Grand-Aides supervisors

CERTIFICATION AND RE-CERTIFICATION OF SUPERVISORS

A Grand-Aides Supervisor provides oversees the web-based training of Grand-Aides as well as other classroom training, clinical training, and supervision for Grand-Aides.

CERTIFICATION

Grand-Aides Supervisors are key partners in maintaining the integrity of the program. Participants who complete the Grand-Aides Supervisor program offered by Grand-Aides USA are certified to participate in Grand-Aides training programs.

Supervisor Certification assures that Supervisors know the Grand-Aides training program well enough to consistently deliver effective Grand-Aides supervision. Participants who successfully complete Grand-Aides Supervisor program receive certification, which lasts for one year.

Certification is granted to an individual, who must function within a certified organization. Therefore the name of the individual and the name of the organization appear on the certificate. Yearly re-certification is required.

Confidentiality Before receiving training materials, the supervisor trainee will be required to sign a statement that the person will not use any materials and will not duplicate materials or sell / give them to others. When the supervisor no longer works for that organization, all materials must be returned. The materials are all copyrighted. Patents are pending.

RE-CERTIFICATION

Annual re-certification assures that Supervisors maintain their Grand-Aides content knowledge. To re-certify, Supervisors must demonstrate their continued success by completing the following tasks:

  • Supervise a minimum of 2 Grand-Aides per year.
  • Receive “satisfactory” or better evaluations by at least 80% of the Grand-Aides sampled by the Grand-Aides Foundation.
  • Successfully complete at least 5 hours of continuing education for Supervisors.
  • Demonstrate to Grand-Aides USA that data on Grand-Aides encounters are up to date and accurate. Completed application is due after 10 months; a site visit is conducted as part of re-certification of the institution.
  • Supervisor Re-certification is granted to an individual, who must function within a certified organization. Therefore the name of the individual and the name of the organization appear on the certificate.

BENEFITS/COST

BENEFITS OF RE-CERTIFICATION

In addition to verifying Grand-Aides content knowledge, Supervisor Certification provides the following benefits:

  • Continuing ability to supervise Grand-Aides.
  • Opportunity to participate with other Grand-Aides Supervisors in worldwide registries
  • Supervisors have regular communication sharing best practices
  • Opportunity to participate in joint research programs with other supervisor

COST OF RE-CERTIFICATION

Cost is paid by the Organization.

FAQs

HOW DO I BECOME A GRAND-AIDES SUPERVISOR?

Becoming a Grand-Aides Supervisor requires the following steps:

  • Be designated by your organization
  • Complete the Grand-Aides USA “Train the Supervisor” program successfully

DO ALL SUPERVISORS TEACH?

In the vast majority of cases, supervisors train the Grand-Aides they supervise. However in some large organizations, there may be teachers who teach more Grand-Aides than they supervise. As well, in these large organizations, there may be supervisors who did not train their own Grand-Aides

HOW LONG DOES MY GRAND-AIDES SUPERVISOR CERTIFICATION LAST?

Grand-Aides Supervisor certification is valid for one year

WHO MAY I TRAIN ONCE I AM A GRAND-AIDES SUPERVISOR?

A Certified Grand-Aides Supervisor is required to sign a statement that the Supervisor will only teach Grand-Aides in the certified organization for which they work.

CAN I KEEP AND USE THE TRAINING AND OTHER MATERIALS AFTER I AM NO LONGER A SUPERVISOR ASSOCIATED WITH A CERTIFIED ORGANIZATION?

Absolutely not. You are required to sign a statement that you will not use any materials and will not duplicate materials or sell / give them to others. When the supervisor no longer works for that organization, all materials must be returned. The materials are all copyrighted. Patents are pending.