10A NCAC 27G .0204       COMPETENCIES AND SUPERVISION OF PARAPROFESSIONALS

(a)  There shall be no privileging requirements for paraprofessionals.

(b)  Paraprofessionals shall be supervised by an associate professional or by a qualified professional as specified in Rule .0104 of this Subchapter.

(c)  Paraprofessionals shall demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities required by the population served.

(d)  At such time as a competency-based employment system is established by rulemaking, then qualified professionals and associate professionals shall demonstrate competence.

(e)  Competence shall be demonstrated by exhibiting core skills including:

(1)           technical knowledge;

(2)           cultural awareness;

(3)           analytical skills;

(4)           decision-making;

(5)           interpersonal skills;

(6)           communication skills; and

(7)           clinical skills.

(f)  The governing body for each facility shall develop and implement policies and procedures for the initiation of the individualized supervision plan upon hiring each paraprofessional.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C-26;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2001;

Temporary Adoption Expired October 13, 2001;

Temporary Adoption Eff. November 1, 2001;

Eff. April 1, 2003.