Operationalising a competence model of supervision to empower social workers and students in South Africa
Please cite as follows:
Engelbrecht, L. K. 2004. Operationalising a competence model of supervision to empower social workers and students in South Africa. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 40(2): 206-216.
The original publication is available at http://socialwork.journals.ac.za
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate, with reference to the work of Guttman, Eisikovits & Maluccio (1988), how a competence model of supervision for social workers and students in South Africa can be operationalised. This will be done by showing the relevance of a competence model for supervision in South Africa and by explaining, with reference to outcomes-based and empowerment supervision, the rationale behind the operationalisation of the competence model. The competence model will then be conceptualised so as to provide a theoretical foundation for the model. The operationalisation of the competence model is demonstrated by defining outcomes-based supervision, explaining the relevant principles of outcomes-based supervision, defining empowerment supervision, indicating the differences between traditional and empowerment supervision, and by clarifying the relevant principles of empowerment.