(WIA) delivers a full array of services to employers, job and training seekers, youth, Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants, veterans, migrant and seasonal farm workers and county residents.
Welfare-to-Work (WTW) provides services to motivate, support and prepare families and individuals receiving public assistance (CalWORKS) to self-sufficiency through employment.
All eligible CalWORKs recipients will receive an orientation into the Welfare-to-Work program. During the orientation participants will learn about the program, resources available in the community, exemptions, and other imperative information. The appraisal follows the orientation with an in-depth review of the participant's education and employment background.
Upon entering the Welfare-to-Work program most participants will sign an activity agreement for job readiness assistance in order to prepare the participant to seek employment. Job readiness provides training to learn or improve upon basic job seeking skills, to understand employer expectations, and to learn life skills needed to move toward self sufficiency.
These activities may include behavioral health, life skills classes, and job skills training, including preparing a resume or job application and learning and practicing interview skills.
In addition to child care, transportation, and ancillary services, welfare-to-work supportive services include mental health, substance abuse, and domestic abuse services.
There are many things that make returning to work or new employment difficult. It is important for participants to identify and address barriers to employment and education while on the road to achieving self-sufficiency. CalWORKs recipients participating in Welfare-to-Work services are eligible to receive behavioral health services as a part of their activities, or as a job retention service. Mental health assessments, individual and group counseling, and support groups are available to Welfare-to-Work participants.
Drug & Alcohol
Drug and Alcohol assessments, as well as, treatment and case management services are available to Welfare-to-Work participants. Individualized treatment and recovery plans are created to meet the needs of the client.
Domestic Violence counseling, legal and advocate services, including case management, crisis intervention and the women’s shelter, are available to Welfare-to-Work participants.
HOW TO APPLY
There are several options available. You can request an application be mailed to you, pick one up at any of our county offices.