Job quality under individualised funding models: perspectives of in-home support workers

Taylor, W 2017, Job quality under individualised funding models: perspectives of in-home support workers, Masters by Research, Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University.


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Title Job quality under individualised funding models: perspectives of in-home support workers
Author(s) Taylor, W
Year 2017
Abstract This thesis investigated the job quality of in-home support workers employed under individualised funding models at a time when the sector is moving towards a disability market. It focused on the experiences of in-home support workers in Victoria who support people funded through consumer-directed, individualised funding arrangements, including the NDIS and Victorian Individual Support Packages (ISPs).

Drawing on new institutionalism as the theoretical framework and using job quality as a heuristic tool, this study explored two related aspects: how in-home support workers under individualised funding models defined a ‘good job’; and the capacity for employers to provide these ‘good’ jobs in light of other institutional influences. Institutional influences in this context included both entities and social norms.

The study used a mixed method design. The qualitative analysis of 18 semi-structured interviews with in-home support workers was supplemented with descriptive statistics of scaled questions used in these interviews.

The research found a ‘good’ job for this group of workers comprises ten dimensions that can be categorised under three broad areas: the ‘work itself’, ‘working conditions’ and the ‘work environment’.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Global, Urban and Social Studies
Subjects Health and Community Services
Social Policy
Care for Disabled
Keyword(s) individualised funding
in-home support workers
disability support workforce
disability support workers
home care workers
job quality
NDIS
ISP
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