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Enhanced Supervision Approaches: Landscape Analysis

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...

Strengthening Supportive Supervision at the District Health Level in the Pacific

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...

Support Supervision Guide for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children Service Delivery

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...

Supervision of Social Work Practice in North-Eastern Romanian Rural Areas

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.

Training for Mid-Level Managers: Supportive supervision

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.

Standards for Employers of Social Workers in England and Supervision Framework

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...

Strengthening Child Welfare Supervision

This article highlights the steps four states within the United States have taken in supporting their supervisory staff and shares direct interviews with supervisors.

Building a Model and Framework for Child Welfare Supervision

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...

Using a Competency Model to Increase Frontline Supervisor Effectiveness in Child Welfare 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.

A Manual for Comprehensive Supportive Supervision and Mentoring on HIV and AIDS Health Services

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.

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