10A NCAC 10 .0905          SUPPORT TO EMPLOYMENT: TRAINING FOR EMPLOYMENT

(a)  Child care services shall be provided to support employment of the recipient.

(b)  Child care services shall be provided to support training leading to employment of the recipient.

(c)  Where a recipient remains in the home and is capable of providing care for the child, child care services shall not be provided as a support for employment or training.  Where the local purchasing agency determines that the recipient is incapable of providing care for the child, and child care services shall be provided for the needs of the child and to maintain family stability. The reasons for this determination shall be documented in the client's record and may include the following:

(1)           illness;

(2)           disability;

(3)           complications related to pregnancy;

(4)           hospitalization;

(5)           substance abuse treatment; or

(6)           that the recipient is elderly and incapable of caring for the child.

(d)  Child care services may be provided when recipient is engaged in gainful employment on either a full‑time or part‑time basis.

(e)  Where the recipient is temporarily absent from employment, training, or educational program with arrangements to continue the same employment, training, or educational program, child care services shall continue for at least 90 days.  Where an absence from work, training, or educational program extends beyond 90 days, the local purchasing agency shall determine on the basis of individual circumstances whether child care shall continue beyond that time period.  Where child care is continued beyond 90 days, the reasons for such extension shall be documented in the client's record and may include the following:

(1)           the recipient is on maternity leave and intends to return to work;

(2)           the recipient has been temporarily laid off and the employer has indicated that employment will resume within a month; or

(3)           the recipient works in a high demand field and is likely to find new employment within a month.

(f)  Where a recipient is unemployed but is seeking employment, child care services shall be provided for at least 90 days if the recipient is already receiving subsidized child care services.  Continuation of the service may be extended if the agency determines such extension is warranted, provided the reason for the extension is documented in the client's ­ record and may include the following:

(1)           the likelihood of obtaining employment based upon prior job search activities;

(2)           the recipient has a job interview scheduled in the near future; or

(3)           the recipient is waiting to hear the results of a recent job interview.

(g)  Where a recipient no longer attends a training or educational program, child care services shall continue to be provided for at least 90 days after the recipient stops attending the training or educational program to permit the recipient to seek employment or resume attendance at a training or educational program if the recipient is already receiving subsidized child care services.  Continuation of the service may be extended if the agency determines such extension as warranted, provided the reason for the extension is documented in the client’s record and may include the following:

(1)           recommendations from teaching staff at educational institutions;

(2)           the individual needs and abilities of the recipient;

(3)           whether the recipient has developed career goals; or

(4)           whether the recipient has developed a personal plan for completing training.

(h)  For purposes of this Rule, training leading to employment shall include the following:

(1)           continuation of high school within the school system;

(2)           basic education or a high school education or its equivalent in community colleges or technical institutes; and

(3)           post secondary education or skills training, up to a maximum of two years enrollment.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑153;

Eff. July 1, 1983;

Amended Eff. June 1, 2016; April 1, 2001; March 1, 1996; July 1, 1990.