Attn: Mental Health Community & Facility Instructors
The new Mental Health, Level 1: Capable Caregiver for Mental Wellness will replace the existing DSHS Caregiver and Manager Mental Health Specialty Training.
DSHS is rolling out the class to Instructors across the state beginning in February 2018. You can find the current schedule of training here: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/training/mental-health-level-1-roll-out-class-schedule.
As a Community Instructor you will be required to:
A) Attend and complete the Mental Health, Level 1 Training by August 31, 2018.
Manager Mental Health Specialty Training and the LTC Worker Mental Health Specialty Training curricula may no longer be offered by community or facility instructors AFTER September 1, 2018.
B) Have an Adult Education certificate. If you did NOT already complete this with the Level 1 Dementia Training you can access the registration link HERE. Those classes are scheduled directly with DSHS.
Robin VanHyning, RN, MSN will be teaching the following Level 1, Mental Health Specialty Training classes:
NOTE: All classes will be 9am to 5pm:
March 22nd, Alderwood (Lynnwood) Best Western
19332 36th Ave W, Lynnwood 98036
April 26th, DSHS Spokane Training Classroom
1235 N Post, Spokane 99201(FULL)
April 27th, DSHS Spokane Training Classroom
1235 N Post, Spokane 99201 (FULL)
May 21st, DSHS Yakima CSO Conference Room 5
1002 N 16th Avenue, Yakima 98902
May 22nd, Aging & Adult Care of Central WA - East Wenatchee
50 Simon Street, East Wenatchee 98802
June 25th, DSHS ESA Tacoma
2121 South State Street, 1st Floor, Tacoma 98405 (FULL)
1. You must prepay via the PayPal button below in order to reserve your seat.
Cost is $90.00.
You will automatically receive a receipt from PayPal confirming the date and location. Our office will email you one week prior to the class with a reminder, address and driving directions, etc. We will also email a 24 hour reminder.
If you prefer to pay over the phone feel free to call our office at (206) 673-2919 between 9-5, M-F and we can take your payment over the phone and email you a receipt. Be sure to mention you are registering for the COMMUNITY & FACILITY INSTRUCTOR training.
Note: Classes fill quickly! Classes that become FULL will be noted in the listing on this site and removed from PayPal as a purchase option.
Any questions specific to the roll out of the new Specialty curriculum should be directed to DSHS at (360) 725-2500.
Now Teaching Level 1, Mental Health Specialty Training for Community & Facility Instructors!
Our main office is located in sunny Friday Harbor right up the street from the ferry landing.
We offer Skills Labs for Home Care Aide students (the only part of our 75 hour program that is NOT online) in the following cities: Lynnwood, Mount Vernon, Richland, Spokane and Lacey. We offer Dementia & Mental Health Specialty Training in Lynnwood, Wenatchee and Yakima.
Cornerstone exclusively trains the staff for many of the largest senior housing providers in Washington State totaling over 125 assisted living communities.
We also provide training for over 30 different home care agencies and we are a proud member of the Adult Family Home Council of Washington and work with Adult Family Home providers daily.
We can provide employers with rapid service, employee progress reports, invoicing and more.
Just wanted to let you know I passed both my written exam and skills test this morning...YEA!!!!! Thank you for your assistance throughout the course and for Robin's excellent skills lab. I was thoroughly prepared and ready for any subject matter or skill...Now I will proceed with the delegation course which is waiting for me so you haven't heard the last of me yet!
-Steve D. - HCA Student
Cornerstone Healthcare Training
PO Box 519
Friday Harbor WA 98250 US
(206) 673-2919 Tel/Text/Fax