Group Living Services (CA-GLS) 10: Education Services
The organization provides or arranges for residents to receive education services and supports to help them achieve their educational and/or vocational goals.
Organizations that do not offer educational services on-site should coordinate with community-based providers to meet the educational needs of all residents. When organizations do not directly provide or arrange education services, individual case records should indicate that education plans are integrated into treatment plans and document advocacy for areas of unmet educational need. Education services will vary depending on the population served.
All elements or requirements outlined in the standard are evident in practice, as indicated by full implementation of the practices outlined in the Practice Standards.
Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement, as noted in the ratings for the Practice Standards; e.g.,
Minor inconsistencies and not yet fully developed practices are noted; however, these do not significantly impact service quality; or
Procedures need strengthening; or
With few exceptions, procedures are understood by staff and are being used; or
For the most part, established timeframes are met; or
Proper documentation is the norm and any issues with individual staff members are being addressed through performance evaluations and training; or
Active client participation occurs to a considerable extent.
Practice requires significant improvement, as noted in the ratings for the Practice Standards. Service quality or program functioning may be compromised; e.g.,
Procedures and/or case record documentation need significant strengthening; or
Procedures are not well-understood or used appropriately; or
Timeframes are often missed; or
Several client records are missing important information; or
Client participation is inconsistent.
Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all, as noted in the ratings for the Practice Standards; e.g.,
No written procedures, or procedures are clearly inadequate or not being used; or
Documentation is routinely incomplete and/or missing.
Procedures for developing and/or integrating education plans
Procedures for coordinating education services with community-based providers, if applicable
Proof of certification, accreditation, or registration, as applicable
Interviews may include:
Review case records
A comprehensive, coordinated education plan is developed for residents with educational goals, or vocational goals that include an educational component, and is integrated into their service plan.
If the organization does not participate in the development of the education plan it is responsible for integrating each individual’s education plan into their service plan.
Residents pursuing educational goals are enrolled in an appropriate education program on-site or in the community that is approved, certified, accredited, registered, or operated by or in conjunction with the local school district.
The educational program incorporates effective instructional practices, quality curriculum design, and educational tools and supports for diverse learning needs of children and youth.
NAThe organization does not provide group living services to school-age children or youth.
NAThe organization does not directly provide the educational program nor develop the education plans for children or youth.