MFIP Employment Services Training and Provider Resources Information
Catalog of all ES related training opportunities including course descriptions, direct links, and registration instructions.
The two-day training is FREE to attend again this year. Registration space is limited, so sign up today!
5th Annual Joint Counselor Training REGISTER NOW!
Partners for Equity
May 17-18, 2017
Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota
About the Conference: The Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) join forces in Partners for Equity, the theme of the 5th Annual Joint Counselor Training. This training will assist us in developing our skills and managing stress, sharing best practices, building relationships and promoting system and policy changes that make a difference. Please join us as we work to ensure that all Minnesotans have access to economic opportunity that gives hope and results in a stronger future for themselves and their families.
NEW THIS YEAR: You are responsible to make and pay for your own hotel reservation. Please find additional information on the event registration page.
Meeting your MFIP Employment Services training needs
A training needs assessment survey is being developed to allow DHS to prioritize and make informed decisions about the resources and training offered to you. Keep your eye out for this opportunity!
In the meantime, we still have the ES Training Request Form, which is available on the MFIP Employment Services Training and Provider Resources Information website, under "Employment Services provider resources."
May MFIP Employment Services training change
The May offering of the 3-day MFIP Employment Services class will be held in Detroit Lakes on May 23rd, 24rd, and 25th. Registration is open in TrainLink, however seats are filling up fast! This class date and time were changed because of the conflict with the Joint Counselor Training this year. Thank you to all who offered up their space for us this May!
Each program listed will have one Outstanding Employee Award awarded: Dislocated Worker and Trade Adjustment Assistance; Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)/Diversionary Work Program (DWP); Job Service; Veterans Employment Services; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T); Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Adult Program (WIOA); and, Adult Career Pathways.
Please nominate someone that you think is deserving! To submit a nomination, complete the attached form. You will receive confirmation letting you know your submission has been received. If you need assistance in filling out the form, contact Katie Anderson at 651-259-7298 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit a proposal is 4:30 pm on Friday, April 7, 2017.
April 14th ES Advisory Meeting is canceled
The April 14th ES Advisory Meeting is canceled. We hope to see you in June. Thank you.
MFIP Employment Services Manual Updates for April 2017 are now available.
The link to the ES Manual Home Page is: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/id_016956.
The link to the "What’s New in the ESM for 04/2017" is: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/dhs-293223.pdf.
Combined Manual Updates for April 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 04/2017" is: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/dhs-293283.pdf.
New Publications to eDocs
DHS-3550-ENG Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program Application
DHS-5223D-ENG Combined Application - Child Care Addendum
DHS-5274-ENG Child Care Assistance Program Redetermination Form
MFIP ES training calendar - April through July, 2017
April 12 ___________ MAXIS Inquiry for ES Workers
April 19 ___________ Employability Measure Part A
May 10 ___________ MAXIS Inquiry for ES Workers
May 23 ___________ MFIP Employment Services Training for New Workers (Detroit Lakes)
June 21___________ Employability Measure Part A
July 18 ___________ MFIP Employment Services Training for New Workers
July 18 ___________ MAXIS Inquiry for ES Workers
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.
Child Care Provider and Parent Outreach Materials
Governor Proclamation for Human Services Worker Day!
Application for Health Coverage and Help Paying Costs DHS-6696
FAQ on colleges that are closing
FSS Non-Compliance for Employment Services Providers
Transit Assistance Program (TAP) offers $1 rides -- Ride for $1 per trip – including transfers – until April 10, 2017!
2016 Joint Counselor Training Materials Now Available
Family Violence Waiver Presentation Material Available
Positive Supports Minnesota launched
Changes to the MFIP Housing Assistance Grant Effective August 1, 2016
New child support law impacts MFIP clients
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
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
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