Blanchard Valley Residential Services, Inc.
This year, we had two Direct Support Professionals put forth a great deal of effort to reach Certification of Initial Proficiency in the DSPATHS state wide credentialing program. Annessa Combs and Jenn Hertel received this distinction. BVRSI is extremely proud of their accomplishements!
Employee Advancement at BVRSI!
Our staff is what makes our organization stand apart from all others. We are proud to be a certified training facility for DSPATHS credentialing. The Ohio Association of Direct Support Professionals (OADSP) certification program is for Direct Support Professionals working with individuals with developmentally disabilities. This program is unique because it is specifically designed for those working with special needs. Even more specifically, this incorporates the rules and laws of the field in Ohio. OADSP certification is recognized by the National Association of Direct Support Professionals (NADSP).
There are two types of credentialing:
A statewide DSP Council was created at the beginning of 2014. This council monitors the field of Direct Support Professionals to help the Ohio Association of Direct Support Professionals (OADSP) identify training needs and other social needs of DSPs.
A statewide Supervisor Council was created in 2015 with the goal of discussing issues affecting Supervisors, and to provide recommendations on improved service delivery.
Over the past couple of years, BVRSI has had DSP representation as well as Supervisor representation on these committees!
This award is given to one of twelve monthly "I Care" award recipients.
What does it mean to receive this award?
- As an employee you exemplify the mission, values, and principles of BVRSI.
- The employee is an honest and trustworthy person committed to resident
satisfaction and good interpersonal skills.