Ask Ryan//How to make the most of my training sessions?
Updated: Aug 23, 2021
Author: Ryan Dettrey, Training Coordinator
Welcome, and congratulations on taking the time to invest in your Success!
That's what training is - an investment in you and your ability to succeed at Success Rehabilitation. I'm here to guide you along the way and answer your questions - there will be many, and that's OK! My objective is to make sure you are as prepared as possible to work with our clients and understand the complexities of helping individuals who have experienced brain injury.
You will not know everything after our three-week training program - you're not supposed to. Continuous learning is part of our culture here at Success. It's how you grow on a personal and professional level. We will provide you the resources to ensure you continue developing your skill-set.
First things first, what is the training setup?
Your first 2-3 days at Success will be classroom learning with sessions taught by our internal subject matter experts. Then onto the fun part - shadowing sessions. Shadowing our experienced Direct Support Professionals and Residential Program Coordinators provides an opportunity to discover the day-to-day life of our clients and gain exposure to direct care techniques and protocols in a variety of residential and outpatient settings.
We will train you on rotating shifts ( 7 am - 3 pm, 3 pm -11 pm, 11 pm - 7 am).
Oh yeah, did I mention that you are paid during training! Meals included - a small perk provided daily.
Onto the good stuff - How to make the most of your training, here are three tips?
1. Ask Specific Questions
Ask as many questions as you can. Unsure, just ask! We provide a new hire survey at the end of each training week. Answer honestly. Our internal team will review your feedback to ensure you get what you need. What would you like to know more about? What are you unclear about? Where would you like the training to focus?
Do you need more time on transitioning a client from a wheelchair? No problem, we will make it happen.
2. Be Curious
Yes, we teach you about brain injury and train you to work with those who have experienced brain injury. That shouldn't stop you from using the Google machine ahead of your first day. A little reading ahead of time can jump-start your learning process. There are many fascinating resources about brain injury and neuroscience to get you more familiar with the topic. Check out our Youtube Channel as a starting point - don't forget to subscribe! Our team will gladly provide further education and answer questions ahead of schedule!
3. Have Fun
We make training as informational and fun as possible. Community outings at our Saturday At Success (S@S) are a great way to enjoy activities while learning more about the clients and their needs. Please bring your sense of humor as your learning - the clients will appreciate it! Your team members and training coordinators will support you and have some interesting stories of their own... just ask!