The following training options are offered to internal staff as well as external participants. External participants may register and attend the training mentioned below for a nominal fee. For more information regarding how to register and attend a training course offered by Vita/Mens Sana, please contact Liliana Perez, Payroll & Benefits Administrator at email@example.com
This 2 hour class reviews the policies and procedures based on the Quality Assurance Measures, Abuse Prevention and how to report abuse. Types of abuse and how they present themselves are reviewed with the participants. How to properly ensure there is a clear allegation of abuse by asking open ended questions is reviewed and practiced with the group. Step by Step review of proper reporting of abuse and how to support a member through this process, while not tainting an investigation is the focus of this training. When a staff completes this yearly refresher training, they will feel confident in their knowledge on what to do if they ever were to suspect abuse, observe abuse or have abuse reported to them.
The Safe Management Group Training Program involves Basic Training, Risk Management, Behaviour Management, Relationship Management and Physical Intervention Skills. The approach of the Basic Training Program relies heavily on the distinction between Prevention and Management of risky behaviours. This program was approved by the Ministry of Community and Social Services in 2003 for agencies serving children and adults with developmental disabilities.This training is valid for 12 months, in which time annual refresher training is required to maintain certification.
This course is based on the credit course developed for the Developmental Service Worker Program at Humber College in the School of Social & Community Services. This course runs over a period of 3 Saturdays (6 hours per day). This course presents an introductory overview of Pharmacology. Students will gain a basic understanding of medications commonly used in the field of developmental disabilities and/or mental health and will be instructed on how to administer and document medications safely and knowledgeably according to agency policy. Students will learn basic body functions related to the Neurological, Respiratory, Endocrine, Musculoskeletal, Cardiac and Digestive systems, and the specific medications used in the treatments of related disorders. The control of infectious diseases will also be examined. The participant will also learn how to find resource information related to medications.
This is a 1 hour training offered by the Toronto Fire Fighters. The focus of this training is prevention and how to respond in an emergency fire situation. Review of how to use a fire extinguisher and maintenance of fire extinguishers and alert devises are also reviewed.
Students and volunteers are welcomed at Vita/Mens Sana. As a student/volunteer you will be placed with a full-time mentor, and provided with direct supervision. The mentor will guide you in applying your academic knowledge, while gaining work experience and achieving your career and personal goals. Vita/Mens Sana requires that all students and volunteers submit to the HR department a clear police records check that includes the vulnerable sector, as well as, a ministry required medical form prior to commencement of placement. Students/volunteers work alongside residential staff to assist members with daily living and recreational activities. Students/volunteers are a valuable part of Vita/Mens Sana’s future growth development. To register or find out more information regarding becoming a volunteer or completing your student placement at Vita/Mens Sana, please contact Naomy Nara, Human Resources Recruiter at firstname.lastname@example.org