Supervisors in the area of child, youth and family welfare commonly learn how to supervise solely through ‘on the job’ experience. Their main source of knowledge may be their own experiences of being supervised. This interactive one-day workshop helps supervisors in child and family welfare and youth services to understand supervision as a specific area of practice and to develop their practice skills in this area. Participants consider contemporary thinking and knowledge around supervision frameworks and models and are supported to use this in developing their supervision practice approach.
This workshop will give you a solid foundational knowledge and skill base that will bolster your supervision framework. Throughout the day you will have opportunities to reflect on your practice and consider how you can strengthen your supervisory relationships to improve outcomes for children, young people and families. The workshop will explore the tough questions about supervision and provides some answers. You will come away from the day feeling confident in your ability to navigate and facilitate the supervision process along with some tools to manage situations that can be difficult.
Who should attend?
Government and community agency workers currently supervising staff, new supervisors and workers interested in taking on a supervisory role.
You will learn about:
- Understanding the purpose and nature of supervision
- In-depth exploration of a workable supervision framework
- Integrating a strengths based approach into supervision
- Exploration of supervisor behaviours that can make a difference
- How to give effective feedback to staff
- How to facilitate empowering reflection processes with staff
- Navigating relationship issues that can occur in supervision