Temporary Assistance/Case Management Manual

0275.035.10 Job Readiness

Temporary Assistance (TA) recipients engaged in Job Readiness activities involves preparing a TA recipient to seek, obtain, and maintain employment.  As with job search, every fifth week is “off”.  This activity is used in a way that is most beneficial to the recipient.

Example:   The TA recipient is in a Job Readiness class and is not progressing with the skills needed to obtain employment.  It may be more beneficial to place him/her in a Community Service Program or Alternative Work Experience Program (AWEP)/Community Work Experience Program (CWEP) position to gain the needed skills.

Countable hours for Job Readiness include:

  • Conducting assessments to identify:
    • Training or type of employment that best fit his/her skills and aptitudes,
    • Barriers and strengths to employment,
    • Job survival skills,
    • Job attitude,
    • Career path,
    • Career interests,
    • Employment history;
  • Allowing TA recipient to attend workshops and classes in subjects such as resume writing, networking, career exploration, and soft/life skills;
  • Allowing TA recipients to attend one or more treatment programs designed to remove an identified employment barrier including:
    • Day Treatment,
    • Counseling,
    • Group Education,
    • Group Counseling,
    • Physical Rehabilitation,
    • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA),
    • Narcotics Anonymous (NA),
    • Substance Abuse Traffic Offenders Program (SATOP),
    • Mental Health Case Management,
    • Residential Treatment.