GLSA is awesome!
– Dain, age 5
GLSA’s staff are a group of professional, caring, dynamic individuals who bring diverse experience, perspective, and talent to their work with the children of GLSA. GLSA has an unusually low turn over and this continuity in staffing helps the children to build long term caring relationships with our staff. The staff use emotion coaching, non-violent communication and natural consequences to support children in learning healthy social skills, developing friendships, taking responsibility for their own choices and problem solving skills.
GLSA’s staff have back ground checks done upon hiring and periodically during their employment. All full time and part time staff are required upon hiring to complete a 30-hour class covering training in child development, health, safety, and cultural & special needs sensitivity. After this training staff are required to take a minimum of 10 hours a year of continuing education as well as participate in periodic in-service trainings. In addition all staff keep current CPR/ 1st Aid certification for adults and children and take HIV/AIDS & blood borne pathogens training.