Nationally, the human service industry is in CRISIS. The aged and disabled population is growing larger each year, living longer and demanding greater quality supports and better services. The number of qualified and trained professionals available to respond to this demand is limited.
In response, Arc Educates has taken a lead role in creating a movement for change in the human services industry. The DSPATHS (Direct Support Professional Advancement through Training and Education in Human Services) Certificate Program provides a high-quality, state-licensed training Program for individuals to enter this field and strengthen the direct support, human services workforce in Broward County, South Florida and the state as a whole, ultimately improving the quality of support offered to children and adults with disabilities.
This Program will:
The DS PATHS Certificate Program provides rigorous, comprehensive training and experience-based learning for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to augment the skills of seasoned professionals and develop skill sets for individuals new to human services or to direct care.
The DS PATHS Certificate Program is designed to create a competency-based and credentialed career path for Direct Support Professionals. Coupled with mentorship, experiential learning opportunities, and placement resources, DS PATHS will support students to find a career in this high-demand field. Each student who successfully completes the Certification of Initial and Advanced Proficiency class sessions and achieves a passing grade on program assessments will receive a DS PATHS Certificate.
The DSPATHS program provides a high-quality, state-licensed training Program for individuals to enter this field and strengthen the direct support, human services workforce in Broward County, South Florida and the state as a whole, ultimately improving the quality of support offered to children and adults with disabilities. The program incorporates classroom instruction, mentoring and externship (accelerated track only) opportunities to offer practical application of skills. The certificate program provides students the opportunity to:
By the end of the DSPATHS program, students must be able to demonstrate the following performance objectives:
Academic and Professional Skills
Personal Development Goals
Arc Broward, Inc. is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400 – Toll Free Telephone Number (888-224-6684) – Fax number (850) 245-3234.