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Budget Summary FY2016

Outside Section 177
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015




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Engaging Job Support Services Plans

SECTION 177.   (a) The commissioner of transitional assistance shall provide targeted assistance through specialist positions established pursuant to section 5 of chapter 18 of the General Laws to recipients who would have been exempt under clause (1) of subsection (e) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995 but are not exempt under regulations that may be adopted by the department pursuant to section 39 of chapter 158 of the acts of 2014 to implement said clause (1) of said subsection (e) of said section 110 of said chapter 5. The targeted assistance shall help the recipient or former recipient in finding employment, receiving job training or pursuing education. The targeted assistance shall include an assessment of the recipient or former recipient's education level and job skills.

(b) The commissioner shall assign 1 full engagement worker to each community service area as provided in said section 5 of said chapter 18. To promote social and economic well-being for individuals and families who would have been exempt under said clause (1) of said subsection (e) of said section 110 of said chapter 5 but are not exempt under regulations that may be adopted by the department pursuant to said section 39 of said chapter 158 to implement said clause (1) of said subsection (e) of said section 110 of said chapter 5, full engagement workers shall, in coordination with specialists established pursuant to said section 5 of said chapter 18, develop services for and provide assistance with finding employment, receiving job training or pursuing education.