|Employment Programs For WorkFirst Participants:
Eligibility (DSHS Referral Required)
Each TANF parent must be recommended through the WorkFirst Comprehensive Evaluation process. To enroll, contact the Department of Social and Health Services.
KCR’s programs assist parents receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to gain or improve work place skills to enhance employability and to obtain unsubsidized employment. Participants are placed into ongoing community projects in order to develop and increase workplace skills. In addition, each Community Works parent devotes time per week to activities to enhance their employability.
Each Community Jobs parent engages in activities to enhance their employability and receives a wage for their employment.
Life Skills Training - A Community Partner Pilot
A two-week pre-employment training course that offers work ethics training for TANF participants prior to enrollment in WorkFirst programs.
• Time Management
• Budget Management
• Work Place Culture
• Decision Making
• Customer Service
• Work Plans and Goals
• Individual Orientation and Skills Assessment
• Stress and Conflict Resolution
• Resume Review and Interviewing Skills
• Computer Skills
• Workplace Communication
• Financial Literacy
• Identifying Workplace Strengths and Limitations
Other activities to enhance employability include:
• Job Matching Services
• Personal or Family Counseling
• Employment Barrier Removals
Other support services may include:
• Employment/Interview Clothing
• Transportation Assistance
• Community Referrals
This project was supported by Grant No. G-1102WATANF awarded by US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the HHS. Grant funds are administered by the WorkFirst Program, Washington State Department of Commerce.