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dc.contributor.authorHealy, K.
dc.contributor.authorHarrison, G.
dc.contributor.authorFoster, Michele
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-26T05:01:41Z
dc.date.available2019-04-26T05:01:41Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1329-0584en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/173659
dc.description.abstractCreating a sustainable community services workforce is a major concern for educators and employers in many countries (Australian Council of Social Services [ACOSS], 2013; Hussein, Moriarty, Stevens, Sharpe, and Manthorpe, 2014). This paper reports on findings from an Australian pilot study on job satisfaction and intention to remain in one's organisation among newly qualified workers (NQWs) in the not-for-profit (NFP) comm-unity services sector (see Hussein et al., 2014). Our study surveyed 59 NQWs working as social work and community service practitioners in NFP community services in one Australian state. We discuss the range of factors which emerged as important for promoting job satisfaction and intention to remain among these workers. While the study is one of the first on NQWs in Australia, it supports findings from two prior United Kingdom studies concerning the value NQWs place on values alignment in practice, a supportive team environment and opportunities for advancing knowledge and skills in the first year of practice. Our study also points to a strong sense of professional and occupational identity among NQWs in the community services sector and its importance for job satisfaction and workforce retention. This paper identifies directions for future research and provides tentative directions for promoting job satisfaction and workforce retention among NQWs.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherAustralian Association for Social Work and Welfare Educationen_US
dc.publisher.urihttps://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=309516415985691;res=IELHSSen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom8en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto24en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAdvances in Social Work and Welfare Educationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume17en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Work not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160799en_US
dc.titleJob Satisfaction and Workforce Retention of Newly Qualified Social Work and Community Services Workers: An Australian Pilot Studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2015. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this journal please refer to the journal’s website or contact the author(s).en_US
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