Outreach Worker Training (Interim)

This course provides standard training for staff who do provide outreach to people experiencing homelessness. In 1.5 hours of content, it covers: adding clients, consent, families, and other client information; providing goods, services, and group activities; and outreach mapping.

For users of HIFIS 4.0.60 or higher.

👋 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.
Peter Pan - Enforce Consent v4.0
Get consent before you add a client file

Add Client (Riding Hood) v60
How to create a client file

Peter Pan - Add Client - Housing History 2021-08-24 22
How to record a client's current or most recent place of residence

Samwise - Physical Appearance 2017
How to track a client's appearance

Peter Pan - Profile Picture 2021-08-24 22
How to upload a photograph of a client

Peter Pan - Contact Information 2021-08-24 22
How to record a client's contact information

Client Information - Comments 2017 (Samwise)
How to record general notes about a client

Howtoindicatethataclientisdeceased 2022-10-31
How to indicate that a client is deceased

📝 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. 

Samwise  Family 2017 2022-06-30
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.

Robin Hood - Housing History 2019
How to record a client's current and recent housing situations

🤹‍♀️ Miscellaneous Client Information

Peter Pan - Contributing Factors v59 2022-10-26
How to add a barrier to housing

Peter Pan - Identifying Watch Concern v59 2022-10-26
How to identify a client with a watch concern

🧦 Goods & Services

Goods & Services offer ways for staff to record that they provided clients with tangible Goods or helpful Services that are not connected to an overall case plan.

Outreach - Express Services (Robin Hood)
How to record that you provided a client with services out in the field

Express Goods - Outreach (Robin Hood)
How to record that you provided a client with some goods

👥 Group Activities

The Group Activity module allows users to record group activities conducted at the service provider, such as a hot meal or support group. A client does not need to be booked into a shelter to attend a group activity.

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Understanding group activities

Group Activity - Add 59 2022-04-07 22
How to add a group activity

Group Activity - Attendees 59 2022-04-07 22
How to track which clients attended a group activity

Group Activity - Demographics 59 2022-04-07 22
How to record aggregated, non-identifying information about anonymous attendees

Group Activity - Notes 59 2022-04-07 22
How to add notes to a group activity

Group Activity - Staff And Organizers 59 2022-04-07 22
How to add staff and organizers to a group activity

Group Activity - Replicate 59 2022-04-07 22
How to run a group activity multiple times

🗺️ Outreach Mapping

The Outreach Map allows you to view the locations of services you've provided in the field.