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Recording DSS Session Level Data (Groups)
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Submitting client records from Penelope to DSS requires the completion of both standard Penelope and DSS-specific data collection fields on the Individual Profile, Service File, Group and Service Event and Group Event.

DSS Session level data is submitted at the Group Event and Service Event level in Penelope.

This article focuses on submitting data at the Group Event level (eg. group submissions not Individual submissions). For instructions on how to submit session data for an Individual click here.

Record/Submit Group Session Level Data

  1. Navigate to the applicable Group Event (Group page or by using the Search function).

  2. On the Group Event page click the DSS tab.

  3. Click Add.

  4. Select the Outlet Name if not the default Outlet.

  5. Select the Service Type.

  6. Select the Service Setting.

  7. Check/Uncheck Interpreter Present if required.

  8. For each attendee select whether they are a Client or Support Person. If – – – – (four dashes) appears next to the attendee’s name you will need to update/complete their DSS Member Information (Group Page – DSS tab) prior to proceeding.

  9. Enter the number of Non-identified attendees (if applicable). This is the number of unidentified clients attending this session.

  10. Click Save.

Log a Referral

To log a Referral for a Group based session you will need to navigate to the Group Member’s instance of the Group Event.

Marking Attendance

More information on recording event attendance can be found here:

DSS Status

For information regarding the status of your DSS Group Session submission check the DSS Status section located on the DSS tab in the Group Event.

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