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 available from our bookshop.
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.