Engage in regular supervision
“Since starting supervision with Daphne, I feel reinvigorated in my role. Daphne has helped me to implement clear structures and boundaries in my work and professional relationships. My work with my clients has become more clinical, risk averse, and less reactive. This has positively impacted my relationships with colleagues, clients, and stakeholders. The best part is – I know this is just the beginning and I still have so much more to learn and gain from my time with Daphne” Family & domestic violence case worker
With regular supervision you can hope to experience:
A dedicated space and time to regularly reflect on your work/life balance, work impacts, develop self awareness and develop skills and knowledge. Increase your ability to define and identify what can lead to professional burn out and compassion fatigue. Develop your understanding of how vicarious and secondary trauma works. Increase your ability to develop your resilience and protective factors against the negative effects of professional helping. Explore the use of your ‘self’ in case practice, extend your skills into best practice strategies and deepen your knowledge base and work role.
Guidance and coaching provided by an experienced and accredited mental health social worker with over 30 years experience in the helping industry.
Quality supervision using ethical guidelines and best practice supervision based on the Australian Association of Social Workers Supervision Standards 2014.
Integrated and creative approaches to supervision using a wide range of supervision literature and trainings including:
- Health and Social Service supervision
- Compassion Fatigue Recovery programs
- Counselling Supervision models
- Narrative Therapy approaches to supervision
- Reflective and Relational supervision practices
- Adult Learning principles and approaches
- Theories and practices of Mindfulness/Meditation/Yoga
- Creativity theories and practices
- Other supportive supervision based professional development initiatives.
Available by telephone or face to face
Provided by Senior Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
- Domestic Violence Support Workers
- Accreditation for AASW Mental Health Social Workers
- Child & Adolescent Mental Health Counsellors
- All helping professionals and programs
Managers provided with the services of an external supervisor means that they know that their staff are engaged in the following processes:
Discusses and understands worker values, roles, and any conflicts or synergy with practice issues and tensions.
Evaluates how well workers are using their current skills set in the work environment
Evaluates impacts on the worker of various workplace and role challenges, issues, dilemmas and tensions they encounter in practice.
Provides input (mentoring, coaching, clinical knowledge and shares knowledge of the sector) from a more experienced worker position.
Provides the following structure and a safety net to make the worker’s position viable and successful.
Reflective Supervision structure to:
- Reflect upon and review current working practices.
- Examine and explore strategies in working with particular clients or situations in a confidential context.
- Develop knowledge of risk assessment and management skills.
- Provide an external debrief on any work-related issues examining signs of vicarious and secondary stress and trauma.
- Explore new practices, developments, ideas and perspectives related to the worker’s role and critically evaluate them.
- Monitor and support the worker’s wellbeing and coping capacity in relation to their work and inclusive of enhancing better work and life sequencing.
- Problem solve, resolve conflicts of interest, ethical dilemmas and complex workplace issues.
- Explore career development opportunities.