Home Support Workers: Raising our Voices – Toward Workforce Adjustment Through Policy and Strategic Action (2006)

Final Report

This is the final report of a committee established in New Brunswick in the spring of 2005 with the mandate of developing a sector adjustment strategy for home support workers in that province.

Specifically, the committee’s objectives were to assess the current situation of home support agencies and home support workers; to support agencies in the recruitment and retention of home support workers; to identify challenges facing home support workers; and to develop recommendations to implement solutions.

The authors present a series of recommendations, including redefining the scope of work to reflect reality; redesigning the entry level education system for home support workers; introducing a sector training program to upgrade the existing labour force; implementing consistent policies for reimbursing travel time and costs; improving scheduling to encourage stable and permanent employment; implementing a paid sick time benefit; and establishing an adequate compensation system.

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2013-02-05
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Management Dimensions. Home Support Workers: Raising our Voices – Toward Workforce Adjustment Through Policy and Strategic Action 2006. Web. 10 Aug. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/home_support/home_support.pdf>
Management Dimensions (2006). Home Support Workers: Raising our Voices – Toward Workforce Adjustment Through Policy and Strategic Action. Retrieved August 10, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/home_support/home_support.pdf
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