(1) The minimum qualifications for instructors for manager mental health specialty
, in addition to the general qualifications in WAC 388-112-0380
(1) and (2) include:
(a) The instructor must be experienced in mental health caregiving practices and capable of demonstrating competency in the entire course content;
(i) Bachelor's degree, registered nurse, or mental health specialist, with at least one year of education in seminars, conferences, continuing education, or in college classes, in subjects directly related to mental health, such as, but not limited to, psychology. (One year of education equals twenty-four semester hours, thirty-six quarter hours, or at least one hundred ninety-two hours of seminars, conferences, and continuing education.)
(ii) If required by WAC 388-112-0160
, successful completion of the mental health specialty training, prior to beginning to train others.
(c) Work experience - Two years full-time equivalent direct work experience with people who have a mental illness; and
(d) Teaching experience:
(i) Two hundred hours experience teaching mental health or closely related subjects; and
(ii) Successful completion of an adult education class:
(A) For instructors teaching alternate curriculums, a class in adult education that meets the requirements of WAC 388-112-0400
(iii) For instructors teaching mental health specialty training, successful completion of the DSHS instructor qualification/demonstration process:
(iv) And has been approved and contracted by the department as a community instructor.
(e) Instructors who will administer tests must have experience or training in assessment and competency testing.
(2) Instructors for long-term care worker mental health specialty training:
(a) Long-term care worker mental health specialty may be taught by an assisted living facility administrator (or designee), adult family home provider (or designee), or corporate trainer, who has successfully completed the manager mental health specialty training. A qualified instructor under this subsection may teach specialty to long-term care workers employed at other home(s) licensed by the same licensee.
(3) Long-term care worker mental health specialty taught by a person who does not meet the requirements in subsection (2)(a) must meet the same requirements as the instructors for manager mental health specialty in subsection (1).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. 13-02-023, § 388-112-0385, filed 12/20/12, effective 1/20/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.090, 70.128.040, 74.39A.050, 34.05.020, 2000 c 121, and 2002 c 233. 02-15-066, § 388-112-0385, filed 7/11/02, effective 8/11/02.]