Supervision is a component of RTLB practice. There are two types of supervision: Performance and practitioner.
|Performance Supervision||Practitioner Supervision|
To provide support and oversee performance, reflect on performance with a view to consolidating and continuing competency, identifying areas for further professional learning through feedback.
To provide opportunity to discuss cases in more detail, provide support and challenge practice that contributes to personal development. It also provides a professional forum for: reflection, shared problem solving and support in cases involving physical, emotional, cultural and psychological safety.
There should be differentiation between performance supervision and practitioner supervision. Performance supervision is undertaken by the cluster manager and/or practice leaders.
Cluster policies should include how a suitable, qualified practitioner supervisor is identified and whether RTLB can identify their own supervisor. It is important that the practitioner supervision process is safe and supportive and is underpinned by mutual respect between those in the supervisory relationship.
Practitioner supervision should be accessible within the RTLB service where it is established through a collaborative and mutually agreed process and a supervision contract is drawn up. Practitioner supervision is a confidential process unless there are concerns about repeated unsafe RTLB practice.