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Ohio Setting Core Competencies for Direct Service Workers

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Office of Health Transformation convened a work group composed of consumer advocates, stakeholder associations, state officials and legislative members who defined the core competencies, identified which direct care workers should meet those competencies, and in December 2013 reported the recommendations to the Ohio General Assembly (view here: https://tinyurl.com/l9vsckj) 

The Ohio Department of Medicaid has requested direct service workers participate in testing multiple choice questions and skills tasks that measure knowledge related to direct service work in order to create a certification test. The testing will be conducted between February 5, 2014 and May 1, 2014 and held at D&S Diversified Technologies test sites at several locations across the state.

If you currently qualify as a DSW, call 877-851-2355 to be scheduled into the next available test event in your area. If you complete all sessions of the test event, we will send you a check for $125. This reimbursement is available to the first 200 participants. Download a flyer 



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