Introduction to Professional Supervision for HSCPs
The HSE Health and Social Care Professions Office has developed an online module to provide training in the core elements of a generic programme in supervision while acknowledging the many different models of supervision. A small group of subject matter experts worked on the development of the eLearning module. The elearning module takes about an hour to complete.
To access the module you will need to first login to HSELAND. You do not need to work for the HSE to sign up for HSEland - all social workers can create an account.
The HSCP Office has also developed a four day Professional Supervision Training Programme for HSCP Supervisors which will start in Autumn 2018.
The following information has been compiled to address recent queries raised by IASW members about the implications of CORU registration for professional supervision.
1) Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Social Workers
"You should seek and engage in supervision in professional practice on an on-going and regular basis."
“You must seek support and assistance from your employer if you do not feel competent to carry out any aspect of your work or if you are unsure how to proceed in a work matter".
2) Standard and Requirements for Continuing Professional Development
3) IASW Position in Relation to Professional Supervision
The IASW is aware that some social workers do not have access to supervision from a suitably qualified social worker and so need to seek supervision from outside their agency. Hence the IASW offers guidance for social workers in relation to private supervision. The guidance document was reviewed in November 2015 and is available to download from this page.
Social workers interested in being listed need to provide the office with a short description of their work and supervision experience along with contact details, CORU number and their hourly fee. Please e-mail any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org