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Vocational behavior enhancement1

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Vocational behavior enhancement1

  1. 1.  At the Perkins Center, we believe in the promotion of positive work and social behaviors through the use of behavior management.  Through vocational behavior enhancement, we seek to structure an environment in which appropriate work and social behaviors are positively reinforced and inappropriate behaviors have fair and immediate consequences.
  2. 2.  The Perkins Center provides general supervision for students while on campus grounds, while riding on Perkins Center vehicles, and during recreation events that occur off campus grounds.  There are many hours during the day when students will have unstructured time.  Students should be aware they are subject to all local, state, and federal laws when on campus grounds or while engaged in activities off campus grounds supervised by Perkins Center staff.
  3. 3. Students that knowingly help, fail to report, or act as lookouts for students breaking Center rules are considered equally responsible and shall be issued the same Group Behavior as those breaking the rules.
  4. 4.  Conduct standards are organized into four groups, with Group IV behaviors being the least serious, and Group I behaviors being the most serious.  Consequences have been given for each group that cannot be deviated from in any way.  Each group behavior is noted for being either a Center Rule, a Work Behavior, and/or a Safety Issue.
  5. 5.  Center Rule  Being a part of this community, you need to respect its guidelines.  Work Behavior  This behavior may prevent you from getting and keeping a job.  Safety Issue  This behavior may be illegal or harm you, another person, or property.
  6. 6.  Causing emergency procedures to be initiated without proper cause.  Contacting emergency responders, 911, EMS, Police, or Fire Departments, causing Center evacuation, lockdown, or shelter in place)  This behavior is a safety issue.
  7. 7.  Having in possession on the Center property following Center Orientation, weapons or other dangerous items listed in the Student Handbook.  A dangerous weapon is construed to be any instrument which may cause bodily injury and there is reasonably good indication that it is to be used in a threatening or menacing manner, including but not limited to firearms and knives.  This behavior is a safety issue.
  8. 8.  Having in possession alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, synthetic substitutes, unauthorized controlled prescription medication, and prescription medication out of container.  Distributing the above substances or any other substance which may cause harm to the recipient on Center property or function.  This behavior is a center rule, work behavior and safety issue.
  9. 9.  Physical assault or sexual assault-  To attack violently with the purpose of causing bodily injury or harm, sexual contact with individual with guardianship.  Could also include unexpected force or the use of a weapon.  This behavior is a safety issue.
  10. 10.  Stealing an item(s) with a replacement value of $50.00 or more.  Stealing is defined as taking by force, by secrecy, or without permission.  This behavior is a center rule, work behavior and safety issue.
  11. 11.  Being in an area which poses a danger for serious injury or death:  Such as  Being off Center grounds after the posted deadline times,  Crossing roads on Center functions without staff approval,  Being on the railroad tracks or the river bank at any time.  This behavior is a safety issue.
  12. 12.  Three escalated Group II’s in 14 days or any combination of Group II’s issued in a 30 day period.  This behavior is a center rule, work behavior and safety issue.
  13. 13.  Deliberately destroys, damages, or defaces property belonging to another or the Center valued at more than $500.00.  This behavior is a center rule, work behavior and safety issue.
  14. 14.  Being involved in any behavior on campus or off campus which is considered severely detrimental to the mission of The Perkins Training Center.  This would include, but not be limited to,  Extreme acts of disturbance in the presence of members of the community,  Having to call emergency responders to de-escalate a situation,  A consumer being arrested while on campus or on a off campus facility sponsored event.  This behavior is a center rule, work behavior and safety issue.
