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  4. 10.12 Professional supervision
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  6. 2. Fulfil roles and responsibilities

2. Fulfil roles and responsibilities

2.1 Responsibilities of the supervisor

It is the responsibility of the supervisor to:

  • schedule regular supervision time with each supervisee and reschedule another time if a session is cancelled
  • create a safe relationship in which supervisees can reflect on and learn from the successes and challenges encountered in their work
  • consider alternative methods of supervision if regular supervision is not possible - in rural and remote areas, extra resources may be required to provide supervision to officers
  • develop an Achievement and capability plan (ACP) with each supervisee that addresses their professional development needs. Refer to the Communities Achievement and capability planning policy.
  • monitor and review the progress of the ACP
  • ensure the ongoing planning and development of workplace competency-based assessment tasks and review other learning tasks previously agreed to in supervision
  • take account of the supervisee's skills, experience and capacity when allocating work
  • review progress on case work tasks and responsibilities
  • be available, if required, to debrief the supervisee following stressful situations.

2.2 Responsibilities of the supervisee

It is the responsibility of the supervisee to:

  • attend regular supervision sessions
  • undertake case work and learning tasks as agreed to in supervision
  • meet designated time-frames
  • inform the supervisor when tasks cannot be completed within designated timeframes
  • ensure the completion of workplace competency-based assessment tasks
  • make time to debrief following stressful situations and self-care
  • prepare and actively participate in supervision and in the development of an ACP.