Internally, we train staff who work with us. Staff get extensive training in many areas. This includes the following:

  • Non-violent crisis intervention is facilitated by a certified in-house trainer.
  • First aid training for all employees.
  • Ethics of touch is facilitated by an in-house trainer. Ethics of Touch is theory-based training developed by David Hingsburger and Mary Harber. This training focuses on establishing and maintaining appropriate boundaries while servicing people with developmental disabilities. The module-based training discusses privacy issues, relationship and affection, and intimate care in order to create awareness in service providers and direct care professionals around how they can provide the best and safest care possible to the people that we serve.
  • Orientation to protection is facilitated by Community Living disability services.
  • Respectful workplace and harassment is facilitated by an in-house trainer.
  • Violence prevention is facilitated by an in-house trainer.
  • Vulnerable Persons Act training. We also facilitate these sessions in the Interlake for other agencies as well as our staff. This is one of the ways we give back to the community.

Staff get a full week of orientation when they start with Community Living Selkirk. Part of their training includes training modules on managing financials, medication and documentation.

For more information on the education and training resources we offer for families and self advocates, visit Education and Training Overview.