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Welfare Transition Quiz Show August 2007. Question What information must we collect during the initial assessment according to federal law? What information.

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1 Welfare Transition Quiz Show August 2007

2 Question What information must we collect during the initial assessment according to federal law? What information must we collect during the initial assessment according to federal law? Hint-there are three components Hint-there are three components

3 Answer We must make an initial assessment of the participant’s We must make an initial assessment of the participant’s Work history Work history Employability Employability Skills Skills

4 Question The most appropriate definition of “assess”, for WT purposes, means to The most appropriate definition of “assess”, for WT purposes, means to A. Get information B. Make an official evaluation C. Figure out why the person is not working D. Get coffee, its going to be a long day

5 Answer B is the correct answer B is the correct answer We are making an official evaluation We are making an official evaluation Yes, we are collecting information, but we are also using the information to empower the participant towards self-sufficiency Yes, we are collecting information, but we are also using the information to empower the participant towards self-sufficiency Use to offer training Use to offer training Use to assign work activities Use to assign work activities Use to offer support services Use to offer support services

6 Question Mary really wants to be a nurse, so she is being assigned to attend classes at the community college to secure her CNA certificate Mary really wants to be a nurse, so she is being assigned to attend classes at the community college to secure her CNA certificate Classes start on Tuesday XXXX, 2007 Classes start on Tuesday XXXX, 2007 Classes are 40 hours per week Classes are 40 hours per week Classes are at the local hospital Classes are at the local hospital Classes are for six weeks Classes are for six weeks Mary has not used 12 months of Vocational Educational Training. Create steps for Mary to understand what she needs to do before her next appointment and to reach her goals Mary has not used 12 months of Vocational Educational Training. Create steps for Mary to understand what she needs to do before her next appointment and to reach her goals

7 Answer-Example Objective 1: attend classes to become a CNA Objective 1: attend classes to become a CNA 1. Go to classes M-F (40 hours a week) according to the class schedule to obtain CNA certificate 2. Have instructors sign time sheets each day to verify attendance and progress 3. Provide time sheets to career specialist at the next appointment on XXXX, 2007 at 4:00 PM

8 Question Support services may be provided to Support services may be provided to A. Applicants B. Participants C. Individuals that leave cash with a job D. All of the above

9 Answer D All of the above All of the above We can serve with our support service dollars applicants of TANF-funded cash assistance We can serve with our support service dollars applicants of TANF-funded cash assistance We can serve with our support service dollars recipients of TANF-funded cash assistance We can serve with our support service dollars recipients of TANF-funded cash assistance We can serve with our support service dollars families that leave TANF-funded cash assistance with earnings We can serve with our support service dollars families that leave TANF-funded cash assistance with earnings

10 Question Families receiving support services must have a __________ for the support service Families receiving support services must have a __________ for the support service A. Want B. Need C. Hope

11 Answer Need Need Families receiving support services must demonstrate a need for support services Need equals a barrier

12 Question A two-parent family wants transitional childcare. You determine they are potentially eligible based on how they exited cash assistance, family income and family composition. A two-parent family wants transitional childcare. You determine they are potentially eligible based on how they exited cash assistance, family income and family composition. One parent is working and the other parent is staying home. One parent is working and the other parent is staying home. Neither parent is disabled. Neither parent is disabled. Is childcare appropriate for this family? Is childcare appropriate for this family?

13 Answer No No There appears to be no need for childcare if one parent is home and not disabled There appears to be no need for childcare if one parent is home and not disabled Determine why the family wants childcare Determine why the family wants childcare Determine if a need for childcare exists Determine if a need for childcare exists

14 Question Transitional Childcare referrals may be dated for up to two years (unless your local Office of Early Learning states otherwise). It is solely the Office of Early Learning’s (OEL) responsibility to collect pay stubs and verify TANF eligibility on a regular basis. Transitional Childcare referrals may be dated for up to two years (unless your local Office of Early Learning states otherwise). It is solely the Office of Early Learning’s (OEL) responsibility to collect pay stubs and verify TANF eligibility on a regular basis. True or False True or False

15 Answer False False It is the RWB’s responsibility to verify TANF eligibility on a regular basis It is the RWB’s responsibility to verify TANF eligibility on a regular basis No less than every four months No less than every four months Verify income Verify income Verify family composition Verify family composition Verify continued employment Verify continued employment Verify need for childcare Verify need for childcare

