MFIP Employment Services Training and Provider Resources Information
Catalog of all ES related training opportunities including course descriptions, direct links, and registration instructions.
Combined Manual Updates for May 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 05/2017 is: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/dhs-293709.pdf.
Revised - Bulletin 17-68-08 Updated Federal Poverty Guidelines and Suggested Social Services Fee Schedule
Presumptive Disability for Pregnant Women for Birth Month
A presumptive medical disability is to be granted to a woman on MFIP or DWP who has given birth. "Good Cause" is found for the month of birth and 6 weeks following the end of the month of birth. Because MFIP is determined by benefit month, a Good Cause Medical Disability is granted for the month of delivery and 2 full months following the month of delivery. Presume that a woman who has given birth has a Medical Disability WITHOUT requiring a completed Medical Opinion Form (MOF) from her Doctor. Instructions for Financial Workers are given in the MAXIS TEMP Manual TE13.051 (attached).
Registration is Open for the 2017 Joint Counselor Training: Partners for Equity
The two-day training will be held May 17-18, 2017 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
This training will develop skills and manage stress, share best practices, build relationships and promote system and policy changes that make a difference. Note: You are responsible to make and pay for your own hotel reservation. Additional information is on the event registration page. A tentative agenda is available upon request.
Attached is a DRAFT of the list of session topics for this year: 2017 JCT Sessions Draft
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!
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.
MFIP ES training calendar - through July, 2017
May 10 ___________ MAXIS Inquiry for ES Workers
May 17-18 ________ Joint Counselor Training (Rochester)
May 19 ___________Workforce One Basics Training
May 23-25 ________ MFIP Employment Services Training for New Workers (Detroit Lakes)
June 21___________ Employability Measure Part A
July 18-20 _________MFIP Employment Services Training for New Workers
July 18 ___________ MAXIS Inquiry for ES Workers
July 21 ___________Workforce One Basics Training
August 23 _________Employability Measure Part A
September 19-21 ___MFIP Employment Services Training for New Workers
September 22 ______Workforce One Basics Training
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