IM-35 02/24/00 CONTRACT FOR TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT
|CONTRACT FOR TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT RELATED SERVICES THROUGH THE DIVISION OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT|
|Effective October 1, 1999 the Division
of Family Services has contracted with the Division of Workforce Development
for training and employment related services for Temporary Assistance applicants
and recipients. There are two parts to the contract; the first deals with
the workshops that are available called Workforce Linkage Workshops that
have five separate modules. The second addresses registration with
Missouri Works. The following activities are included in the contract.
ASSESSMENTS FOR SKILL TRAINING AND WORK READINESS
Where and when possible, Division Of Workforce Development (DWD) staff will be encouraged to participate in an Info Session conducted by Division of Family Services (DFS) staff for Temporary Assistance applicants/recipients. Participation will be coordinated locally and is optional. In some locations, DWD is able to offer space for Info Sessions and other meetings with DFS.
Referrals may be made to DWD staff for
career exploration and assessments in counties within Service Delivery
Area 7 only. Assessment services in all other areas of the state
are covered under the assessment contract with the Department of Elementary
and Secondary Education. The cost per assessment shall not exceed
$350 per Temporary Assistance recipient, including all costs associated
with the assessment, such as personnel costs, cost of the assessment instruments
and a report to the referring DFS case manager regarding the results of
JOB READINESS ASSISTANCE - WORKFORCE LINKAGE WORKSHOPS
Based on the Temporary Assistance populations
in Missouri, the Workforce Linkage Workshops, currently administered by
the Division of Workforce Development will be expanded to the
In locations where DWD does not have an existing office, DFS and DWD staff will coordinate locally for an appropriate location within the community. The expanded Workforce Linkage Workshops shall begin no later than December 1, 1999.
DFS will refer Temporary Assistance applicants/recipients
to a Workforce Linkage Workshop on an as needed basis. Temporary
Assistance applicants/recipients may participate in the locations listed
above as well as in workshops located in:
Individuals may participate in one or more of the workshops based on need. Each workshop has a maximum capacity of 15-20 participants. A listing of the times and locations for the Workforce Linkage Workshops in each area should be obtained from local DWD staff.
Temporary Assistance applicants/recipients will be given priority for participation in the workshops. The expanded workshops are open to all Missouri residents in need of this service. The workshops will provide hands-on experience with Missouri WORKS!, Missouri's computer job matching system and America's Job Bank.
The Workforce Linkage Workshops include the following modules and topics:
Module One - Career Exploration
Establish short term and long term Career goals
JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE - REFERRALS TO EMPLOYMENT, JOB DEVELOPMENT
Division of Workforce Development will register all mandatory Temporary Assistance applicants/recipients for work upon receipt of an Applicant Registration form. The local DWD office will provide a supply of the Applicant Registration form to the local DFS office. Each DFS county office will be assigned a local DWD office for coordination and provision of services. DFS will give the Applicant Registration form to Temporary Assistant applicants and to recipients at the next contact if the applicant/recipient is a mandatory participant. DFS is to instruct the applicant/recipient to take the form, fill it out and return it to the local DWD office. Give the address and phone number of the local DWD office. Give all mandatory applicant/recipients the Applicant Registration Form unless not appropriate, i.e. the client/recipient is a Level 3 with multiple barriers.
A DWD staff person will identify the appropriate Dictionary of Occupational Trades code and register the individual for a job match into the DWD system. All mandatory Temporary Assistance individuals referred will be screened monthly against the DWD job bank for matches until a full time unsubsidized job is obtained. A notice of job opportunity will be sent to the Temporary Assistance individual by DWD staff with a copy to DFS of the match. DFS staff will notify the local DWD office when employment is obtained. Temporary Assistance applicants/recipients may be referred to a local DWD office to access other federally funded job search services.
If a client fails to keep a scheduled appointment or fails to cooperate with the DWD staff, the DWD staff person will provide written notification within seven (7) calendar days to the referring DFS case manager of any potential non-compliance issue(s). This will assist DFS staff in taking appropriate action. DWD staff will provide a copy of the case notes screen or an IM-16 to transmit the data to DFS staff. Written notification will be provided on the following non-compliance issues:
Co-location needs should be examined locally to determine appropriateness and need. If you need assistance in planning or need clarification regarding co-location, you may contact:
Division of Family Services
The outcome measures for this contract agree with the goals set out by the Governor. The following DWD outcomes will be measured:
If you have any questions, call the Temporary Assistance Program and Policy staff at 573/751-9488.