16 Question John has been assigned to participate in a work experience worksite at the YMCA for nine hours per week John has been assigned to participate in a work experience worksite at the YMCA for nine hours per week His schedule is M, T, TH for two hours and F for three hours His schedule is M, T, TH for two hours and F for three hours He assists with the after school program He assists with the after school program John has also been assigned to attend classes to secure a child development certificate to work in a classroom John has also been assigned to attend classes to secure a child development certificate to work in a classroom His education schedule is not secure His education schedule is not secure He needs to complete assessment He needs to complete assessment He needs to register for the applicable classes and get a schedule He needs to register for the applicable classes and get a schedule Write steps for the above activities Write steps for the above activities

17 Answer Objective 1: attend worksite hours to gain experience in childcare environment Objective 1: attend worksite hours to gain experience in childcare environment 1. Attend worksite from 2-4 at the YMCA on M, T, TH, and 1-4 on W starting Monday XXXX, Have your worksite supervisor XXXX sign your time sheet each day 3. Provide your signed time sheet at your appointment so we can review your progress on Thursday XXXX, 2007

18 Answer Objective 2: complete assessments so we can secure a class schedule Objective 2: complete assessments so we can secure a class schedule 1. Go to the assessment room at the career center (address XXXX) and take the TABE test on Tuesday XXXX, Bring in the scores so we can review them at your next career specialist appointment on Thursday XXXX, 2007

19 Question We are allowed to provide less transportation dollars to a person because they are disabled We are allowed to provide less transportation dollars to a person because they are disabled True or false True or false

20 Answer False False This would be in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act This would be in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act We cannot discriminate or deny services based on a participant’s limitations We cannot discriminate or deny services based on a participant’s limitations We must offer services based on need and participation We must offer services based on need and participation Need is determined by participation, hours in activities including alternative activities, travel distance, etc. Need is determined by participation, hours in activities including alternative activities, travel distance, etc. The RWB’s local operating procedure should outline support service levels and qualifications The RWB’s local operating procedure should outline support service levels and qualifications

21 Question Name the nine core countable work activities (for adults) Name the nine core countable work activities (for adults) A. Unsubsidized employment, subsidized public/private employment, WEP, CWEP, vocational educational training, OJT, job search, job club B. Unsubsidized employment, subsidized public/private employment, work experience, community service, vocational educational training, job readiness assistance, job skills training, OJT C. Unsubsidized employment, subsidized public/private employment, work experience, community service, vocational educational training, OJT, job search and job readiness, providing childcare

22 Answer C Unsubsidized employment, subsidized public/private employment, work experience, community service, vocational educational training, OJT, job search and job readiness, providing childcare Unsubsidized employment, subsidized public/private employment, work experience, community service, vocational educational training, OJT, job search and job readiness, providing childcare

23 Question Name two priority activities for teens, including teen parents without a high school diploma or a GED Name two priority activities for teens, including teen parents without a high school diploma or a GED A. Job search and job readiness, satisfactory attendance in secondary education B. Satisfactory attendance in secondary education, education directly related to employment C. Unsubsidized employment, education directly related to employment

24 Answer B Satisfactory attendance in secondary education, education directly related to employment Satisfactory attendance in secondary education, education directly related to employment This is a priority of the federal government This is a priority of the federal government Help teens secure secondary diploma or GED Help teens secure secondary diploma or GED This is a priority of the State as well This is a priority of the State as well

25 Question Name the three core plus activities Name the three core plus activities

26 Answer Job skills training directly related to employment Job skills training directly related to employment Education directly related to employment Education directly related to employment Satisfactory attendance in secondary education designed to lead to a GED or high school diploma Satisfactory attendance in secondary education designed to lead to a GED or high school diploma

27 Question Adult basic education for a participant that has a high school diploma may be coded as Adult basic education for a participant that has a high school diploma may be coded as A. Vocational educational training B. Satisfactory attendance in secondary education C. Work experience D. None of the above

28 Answer D None of the above None of the above Coding depends on the purpose of the remediation Coding depends on the purpose of the remediation May be coded as education directly related to employment if required for an occupation, job or job offer May be coded as education directly related to employment if required for an occupation, job or job offer May be job skills training if required by the employer May be job skills training if required by the employer

29 Question Johnny has a medical limitation but wants to learn how to use the computer and get a GED. We gave him workbooks to take home. We enter credit hours based on the time sheet he completes. We are allowed to give him credit for these hours as job skills training since employers want employees with GEDs Johnny has a medical limitation but wants to learn how to use the computer and get a GED. We gave him workbooks to take home. We enter credit hours based on the time sheet he completes. We are allowed to give him credit for these hours as job skills training since employers want employees with GEDs True or False True or False

