MFIP Employment Services Information
Catalog of all ES related training opportunities including course descriptions, direct links, and registration instructions.
Child Care Assistance Program changes made as a result of the Child Care Development Block Grant Act of 2014 and 2017 Minnesota Legislative Session.
Medical Assistance (MA) eligibility for pregnant women
Did you know all women have a basis of eligibility for MA while they are pregnant and during the postpartum period? Pregnant women have potential eligibility for one of three types of MA. Each type has different eligibility requirements.
Pregnant U.S. Citizens and Nationals and Lawfully Present Noncitizens -- MA-FCA for Pregnant Women
Pregnant Noncitizens with an Undocumented or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Status -- CHIP-funded MA for Pregnant Women
Emergency Medical Assistance
New Employability Measure Class added in Detroit Lakes for September 13
An Employability Measure class has been added, to be held at a location in Detroit Lakes, on September 13th. For more information and to register, go to TrainLink.
Updates to the Child Care Assistance Program Policy (CCAP) Manual are now available on the Department of Human Services CountyLink. On the CountyLink webpage, click on Manuals > Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Policy Manual to find the July 2017 version.
On September 26 & 27, join hundreds of Minnesotans working to end homelessness for two educational and inspiring days, focusing on our conference theme this year: "How Far Can We Go?" Conference highlights include: over 45 breakout sessions including new workshops for executive directors, managers, and development staff; presentation of the 2017 MCH Awards; plenary sessions and inspiring keynote speakers; and the opportunity to network with hundreds of your peers! Use these links to get more information or register today002E
Here is a link to the presentations and most of the breakout session slides and handouts from the 2017 Joint Counselor Training. https://mn.gov/deed/events/counselor-training.jsp. We can't guarantee that all presentations and handouts are accessible. Please contact Christine at Christine.Pribbernow@state.mn.us if a different format is required.
Combined Manual Updates for July 2017 are now available.
The link to the CM Home Page is: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/id_016956.
The link to the What’s New in the CM for 07/2017 is: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/dhs-294644.pdf.
MFIP ES training calendar through December, 2017
August 23 _________Employability Measure Part A
September 19-21 ___MFIP Employment Services Training for New Workers
September 22 ______Workforce One Basics Training
October 18 _______ Employability Measure Part A
November 28-30____MFIP Employment Services Training for New Workers
December 1 _______Workforce One Basics Training
December 6 _______Employability Measure Part A
Please check TrainLink for times, room locations, etc. for all trainings listed above. Additional trainings may be added to this list, please check back frequently. For any questions, please contact Susan Seidl, Training Coordinator at: Susan.Seidl@state.mn.us or 651-431-4139.
* Register for WF1 trainings through the WF1 system under Resources. Information will be published as soon as possible.
Employment Services Advisory Group - June Meeting Video
Safety Training Video - 6 minutes long
Qualified American Indian Reservation Time Exemption
Presumptive Disability for Pregnant Women for Birth Month
2017 JCT Sessions Draft
Child Care Provider and Parent Outreach Materials
FAQ on colleges that are closing
FSS Non-Compliance for Employment Services Providers
2016 Joint Counselor Training Materials Now Available
Family Violence Waiver Presentation Material Available
Changes to the MFIP Housing Assistance Grant Effective August 1, 2016
Handouts and links referenced in ES training:
MFIP ES Referrals, Expectations, Requirements, and Performance Measures
ES Referral Process, Coordination of Services, & Sequence of Services
Bulletin #15-11-02: Work Will Always Pay
Interviewing and Assessments
Intro to Assessments, the EM, and Interviewing
What is Ethical Behavior?
Assessment tools PowerPoint handout
Facts About the Americans with Disabilities Act
Characteristics of LD in adults
Employment Plans, Activities, and Supports
Employment Plan Process
Activity Types & Corresponding Activity Examples
MFIP Work Activity Daily Supervision, Documentation and Verification Guide
Employment Services MFIP Activity Guide Tip Sheet
ES Activities: CORE, Non-CORE, Allowable, and FLSA
DHS Monthly Training/Education Log
Education Documentation Guidelines
MFIP ES Education and Training Brochure
Bulletin #14-11-02 Policy Changes to Education and Training Activities in MFIP
DHS-5784-ENG MFIP/DWP Employment Services Weekly Job Search Activity Log
Job Readiness, Life Skills and Job Skills Directly Related to Employment Guidance
Writing Effective Employment Plans
Supports and CCAP PP slides
Job Counselor CCAP Worker Roles Grid
Family Stabilization Services
Family Stabilization Services
FSS Pre-Sanction Checklist, DHS-6075
Domestic Violence Information brochure, DHS-3477
Sanctions, Extensions, and Worker Resources
MFIP Sanction Policy and Good Cause
MFIP Notice of Intent to Sanction, DHS-3175
DWP/MFIP Status Update Form, DHS-3165
Extensions and Exit Reasons
Worker Resources for Employment Services Providers Handout
Guide to MAXIS Navigation Screen Definitions
MAXIS Inquiry for DWP/MFIP Employment Services Providers Classroom Support Materials & Guide
Employment Services provider resources:
MFIP ES Training Course Offerings and Links/Attachments
2016 Joint Counselor Training Materials
ES Advisory Group Information Sheet
Income Maintenance - training information
ES Training Request Form
General Registration and Training Information
Motivational Interviewing Tips
Self-Employment Income Policy Guide
New Worker Training Checklist
What trainings do we recommend for new ES providers? Here is a suggested list of ES training for new workers, in order.
1. MFIP Basics Series for Employment Services Providers Training (online)
2. MFIP Employment Services (classroom)
3. Workforce One DHS Programs Case Management Training (classroom)
4. Employability Measure – Part A (classroom)
5. Employability Measure – Part B (online)
Go to our ES Resources website (mn.gov/dhs/MFIPES) and bookmark it. On the website, do three things:
1. Click on the link at the top entitled STAY CONNECTED: Subscribe to receive employment services e-mail updates. Enter your email address and click “submit.”
2. Click on the link right below the Stay Connected one entitled MFIP ES TRAINING COURSE OFFERINGS AND LINKS/ATTACHMENTS. This document lists all training offerings and gives instructions on how to register for trainings.
3. Take two minutes to review the rest of the webpage and familiarize yourself with all of the information and resources available there.
Contact Susan Seidl if you need further assistance or have questions. Susan.Seidl@state.mn.us
Bulletin 17-68-08 Revised - Updated Federal Poverty Guidelines and Suggested Social Services Fee Schedule
Bulletin 17-68-06 Changes to Child Care Assistance Program Immunization Requirements
Bulletin 16-11-01 DHS Reissues "Work Will Always Pay...With MFIP"
Bulletin 16-68-14 County Responsibilities for the Transfer of a Child Welfare Case to a Tribal Agency
Bulletin 16-68-13 Transfer of a Child Welfare Case to a Tribe Outside of Minnesota
Bulletin #16-69-04 2016 Uniform Income Determinations and Reporting Requirements for Cash Programs and Child Care Programs
Bulletin #16-69-03 2016 Changes to Agency Error Overpayment Policy for Cash Programs
Bulletin #16-32-08 Calendar Year 2017 Participation Rates
Bulletin #16-68-10 Update of Federal Poverty Guidelines and Suggested Social Services Fee Schedule
Bulletin #16-32-01 Information to Assist Counties and Tribes with Preparation & Submission of Fiscal Reports
Bulletin #16-32-03 Human Service 2016 Allocations