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Downloadable Forms
Employee Handbook
Accel Task Codes by Service
Accel Time Reporting Guide – NEW VERSION!
Corrected Shift Form
LIFEDesigns Driver’s Manual
Information about the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)

Of-the-Month Awards
Do you know someone who is innovative, positive, or made an outstanding contribution? Nominate LIFEDesigns staff or customers for Customer of the Month, Team of the Month, or Direct Support Professional of the Month by completing a nomination form and returning it to a Team Manager or the Office Manager by the first of each month. The honorees will be determined by the Leadership Team based on the nomination forms.

LIFEDesigns Staff Update
See the April 2014 LIFEDesigns Staff Update for important updates, upcoming events and other great staff information! Also note that this staff communication contains information about recruitment and training.

Annual Employee Survey
LIFEDesigns conducts an Annual Employee Survey to get feedback on how we are doing and what we need to do. Your responses are held confidential and only a summary is provided to Board and Leadership Team members. The information is used to gauge progress and to develop improvement plans. Please feel free to give ideas for making LIFEDesigns better. The 2013 Annual Employee Survey is HERE

EDR
All staff should use the Employee Development Review  to get feedback on their job performance. At least one EDR is required quarterly, with a minimum of 4 annually. Staff can ask for feedback from co-workers, supervisors, individuals they serve, and  parents/guardians. Staff can also do self-evaluations. Completed EDR forms should be submitted to Human Resources and will be reviewed at least annually during the Employee Review process.

Orientation
New employees at LIFEDesigns are required to complete a combination of online, classroom, and on-the-job training designed to prepare them for their new positions. In addition to agency and customer specific training, our orientation program provides certification in:  

  • The American Red Cross CPR and First Aid
  • The Crisis Prevention Institute’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
  • Core A and B Living in the Community – Medication Administration
  • The State of Indiana’s new Foundations of Direct Support

The online portion of the orientation program may be found here: OPOLE. You will obtain a username and password upon hire.

Continuing Education
All DSPs in the state of Indiana are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education each
year. The renewal includes training on:

  • Customer rights and prevention of abuse, neglect, and exploitation
  • Communication and team building
  • Health and safety issues
  • Medication administration
  • Crisis management
  • CPR/FA (These certifications must be renewed by each employee before it expires). [/list]

Library Resources
LIFEDesigns maintains a library of books, videos, DVDs, and training guides on disability-support related topics at the main office.  Additional items may be accessed through the IIDC’s CeDIR Library