Core competencies (Goals 1-7)
Every direct support professional in New York State is now required to demonstrate core competencies to ensure quality care.
The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) has mandated the following skills and values-based competencies.
The resources available in the YAI Resource Center help staff meet each core goal.
Putting People First (Goal 1)
Building and Maintaining Positive Relationships (Goal 2)
Demonstrating Professionalism (Goal 3)
Supporting Good Health (Goal 4)
Supporting Safety (Goal 5)
Having a Home (Goal 6)
Being Active and Productive in Society (Goal 7)