3354.21 Agreement with agencies to provide services.

The multipurpose center established under section 3354.20 of the Revised Code may provide and may enter into an agreement with a public or private nonprofit agency or person to provide displaced homemakers with services. These services may include, but not be limited to, the following:

(A) Job counseling, specifically designed for a person reentering the job market after a number of years as a homemaker, and utilizing peer counseling;

(B) Job training developed cooperatively with the director of job and family services, local government agencies, and private employers, for available employment in the public and private sectors. The job training program shall provide a stipend for trainees. As opportunities for the employment of such skills in the community are identified or developed, the center's program shall include training for:

(1) Employment counselors in social service agencies;

(2) Home health technicians with skills in nutrition, basic health care, and nursing for the disabled and elderly;

(3) Health care counselors, for employment in hospital outpatient and community clinics, especially in the counseling of middle-aged patients.

(C) Assistance in finding employment. In its job-finding program, the staff shall work with the director of job and family services, and any other appropriate public or private agency in the area where the center is located.

(D) Health service programs, including a clinic based on principles of preventive health care and consumer health education. The clinic shall provide basic physical and gynecological examinations, information and referral to physicians and clinics, discussion and activity groups on common health problems of older persons, and alcohol and drug addiction programs.

(E) Money management courses;

(F) Information concerning government assistance programs;

(G) Educational programs, including courses offering credit through community colleges or leading to a high school equivalency diploma;

(H) Counseling for the purpose of lessening or resolving emotional problems, temporary stress, or impaired social functioning.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000