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One Page Profiles

The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices is one of my all time favorite resources. The resources/tools are all about people, for and with people. Tools that give an organized format to use good common sense to support people.

One such tool, that is so very versatile is the One Page Profile. So many uses in so many enviroments. I ran across this video specific to creating a one page profile for people who to not use words to communicate. Check it out for yourself!

One Page Profiles

I love, love the sites they have out there:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Community for Person Centered Practices FB

ELP

Hope you find them as exciting as I do!

By |2016-11-03T10:15:10+00:00October 8th, 2014|Categories: Cheryl Rohlf's Posts|Tags: |Comments Off on One Page Profiles

Why we do the things we do………………..

More times than I can count over the years, family and friends have commended me for my choice of profession. “Oh, God Bless you, it takes such a special person to do what you do!”. Invariably I would cringe at the words.   I never once thought of myself  to have any  more unique traits then the next person.  I like people, working in the field  of intellectual disabilities guarantees I work with people, they are just that….people.    Over time my role has evolved, I don’t get to do the direct care I once did, thankfully I will typically run into someone in the hall and I am reminded  why I come back each day.    I look back over the last 23 years and recall those people who left  great impression on me I can  recall many people who I was connected to  in some way.     For whatever the reason, I often found myself most drawn to the people who had autism.  They  made me want to learn more, grow more and do more.   Hearing this article on the national news today reminded me of those days.  Hope you enjoy too.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/magazine/reaching-my-autistic-son-through-disney.html?_r=0

 

 

By |2016-11-03T10:15:13+00:00March 11th, 2014|Categories: Cheryl Rohlf's Posts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why we do the things we do………………..

The Council on Quality and Leadership + Northern Hills Training Center = Success

 
 May 2013 NHTC completed yet another successful accreditation with CQL.  Many laughs were had (thank you Ty) & much learning to take us into the next years of providing great services.  Good Job everyone!
 
 
 
Support Me  SUPPORT ME
Person centered organizations encourage people to follow their dreams & desires & goals.  They support people to continually grow & develop.
 
Plan with mePLAN WITH ME
Person centered planning keeps the focus on the person as  the  key decision maker in their life
 

Partner with mePARTNER WITH ME

Person centered organization recruit, hire & train a diverse, competent paid & volunteer  workforce

 

Learn about meLEARN ABOUT ME

Assessment & discovery initiate & guide  planning & implementation of person centered supports

 
Lead with meLEAD  WITH ME
Person centered organization engages in responsible governance & management practices. These practices are grounded  in ethical, accountable & open systems.
 
Budget with meBUDGET WITH ME
Emerging practices in the delivery of person centered  excellence.
Be Open with me BE OPEN WITH ME
Organization exercise a public trust &  have a responsibility to people receiving services, their families, the community, funders and employees
 
Connect me  CONNECT ME
Community encompasses place, people, culture, services & trust.  Community connection means that the organization interacts with people, networks & resources beyond  its physical boundaries.
 

 WHAT REALLY MATTERS

 

 

By |2016-11-03T10:15:23+00:00June 12th, 2013|Categories: Cheryl Rohlf's Posts, Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Council on Quality and Leadership + Northern Hills Training Center = Success

Blogging Action Plan Step One: Make amends

Dear Ms. Allison
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Damien Greenlee, you’re hilarious, be my FB friend.
I will blog every month (or so) as requested of me.

By |2016-11-03T10:15:32+00:00February 1st, 2013|Categories: Cheryl Rohlf's Posts|Tags: |3 Comments

The ENORMOUSNESS of supporting others & why DSPs are the backbone of what we do.

If you are an avid news watcher or merely follow the water cooler talks, you most surely have heard the story about Akian.

