Practice supervisor KSS 7: emotionally intelligent practice supervision
Last updated 8 June 2023
This page sets out the knowledge and skills listed under practice supervisor KSS 7 (emotionally intelligent practice supervision) in the Department for Education’s post-qualifying standard: knowledge and skills statement for child and family practice supervisors (KSS). Against this, we have mapped Community Care Inform guides, research, learning tools and other resources to help supervisors meet and evidence this part of the statement for career and continuing professional development. The links to the resources are in blue; click to follow them to the page you’re interested in.
What does the statement say?
Resources to help you
|The practice supervisor will be able to:
|Talking about emotion in supervision
Tips to help you discuss emotional responses to practice in supervision, with examples based on real life sessions.Group supervision: quick guide
How to use group supervision effectively to avoid bias and generate better outcomes, avoiding pitfalls such as “groupthink”.Learn as a group: analysis and decision-making provides a model for case consultation in the team to generate new hypotheses and address errors in reasoning such as confirmation bias.Developing emotional resilience
Helps supervisors consider the emotional impact of practice and how to make the most of supervision and peer coaching. It also looks at coping skills and maintaining appropriate empathy to avoid burnout.
Use of self and emotional intelligence: quick guide for practice educators
How your attachment history affects your practice: quick guide
Critical reflection: how to develop it in your practice supports you to promote reflective thinking.
Managing stress – a manager’s guide
Case study: ‘managing upwards’ explores strategies one manager used to protect frontline workers from pressure from above and reduce sources of stress.
Learn on the go podcast – supervision: in this episode, principal social worker Tom Stibbs and lecturer and research David Wilkins discuss what makes for ‘good supervision’, the role of reflection and how it might help outcomes for the children and families social workers work with.
Links to resource maps for other parts of the KSS:
You might be interested in…
– Online resource map for all parts of the KSS for practice supervisors
– PDF version of the resource map for all parts of the practice supervisor KSS
– Quick guide to the knowledge and skills statements and their role in the ASYE and ongoing professional development
– Map of resources for the child and family practitioner KSS