This qualitative research assesses the impact of a new supervision policy at Wigan Social Services Department over the first year of phased implementation. Results of 40 staff interviews suggest that the major difficulties centered on the relationship between managerial and professional agendas and the nature of both vertical and horizontal communication within the organisation. With hindsight it is thought that some of the initial tensions were partly responses to the process of change itself.
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This study examines the efficacy of client-centred supervision for improving client satisfaction in a community mental health team. Using supervision to ask questions about client problems and staff interventions in the context of client outcomes appears to increase staff use of basic communication, problem-solving and relationship skills in clinical practice and to improve client outcomes.
This resources aims to update best practice and shares survey responses regarding supervision for managing practice and addressing key needs to keep an organization informed by and about the direct work it undertakes.
This study documents lessons from child protection activities focusing on psychosocial interventions in southern and central Syria. Partnerships with local actors are at the core of remote management arrangements, and are the only viable option to deliver child protection interventions in many parts of Syria.
This guidance note details the four priority areas that case management agencies will need to focus on in the coming days and months during COVID-19 for child protection.
Defined as “a broad set of supervisory interventions that improve provider performance through team-based learning approaches, including supportive supervision, the use of checklists, and in-person visits,” enhanced supervision is estimated to have the highest potential impact of all health systems interventions (USAID, 2017). But which strategies are most effective? Can strategies be adapted for different settings; monitored; improved?
This guideline describes how to implement Mentorship and Enhanced Supervision for Health Care and Quality Improvement, or MESH-QI, programs to improve quality of care, data collection, on-site education and clinical mentoring, as a model for Health Systems Strengthening. With a focus on the health workforce, this guide offers lessons that are applicable for the social service workforce and allied workforces.
This health workforce management policy brief highlights the importance of supervision for health worker performance and achieving health development goals; however, the brief also notes that supportive supervision within health systems in the Pacific is rated poorly. The brief reviews the challenges to overcome and makes recommendations to governments for improved supportive supervision.
This guide aims to facilitate provision of technical support and quality assurance for OVC services and interventions in a comprehensive manner by different stakeholders. It is expected that the national ministry will use this tool to supervise Technical Services Originations (TSOs), local governments and stakeholders. The higher local government, particularly the Community Based Service Departments (CBSDs), will use this tool to provide support supervision to lower local government and the community level OVC service providers.
In this article, authors highlight the importance and need for supervision in social work services in rural areas, as well as the correlation between the perceived need for supervision and the roles of the supervisor within these services.
This module is aimed at mid-level managers in the context of vaccine services, but provides valuable lessons on establishing supportive supervision systems, planning of visits and follow up activities after visits. Included is a sample supervisory checklist.
These standards and the framework set out the shared core expectations of employers which will enable social workers in all employment settings to work effectively. The Standards and Framework build upon existing tools and are intended to inform the revised inspection frameworks that will be aligned to this developing approach to public service regulation.
This article highlights the steps four states within the United States have taken in supporting their supervisory staff and shares direct interviews with supervisors.
Tasked with examining the responsibilities and needs of supervisory staff to develop an organizational framework to support effective child welfare supervision, authors developed this resource as a roadmap for agency leaders as they think through ways to build and sustain effective child welfare supervision in their agencies.
This article highlights the connection of quality supervision to reductions in staff turnover, improving morale, and increasing job performance and commitment for child welfare workers.
This manual is intended to define supportive supervision and mentoring, offer guidelines for setting up a national supportive supervision system and the structure of the system, and detail the mentoring process in the context of HIV and AIDS service delivery.
M’Lop Tapang recognizes that supervision is an essential component of quality social work services for children and families. This document is intended to define supervision that is available and ensure it is available to all social service workers for professional development, training and quality purposes.
The report highlights unique aspects of each country’s workforce, identifies progress, challenges and gaps, and presents factors to consider for social service workforce strengthening.
An overview of global standards, current status of social work, legislation and policies that exist, financial needs and a declaration for next steps.
This paper reviews some of the challenges we can expect to face in the near future from conflict, extreme weather events, poverty and population growth and suggests that humanitarian response alone will be unable to sufficiently meet those challenges. It looks at the history of the "nexus" concept and presents ways in which this approach can strengthen and transform humanitarian child protection.
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