Benco has a number of trainings that all employees are required to be certified in. Benco training classes are solely for new and current Benco employees and are not offered to the general public.

Employees my sign themselves up using the Therap program, stopping in at the Benco Administrative office, or calling the office at 541-753-5040.

Each employee is also required to have a total of 12 in-service training hours every year.

Benco requires and offers all of the following training classes.

Preservice

This is the first training a new employee receives. This is an orientation to Benco. This training consists of reading policies and filling out hiring paperwork. Length of training: up to 4 hours.

Blood Borne Pathogens and Reporting Abuse

This training teaches employees about bloodborne pathogens, personal protective equipment and how to recognize and report abuse. This certification is good for one year. All employees must be certified before training or working at the programs. Employees must be certified within 30 days of hire. Length of training: 2.5 hours.

CPR

This class is taught by the Benco trainer who is certified through the American Heart Association.   All employees must be certified in CPR before working unassisted.  This certification is good for two years.  Employees must be certified within 30 days of hire. Length of training: 4 hours.

First Aid

This class is taught by the Benco trainer who is certified through the American Heart Association.   All employees must be certified in First Aid before working unassisted.  This certification is good for two years.  Employees must be certified within 30 days of hire. Length of training: 2.5 hours.

Oregon Intervention System (OIS)

This class teaches employees about behaviors and how to properly use Protective Physical Intervention. This certification is good for two years. Depending on the program an employee works at, they may need to be certified before working unassisted.  All employees must be certified within 30 days of hire. Length of training: 16 hours.

Skills

This is training is a history of Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities, listening skills, resident rights, relationship building skills and more. This certification does not expire. All employees must be certified within 30 days of hire. Length of training: 3 hours.

Welcome to my World

This hands on class puts employee in the shoes of the residents they may be working with in order to demonstrate the importance of being sensitive to each residents situation. This certification does not expire. All employees must be certified within 30 days of hire. Length of training: 2 hours.