30 Answer False False Unsupervised homework time is not allowed for credit under federal law Unsupervised homework time is not allowed for credit under federal law A general assumption that employers want employees with GEDs and high school diplomas is not sufficient for job skills training directly related to employment A general assumption that employers want employees with GEDs and high school diplomas is not sufficient for job skills training directly related to employment

31 Question The participant provides a time sheet, a review should be completed to ensure The participant provides a time sheet, a review should be completed to ensure A. The time sheet is signed by the appropriate supervising party B. The time sheet is dated appropriately C. The time sheet does not appear forged or doctored D. All of the above

32 Answer D All of the above All of the above Time sheets are critical documents to support participation rate performance Time sheets are critical documents to support participation rate performance Time sheets must be dated and signed properly Time sheets must be dated and signed properly

33 Question Select the statements that are true about job search Select the statements that are true about job search A. The RWB can grant one hour of credit for a job search entry if it is supervised and documented B. Job search must be supervised and documented daily by an appropriate party C. Substance abuse/mental health counseling may count as job search hours for those who are considered otherwise employable D. When counting substance abuse and mental health hours, we can grant more than the time- limited weeks in job search

34 Answer B, C B, C Job search must be supervised and documented daily Job search must be supervised and documented daily Hours spent in substance abuse mental health treatment and rehabilitative activities may count as job search for those who are otherwise employable Hours spent in substance abuse mental health treatment and rehabilitative activities may count as job search for those who are otherwise employable We cannot grant one hour of credit for a job search entry even if the entry is documented and supervised We cannot grant one hour of credit for a job search entry even if the entry is documented and supervised All credit for job search is hour for hour All credit for job search is hour for hour

35 Question A participant entered in work experience must be engaged in education related to his/her goals. A participant entered in work experience must be engaged in education related to his/her goals. True or False

36 Answer False False With the passing of House Bill 1301, the educational component is no longer a requirement With the passing of House Bill 1301, the educational component is no longer a requirement The participant may be assigned to an educational activity that will increase his/her knowledge of his/her chosen occupation The participant may be assigned to an educational activity that will increase his/her knowledge of his/her chosen occupation The two activities will be coded separately The two activities will be coded separately Work Experience will be coded 220 and the appropriate educational code should be entered Work Experience will be coded 220 and the appropriate educational code should be entered

37 Question Work experience must include which of the following (select all appropriate answers) Work experience must include which of the following (select all appropriate answers) A. Time limit B. Job search C. Goals D. A worksite agreement/contract E. A for profit worksite

38 Answer A, C, D A, C, D Time limit Time limit Goals Goals A worksite agreement/contract A worksite agreement/contract

39 Question Jenny is assigned to complete a job readiness program that starts on Monday Jenny is assigned to complete a job readiness program that starts on Monday Jenny must attend every day for two weeks Jenny must attend every day for two weeks Jenny must have her time sheet signed and bring it at her next appointment (two weeks from Monday) Jenny must have her time sheet signed and bring it at her next appointment (two weeks from Monday) Write a set of steps for this activity Write a set of steps for this activity

40 Answer Examples include Examples include 1. Jenny will attend the job readiness classes for 35 hours a week (9-5) starting on Monday XXXX, Jenny will complete activities required by the instructor in a timely manner 3. Jenny will have her time sheet signed by the instructor on a daily basis 4. Jenny will attend her next appointment on Monday XXXXX, 2007 and provide her signed time sheet for review

41 Question If a participant fails to comply with a program requirement, the career specialist should attempt to contact the participant If a participant fails to comply with a program requirement, the career specialist should attempt to contact the participant A. Within two days of the failure B. Immediately C. After the 2290 is mailed D. Once the participant has called and left a message

42 Answer B Immediately Immediately Multiple contacts may be attempted Multiple contacts may be attempted Record all contact attempts in the case notes Record all contact attempts in the case notes

43 Question The participant fails to comply by not attending classes, which of the following is an appropriate description of the failure The participant fails to comply by not attending classes, which of the following is an appropriate description of the failure A. Jenny failed to complete 40 hours a week on XXXX, 2007 B. Jenny failed to attend class on xxxx, 2007 C. Jenny failed to comply D. Jenny failed to go to class from xxx, 2007 to xxx, 2007

