WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Catholic Charities alleviates human suffering and improves the quality of life of 100,000 people annually, regardless of religious background. A staff of 600 provides support and services related to housing, food, mental health, children's services, addiction treatment, and domestic violence services.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions

Tim Spearin, Vice President, Quality Assurance

ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) since 1996.  Reaccreditation attests that a member organization continues to meet the highest national operating standards as set by the COA.  It also provides assurance that ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions is performing services which the community needs, conducting its operations and funds successfully.
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Purpose

The agency’s administrative and service environments contribute to agency effectiveness and are respectful, safe, and accessible.

FOC
PA-ASE 5: Tools and Equipment

Safety procedures govern service recipient’s use of equipment, tools, and appliances at the agency’s facilities or in the field and:
  1. personnel evaluate the potential hazards associated with a service recipient’s use of a particular tool, appliance, or piece of equipment;
  2. identify whether its use is appropriate to the user’s age and competency level; and 
  3. directly supervise the use of the item by service recipients as necessary.

Interpretation: "Equipment, tools, and appliances" include any item with the potential to cause harm to service recipients if used inappropriately. This can include appliances such as microwaves or coffee makers that could be found in a kitchen or milieu. It can also include items used for arts and crafts such as glue guns, as well as sporting and outdoor equipment.

NA Service recipients use of tools, appliances, or equipment is limited to the supervised use of common office supplies.

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    County/Municipality Administered Agency, State Administered Agency (Central Office), or other Public Entity
    • Safety procedures governing service recipients' use of equipment, tools, and appliances
    State Administered Agency (Regional Office)
    • No Self-Study Evidence
    All Agencies
    • Case records or other documentation regarding service recipients' use of tools, equipment, or appliances
    All Agencies
    • Interview:
      1. Relevant personnel
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