Hiawatha Homes
1820 Valkyrie Drive NW
Rochester, MN 55901
HHI: 507-289-7222
HHF: 507-289-8683
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On Site Training

Prepared for Success….On-Site Training at Hiawatha Homes

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New Staff Orientation

Overview of the agency including a discussion of the agency’s mission, vision, core values, and philosophy in supporting people in their community

Back & Fire Safety

Learn proper techniques for back care and for preventing injuries to yourself and the people we support.

Behavioral Support Training

Learn how to recognize behaviors used as a form of communication, develop and increase staff confidence in supporting people with disabilities.

CPR and First Aid

Through the American Heart Association, learn to recognize potential emergencies, and to use these skills at work or in the community.

Family Perspective

Learn the joys as well as challenges of meaningful relationships among the people we support and their family members.

Medical Needs Training (Course Description)

This class offers information/training on OSHA, medical equipment use, simple medical procedures/personal cares, basic nutrition training, as well as lift equipment, positioning individuals in bed/wheelchairs, and best practice with transfers.

Medication Administration

Learn about types of medications, terminology, documentation, procedures, practices, and the safe, proper and effective administration of medications and equipment.

OSHA: This law works to protect you in your working environment.

Vulnerable Adult /Mandated Reporting

Offers the information you need to effectively protect and empower the individuals we support regarding their vulnerabilities.

Emergency Use of Manual Restraints

Governs what techniques are permitted and not permitted when managing aggressive, non-aggressive or self-injurious behaviors.

Person Centered Planning  (Person Centered Planning Pdf. )

Describes services and goal planning for people we support that are based on their identified needs, interests, preferences, and desired outcomes. Learn about developmental disabilities and the delivery of person first language along with respectful non verbal communication.

Resident’s Rights

 Review the rights that apply to persons served in a program licensed under MN Statutes, chapter 245D.

Data Privacy

Learn guidelines that promote service recipient rights ensuring data privacy and record confidentiality of persons served.



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