44 Answer B-lets review each one B-lets review each one A. Jenny failed to complete 40 hours a week on XXXX, 2007 No one should be required to complete 40 hours in one day No one should be required to complete 40 hours in one day B. Jenny failed to attend class on xxxx, 2007 Specific, exact failure date or inaction Specific, exact failure date or inaction C. Jenny failed to comply Jenny needs to know what she failed to do and when Jenny needs to know what she failed to do and when D. Jenny failed to go to class from xxx, 2007 to xxx, 2007 It is not Jenny’s fault we did not catch the failure early It is not Jenny’s fault we did not catch the failure early Jenny is responsible for a specific failure date and inaction Jenny is responsible for a specific failure date and inaction

45 Question Mike has a car but not a license due to DUI Mike has a car but not a license due to DUI He still has pending fines for his arrest and conviction He still has pending fines for his arrest and conviction He still owes court costs He still owes court costs Can the RWB pay his court costs and fines so he can get his license? Can the RWB pay his court costs and fines so he can get his license?

46 Answer No No TANF funds may not be used to pay for fines TANF funds may not be used to pay for fines TANF funds may not be used to pay for court costs associated with a criminal defense TANF funds may not be used to pay for court costs associated with a criminal defense TANF funds may be used to pay the cost of a license or help secure insurance if appropriate and the participant is eligible TANF funds may be used to pay the cost of a license or help secure insurance if appropriate and the participant is eligible

47 Question Christy failed to attend her appointment on April 10, 2007 Christy failed to attend her appointment on April 10, 2007 She was contacted on April 11, 2007 by you when the pre-penalty process was initiated in the system She was contacted on April 11, 2007 by you when the pre-penalty process was initiated in the system She answered the phone; you should (select all applicable answers) She answered the phone; you should (select all applicable answers) A. Give her an appointment to review her failure B. Counsel her on the phone and determine if she has good cause C. Assign her to complete the activity to determine if she is going to comply D. Give her an appointment to return to discuss her activities and progress

48 Answer B, C, D B, C, D Counsel her on the phone and determine if she has good cause Counsel her on the phone and determine if she has good cause Assign her to complete the activity to determine if she is going to comply Assign her to complete the activity to determine if she is going to comply Give her an appointment to return to discuss her activities and progress Give her an appointment to return to discuss her activities and progress

49 Question JD did not attend classes on April 19, 2007 JD did not attend classes on April 19, 2007 JD was counseled at his appointment on April 20, 2007 and was assigned to return to classes on April 23, 2007 JD was counseled at his appointment on April 20, 2007 and was assigned to return to classes on April 23, 2007 JD did not have good cause for missing classes JD did not have good cause for missing classes JD does not attend classes on Monday the 23 rd ; therefore, he should be mailed another pre-penalty JD does not attend classes on Monday the 23 rd ; therefore, he should be mailed another pre-penalty True or False True or False

50 Answer False False This was JD’s second failure This was JD’s second failure Wait three days so that JD can provide good cause Wait three days so that JD can provide good cause Enter the sanction if good cause is not provided and accepted Enter the sanction if good cause is not provided and accepted

51 Question Create a case note for the pre-penalty Create a case note for the pre-penalty JD did not attend classes on April 19, 2007 JD did not attend classes on April 19, 2007 JD was counseled at his appointment on April 20, 2007 JD was counseled at his appointment on April 20, 2007 JD was assigned to return to classes on April 23, 2007 JD was assigned to return to classes on April 23, 2007

52 Answer Remember to include the required information Remember to include the required information What the participant failed to do What the participant failed to do The date the pre-penalty letter was mailed The date the pre-penalty letter was mailed If a contact was attempted If a contact was attempted If counseling was completed If counseling was completed The date the participant must contact the program and discuss non-compliance The date the participant must contact the program and discuss non-compliance

53 Question John and Sandy are a two-parent family John and Sandy are a two-parent family Sandy is disabled Sandy is disabled The family has childcare The family has childcare John will complete hours at a work experience worksite for 12 hours and go to school for 15 hours John will complete hours at a work experience worksite for 12 hours and go to school for 15 hours John returns after the first appointment with documentation to support 12 worksite hours and 15 education hours John returns after the first appointment with documentation to support 12 worksite hours and 15 education hours What should Sandy’s plan include? What should Sandy’s plan include?

54 Answer Alternative requirements based on her medical limitations and her doctor’s recommendations Alternative requirements based on her medical limitations and her doctor’s recommendations May include May include Treatment Treatment Counseling Counseling Assessments Assessments Etc. Etc.

