3.1 Explain How To Address Power Imbalance In Professional Supervision Analysis

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3 The learner will Be able to undertake the preparation for professional supervision with supervisees in health and social care or children and young people’s work settings. The learner can 3.1 Explain factors which result in a power imbalance in professional supervision. As a manager I am already in two positions of power, personal and organisational. The former refers to knowledge, skills and competence associated with an individual which gives me authority. Given this authority I am able to exert a certain amount of power in various situations e.g. the teacher/learner relationship. There are 4 catogries of organisational power 1. Reward power- Pay, promotion or praise 2. Coercive power – A negative form of the above/Punishment,…show more content…
Legitimate power – The incumbent has authority 4. Information power – Has special knowledge which is valued by the other staff. 3.2 Explain how to address power imbalance in own supervision practice. When I personally give a supervision on a member of my staff I make sure that they realise it is a session for support and not for anyone to say how badly they are doing. I feel that a supervision should be supportive and encouraging. It is a chance for the member of staff to air their views and any concerns that they have. I would build a rappor with all staff in order to establish boundaries and good working relationships. Carify a clear set of expectations which each member of staff. I make sure that policies and procedures are available for everyone. 3.3 Agree with supervisee confidentiality, boundaries, roles and accountability within the professional supervision process. All staff sign the confidentiality agreement which works both ways. Anything said to a member of staff in a supervision is not repeated to any other member of staff. Unless it is something that can be used as an example for other staff, this would then be used but without mentioning names. All staff have their boundaries and know their

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