The theme for Day Five is Making sure the workforce has the support it needs.
Take a look at today’s blog “Making sure the workforce has the support it needs,” written by Dr. James McCaffery, PhD, Senior Advisor, Training Resources Group and CapacityPlus.
The Alliance website contains many resources pertaining to this topic, such as:
- Framework for Supporting the Social Service Workforce that includes a component on supporting the workforce
- Resource Library documents on supporting the workforce
As we consider the importance of leaders providing support to the social service workforce, we are also fortunate to have worker profiles of leaders who are doing just that. Click on any of the links below:
- Dumizile Theodora Malatjie, OVC Coordinator, South Africa
- Lungi Mkhize, Child and Youth Care Worker and Supervisor, South Africa
- Hilaire Kalume Director, DISPE—Directorate of Social Interventions for the Protection of Children— Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
- Sbongile Mzulwini, Child and Youth Care Worker, South Africa
Did you miss any of the worker profiles throughout the week? Take a look at this flyer here that has embedded links to many of them.
The Alliance has also hosted a number of webinars related to supporting the workforce, including:
- Creating Supportive Environments for the Social Service Workforce
- Professionalizing the Social Service Workforce - the Role of Licensing
- Supporting the Social Service Workforce: Attracting and Retaining Workers in Underserved Areas
Spread the word on Twitter!
Following are today’s tweets that you can use to help spread the word to your networks:
“Make diversity a strength by supporting all kinds of workers better” #SSWWeek Blog Day 5 @jmccaffery43 #socialwork /resources/blog/sswweek-day-five-making-sure-workforce-has-support-it-needs
Lungi, Sbongile and Dumzile create supportive environments for the #socialservice workforce @NACCWISIBINDI #SSWWeek /social-service-workforce-week-day-five
How do directors, mentors and supervisors support the #socialservice workforce around the world? Find out /resources/blog/sswweek-day-five-making-sure-workforce-has-support-it-needs #SSWWeek
Celebrate Day Five of Social Service Workforce Week! Workers’ stories, blogs and more at /social-service-workforce-week-day-fiveSSWWeek
Become a member of the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance and show your support of #SSWWeek /membership