Social worker supervision with novice and experienced workers

Amnon Lazar, Pauline Irit Erera, Pauline Irit Erera

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This empirical study compares the perceptions of social work supervisors about the needs of novice and experienced social work supervisees. The respondents, 211 supervisors in public welfare agencies in Israel, provided novice workers more supervisory time in 6 of the 8 content areas examined: administrative matters; inspection and control; inter-organizational communication; client issues; job-related tensions; and personal tensions. Projects in the community were given priority to experienced rather than novice supervisees, and professional development was regarded by the supervisors as equally important for novice and experienced workers. Comparisons were also made between the actual and preferred supervisory time allotment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-71
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Social Service Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - 16 Jul 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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