Training

The Compass Inc. Training Department is dedicated to coordinating, implementing and supervising the training of it’s employees so that they are equipped with the knowledge necessary to provide the highest standard of care to individuals with developmental disabilities. Compass provides opportunities for training at varying times and days in order to do our best to ensure that employees meet training requirements within their first 90 days of employment per state regulations.

All employees who work for Compass, Inc’s direct support programs are required to complete most of this mandated training PRIOR to beginning work with Compass.  Compass provides this training via onsite and online courses, and new hires are compensated to take this training in accordance with the organization’s training policy.  This training is necessary to support individuals in our programs in a safe, individualized manner.  In addition to state-required training, employees receive training to best support the individuals to whom they provide support to include training on specific and individualized conditions, behavior support strategies, communication boards, and anything else deemed necessary by the individual’s team.

It is our commitment to ensure that all direct care staff receive the highest quality, state of the art training.  Training is also ongoing to ensure that our direct support professionals keep current with skills, with changes in individual needs, and changes in information/best practices, and changes in regulations.

Compass is more than happy to accommodate employees of other DDA agencies in training courses for a small fee. In order to register or receive more information, email Joan Whitney at jwhitney@compassmaryland.org  or call 301-625-2406 ext. 1116.

See our training tab for a current schedule of courses.