Supportive Housing Worker Training (Interim)

This course provides standard training for staff working at Supportive Housing Programs. In 2.5 hours of content, it covers: adding clients, consent, families, financial and health information, and other client information; case management; VAT & SPDAT assessments; and appointments.

👋 Introduction

👤 Clients

The Client – Vitals page is the landing page when accessing a client’s profile. From this page, you can view or edit the client’s vitals - the basic information about a client that is required when creating a Client record, add a comment about the Client’s file and access all information and activities linked to the client record.

When accessing activities linked directly to the client, two menus will always be available: Client Information and Client Management. The Client Information menu is where detailed information about the client can be entered whereas the Client Management menu allows direct access to the HIFIS modules where you can track the activities done with a client.
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Get consent before you add a client file

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How to create a client file

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How to record a client's current or most recent place of residence

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How to indicate that a client is deceased

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How to record a client's contact information

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How to record general notes about a client

📝 Consent

The Consent module is used to record any consent given or denied by the client related to service provider services. You can indicate if the consent was given, at which date and even attach signed documents. 

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How to modify a client's consent record or add a new one

👩‍👧‍👦 Families

The Family module is used to keep track of a client’s family members and the role each member has in the family. Family roles include dependant, family head and partner. When a client is linked to a family, they can be managed as a family unit for certain activities, such as book ins. 

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How to group clients into families

🏕️ Housing History

The Housing History module is used to keep track of the client’s past and present housing situation.

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How to log a client's housing and homeless history

💵 Financial Profile

The Financial Profile module allows users to help clients manage their finances by tracking their income, expenses, assets and debts. Once values are added, visual representations of the client’s financial profile will appear.

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How to record a client's source of income

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How to record a client's expenses

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How to record a client's debts or arrears

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How to record a client's financial assets

😷 Health & Medication

The Health module is used to log any health issues a client has. It is important to note that HIFIS is not a medical database and any health information entered can be difficult to confirm and should be reported on with caution.

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How to record a client's health issue

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How to note that a client requires medication

🤹‍♀️ Miscellaneous Client Information

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How to add a barrier to housing

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How to identify a client with a watch concern

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How to add a watch concern alert for a client

🏘️ Supportive Housing

🧙‍♂️ Case Management

The Case Management module allows the service provider to keep records of the activities done with a client to reach pre-determined goals. Each goal (desired outcome) that a caseworker and client work towards is a  separate record in the Case Management module. For example, if a client  has a mental health issue they would like to work on and would also like  to find employment, two Case Management records would be created for  the client.

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Understanding case management in HIFIS 4

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How to record a session with a client

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How to upload a document to a case file

Robin Hood - Case Comments
How to record case notes

Robin Hood - Close Case
How to close a case file


The Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (SPDAT) was developed as an assessment tool for frontline workers at agencies that work with homeless clients to prioritize which of those clients should receive assistance first. 

The Vulnerability Assessment Tool (VAT), developed at the Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) in Seattle, Washington, provides a structured way of measuring an individual's vulnerability to continued instability.

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How to complete a SPDAT (or VAT) assessment