Staff Supervision in Social Care
This is a one day condensed workshop ideally suited for Managers and Staff working within community services to work towards best supervision practices.
Morrison (2003) explains the purpose of supervision is to enhance the social worker’s professional skills, knowledge, and attitudes in order to achieve competency in providing quality care. It aids in professional growth and development and improves outcomes. He states: ‘The overall aim of supervision is to promote best practice for clients by maintaining existing good practice and continuously striving to improve it’ (ibid: 46).
The course covers the primary functions of good supervision practices to achieve positive outcomes for their clients, staff and stakeholders.
These key supervision functions are administrative case management; reflecting on and learning from practice; accountabilities, personal support, professional development, and mediation, in which the supervisor acts as a bridge between the individual staff member and the organisation they work for.
- To understand the benefits of supervisee development work
- To understand the link between supervision, practice and client outcomes
- To understand definitions, purposes and functions of supervision
- To definitions, purposes and functions of supervision
- Influence of previous experiences of supervision
- Awareness of preferred learning styles
- Awareness of emotional competence
- To understand and apply the Kolb reflective cycle in supervision
- To identify ways in which the supervisee can become ‘stuck’ and how she or he can use supervision to get unblocked
- To identify how the supervise can be proactive as a partner in supervision
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