We need to recruit and retain social workers
Recently the CPSU spoke to the Mercury about the need to recruit and retain social workers across public services.
Social workers are in high demand across the country. Here in Tasmania, they are critical part of our professional workforce in Health, Child Safety, Schools, Youth Justice, Community Corrections and Corrective Services, working with our most vulnerable Tasmanians.
Ensuring we have the workforce needed to deliver these critical services must be a priority of the Rockliff Government.
CPSU Members are petitioning Premier Rockliff to extend the cash incentives on offer to attract Allied Health Professionals graduates to the Tasmania Health Service to Allied Health Professionals in schools, Child Safety and Youth Justice.
Without this the workforce crisis we are facing will get worse, putting the lives of Tasmanians at risk.
CPSU General Secretary Thirza White:
“Unless we have competitive wages, improved support for exposure to vicarious trauma and incentives to attract and retain Allied Health Professionals we will continue to struggle to fill the growing number of vacancies”.
“The cash incentives now available to Allied Health Professional graduates in Health are a much needed initiative, but this must be extended to Allied Health Professionals in schools, Child Safety and Youth Justice.”
“The Rockliff Government must extend the current incentives to Allied Health Professional graduates in Health to Allied Health Professionals who work in Schools, Youth Justice, and Child Safety, otherwise the crisis we are facing will deepen.”