55 Question John and Sandy are a two-parent family John and Sandy are a two-parent family Sandy is disabled Sandy is disabled The family has childcare The family has childcare John will complete hours at a work experience worksite for 12 hours and go to school for 15 hours John will complete hours at a work experience worksite for 12 hours and go to school for 15 hours John returns after the first appointment with documentation to support 12 worksite hours and 15 education hours for two weeks John returns after the first appointment with documentation to support 12 worksite hours and 15 education hours for two weeks What do you enter in the 220 JPR and the education JPR? What do you enter in the 220 JPR and the education JPR?

56 Answer Work experience worksite (220) JPR equals 20 hours per week Work experience worksite (220) JPR equals 20 hours per week John did all the hours required based on the calculation; therefore, we deemed the family to have completed 20 hours John did all the hours required based on the calculation; therefore, we deemed the family to have completed 20 hours Sandy was not participating in the activities, so all JPR hours were entered on John’s case Sandy was not participating in the activities, so all JPR hours were entered on John’s case Education worksite equals 15 hours per week Education worksite equals 15 hours per week

57 Question This task is worth three points This task is worth three points Create a case note on the erase board for the JPR entries on John’s case Create a case note on the erase board for the JPR entries on John’s case The family was required to complete 12 hours at a worksite. Work experience was deemed at 20 hours The family was required to complete 12 hours at a worksite. Work experience was deemed at 20 hours Education hours were entered as 15 for each week Education hours were entered as 15 for each week

58 Question If a participant’s calculation states they can complete 19 hours of Work Experience or Community Service, I can assign the participant to both activities for 19 hours (each) a week as long as they don’t exceed the calculation If a participant’s calculation states they can complete 19 hours of Work Experience or Community Service, I can assign the participant to both activities for 19 hours (each) a week as long as they don’t exceed the calculation True or False True or False

59 Answer False False If the calculation states that the family must complete up to 19 hours per week at a worksite, the hours can be broken up between the two worksite activities If the calculation states that the family must complete up to 19 hours per week at a worksite, the hours can be broken up between the two worksite activities You could assign the participant to 10 hours Work Experience and 9 hours for Community Service or vice versa. You could assign the participant to 10 hours Work Experience and 9 hours for Community Service or vice versa. Do not make participation more difficult than necessary. The participant may be more likely to complete all of the hours at the same worksite Do not make participation more difficult than necessary. The participant may be more likely to complete all of the hours at the same worksite

60 Question Jessica wants to get her degree. She finished her AA and is entering the University in a Bachelors of Science program Jessica wants to get her degree. She finished her AA and is entering the University in a Bachelors of Science program Can the RWB code her case and give her credit for participation under Vocational Educational Training (731)? Can the RWB code her case and give her credit for participation under Vocational Educational Training (731)?

61 Answer No No Bachelors and other “higher education” degrees cannot be coded as Vocational Educational Training for participation rate purposes Bachelors and other “higher education” degrees cannot be coded as Vocational Educational Training for participation rate purposes This participant should be engaged in another activity This participant should be engaged in another activity This participant may opt to work and go to school and save his/her cash assistance time limits This participant may opt to work and go to school and save his/her cash assistance time limits

62 Question Can the work number be used as verification of employment and documentation of hours? Can the work number be used as verification of employment and documentation of hours? A. Yes B. No C. Maybe

63 Answer Yes Yes The RWB or program staff must collect all required information based on the work verification plan The RWB or program staff must collect all required information based on the work verification plan All required components must be provided before entering documentation received into OSST All required components must be provided before entering documentation received into OSST May secure information by phone May secure information by phone Fax Fax On-line On-line

64 Question Bob gets a job and reports the job to DCF and to the RWB Bob gets a job and reports the job to DCF and to the RWB Bob provides documentation to the RWB Bob provides documentation to the RWB Bob’s case closes because FLORIDA did not receive documentation timely Bob’s case closes because FLORIDA did not receive documentation timely The code on the IQAA screen is not an employment code The code on the IQAA screen is not an employment code Can Bob get transitional services? Can Bob get transitional services?

65 Answer Yes Yes Bob’s case closed with a job Bob’s case closed with a job The job was secured before the closure The job was secured before the closure The job was documented and reported The job was documented and reported Status of transitional is not dependent on the IQAA screen, it is dependent on how the case closes Status of transitional is not dependent on the IQAA screen, it is dependent on how the case closes

66 If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact the Welfare Transition Team through the Agency for Workforce Innovation’s Call Center Questions? An equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711.


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