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Behavioral Health Professional Training & Certificate Program - Live Online

$25

with Jeffrey Carpenter

Calendar Jan 2, 2022 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week

Our community is looking for individuals who want to make a difference in a childs life. Childrens Behavioral Health Services are vital to Maines children with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health Disorders and their families. The need in our area is great!

As an integral part of the childs treatment team, a Certified Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) has the opportunity to make an immediate impact while helping a child grow and develop to their full potential.We are excited to connect our community to this wonderful FREE ONLINE training program. The training will equip you to help children who are receiving Behavior Health services and will prepare you for employment through local social services agencies.

The program can be started at any time and finished at your own pace. Complete 12 online modules then three 4-hour live sessions, including the new ethics and boundaries training. Once the modules are completed, you will receive free online blood borne pathogen and First Aid & CPR training, if you do not already possess those certifications. The entire training requirements will take about 45 hours.

Registration is ongoing until June 30, 2022. Registration is open to any individual 18 years of age or older upon completion of the course. Registrants have one year to complete the training. Upon registration, you will receive an email with your next steps to start your program from Woodfords Family Services.

Note: The $25 is a registration/admin fee only. There is no cost for this training at this time!

Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/

Jeffrey Carpenter is the Workforce Recruitment Specialist for the State of Maines OCFS through Woodfords Family Services. He is responsible for recruiting Behavior Health Professionals throughout the state by networking with high schools, vocational schools, state colleges, universities and adult education programs. He is here to help you through this opportunity by providing answers to questions and technical issues, should any arise. He is also a resource to connect you with service agencies once you have completed the training.

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FREE Behavioral Health Professional Info Session

Free

with Jeffrey Carpenter

Calendar Jan 6, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Workforce Recruitment Specialist of Woodfords Family Service, Jeffrey Carpenter, to learn more about the Behavioral Health Professional Training Certificate Program. This informational session will help answer all the questions you may have. Masks & distancing required.

Jeffrey Carpenter is the Workforce Recruitment Specialist for the State of Maine's OCFS through Woodfords Family Services. He is responsible for recruiting Behavior Health Professionals throughout the state. Jeffrey will be your host throughout this opportunity by providing answers to any questions that may arise.

Beginner American Sign Language - Live Online

$149

with Samantha Greenwood

Calendar Jan 13, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Learn basic vocabulary, facial expressions, the deaf culture and issues affecting the deaf. Interactive games and communication practices will enhance learning. Use every day conversational skills effectively as you become more confident in the use of sign language. Registration closes at noon on 1/10.

Required: Signing Illustrated Expanded by Mickey Flodin ISBN-13: 978-0399530418 or ISBN-10: 039953041X (approx. $15, Amazon).

Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/

Samantha Greenwood, born hard of hearing, received a Cochlear implant at age 7. She attended RIT/NTID and graduated from CMCC in 2017 with a Human Services degree. She is currently a student at Gallaudet University for an Elementary Teacher degree.

Beginner French

$119

with Gregory M Downs

Calendar Jan 18, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Learn basic French vocabulary, grammar and conversation skills for a variety of different situations that include traveling, shopping, home & family, and food & leisure. This course is designed for students without prior knowledge of French, but would also be a worthwhile refresher course. No class 2/22.

Masks & distancing required.

Recommended text: French Picture Dictionary (Berlitz Publishing). ISBN: 978-1780044774 (approx. $10 on Amazon). This compact dictionary combines images with French text and phonetic pronunciations that covers many categories of interest.

Gregory Downs is a graduate of USM with a degree in French and Linguistics. He has a strong passion for language learning and enjoys every opportunity to share the knowledge he has gained.

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One to One Computer Tutoring Section I

$45

with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Jan 24, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Book your one hour, one-on-one appointment for your technology needs. Topics include Mac/PC information, social media, email and attachments. Perhaps you need help with photos: saving, sending, editing; iTunes, office programs, Internet and internet providers, backing up your work or virus protection. Bring your laptop or use one of our laptops.

Appointments available from 5:30-6:30 PM or 6:45-7:45 PM. Call (207) 934-7922 to register and choose your one hour appointment slot.

Masks & distancing required.

Jeanne Cassidy, MA, CPCM, PMP, has worked with computers for 30+ years in the military and aerospace industry. She enjoys sharing her extensive experience with people who want to become more familiar with existing technology.

Full Course

Heartsaver® CPR & First Aid for Adults & Children

$75

with Karl Finley, EMT-P

Calendar Jan 24, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Acquire the critical skills needed to respond to and manage first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest until emergency medical services arrive. Learn to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies as well as adult/child/infant CPR and automated external defibrillator use. First Aid and CPR cards are good for two years and meet the requirements for child care providers. Tuition includes $18 fee for First Aid/CPR card.

Masks & distancing required.

Karl Finley, volunteer firefighter for 20+ years with Scarborough Fire Department, is an EMT/Paramedic and worked at the Saco Fire Department for 15 years. He has been the Public Education Coordinator for six years and teaching CPR for eight.

Workshop 101 - Mouse & Keyboard

$19

with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Jan 25, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

New Computer User Workshops

The following two-hour workshop is prerequisite for other introductory courses. In class laptops with MS Office 2016 provided for consistency. No personal computers please. Enjoy this small class environment for a supportive learning experience.

Mouse & Keyboard: Get comfortable using your laptop keyboard and mouse and/or touch pad to control the cursor. An introduction on navigating between websites, applications and programs will be presented.

Masks & distancing required.

Jeanne Cassidy, MA, CPCM, PMP, has worked with computers for 30+ years in the military and aerospace industry. She enjoys sharing her extensive experience with people who want to become more familiar with existing technology.

Substitute Teacher Intensive

$89

with Linda Roy

Calendar Feb 1, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Substitute teaching is valuable and rewarding with benefits for the employee and the school. Administrators, teachers and students all value good substitute teachers. Whether new to substitute teaching or looking to freshen your classroom presence, this program will enhance key skills & understandings that will lead to your success at any grade level. Through class presentations, discussion and readings we will address behavior expectations, getting and keeping students on task, and building positive relationships. Examine lesson plans at all grade levels, preview what to expect in any day on the job and discuss the role of technology in todays classrooms. Consider the variety of subbing opportunities in special education and review the professional behaviors that will ensure you're kept as busy as you wish.In order to ease anxieties you might have about fitting into the school community, some of the RSU 23 (OOB) and/or Saco School building principals will visit our class for informal but informative presentations. Brief walk and talk principal-led tours of some of the buildings may be arranged. Because good schools share best practices, these snapshots and tips will be easily translatable to any school within or outside of our two districts. Leave the course with a notebook containing the course presentation, relevant readings and resources that will help you on the job. Course fee refunded upon successful completion. If hired by Saco &/or RSU 23 schools, you will receive the highest substitute pay rate for that district. No class 2/22 & 2/24.

Required: Masks & distancing. You must have access to a computer and email and are responsible for completing state-mandated fingerprinting & Criminal History Records Check (additional fees) and an employment application.

Linda Roy holds a Professional Teacher MS. Ed degree and taught primary grades in OOB schools for 39 years. Since retiring she has substituted regularly in our local schools.





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