​​​The Jobs Opportunity and Basic Skills (JOBS) program is the state's employment and training program for low income families on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).


There are a variety of available services focused on our four core areas: Stability, Well Being, Education and Training and Job Readiness/Employment.

Family coaches can connect participants to over 70 service providers across the state. Services are based on participant needs and interests such as:

  • Job readiness
  • Work experience and volunteer opportunities
  • On-the-job training
  • JOBS Plus subsidized employment
  • English language classes
  • High school and GED completion
  • Trades programs
  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree programs
  • Parenting and life skills​
  • Family and housing stability services
  • Connection to medical, mental health or substance treatment services

Family coaches may also offer support payments to help participants reach their goals.

The Family Assessment Goal Options Magazine works like a menu that lists ways you can get support to meet your goals while in the TANF program. It also lists ways to connect with advocates, resources and options. ​


TANF families who have questions about their case plan or available program services should contact their Family Coaches. If you do not know who to call, please contact your local ODHS Self-Sufficiency office.

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