WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

CSS Healthcare Services provides Community based health services to the young, the elderly and to Individuals with Developmental Disability. Founded in 1997, we have the ability to offer a variety of quality community-based services to our clients, which has greatly contributed to our growth and success.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Harry Hunter, MSW, MBA, Ph.D.

Volunteer Roles: Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

Peer Reviewer for the month of January 2013, Dr. Hunter has been volunteering for COA since 2005, conducting five site reviews.
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Purpose

A stable, qualified, trained, and supported workforce contributes effectively and efficiently to the delivery of quality programming that promotes positive child and youth education and development.

CYD-HR 3: Personnel Qualifications: Out-of-School Time

Personnel are qualified to work with children and youth and operate the out-of-school time program.

Note: COA recognizes that the job titles used in some programs may vary from the titles listed below.  Accordingly, the responsibilities assumed by personnel will determine the qualifications required.  COA also understands that in some programs, one person may assume the responsibilities of more than one position.  When this happens, the person should meet the qualifications required for the highest level of responsibility.

In some cases personnel who do not meet the exact minimum qualifications options listed may still be qualified by another equivalent combination of education and experience.  For example, a person with an Associate’s degree and 10 years of experience may be qualified to serve as a Program Administrator even if he or she does not have a Bachelor’s degree.

If already-employed staff do not meet the education, experience, and professional preparation requirements included in the standards, the program should take steps to provide the support and training opportunities needed to ensure they are capable of performing their responsibilities.  This includes internal and external training and educational opportunities to support professional development, as addressed in CYD-HR 5 and 6, and direct supervision and guidance from an appropriately qualified staff person, as addressed in CYD-HR 7.

NA The program is not an Out-of-School Time program.

Rating Indicators
1
The program’s practices fully meet the standard, as indicated by full implementation of the practices outlined in the Practice Standards.
2
Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement, as noted in the ratings for the Practice Standards.
3
Practice requires significant improvement, as noted in the ratings for the Practice Standards.
4
Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all, as noted in the ratings for the Practice Standards.

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • List of program personnel that includes:
      1. name;
      2. job title;
      3. degree held and/or other credentials;
      4. professional preparation;
      5. FTE;
      6. length of employment at the program; 
      7. time in current position
    • Job descriptions
    • Personnel resumes
    • Personnel records
    • Interview:
      1. Program Administrator
      2. Site Director
      3. Program Personnel

  • CYD-HR 3.01

    The Program Administrator is qualifed by:

    1. a bachelor’s degree in a related field, one year of related experience, and six credits of professional preparation; or
    2. a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field, two years of related experience, and twelve credits of professional preparation.

    Interpretation: In terms of education, related fields include education, child development, developmental psychology, youth studies, family social sciences, and recreation.  
     
    In terms of professional preparation, credits represent approximately 15 hours of participation in a post-secondary course, and can be earned through college classes, technical vocational classes, or community-based trainings or workshops.  Credits of professional preparation may be in areas including administration (e.g., human resources, fiscal management, organizational development, strategic planning, marketing, and community development), child and youth development (i.e. development during middle childhood and adolescence), and other areas related to out-of-school time programming (e.g., health and safety, developmentally-appropriate practices, group or individual guidance, community service and service learning, working with families, communty outreach, and activity planning).

    Note: The Program Adminstrator is responsible for the overall direction of the program, including: (1) developing mission, goals, and policies; (2) program planning and evaluation; (3) program administration, including fiscal management; and (4) organizational development, including management of human resources.


  • CYD-HR 3.02

    The Site Director is qualified by:

    1. a bachelor’s degree in a related field, six months of related experience, and six credits of professional preparation;
    2. a bachelor’s degree in a related field, one year of related experience, and nine credits of professional preparation;
    3. an associate’s degree or two years of college in a related field, 18 months of related experience, and six credits of professional preparation; or
    4. a recognized state or national school-age care or youth worker credential such as CYC Certification, 18 months of related experience, and six credits of professional preparation.

    Interpretation: In terms of education, related fields include education, child development, developmental psychology, youth studies, family social sciences, and recreation.  
     
    In terms of professional preparation, credits represent approximately 15 hours of participation in a post-secondary course, and can be earned through college classes, technical vocational classes, or community-based trainings or workshops. Credits of professional preparation may be in child and youth development (i.e. development during middle childhood and adolescence) and other areas related to out-of-school time programming (e.g., health and safety, developmentally-appropriate practices, group or individual guidance, community service and service learning, working with families, communty outreach, and activity planning).

    Note: The Site Director is responsible for the daily operations of the program, including: (1) supervising personnel; (2) overseeing all program activities; (3) communicating with families; and (4) building relationships with the community.


  • CYD-HR 3.03

    Senior Group Leaders are qualified by:

    1. a bachelor’s degree in a related field and three months of related experience;
    2. a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field, three months of related experience, and six credits of professional preparation;
    3. an associate’s degree or two years of college in a related field, six months of related experience, and six credits of professional preparation;
    4. an associate’s degree or two years of college in an unrelated field, one year of related experience, and six credits of professional preparation; or
    5. a recognized state or national school-age care or youth worker credential such as CYC Certification, six months of related experience, and six credits of professional preparation.

    Interpretation: In terms of education, related fields include education, child development, developmental psychology, youth studies, family social sciences, and recreation.  

    In terms of professional preparation, credits represent approximately 15 hours of participation in a post-secondary course, and can be earned through college classes, technical vocational classes, or community-based trainings or workshops. Credits of professional preparation may be in child and youth development (i.e. development during middle childhood and adolescence) and other areas related to out-of-school time programming (e.g., health and safety, developmentally-appropriate practices, group or individual guidance, community service and service learning, working with families, communty outreach, and activity planning).

    Note: Senior Group Leaders are responsible for supervision and guidance of children and youth in the program, including: (1) activity planning and implementation; (2) communicating with families; (3) supervising support staff; and (4) relating to the community.


  • CYD-HR 3.04

    Group Leaders are qualified by:

    1. a bachelor’s degree in a related field;
    2. a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field, three months of related experience, and three credits of professional preparation;
    3. an associate’s degree or two years of college in a related field, and six months of related experience; 
    4. an associate’s degree or two years of college in an unrelated field, nine months of related experience, and three credits of professional preparation; 
    5. a recognized state or national school-age care or youth worker credential such as CYC Certification, and six months of related experience; or
    6. a high school diploma or GED, 18 months of related experience, and six credits of professional preparation.

    Interpretation: In terms of education, related fields include education, child development, developmental psychology, youth studies, family social sciences, and recreation.  

    In terms of professional preparation, credits represent approximately 15 hours of participation in a post-secondary course, and can be earned through college classes, technical vocational classes, or community-based trainings or workshops.  Credits of professional preparation may be in child and youth development (i.e. development during middle childhood and adolescence) and other areas related to out-of-school time programming (e.g., health and safety, developmentally-appropriate practices, group or individual guidance, community service and service learning, working with families, communty outreach, and activity planning).

     

    Note: Group Leaders are responsible for supervision and guidance of children and youth in the program under the direction of a Senior Group Leader, including: (1) activity planning and implementation; (2) communicating with families; (3) supervising support staff; and (4) relating to the community.


  • CYD-HR 3.05

    Assistant Group Leaders are at least 16 years old.

    Note: Assistant Group Leaders are responsible for carrying out activities under the direct supervision of a Group Leader.
     

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