From an abstract:
The Direct Service Worker Resource Center has released a white paper (pdf) that provides a first-ever overview of workforce challenges and practices across four critical service sectors:
intellectual and developmental disabilities
Usually, each of these sectors is studied and written about separately, reflecting a fragmentation that is deeply rooted in the separate funding, policy, service, and advocacy worlds of each of these sectors.
But this paper-written by a team of workforce experts (including PHI’s Steve Edelstein and Dorie Seavey) who span these service systems-takes a different approach. It sets out to investigate similarities and differences across the sectors in job titles and tasks, workforce demographics, supply and demand, job conditions and compensation, codes of ethical standards, training requirements, turnover, and career paths.