Effective supervision in adult social care
Effective supervision is important to all, whether a new care worker or the CEO of a multi-site national care organisation.
Ineffective supervision can reduce productivity, increase absenteeism, create or prolong workplace conflict, damage the culture and – for adult social care employers - impact the quality of care being delivered.
What is supervision?
Supervision involves making the time and developing the practical structure to give support to co-workers. This is done using various approaches during formal and informal supervision and appraisal.
A supervisory relationship is one in which a person with some knowledge and skill, takes responsibility and accountability for the wellbeing and work performance of the person being supervised—the supervisee. It is ‘one-to-one’ (with exceptions), and is supportive rather than judgemental.
How can Skills for Care help?
We have developed guide which covers all you need to know about workplace supervision such as:
- Understanding supervision
- What is supervision? / Why is supervision important?
- The supervisor
- The role of the supervisor and what is expected
- Providing supervision
- Scheduling / Timing
- Informal supervision and support
- Reflective practice in supervision
- People Performance Management Toolkit
- Delivering the Care Certificate
The Effective supervision guide is availble from our bookshop for £20. Visit our bookshop today to get your copy.
Our free guide gives a summary of how you can start to enforce and practice effective supervision. It also gives further insight of what is in the main guide.
Effective supervision guide
With advice and information on the benefits of supervision, different approaches and how it can be used to support people in induction and beyond.
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