Strength to Strength is a unique resource that provides a tool for supervisors, trainers and student teachers to prepare practitioners for supervision. Too often, attention focuses solely on the training of supervisors, resulting in only one side of the supervision partnership being prepared.
This innovative training tool redresses the imbalance by preparing supervisees to act as informed and active partners, in order to maximise the benefits of the supervision process. Designed to be used flexibly for either work-site development sessions or by trainers for off-site programmes, Strength to Strength fills a major gap in the workforce development armoury.
Strength to Strength is to be used in conjunction with Making the Most of Supervision in Health and Social Care (Knapman & Morrison, 1998). Based around four sets of supervisee competences and eight supervisee learning objectives, the guide takes facilitators through 20 development sessions, supported by OHPs.
Professionals within the social care sector are required to undertake Continuous Professional Development (CPD) by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Those who use this resource will be able to gain CPD points.
Frontline supervisors in health social care and some criminal justice services such as youth offending teams and parts of probation; multidisciplinary and integrated service teams (such as SureStart Children’s Centres); practice teachers for professional training courses/universities who supervise students on placements; trainers and facilitators involved in workforce development in the same sectors.
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 01 May 2008
Chapter 1: Rationale, purpose and structure of the guide
Chapter 2: Context and considerations: before you start
Chapter 3: Supervisee comptences and learning objectives
Chapter 4: Supervisee development sessions, tools and exercises