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Common Supervisor Core/Foundations of Supervision

The Bay Area Academy offers a 10-day, 5-module course that provides supervisors in a Child Welfare setting with the core skills required to lead and supervise their units. This training is intended for new Child Welfare Supervisors, Nursing Supervisors who supervise DSS RN’s/PHN’s or any Supervisor who supervises staff in a public child welfare context.

Over a 5 month period, participants are given classroom instruction, required readings, a training binder with handbook exercises, and are encouraged to write in a learning journal.The training uses trainee’s actual situations as supervisory challenges as well as other supervisors’ situations as the basis of required role plays. A unique feature of the training is the use of learning partners and an opportunity for Learning in the Field (L.I.F.E.) and the DiSC Behavioral Style Profile.

The five essential supervisory themes that are consistently emphasized throughout the training are: Applying Authority, Cultural Competence, Establishing Expectations, Parallel Process, and Tending to Teams. Participants who complete all of the modules are awarded a Certificate of Completion. BBS/BRN CEU credits are available.

Foundations of Supervision has been revised to reflect the new mandates. These will be incorporated into the existing modules.

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For more information about the Bay Area Academy Foundations of Supervision, please contact Emily Katz.