The State of Salzburg expects aid organizations that look after children and young people to receive more financial and personal help. Pro Juventute and “Rettet das Kind” recently started a joint call for help. The workload is getting bigger and bigger in times of CoV, there is a lack of employees.
Three million euros more in the budget from next year and a joint working platform that will present new solutions for child and youth welfare in 2022: these are the cornerstones of the state social officer and LHstv. Heinrich Schellhorn (Green) nun presents.
Social jobs should become more attractive
There is talk of an increasing shortage of skilled workers in the social sector, which is now also affecting child and youth welfare organizations. One could only respond with additional training positions. To this end, social jobs must also become more attractive, says Schellhorn: It is important that all institutions are brought to one table. It’s about the sponsors of the aid associations, but also the training centers such as the university and the technical college. “
“Private salaries cannot keep up”
Works councils recently complained about the increasingly unbearable workload in youth welfare. In the search for employees, private aid organizations are increasingly providing support in competition with public institutions.
State employees would earn more, private companies could no longer keep up, says Klaus-Peter Fritz, works council at Pro Juventute. The CoV crisis has worsened the situation massively.
All eyes are on the care sector and the hospitals. And child and youth welfare services are often overlooked, says the youth worker.