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50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Panel #344
CE Offered: BACB
Staffing Crisis, the Next Pandemic: How Do We Hire Staff? How Do We Train Them? How Do We Retain Them?
Sunday, May 26, 2024
5:00 PM–5:50 PM
Marriott Downtown, Level 5, Grand Ballroom Salon CD
Area: OBM; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Kimberly L. Duhanyan, M.Ed.
Chair: Kimberly L. Duhanyan (Melmark New England)
JENNIFER FLANDERS (Melmark New England)
JESSICA BUCKLEY (Melmark New England)
CONNOR DURKIN (Melmark New England)
Abstract:

The staffing crisis has been one that many human service agencies identify as one of the biggest challenges facing the daily work in our field. The staffing crisis impacts employee burnout, student outcomes, integrity and best practice within our programs. Provider agencies nationwide are sharing similar stories of the workforce challenges. Representatives across departments who interact with potential and newly hired staff will participate as panel members. Initial questions posed by the chair will focus around (1) interviewing and hiring, (2) onboarding, (3) the orientation and onsite training process, and (4) staff retention. Within each of these areas, we questions will further highlight barriers, obstacles and strategies we have implemented to help overcome the effects of the staffing crisis. Objectives: 1. Participants will identify barriers to staffing across human service agencies. 2. Participants will state strategies to overcome barriers related to hiring patterns. 3. Participants will describe evidence-based strategies to evaluate staff retention strategies.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

Clinicians, supervisors, leadership of ABA organizations, as well as ABA students

Learning Objectives: Objectives: 1. Participants will identify barriers to staffing across human service agencies. 2. Participants will state strategies to overcome barriers related to hiring patterns. 3. Participants will describe evidence-based strategies to evaluate staff retention strategies.
Keyword(s): hiring, retention, staffing, training
 

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