Can Participant Staff Work from Home

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Can Participant Staff Work from Home

Postby scsep13579 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:59 am

Q: Can participant staff, assigned to the project office, living in rural areas train from their home?
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Re: Can Participant Staff Work from Home

Postby charteroakadmin » Thu May 11, 2017 9:56 am

A: No. Participant staff are participants who are assigned to a sub-grantee or grantee project office for their Community Service Assignment (CSA). Like all other participants, they can only be enrolled if they are not job ready and need a CSA in order to become so. They must be given an appropriate assignment that is based on their IEP and that is designed to help them remove barriers to employment. They must receive effective training and supervision and must have the opportunity to move to new job assignments or new host agencies as necessary to acquire additional skills. The SCSEP regulations define host agencies as nonprofit or government organizations that provide a "training work site and supervision" to participants. The regulations and grant assurances also require grantees to ensure that participants receive "safe and healthy" work conditions in their CSAs.

The CSA is the central component of the SCSEP program design and distinguishes us from other employment and training programs. Ensuring all participants an extended and meaningful on-the-job experience at a host agency is designed to provide participants soft skills, job-training, and social interaction, critical services that respond to the special needs of most-in-need, low-income seniors. Having any participants work out of their homes deprives them of these essential services and is incompatible with the regulations and program requirements.
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