities with a minimum staff-to-service recipient ratio of 1:20.
Staff persons counted in the staff-to-service recipient ratio may only be
persons who are assigned to provide direct services as described by written job
description. Support staff such as clerical, housekeeping, van and bus driver
staff; students involved in an on-site practicum for academic credit, and
volunteers, may not be counted in the staff-to-recipient ratio.
(3) The facility must provide at least one on
duty staff person trained in first aid an d the Heimlich maneuver.
All staff, within three (3) months of
hire, must acquire knowledge and competency appropriate to groups served.
Training topics must include but not be limited to the following:
(a) Principles of job development, supported
employment, and psychological rehabilitation
(b) Vocational and work assessment
Value to work
1. Employer support
2. Assuming and utilizing natural support
system at a work site
4. Americans with
5. Rights of service
recipients with mental illness regarding work
6. Community support systems, community based
services and systems of care, community resources and linkages with these
characteristics of service recipients with mental illness
9. Stress management skills for vocational
10. Data management and
11. Agency policies
medications and their side effects
13. Fire safety
Tenn. Comp. R. &
Original rule filed July
20, 1993; effective October 3, 1993. Amendment filed December 30, 2002;
effective March 15, 2003.
Authority: T.C.A. §§
4-5-202, 4-5-204, 33-1-302,
33-1-305, 33-1-309, 33-2-301, and 33-2-302.