News

Feb 5, 2018
*NEW* Child Care Change Report form now available on our website.
Oct 13, 2017
The Family and Individual Services Unit has been renamed Public Assistance in order to be more aligned with the services provided to the public
Aug 21, 2017

Kenynia Howard was indicted by a Sandusky County Grand Jury and pled guilty to theft and Medicaid eligibility fraud.           

Jul 22, 2015

The Sandusky County Department of Job and Family Services along with the eight counties listed below implemented a call center know as COLLABOR8. These nine (9) JFS Departments share a telephone and imaging system between counties to service public assistance consumers.

Nov 7, 2012
Child Support Web Portal Now Available
 

Success Story

 

     


   Success Story

 

Success Story – Ready to Work Youth          

 

Tina entered the TANF CCMEP program in June 2017.  She was working at a local factory and resigned to take care of her husband who had just had surgery on his back.  They have one child and another on the way.

Tina needed assistance with her electric bill and while she was in the office the career coach discussed the possibility of beginning a work experience at the county airport to help her get back on her feet and obtain income.  She was excited about the opportunity and asked when she could start.  The career coach assisted her in preparing a resume and helped her with interview questions. They contacted the employer, discussed the applicant and sent the resume.  The employer asked if the participant knew that this is a work experience and they would not be hired after the hours were up.  Staff acknowledged this and Tina understood.

The employer interviewed Tina and afterwards the employer agreed that she was a great candidate.  The employer told the career coach he would like to bring her on for the work experience and Tina accepted immediately.

Staff continued to monitor the participant throughout the work experience, visiting both the worksite and talking with the employer as well as providing case management to the participant in the office.  At one of the visits the employer shared they were teaching Tina new things and she was catching on very well. Several times throughout the work experience Tina stated she loved working there and wished she could stay.  Staff reminded her it was a work experience only and the employer wasn’t looking to hire anyone.  

A few weeks ago, the employer contacted staff and asked if they could hire the participant on directly.  The participant accepted and went from a from a non-traditional work experience to a hired employee.  The employer also benefitted by having a trained, skilled worker on the worksite.


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