Teacher/Bully: How My Son Was Humiliated and Tormented by his Teacher and Aide

I have watched this video a couple of times, as snippets in news coverage and such. Each time I find my mind heading in yet another direction: as a parent I cannot imagine such an event happening to my child. I wonder if it greatens when your child has a disability? Would I be content with an apology? I find my mind tossing on my employer hat and thinking could this happen in my agency, town? Knowing a little on how HR operates, how easy it is for other’s to judge without knowing the rules/laws. How would I feel as the boss who did not know this was occurring? A whirlwind of other thoughts rush over me, wonder if I have ever been audio taped, could I audio tape another person? Then I rush to my absolute intrigue with Autism specifically. I have always professed that people who are non verbal may very well (most likely do) under stand every word spoken. Did this teacher believe this or just not care? Or what if, just what if.. the video is not real?

Such an array of thoughts, so many stances that could be taken. At the end of the day it only reinforces the fact that as direct support professionals we are given such a responsibility when supporting  people.

So take a moment and look at all those great DSP’s around you and say thank you.

By |2016-11-03T10:15:42+00:00April 26th, 2012|Categories: Cheryl Rohlf's Posts|Comments Off on The ENORMOUSNESS of supporting others & why DSPs are the backbone of what we do.

There must be an easier way

Call them what you will; group home managers, direct support  supervisors, middle management, site supervisors or team leaders.  The list goes on. You know who you are. You  spend hours tweaking, mulling and updating employee schedules.

All supervisors must schedule their employees to maintain  coverage, but I would challenge anyone OUTSIDE the field to master a typical  group home schedule!

As I sit each month proofing, creating or mulling over a schedule,  Carl gently shakes his head and says “there must be an easier way.”  After what seems like a bazillion software  products previewed, I still can’t find a better way.

It has been about a year since I gave the Therap Module a whirl  and I will try again.  Just in case, in
the spirit of networking, I wonder what you are all doing out there?   I would love to see some templates of what
others are doing, as well as some of your standard operating procedures.  So send me your thoughts!

https://www.therapservices.net/trainers/contact/

Back to schedules

Cheryl

 

By |2012-02-29T19:05:05+00:00February 29th, 2012|Categories: Cheryl Rohlf's Posts|Comments Off on There must be an easier way

Networking- Therap Style

Recently while working to unleash the health tracking module in our agency I learned a great story about an employee.   Apparently I need to thank Therap for helping her find her way to South Dakota!

Meet Jacq.

Picture of Jacq,Direct Support Professional at Northern Hills Training Center, Nominated as the Agency's Diamond Award Winner

Here’s her story:

“Two years ago I was talking to a friend who resides here in Spearfish. After telling him the kind of work I was doing back in Minnesota, he told me about NHTC. I wasn’t thinking of moving here at that time. Then in August of 2010 my husband and I decided to relocate to the Black Hills. By that time I had forgotten the name here (NHTC). However, I remembered this conversation enough to research the Black Hills for work with people who need support. I was using Therap back in Minnesota, so through Therap I was able to see who in South Dakota was using the system and found NHTC.”

Jacq is employed with Northern Hills Training Center as a direct support professional.  She was recently nominated the agency’s Blue Diamond Award winner, where staff are  recognized for  a job well done.

Thank You Therap for helping Jacq find her way to Northern Hills Training Center.

Cheryl

By |2011-04-28T13:50:22+00:00April 28th, 2011|Categories: Cheryl Rohlf's Posts|2 Comments

How to say it with meaning.

How can we recognize someone’s efforts that will have a sincere meaning to them?  That is the question that plagues my mind lately.  I noticed Anna blogged last week about the upcoming DSP nomination recognition contest sponsored by ANCOR.

As we here at NHTC ready for DSP recognition week also,  we are evaluating what makes for meaningful recognition.  This brings up  a heated debate in this little corner of the state.

So help me out Therapites!  Poll  your DSP’s how do they want to be recognized for all their efforts?    I really want to know. Without a doubt or question, without the direct work force we would not exist- so if we are going to do it, let’s do it right!

By |2016-11-03T10:15:55+00:00April 19th, 2011|Categories: Cheryl Rohlf's Posts|3 Comments