461-001-0020 Effective 01/01/10 - Technical Amendment
Definitions; SNAP OFSET Components and Activities
The following definitions apply to rules about the SNAP OFSET program in Chapter 461:
- Assessment: An activity that involves gathering information to identify a client's strengths, interests, family circumstances, status in the OFSET program, goals, and vocational aptitudes and preferences and to mutually determine an employment goal, the level of the client's participation in the OFSET program, and which support services are needed to be able to participate in the components and activities
- Basic education: A component intended to ensure functional literacy for all OFSET clients. Basic education activities are high school attendance, English as a second language (ESL) instruction, adult basic education (ABE) instruction, and services that result in obtaining a general equivalency diploma (GED).
- Case plan: The case plan (also called a personal plan or personal development plan) is a written outline, developed together by the client and case manager, with input from partners as appropriate, listing activities for the client. The components and activities are identified during the assessment and are intended to reduce the effect of barriers to the client's self-sufficiency, employment, job retention and wage enhancement. The case plan also identifies the support services the Department will make available to help the client complete the plan.
- English as a second language (ESL): An activity in the basic education component. ESL classes are designed to give clients with limited English proficiency better working skills in the language.
- Job search: A component that focuses on clients looking for and obtaining employment.
- Job skills training: A component that includes training designed to improve skills in locating and competing for employment in the local labor market and may include writing resumes and receiving instruction in interviewing skills.
- Other employment-related activities: A component composed of other activities related to employment, including:
- Participation in a program of the Workforce Investment Act;
- A program authorized by section 236 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2296)
- Sheltered work or supported work: A component that gives clients intensive staff support, skill training, intervention and counseling that will enable them to function independently at work.
- Vocational training: A component designed to provide classroom training in vocational and technical skills or equivalent knowledge and abilities in a specific job area. Examples are Project Independence, Women in Transition, and Nurses Aid certification.
- Work search agreement: See case plan in section (3) of this rule.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816