Josiah White’s is now offering direct care staff serving Josiah White’s Residential and Compass Rose Academy students the option of three different work schedules. This change is the result of feedback received from current staff and will allow staff to have a better work-life balance.
Each year, Josiah White’s and Compass Rose Academy (CRA) staff participate in the Best Christian Workplace Survey to rate how they feel Josiah White’s and CRA are doing in specific key areas of the organization such as teamwork, growth opportunities, compensation, leadership, communication and overall engagement.
Through the 2021 survey, it became very clear that Josiah White’s and CRA could better support the direct care staff (Family Teachers and Youth Care Specialists), who are the backbone of serving the youth placed in our care, with a better work life balance. In the past, direct care staff have worked on a rotating schedule with 16 hour shifts. Though that worked well for some of the staff, others found it challenging. Due to this feedback, each program worked through allowing their direct care staff the option of working eight hour shifts Monday-Friday, 16 hour shifts over the weekend, or continuing on the rotating schedule of 16 hour shifts.
This variety in schedules allows for more candidates in different phases of life, from parents with large families to college students wanting to make some extra money, to consider serving in this role.
Josh Bowyer, VP and Executive Director of Residential Services said, “This change was an important step for Josiah White’s because it is a response to direct feedback provided by our Family Teachers. Although it may seem insignificant, the schedule adjustment provides greater balance for our Family Teachers and their families. With increased focus on employee satisfaction, communication, and responsiveness, we anticipate this type of progress to continue.”
Josiah White’s is currently hiring more Family Teachers in the areas of Residential Services, Compass Rose Academy, and Recovery Services. Available positions and their corresponding schedules can be found at https://josiahwhites.org/careers/family-teacher/.