Walking the Talk?
From the newest team member to those
with life long experience, every worker shares one thing
in common. They all want to make a difference in the
lives of people. Direct service staff, play a crucial
role in the lives of people with disabilities, but
unfortunately, the intuitive values, attitudes and
skills that staff bring to their jobs, may not be
suitable, appropriate or beneficial to the people with
whom they work and their families. ACDS training is
designed to reinforce the knowledge, skills, values and
attitudes so vital to successful outcomes of the work in
The closure and struggle of many of the post secondary disability programs across Alberta, coupled with the high turnover rates, keep training as a key functional area of ACDS.
How is it designed?
All ACDS training is designed with four core ethical principles in mind: belief in the dignity of all people, responsible caring, integrity in relationships and a strong sense of social responsible. Our training curriculum reflects these beliefs. They are developed around identified core competencies, with an emphasis on practicality, flexibility, affordability, portability though standardization of content, and recognition for learning. Feedback identifies increased confidence and engagement of staff and better outcomes for individuals are a result. If offers a foundation for professionalism.
What we offer:
Whether you are a community disability organization, a family member or and individual wanting to start work in the field; we are here to support you as set out on this learning journey.