Initial Job Search Client Responsibilities

 

If, after the initial assessment the applicant is Initial Job Search-required, the applicant is issued an Initial Job Search Referral/Log 1.

 

Note:

Orientation will be prefilled on the Initial Job Search Referral/Log 1. The applicant must enter the date s/he attended the Orientation. Attendance must be verified by the Full Engagement Worker (FEW), who is responsible for tracking TAFDC Group Orientation attendance on the Schedule Appointment page when a client completes, misses or reschedules a TAFDC Group Orientation session.  Cash Supervisors in the FEW’s TAO also have the ability to record TAFDC Group Orientation attendance if the FEW is out of the office.

 

Applicants must return the completed Initial Job Search Referral/Log 1, no later than day 30 of the application, as a condition of eligibility.

 

Note:

The Initial Job Search Referral/Log 1 will be listed on the VC-1.

 

 

Note:

In a two-parent case, if both parents are considered Initial Job Search required, both parents must fill out the log.

 

      1. enter the date in the Return field

      2. click select under the Good Cause field

      3. select the appropriate reason or reasons from the pop-up box

      4. click Select; and

      5. complete the PreBenefit JobSearch Results page, including the Results tab.

 

Important:

In a two-parent case, if one parent is Work Ready required and the other parent is Initial Job Search required and the Work Ready-required client does not provide the Work Ready Referral/Job Search Log 1 (without good cause), even if the other parent provides the Initial Job Search Referral/Log 1 and all other verifications are returned the application is denied.

 

Note:

If the applicant did not return the log or the log does not reflect three job contacts, and there are additional outstanding mandatory verifications, they will appear on the closing notice as missing verification.

 

The information to be entered on the Pre-Benefit Job Search Results page is as follows:

On the Job Search Activity tab:

  1. Date the applicant attended Orientation (the Orientation information will be populated with the date from BEACON, if attended since the date of application)

  2. Job Search Contact info (2 contacts)

      1. Date

      2. Activity (free format)

      3. Location (free format)

      4. Contact (free format)

      5. Phone Number

On the Results tab:

  1. Did you obtain employment Yes/No

  2. If #3 is No, then capture Why:

      1. No locally available jobs for which the client is qualified

      2. No fault- client not selected for job

      3. Client has refused job offer without/with good cause

      4. Child care issues

      5. Transportation issues

      6. Family emergency

      7. Homelessness

      8. Physical health issue/disability

      9. Mental health issue/disability

      10. Learning disability

      11. Substance Abuse issues

      12. Caring for a disabled household member

      13. Domestic violence

      14. CORI/legal issues

      15. Limited English skills

      16. Limited literacy/math skills

      17. Lack of skills and training

      18. Lack of work experience

 

Note:

A client who answers yes to any of these questions must have the check box selected for that answer.  If the client does not identify it as a reason for not securing employment, do not check the box.

 

Once the case is established a full Pathways to Self-Sufficiency Assessment is done.  The client is also issued the Initial Job Search Referral/Log 2 that must be returned, completed and entered by Day 60.  The Initial Job Search Referral/Log 2 must also list 3 job contacts a client has made.  Failure to do so will result in the closing of the grantee/other parent.  A client who claims good cause must not be closed as long as the client provides proof of good cause following established procedures. This must be noted on the Narrative tab.

      1. enter the date in the Return field

      2. click select under the Good Cause field

      3. select the appropriate reason or reasons from the pop-up box

      4. click Select; and

      5. complete the PreBenefit JobSearch Results page, including the Results tab.

 

Note:

The Initial Job Search Referral/Log 2 will not list the Orientation session as one of the job contacts unless the client’s case status changes from exempt to nonexempt after the case is established.

 

 

  Last Update: June 16, 2017