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,
- Group Education,
- Group Counseling,
- Physical Rehabilitation,
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA),
- Narcotics Anonymous (NA),
- Substance Abuse Traffic Offenders Program (SATOP),
- Mental Health Case Management,
- Residential Treatment.