Title

Job Satisfaction and Skills of a Home Visiting Workforce in South Carolina

Date

2017

Author(s)

Elizabeth Radcliff, Elizabeth Crouch, Jennifer Browder, and Janet Place

Type of Product

Journal Publication

Model(s)

Description

This article describes an evaluation of a home visiting workforce in South Carolina, US. Using multiple surveys, the workforce was examined to determine its demographic characteristics, job satisfaction and confidence in core competencies. Overall, the home visitors were well-educated and experienced, but most were relatively new to their current agencies. Around 22% were less than satisfied with their work, with the greatest areas of dissatisfaction being pay, working conditions and opportunity for promotion. The home visitors felt well-trained in interpersonal skills but least confident in skills relating to positive parenting, developmental delays and dealing with caregiver depression. Understanding key characteristics of a workforce can inform strategic efforts towards workforce planning, support and training. (author abstract)

Data Collection Methods

  • Surveys or questionnaires

Status

Finished

For More Information

Radcliff, E., Crouch, E., Browder, J., & Place, J. (2017). Job satisfaction and skills of a home visiting workforce in South Carolina. Journal of Health Visiting5(11), 558-565. https://doi.org/10.12968/johv.2017.5.11.558
Author Contact Information:
Elizabeth Radcliff
radclife@mailbox.sc.edu

Topics

  • Home Visiting Workforce Characteristics and Workforce Development