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Ubuntu Care is committed to enhancing the knowledge and skills of its staff and other professionals for their professional growth and personal development.
About Our Training Courses
The Ubuntu Care Training Center provides a comprehensive array of trainings for professionals, and interested community members. Below you can find a list of courses for a content description. In addition to our standard course menu, the Center frequently offers advanced training topics that have been identified as areas of interest to professionals, and community members.
Enroll in a Course
To enroll in a course, contact Jeff Tatarczuk or call (207) 361-7411. Please include your full name, course name, course dates and whether you are paying for the course as an individual or through your agency.
View the Training and Resource Center Training Calendar here for upcoming training dates and times. In addition to current offerings, we are pleased to provide alternate dates, times and on-site training for agencies and organizations that enroll five or more individuals.
Below are courses offered at Ubuntu Care Training Center. If you would like more information, or would like to schedule a private class, please contact us.
Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA) – 24 hrs
This state approved course is required for direct support professionals who are responsible for the administration of medications. Discussion topics include regulations and procedures, effects of medications, precautions, handling and storage of medications, the rights and safety of clients, and documentation. Participants will learn safe, accurate, and appropriate methods of administering medications. Test scores are reported on the final day of the course. Participants are required to attend all scheduled classes. Additional Requirements for Participants: Must be 18 years of age or older, must possess a high school diploma or GED, must be currently employed by a facility where the class participant is able to complete the required medication passes.
CRMA Recertification – 8 hrs
This 8-hour class is designed for recertification of CRMA students who have completed the 24 or 40 hour CRMA course. Participants taking this course should already possess the ability to transcribe orders onto an MAR with 100% accuracy. The class will include demonstration of skills through a mock medication pass and a written exam. All students MUST bring a copy of their CRMA Bridge certificate, or a copy of their 24 or 40 hour CRMA certificate issued by the state and a current driver’s license or identification card. The CRMA Recertification Review class is recommended for all students prior to taking the Recertification class.
Safety Care is a training program for Direct Support Professionals who may provide services to individuals exhibiting challenging behaviors. Safety Care also emphasizes the need to examine specific behaviors, and get to the root cause of the behavior. The focus of Safety Care is on prevention, safety , and humane, supportive, evidence-based interventions. Safety Care Trainees will learn how to:
- Understand how and why crisis events happen, and how we may inadvertently contribute to them.
- Prevent crises using a variety of supportive interaction strategies.
- Apply simple, evidence-based de-escalation strategies.
- Respond appropriately and safely to dangerous behavior.
- Prevent the need for restraint.
- Intervene after a crisis to reduce the chance for reoccurence.
CPR/First Aid (American Heart Association)
The American Heart Association’s Heartsaver® First Aid/CPR/AED course uses a combination of video, lecture, and guided skills practice to teach participants to respond to cardiac and other health related emergency situations. Topics include basic first aid, response to environmental emergencies, warning signs of heart attack and stroke, CPR, and foreign object airway obstruction for adults, children and infants. Participants should plan to dress in comfortably fitting clothing that allows flexibility of movement, as the class includes both desk and floor work. Certification is valid for two years.
Documentation & Incident Reporting
This course addresses guidelines for effective, professional and objective documentation. The class includes requirements for completing incident report forms on an agency and state level. Samples of effective reports and documents are used to demonstrate correct use.