Workforce Issues in the NSW Community Services Sector

Project Status: Current
People Involved: Natasha Cortis, Megan Blaxland
Research Areas: Care
Funding Agency: NSW Council of Social Service, Homelessness NSW

This research aimed to develop a contemporary understanding of workforce models and issues in the NSW community services sector. Survey data was collected in February 2017 from leaders of 398 community service organisations operating in NSW. The survey captured information from community sector leaders about workforce characteristics and perceptions of workforce challenges, including recruitment and retention, access to professional development and the use of non-standard, precarious arrangements.

As well as reporting on workforce issues across the whole community sector, a profile of workforce issues in organisations providing Specialist Homelessness Services was also produced.


Publications

Workforce Issues in the NSW Community Services Sector

Workforce Issues in Specialist Homelessness Services