We realize that being a new CalWORKs student can be very confusing. As such, we have provided you with a checklist to ensure that you do not miss any important steps during your first semester with the program.
All of the appointments listed below can be made by contacting the CalWORKs Office at 760.795.6680 or 760.359.8310, or online.
Step 1 - Make a Student Education Plan Appointment/Individual Training Plan (ITP) Appointment
What to expect: During your Student Education Plan appointment, a CalWORKs counselor will work with you to discover your academic goals. The counselor will create an education plan that will consist of all the courses required to complete your major requirements for a Certificate, AA degree or Associates Degree to Transfer (ADT).
What to Expect: During your ITP appointment, a CalWORKs counselor will complete your ITP form (used by Rescare to create your Welfare-to-Work Plan), along with your materials request form (necessary to receive payment from Welfare-to-Work for your textbook, health fees, student ID card, and campus parking permit).
Step 2- Make a Welfare-to-Work Plan Appointment with Rescare
To schedule your appointment, contact the appropriate Rescare office below:
Oceanside - 760.696.9600 / Escondido - 760.871.1900
What to Expect: During your Welfare-to-Work Plan appointment, your Employment Counselor (EC) will develop a plan for you using the class and study hours specified on your ITP. You will be required to complete those hours each week during the term of your contract.
**Your EC cannot authorize your child care or issue checks for your textbook, parking permit and health fees until you complete this appointment. As such, you will want to schedule your Welfare-to-Work Plan appointment immediately following the completion of your ITP.**