Gateways Community Services supports a continuous learning environment to enhance the knowledgebase of the Gateways Community Services community.
New Employee Orientation
New staff is required to attend orientation before working in their programs. New Employee Orientation includes a review of Gateways Community Services' Mission, Standards in the Workplace, Overview of Human Rights, provides OSHA standard training on Blood Borne Pathogens, and provides HIPAA regulations and compliance training.
Direct Support Professionals
We offer Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) training opportunities that deepen and enhance your extremely important roles as caregivers, teachers, mentors, counselors, community connectors, and friends in the lives of the people you support.
E-Learning Web-Based (Internet) Learning for Direct Support Professionals & others engaged in Human Services Work
Gateways Community Services offers enrollment through required or optional training with The Relias Learning™ - RMLS. This Web-Based(Internet) learning tool provides high quality, pertinent information which is timely, innovative, engaging and useful to Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and other engaged in the human services work . Once enrolled, you can track what training requirements you have completed as well as access a diverse on-line e-learning library of courses containing a variety of topics at any time.
Personal Care Services Provider Certification
By the end of Personal Care Services Certification training, you will have the knowledge, attitudes, and skills you need to be a personal care provider working with chronically ill adults and elders in a general population. You will be ready to work in a variety of long-term care settings, or to go on for further training. The training will teach you how to assist clients with ADLs and person-centered care.
A three-hour training to staff regarding the following topics: recognizing and dealing with seizures, understanding Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), contagious diseases and other health issues human service staff may encounter.
First Aid and CPR
First Aid and CPR is offered by an American Heart Association certified instructor. Both First Aid and CPR are independent four-hour training sessions. This is an six-hour training that is conducted in two sessions. Session one teaches the correct way to administer CPR while session two offers instructions on how to apply First Aid when needed. Both Infant and Adult CPR certification is available.
To be an effective teacher, we must truly know our students. Effective Teaching has been developed to address some of the challenges faced by the individuals we serve. This training inlcudes Every Day Health and Safety; Helping People Learn Useful Skills; Understanding and Supporting Effective Behavior; and Supporting through Empowerment. This training is offered bi-monthly at Gateways Community Services' affiliate vendor, The PLUS Company.
This training is for staff or providers certified to administer medication. The State of New Hampshire requires that staff/providers be re-certified on an annual basis. An R.N. will review the policies and procedures for administering medication. A re-certification exam will be given as a completion requirement.
Scholarships for Certification in Human Service
Available to employees, consumers, family members and vendor partners, scholarships pay full tuition for each course in the certificate program. The courses are offered at the NH Community Technical College in Nashua as well as several other locations throughout the state. Scholarships must be applied for each semester.
Special Interest Trainings
Special Interest Trainings are offered to all Gateways Community Services employees, employees of subcontracted agencies, families and consumers supported by Gateways Community Services and/or the local community. A representation of such developmental training includes: