Enhanced Staff Qualifications

  • OCCK has always invested in training for all staff and, in particular, the Direct Support Professionals (our trainers) who play such a critical role in the lives of persons with disabilities. As a means to enhance that investment, we have incorporated the College of Direct Support (CDS) into our employee development program. CDS addresses best practices for Direct Support Professionals by incorporating web-based learning with nationally recognized curricula.
  • Workforce Solutions Employment Consultants completed classes to become certified Offender Workforce Development Specialists. This designation means they have received specialized training regarding job placement for customers with criminal backgrounds.
  • Staff who are Certified Support Employment Professionals (CESP) through the Employment Support Professional Certification Council, a Nationally Recognized credentialing body
  • Certified Transitional Living Services Specialists qualified to provide Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver Services
  • The Solution Outreach Center at OCCK has an Assistive Technology staff credentialed as Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) through the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). This credential validates qualifications, knowledge, and specific requirements in the field of Assistive Technology.
  • Staff attended training to become certified in the Vermont Progressive Employment Model.
  • All employees who operate vehicles complete defensive driving training.
  • One hundred percent of staff who have contact with persons in services are current in CPR and First Aid.
  • Staff who provide any type of transportation service attend Rural Transit Assistance Program Training that addresses vehicle, driver, and passenger safety.
  • Our Home Health Agency employs professional staff such as Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Certified Home Health Aides.
  • Licensed Master Social Worker who specializes in positive behavioral supports for persons with developmental disabilities

Serving for More Than 50 Years

In 2020, OCCK celebrated 50 years of serving people with short or long-term disabilities. We invite you to find out more about our extensive history!

OCCK History