The Student Services Manager provides a home-school connection by coordinating treatment with students’ families and outside organizations. In particular, direct support is offered to families as they navigate a variety of legal and medical issues affecting their child, including guardianship and the transition into adult services at the age of 22.
Student Services at The Guild
The Student Services Manager meets with students regularly; participates in service planning reviews and discharge planning meetings; works with colleagues to assure service implementation; and connects with appropriate community resources to provide needed services.
The Student Service Manager also serves as a liaison between collateral organizations such as the Social Security Administration and state organizations like the Department of Developmental Services and the Department of Mental Health. This allows students and families to connect to the entities that will support their individual needs.
Students Services facilitates a highly successful Parents' Group that provides a supportive, open forum in which parents/guardians may discuss their children’s achievements and challenges with peers. Past topics have included self-care, coping skills, child advocacy, crisis intervention, guardianship and adult service programs.