Supervision for Social Workers

Course Outline

In a relaxed and informal atmosphere, participants will explore the role of supervision in health, social care and social work settings. It will examine the need for reflective and reflexive practice in social work and the skills of the supervisor in promoting this form of learning and development. It will also consider the disciplinary process if, for example, there has been a breach in the duty of care or there are professional capability issues and the role supervision has in this.

This will be achieved by:

– considering the role and function of supervision in caring services

– exploring methods of supervision: preparation, aims and objectives and negotiating outcomes

– examining the relationship in supervision: when to work collaboratively and when a more directed approach may be necessary.

– discussing shortfalls in performance and remedies.

– documenting poor practice and capability ? issues of fitness to practice with an ageing workforce.

– examining and evidencing the seriousness of misconduct, the seriousness of the incident; the significance of events and mitigating circumstances.

– exploring evidencing misconduct and the interface with other policies and procedures

– consideration of the disciplinary process itself and the manager?s role in this

Who is the course aimed at?

All Staff in Social Care

How long is the course?

1 day

What will you learn?

– By the end of the session participants will have had the opportunity to further their understanding of this subject and will have gained confidence in using supervision within their workplace and its role in potential disciplinary incidents


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