Oregon Department of Human Services, Self-Sufficiency Programs

Rule Rule 461-190-0151
Case Planning; JOBS, Pre-TANF, REP, SFPSS, TA-DVS


(1)

In the JOBS, Pre-TANF, REP, SFPSS, and TA-DVS programs:

(a)

The Department and participant develop an individualized case plan that is agreed to by the participant and the Department.

(A)

The Department uses proven methods for encouraging the full engagement of participants and the development of the case plan. These proven methods include, but are not limited to, strength-based case management and motivational interviewing.

(B)

The case plan may be modified whenever circumstances change.

(b)

The case plan --

(A)

Is individualized and developed with the participant and in cooperation with appropriate partner agencies or other professionals.

(B)

Identifies participant goals and activities (see OAR 461-001-0025 (Definitions of Terms, Components, and Activities; JOBS, Pre-TANF, TANF)) that will help the participant meet those goals.

(i)

Activities are based on information obtained in screenings and evaluations, and are intended to build on participant strengths.

(ii)

Activities promote both family stability and financial independence.

(iii)

Activities help reduce or eliminate barriers to self-sufficiency, employment, job retention, wage enhancement, and full participation in the Job Opportunity and Basic Skills (JOBS) program or REP program.

(iv)

For a participant who has a disability (see OAR 461-001-0000 (Definitions for Chapter 461)), the goal of the case plan is to promote greater independence. The case plan may include physical and mental health treatment.

(v)

The case plan includes agreed upon support services (see OAR 461-001-0025 (Definitions of Terms, Components, and Activities; JOBS, Pre-TANF, TANF)) needed to enable the participant to successfully complete the case plan.

(vi)

The case plan includes identified accommodations or modifications necessary for the participant to successfully complete the case plan.

(c)

The participant must inform the Department of any circumstances that may require a change to the provisions of the case plan.

(d)

A participant who disagrees with a requirement to comply with any provision of a case plan may seek resolution of the disagreement through the re-engagement process described in OAR 461-190-0231 (Re-engagement; JOBS, Pre-TANF, REP, SFPSS, TA-DVS).

(2)

In the JOBS program, the case plan (see OAR 461-001-0025 (Definitions of Terms, Components, and Activities; JOBS, Pre-TANF, TANF)) --

(a)

Is complete and binding for all core activities (see OAR 461-001-0025 (Definitions of Terms, Components, and Activities; JOBS, Pre-TANF, TANF)) and all non-core activities (see OAR 461-001-0025 (Definitions of Terms, Components, and Activities; JOBS, Pre-TANF, TANF)) once it is signed by a representative of the Department, the participant is informed of its contents, and the participant has been offered a copy of the plan.

(b)

Is complete and binding for all non-countable activities when it is signed by a representative of the Department and the participant, and the participant has been offered a copy of the plan.

(3)

In the REP program, the case plan is complete and binding when the participant is informed of its contents, it is signed by a representative of the Department and participant, and the participant has been offered a copy of the plan.
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