One of the reasons why Horizon employees make us a Best Place to Work in WNY is because we are committed to the ongoing and continued education of our staff. One way that we accomplish this is through Horizon University (HU). HU is a staff development program that promotes a culture of employees who are knowledgeable, effective, motivated, connected and empathetic.
The program consists of a series of courses created based on the Horizon Health Services treatment philosophy and approaches. Courses include reference to cultural competence, empathy, use of appropriate professional authority, ethical considerations and person centered care.
The goals of the Horizon University’s continuing education program include:
- The opportunity for all staff members to receive a “best in class” educational experience.
- Enhancing our quality of services through professional development.
- Providing an effective delivery of our agency culture, treatment philosophy and evidence based practices.
Horizon University is a certified New York State (NYS) Office of Addictions and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Educational and Training provider. Clinical Credentialing trainings are approved for over 75 clock hours which are acceptable toward satisfying renewal requirements for the Chemical and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) credential. Additionally, Horizon has been approved by the New York State Department of Education as a certified training provider for Licensed Masters of Social Work (LMSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) continuing education credits.
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