The total number of hours worked by a person over a specified period.
Children's Services NMDS Community Services, Superseded 21/05/2010
DSS specific information:
In the Children's Services NMDS, this item will assist in the analysis of staffing inputs and enable a comparison of the staffing requirements across different job roles and service types.
It is important to include unpaid staff because of the contribution that volunteers make within many children’s services organisations.
This item is asking for actual staff hours worked by all child care and preschool services’ paid and unpaid workers/caregivers, not the rostered hours or full-time equivalent workers/caregivers.
Round to the nearest hour.
Actual hours of work refers to time spent at work for this children’s service during the data collection week and includes:
Actual hours of work does not include:
Only hours worked in a service activity that is within the scope of the CS NMDS should be included. Any work undertaken by the worker in an activity that requires the parents/guardians of the children to be present should not be included.
Workers who are absent for the data collection week are not included within the scope of the CS NMDS. Therefore no workers should have the total number of hours worked recorded as 000.
Disability services client details cluster Community Services, Standardisation pending 22/03/2013