direct support professionals


A Comprehensive Training Program

Our Direct Support Professionals are known for setting the bar for quality service delivered to individuals with intellectual disabilities. Our DSPs receive core initial trainings that equip them with the information and skills needed to excel in this line of work. Our arsenal of trainings include over 40 trainings in multiple subject areas and are provided throughout the professional career of our DSPs. DSPs must participate in an annual re-certification of appropriate trainings and all trainings are facilitated by instructors licensed by the State of New York.



  • Abuse Identification & Prevention
  • Adult, Child, & Infant CPR/ First Aid for Health Care Providers
  • Audit Awareness
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)/ CPR for the Professional Rescuer (CPRO)
  • Characteristics of Intellectual Disabilities
  • Choking Prevention
  • Emergency Protocols

  • Fire Safety
  • Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) & Family Support
  • History of Human Services in NYS
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Human Rights
  • Human Sexuality
  • Individuals in our Care Guidelines
  • Infection Control & Bloodborne Pathogens/ Disease Transmission
  • Informed Choice

  • Medicaid Corporate Compliance
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Positive Behavioral Support
  • Promoting Relationships and Implementing Safe Environments (PRAISE)
  • Safeguards & Individual Plan of Protection
  • Service Documentation
  • Strategies for Crisis Intervention & Prevention – Revised (SCIP-R)
  • Supervision of Individuals & Support Needs
  • Wilderness First Aid/ Responding to Emergencies (RTE)

Additional Trainings for Direct Support Professionals

The Logan Staffing Solutions, Inc. team is committed to the continued training of our staff throughout their professional careers with our organization. We provide training throughout the careers of our DSPs, ensuring that they are trained in the latest and best practices of care.

Personal Development

  • Anger & Stress Management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Mediation Skills & Managing Conflict in the Workplace
  • Positive Communication Skills
  • Trust Building & Team Cohesion
  • Professionalism in the Workplace

Professional Development

  • Adaptive Living Skills
  • Approved Medication Administration Personnel (AMAP)
  • Cooking & Food Management
  • Cultural Competence
  • Introduction to Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy
  • Leisure & Recreation
  • Nutrition, Menus, Special Diets & Substitutions
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Pica Prevention
  • Principles of Normalization
  • Proper Lifting & Moving Techniques
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Teaching Daily Living Skills
  • Vehicle Safety Procedures