§ 4226.29. Preservice training.

 (a)  Early intervention personnel who work directly with at-risk children or infants and toddlers with disabilities, including personnel hired through contract, shall receive training before working alone with at-risk children or infants and toddlers with disabilities or their families in the following areas:

   (1)  Orientation to the early intervention service system of the Department, including the purpose and operation of the State and local interagency coordinating councils.

   (2)  The requirements of this chapter.

   (3)  The duties and responsibilities of their position.

   (4)  Methods for working with families utilizing family-centered approaches to encourage family involvement and consider family preferences.

   (5)  The interrelated social, emotional, health, developmental and educational needs of children.

   (6)  The availability and use of available local and State community resources.

   (7)  The principles and methods applied in the provision of services in the natural environment.

   (8)  The fiscal operations of the early intervention service system and the specific funding sources.

   (9)  Within 120 days of the date of hire, fire safety, emergency evacuation, first aid techniques and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

 (b)  Records of preservice training for all personnel shall be kept in the county MH/MR program’s or provider’s personnel files for as long as the individual is employed or under contract or for 4 years, whichever is longer, or until any audit or litigation is resolved.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  4226.30 (relating to annual training).

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