Staff Training

All staff trainings provided by MCS are listed below. To register for a training please click on “Register” located beneath the class you would like to attend. All trainings are held in the MCS Springfield office in the large conference room unless otherwise specified. The number of seats per training are limited so register early!

ATTENTION
The DPPC Refresher Training has been replaced by Mandated Reporting Training. Please open the Mandated Reporting Training page for more information.

 

Some Notes about Online Trainings

You are required to open and review the training material provided in each of the trainings. You will be signing off that you have read/watched the material provided so please do so.

Please do not proceed with any of the online trainings unless you know for sure  it is time for you to take it. You will not be paid for any training if it is not time for you to take it. If you have any questions regarding any of the MCS trainings, including if it is time for you to take it, you may contact Roz Mestre-Resto, MCS Training Coordinator at (413) 782-2500.

Upon successfully completing a training please contact your supervisor to determine if you will be paid for your time. If you are paid it is your responsibility to make sure it is listed on your time sheet.


BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS            Instructor: N/A – Online Training

This training contains a PDF reading packet and a post test. Please be sure to view the reading material before taking the test. Bloodborne Pathogens is a required training that must be renewed annually.

To enter the Bloodborne Pathogen Training page please click here


 

CPR & FIRST AID                    

****PLEASE NOTE***** The American Red Cross certification requirements have changed. CPR/First Aid/AED class will now be six hours long. Night classes will now be broken in two, three hour session. You MUST attend both sessions in order to obtain the two year certification. Weekday and Saturday classes will be conducted in six hours with a break for lunch.

October Classes

DAY                                                              TIME                          SEATS AVAILABLE

This is a two day class:                                                                                                                          Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019  AND                 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm                       8                                Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019                        5:30 pm – 8:30 pm                                                          Instructor: Leslie DesRoberts

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019                      10:00 am – 3:00 pm                      8                              Instructor: Lutece Richardson

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019                      10:00 am – 3:30 pm                      8                              Instructor: Lutece Richardson

To register for a class please click here


 

DIABETES                                                  Instructor:  Carol Talbot

DAY                                                       TIME                                 SEATS AVAILABLE

Monday, October 28, 2019                         5:00 pm – 6:00 pm                             2                

To register for the diabetes class please click here

 


 

DRIVER SAFETY                                Instructor: N/A – Online Training

This training contains a PowerPoint presentation and a post test. Please be sure to view the presentation before taking the test. If you are unable to open the PowerPoint program on your computer we have also included a PDF file of the presentation for you to view. Driver Safety is a required training for all MCS employees that transport or intend to transport any of our individuals. This training must be renewed every other year.

To enter the Driver Safety Training page please click here


 

FIRE SAFETY                                       Instructor: N/A – Online Training

This training contains a video and signature page. Please be sure to view the video before completing the signature page. Fire Safety is a required training that must be renewed annually.

To enter the Fire Safety Training page please click here.


 

HUMAN RIGHTS TRAINING                     Instructor: Amy Sullivan

Human Rights & DPPC training is a five hour training offered to all MCS staff. It is a basic human rights training as well as a Disabled Persons Protection Commission training. This is a mandatory training for all new MCS staff.

DAY                                                          TIME                         SEATS AVAILABLE

Saturday, October 19, 2019                      10:30 am – 3:30 pm                      27                           

To register for a Human Rights class please click here


 

MANDATED REPORTING (FORMERLY DPPC REFRESHER)  

Instructor: N/A – Online Training

Mandated Reporting is training that will enhance your knowledge on how to effectively report abuse.  This is a mandatory training for all MCS staff once a year. Employees must have attended Human Rights/Mandated Reporting (formally DPPC) with in the last three years and not be a new employee.  Mandated Reporting is a required training that must be renewed annually. You do not take the Mandated Reporting the year that you take your Human Rights Training as the Mandated Reporting information is included in it.

To enter the Mandated Reporting Training page please click here


 

BASIC MEDICATION TRAINING                       Instructor: Carol Talbot

DAY                                                              TIME                               SEATS AVAILABLE

This is a 2 Day Class – You Must Attend Both Days  

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 AND     9:00 am – 5:00 pm                   1                            Thursday, November 14, 2019                 

To register for the Basic Medication Training class please click here


 

MEDICATION RE-CERTIFICATION         Instructor: Scott Walker

DAY                                                       TIME                                     SEATS AVAIL.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019         5:00 pm – 7:00 pm                                   5

To register for the Medication Re-certification class, please click here


 

SAFETY CARE SPECIALIST                    Instructor: Clinical Team Staff

It is mandatory that all staff working in a MCS residential program be Safety Care Certified.  The initial certification class is a 2 day class, the re-certification class is a 1 day class.  Once you have completed the initial 2 day Safety Care certification training you must complete an annual 1 day re-certification training prior to the expiration date on your Safety Care Certificate to maintain certified status.   If certification expires, staff are required to complete the 2 day training again.

Staff must fill out a Safety Care Registration form available on the MCS Main Office training board or this website (see below).  Filled out Safety Care Registration forms are to be placed in the file folder located on the training board.

INITIAL CERTIFICATION

DAY                                                       TIME                                     SEATS AVAIL.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 AND        10:00 am – 4:00 pm                               1                Wednesday, November 20, 2019       

– YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS –

 

RE-CERTIFICATION

DAY                                                       TIME

Not yet scheduled                                                  

To register for a Safety Care class please click here


 

SEIZURES                                                                Instructor: Carol Talbot

DAY                                                      TIME                                     SEATS AVAIL.

Monday, October 28, 2019                   5:00 pm – 6:00 pm                                 20

To register for the Seizures class please click here


 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

This training contains three PDF reading packets and a sign-off sheet. Please be sure to view the reading material before submitting the sign-off form. Sexual Harassment is a required training that must be renewed annually.

To enter Sexual Harassment Training please click here


 

SUDDEN ILLNESS                                           Instructor: Scott Walker

DAY                                                       TIME                                     SEATS AVAIL

Wednesday, October 23, 2019                  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm                             20

 

To register for the Sudden Illness training please click here


 

VITAL SIGNS                                                     Instructor: Carol Talbot

DAY                                                       TIME                                     SEATS AVAIL.

Not yet scheduled.                                         

To register for the Vital Signs training please click here


 

WORKPLACE SAFETY                           Instructor: N/A – Online Training

This training contains a PowerPoint presentation and a post test. Please be sure to view the presentation before taking the test. If you are unable to open the PowerPoint program on your computer we have also included a PDF file of the presentation for you to view. Workplace Safety is a required training for all MCS employees that must be taken only once.

To enter the Workplace Safety Training page please click here