Candidate Name: Adam Foxwell
Type of Evidence: Written questions; UNIT 11
Date of Activity
Analyse the principles, scope and purpose of professional supervision.
The role of a supervision is to reflect on practice, set goals for future development, allow staff the opportunity in a confidential setting to discuss any issues or concerns they may have, as well as receiving feedback on their performance and practice.
It is important to converse about what is expected (from the staff member but also what they expect from me as their manager) and how those expectations are going to be met.
Professional supervision can be achieved through one to one meetings, appraisals, the induction process, as well as during handovers and me, as the manager, completing spot checks.
As well as discussing areas for improvement it is vital I recognise the staff members positive achievements and good practice.
Professional supervision ensures the staff member is clear about their own role and responsibilities when it comes to delivering good quality care and that they are given the tools to do the job.
Outline theories and models of professional supervision.
There are several models of supervision including Developmental Model of Supervision, and the Agency Model of Supervision.
Several practitioners over the years (Erskine 1982, Davys 2001, Loganbill 1982) have written about models of supervision and their theories but all encompass similar functions.
Models of supervision identify 3 key functions. Each model may call them differing names but their