Service Planning Coordinators are embedded in three agencies:
- One Kids Place Children’s Treatment Centre
- HANDS Thefamilyhelpnetwork.ca
- Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
Each Service Planning Coordinator works with your child/youth and family’s service team.
All Coordinated Service Planning teams are committed to working together with community partners in a seamless way, providing you with a clear point of contact for all the services you are receiving and to create a Coordinated Service Plan that identifies what is important to your family.
A service planning coordinator will work with your child and family to:
Identify your child’s strengths and needs.
Identify what would really make a difference over the next little while – that is, getting clear about your vision and priorities.
Make appropriate referrals if other supports or services are indicated.
Set up team meetings that bring together your child’s team of professionals.
Develop a coordinated service plan that makes sure everyone is working together.
As a result of Coordinated Service Planning, families and children/youth with multiple and/or complex special needs:
- Have access to a Single Plan of Care that is responsive to their goals, strengths and needs
- Know who is accountable for developing and monitoring their child’s Single Plan of Care and have a clear point of contact
- Can be assured that service providers and educators are working toward a set of common goals driven by the family’s vision, identified in the plan.
- Know that services will be coordinated using family centred care principles.
For Service Providers, this means:
- Working toward a common set of service goals identified in the child’s or youth’s Single Plan of Care
- Taking a more holistic view of children with complex and/or multiple needs
- Avoiding duplicated services
- Having a clear process for connecting with other service partners, including autism, health providers, educators, mental health teams and others in the development of the Single Plan of Care
- Identification of a Single Plan of Care Coordinator, who will coordinate services and act as a single point of contact.