Updated3 Month Job Search Coding Examples

3 month job search coding – approval, closure, change of provider, new cert after closure

3 Month Job Search

Information regarding 3 month job search.

Authorization Coding


Need Factor

Need factor – a term used in the Child Care Subsidy Program to denote why the client needs child care.

Job Search

Job search – the primary objective of all job search activities is to obtain employment through personal contacts with employers.  Policy regarding this term is located at: Child Care Subsidy: 340:40-7-7. Establishing the need factor for child care; SNAP: 340:50-5-100. Able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWD) work requirements and time limits; and 340:50-5-106. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance […]

Employability Planning

Employability planning – a term used in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program when the worker and the TANF participant develop a plan for securing employment using information gathered from assessment tests and other relevant information.  The employability plan includes establishing both short and long term goals, including specific occupational goals, activities, and […]

Assessment Tools

Assessment tools – assessment tools are used for persons applying for TANF to determine the participant’s skills, abilities, and barriers. Assessment tools used are the Washington State Learning Disability Screen, the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) locator, the TABE battery, the Career Occupation Preference System (COPS), Key Train, and Career Readiness Certification. Policy regarding […]

Child Care Need Factor

When processing childcare applications the need factor of the parent or caretaker must be established. Need factor is the reason a household is requesting child care. The following is a guide to help you determine if a need factor is being met. Explanation of Allowable Child Care Need Factors Employment / Self-employment Employed and self-employed […]