Child Welfare Supervision: A Practical Guide for by Cathryn C. Potter, Charmaine R. Brittain

By Cathryn C. Potter, Charmaine R. Brittain

Supervisors have a pivotal place within the baby welfare crew: they recruit and retainthe most sensible staff, circulate corporations to most sensible perform frameworks, and create a maintaining confident organizational weather. baby welfare supervisors needs to lead a under pressure crew working in a bureaucratic surroundings, and constantly with the information that kid's lives are at stake. they wish and deserve a booklet orientated to the truth in their paintings. Child Welfare Supervision connects idea and perform to supply an summary of the main appropriate and sound techniques to supervision.

In 13 illuminating chapters, Child Welfare Supervision interprets ordinary rules of supervision and administration and organizational thought to the specifics and fact of the kid welfare perform surroundings. the result's a accomplished, built-in source for baby welfare supervisors that provides them the instruments and knowledge to reach the fast moving and extreme global of kid welfare.

- Covers a variety of must-have talents for supervisors together with management, constructing employee functionality, dealing with the kid Welfare unit, operating past the business enterprise, handling functionality, offering scientific supervision, and respecting diversity

- gains case reviews and eventualities that illustrate key issues and competencies

- Brings jointly the most recent study and literature evaluate with a practical method of baby welfare supervision and case reports illustrate key concepts.

-Each bankruptcy concludes with mirrored image questions that may be assigned for a category or utilized in an enterprise to generate considerate discussion.

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The child welfare supervisor holds a pivotal role in promoting diversity in the workplace. In Chapter 9, Debora Ortega and Debra Mixon Mitchell examine approaches to multiculturalism and their applications to child welfare. The chapter also takes an in-depth look at skills associated with intercultural communication and the effective use of these skills in supervisor–supervisee relationships and in managing diverse teams. Child welfare supervisors have tremendous influence on recruiting, selecting, and retaining the best child welfare workers.

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