Communities of Practice And Safety Support, or COMPASS, is a program to promote injury prevention and health for Homecare and Personal Support Workers. This class is held over seven meetings, each two weeks apart. A small group of workers learn and share together about health, safety, and work practices. COMPASS members work as a team in collaboration with each other to share best practices and help with problem solving. Each member is expected to participate fully. This is not a class to sit back and listen.

When signing up for COMPASS, you are committing to attend all seven meetings. Attendance to the first session is required to attend any other meetings. If the first meeting is missed, the worker will be cancelled out of the rest of the meetings. You will receive the OHCC Training Stipend for each meeting, if you meet the criteria. Courses are limited in size, so if you choose to register, do so early. If you are unable to commit to the participation requirements, then please allow the spot to be used by someone else.

Effective 5/1/2018, completion of COMPASS will meet all 5 hours of Safety Skills Courses required for Professional Development Certification.

To Register for COMPASS you must have an iLearnOregon account. If you don't have an iLearnOregon account, read these step-by-step instructions to learn how to register for one. Follow the instructions exactly as written. Common errors that users make include forgetting their user name or password; typing an email address in wrong while registering; trying to register on a phone or tablet instead of a computer, or using an unsupported browser.

Once you have an iLearnOregon account, you can click on this link to see where COMPASS is being held. When you enroll in a COMPASS section, you are enrolled for all 7 meetings. If you don't see COMPASS in your area, watch the OHCC Training Newsletter for announcements of future sessions. ‚Äč