What happens at Supervision?

It’s a chance to let off steam, a chance to be open about your feelings to do with work, it is a safety mechanism, it is a support mechanism. Challenging discussion helps you step back from the things you are doing and look at them in a different way. A place to be heard, supportive, but challenging, draws out the problems and helps develop strategies to deal with them proactive rather than reactive place. To reflect on what you are doing and to plan ahead.

Effective professional supervision should help the worker:

  • feel supported
  • consider the effect of the work on themselves
  • reflect on their practice
  • integrate theory and practice
  • develop their model of practice
  • consider ethical issues
  • consider training needs
  • clarify goals