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Support Coordination

 

Support Coordination Orientation

Support Coordination Orientation:
Person-Centered Planning & Connection to Community Supports

Support Coordinators play an important role in the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families.  They are professionals that help to identify the supports the person needs, plan for the life the person wants, and connect the person to services that will help him/her achieve a quality life in the community.  In order to do this support coordinators need to have a working knowledge of the disability system and current models of support, be skilled in person-centered planning, and be able to identify a wide array of available community services options.

 

As a part of the required support coordination orientation, this two-day training will introduce participants to current disability philosophy, best practices, and be introduced to some of the primary roles of a support coordinator.  Through a series of engaging activities participants will learn how to develop the Person Centered Planning tool and NJ Individual Service Plan.  Strategies to develop personally defined outcomes and goals will be practiced, and concepts related to connecting the person to community-based supports and services will be presented.

 

Note: This training currently is ONLY open to Support Coordinators and Support Coordinator Supervisors.

 

Prerequisite:  All participants MUST complete all 5 Lessons found in Support Coordination Orientation (DDD 1.2015) on the College of Direct Support a week prior to training date.

 

Date Duration Time Location
August 12 & 13, 2019 2 days 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Gloucester County Library System

389 Wolfert Station Road

Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

August 21 & 22, 2019 2 days 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

LRC North

104 The American Rd. Bldg. 100

Morris Plains, NJ 07950

September 3 & 4, 2019 2 days 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Information Technology Center

300 River View Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08611

September 17 & 18, 2019 2 days 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Boggs Center

335 George St.

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

November 5 & 6, 2019 2 days 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Boggs Center

335 George St.

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

 

Registration Details - Support Coordination Orientation

Fee information:

No charge for the following groups:

  • Employees of DDD
  • DDD/Medicaid Approved Support Coordination agencies

All other registrants - $150


Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work View Continuing Education Details

Registration: Register online now

Please note: Submission of the online registration form sends an email request to The Boggs Center and is not a confirmation of registration. Boggs Center staff will register you for the course requested, based on space availability and completion of pre-requisites (if applicable.) You will receive a confirmation when your registration request has been reviewed and approved. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact us to verify registration and to receive directions and materials.

For more information: Please email Vanessa Duverneau or call (732) 235-9327.

 


Support Coordination Workshops


Developing Person-Centered Outcomes:
Technical Assistance Workshop for Support Coordinators

 

The development of personally-defined outcomes is the cornerstone of a quality individual service plan (ISP). Information support coordinators gather throughout the planning process helps to describe what the person would like to achieve and the supports and services needed to make this a reality. 


The role support coordinators play in facilitating conversations with people with disabilities and their families is crucial to helping people describe their vision for life, define outcomes, and select the services and supports that will help them to achieve this.  Through the use of a presentation and guided practice, this workshop will teach participants techniques useful in the identification of person-centered outcomes.  

 

Note: This training currently is ONLY open to Support Coordinators and Support Coordinator Supervisors.

Prerequisite: Completion of SC Orientation and actively working with a caseload for at least 30 days. Support Coordinators that have taken the SC Orientation fewer than 30 days prior will not be registered and should attend a workshop at a later date.

In order to participate, Support Coordinators need to bring a print out of a completed PCPT and NJISP of a person she/he is currently working with (names and identifiers blacked out).  These documents will be used throughout the workshop.  

 

Date Duration Time Location
July 30, 2019 1/2 day 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM LRC Central
200 River View Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08611
August 16, 2019 1/2 day 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

LRC North

104 The American Rd. Bldg. 100

Morris Plains, NJ 07950

September 6, 2019 1/2 day 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM LRC Central
200 River View Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08611
October 31, 2019 1/2 day 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Hunterdon Library

314 State Route 12

Flemington, NJ



Behavior Support Overview for the Support Coordinator


One of the roles of Support Coordinators is to identify when supports to address challenging behaviors are needed, and to partner with the person, family, and all those providing support to ensure behavioral needs are met.  This training will provide an overview of challenging behavior and related supports, with an emphasis on the Support Coordinator’s role in identifying needs and monitoring for quality and effectiveness of supports.  Participants will learn to identify when mental health and behavior supports are needed, educate people with disabilities and their families on what to expect from providers, and monitor the effectiveness of behavior support services.  