  15. 15. 1. Administrator in Charge or On-Call is contacted at the discretion of the staff person involved. 2. Student is removed from the Perkins Center property as soon as housing and transportation can be arranged; unless legal implications require the student be detained. 3. Student is discharged from Perkins Center for 6 months, contingent upon the appeals process. 4. Problem Solving Team meets within 48 hours, or on the next available work day, of receiving the offense to develop the following: • Recommendations to the referral source for documented treatment and/or corrective measures prior to the student’s readmission to the Perkins Center. • Further treatment and/or corrective measures for the student upon readmission to the Perkins Center.
  16. 16. Students who complete their training program with a group I behavior may not be able to participate in the graduation ceremony. A committee will determine if the student can participate and will inform them of the decision.
  17. 17.  Being disorderly; continuation of a disruption after initial intervention.  This behavior is a work behavior and safety issue.
  18. 18.  Being under influence/intoxicated or being in possession of drug paraphernalia (includes uncontrolled prescribed medication or substances with psychotropic effects and empty alcohol containers) on outings, or Center grounds.  This would include an admission of guilt or confirmation through a drug or alcohol screen.  Refusal of a drug/alcohol screen is considered an admission of guilt.  This behavior is a work behavior and safety issue.
  19. 19.  Fighting not covered under Group I behaviors (deliberate, mutually agreed upon, or after being provoked where more force is used than necessary for self-defense.)  This behavior is a work behavior and safety issue.
  20. 20.  Intimidating behavior which is defined as a verbal threat, a written threat, or body language suggesting that a physical confrontation is likely.  Any recognized form of bullying, including but not limited to: physical, verbal, indirect (rumors), social alienation, intimidation, and cyber- bullying.  This behavior is a work behavior and safety issue.
  21. 21.  Being in designated restricted areas such as unlit areas, areas under construction, training areas after classes, coat closets, bathrooms of the opposite sex, and areas discussed in orientation.
  22. 22.  Destroys, damages, or defaces property belonging to another or the Center valued at less than $500.  This behavior is a work behavior.
  23. 23.  Deliberate injury to self or deliberate injury to another with permission. This includes tattoo’s, piercings and rituals.  This behavior is a safety issue.
  24. 24.  Abuse of medication and/or medication policies, to include medication prescribed to the individual in question, in proper containers.  This behavior is a safety issue.
  25. 25.  Creating a fire hazard.  Including, but not limited to the following:  Burning incense, candles, or other materials.  This behavior is a safety issue.
  26. 26.  Exhibitionism  Deliberately engaging in public exposure or indecency.  This behavior is a center rule, work behavior and safety issue.
  27. 27.  Engaging in consensual sexual contact under the clothing on center grounds or outings.  Including: sexual intercourse, oral or anal intercourse  This behavior is a center rule, work behavior and safety issue.
  28. 28.  Exploitation  Including but not limited to dictating another’s behavior for personal gain or borrowing with no intent to return or reimburse.  This behavior is a center rule and safety issue.
  29. 29.  Failure to follow the Center Student Vehicle Procedures with 30 days of first violation.  This behavior is a center rule.
  30. 30.  Theft of any item where a replacement value is less than $50.00.  Theft is defined as taking by force, by secrecy, or without permission.  This behavior is a center rule, work behavior and safety issue.
  31. 31.  Failure to wear or refusal to wear a seat belt while being transported in any Center vehicle.  This behavior is a center rule, work behavior and safety issue.
  32. 32.  Three Group III’s in 14 days.  This behavior is a center rule, work behavior and safety issue.
  33. 33.  Minors or students under guardianship that violate Center pass system rules.  This behavior is a center rule, work behavior and safety issue.
  34. 34.  Male students found in female dormitory or vice versa. If in the room by consent both students are issued the group.  This behavior is a center rule, work behavior and safety issue.
  35. 35. 1. Verbal explanation to the student about the behavior. 2. Immediate demonstration of the appropriate behavior, and/or correction of the inappropriate behavior, by the student. 3. Loss of privilege status. 4. Problem Solving Team meeting within 48 hours, or on the next available work day, of receiving the offense. 5. Floor restriction from 6:00 PM until 6:00 AM each day until the Problem Team meets. 6. Appropriate documentation on a Perkins Center Accident, Incident, or Behavioral Report Form.

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