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Expected to Work/Barriers to Full Employment Policy & Procedures

Published Date: August 01, 2011
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03 Client Categories/Types

Expected to Work (ETW)

Client Sub-Type 18 Temporarily Unavailable for Work/Train: Family Responsibilities

Clients who have family care responsibilities of a temporary nature. This includes clients who:
  • Are caring for a dependent child under 12 months old, or
  • Are caring for a disabled member of the household unit who is on the client’s file, or
  • Have been assessed as having unusual difficulty in coping with the competing demands of family and work, or
  • Are single parents with dependent children, who have recently left an abusive relationship and who are experiencing emotional distress as a result, or
  • Are involved with Children and Youth Services and must comply with that department’s case plan prior to being available for employment or full-time training.


Clients must have an Employability Assessment completed in Mobius within a reasonable period of being categorized as sub-type 18 considering factors such as: client circumstances, age of child, Children and Youth Services case plan, SND assessment, etc.


  • Information containing the child’s name and birth date for clients who are caring for a dependent child under 12 months old.
  • Medical documentation from the family member’s physician or nurse practitioner stating the disability/health problem and the need for full-time care for a disabled family member who is on the file.
  • In the case of a person leaving an abusive relationship, the verbal statement of the client or worker’s knowledge of the abuse, or only if in doubt, evidence such as a letter from another professional source (physician, nurse practitioner, women’s shelter, police).
  • Clients who are unavailable for employment or training as a result of compliance with Children and Youth Services should submit a copy of the case plan to Community and Social Services.