 

Date Duration Time Location
October 10, 2019 1/2 day 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM LRC Central
200 River View Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08611

 

Supervising Support Coordinators:
Strategies to Enhance Quality while Meeting Requirements

 

Support Coordinator Supervisors perform a broad set of responsibilities that span the realms of agency management and quality assurance.  This training focuses on the administrative, educational, and advising functions Supervisors conduct with the Support Coordinators they hire and employ.  Participants will learn strategies for meeting requirements while enhancing the effectiveness of Support Coordination services through hiring and orientation practices, training and professional development, ongoing supervision and feedback, and evaluation and appraisal. 

 

Date Duration Time Location
July 31, 2019 1 day 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

LRC Central
200 River View Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08611

October 30, 2019 1 day 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Woodbridge Public Library

1 George Frederick Plaza

Woodbridge, NJ 07095



Supported Employment Overview for the Support Coordinator

 

Employment is an important aspect of being a valued, contributing member of our community.  Support Coordinators play a crucial role in helping people with disabilities and their families explore possibilities and connect the person to the supports and services necessary to attain employment.  This course will describe the role the support coordinator plays in helping people with disabilities identify and realize personally relevant employment goals. Topics to be discussed include the impact Employment First has on the services they provide and concrete methods Support Coordinators can use to bridge the hopes, dreams, preferences, and personal attributes captured in the Person Centered Planning Tool and the desired employment future the person wants to achieve.

 
Date Duration Time Location
September 20, 2019 1/2 day 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Henry Inman Library
607 Inman Ave.

Colonia, NJ 07067


 

Support Coordinator Supervisor Meeting:

Keeping the Person in Person-Centered Planning - A Guide to Planning with Integrity and Quality through Meaningful Conversations

 

This meeting for Support Coordinator Supervisors will address concepts and strategies that they can use to coach their support coordinators in the development of robust, meaningful, and useful person-centered plans. Through collaboration between The Division of Developmental Disabilities and The Boggs Center, concepts related to continuous quality improvement, CQL Personal Outcome Measures, and the intersection between planning, services, and supports will be presented. The new Developing Effective Person-Centered Planning Tools & NJ Individualized Service Plans Guidebook will be introduced along with ways it can be used to reinforce what is taught in training, mentor new staff, in plan reviews, and providing ongoing feedback. 

 

An accompanying webinar for Supports Coordinators will be conducted at a later date, with the intent that supervisors have the information in advance through this meeting increasing the ability to effectively reinforce the information. 

 

Note: This training is ONLY open to Support Coordinator Supervisors.

 

Date Duration Time Location
September 24, 2019 1/2 day 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

DMHAS Central Office

5 Commerce Way

Hamilton, NJ 08691

September 25, 2019 1/2 day 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

DDD Flanders Office

1-B Laurel Drive

Flanders, NJ 07836

September 26, 2019 1/2 day 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

DDD Voorhees Office

2 Echelon Plaza

221 Laurel Rd. Suite 210

Voorhees, NJ 08043


 

Registration Details - Support Coordination Workshops

Fee information:

No charge for the following groups:

  • Employees of DDD
  • DDD Qualified Support Coordination agencies
  • Support Coordination agencies authorized by DDD to move forward with the training required in qualifications

All other registrants - $75 per day for full day courses and $35 for half day courses.


Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work View Continuing Education Details

 

Continuing Education is not available for Support Coordinator Supervisor Meeting.

Registration: Register online now

Please note: Submission of the online registration form sends an email request to The Boggs Center and is not a confirmation of registration. Boggs Center staff will register you for the course requested, based on space availability and completion of pre-requisites (if applicable.) You will receive a confirmation when your registration request has been reviewed and approved. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact us to verify registration and to receive directions and materials.

For more information: Please email Melinda Darby or call (732) 235-9314.

 

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