Social Work Supervision


This programme is designed to provide a detailed overview of what is required when rendering supervision to social workers. The programme covers educational, administrative and supportive social work supervision. While the content has been developed for social workers, it is also applicable for counselling supervision. 

The programme is accredited with the SACSSP for 19.5 CPD points (CPD Approval Number: 244/2021). Accreditation validity: 3/8/2021 – 3/8/2022.

Please note that we have reapplied for the new accreditation period.  Please see below the response from the SACSSP:

The South African Council for Social Service Professions, hereby acknowledge that your e-mail was received. 

Kindly note that the term of the Professional Board for Social Work and Child and Youth Care work ended on 18th June 2022. The office is currently waiting for the inauguration of the new boards for implementation of assessments. All CPD assessment meetings are cancelled until further notice. The CPD applications that have been submitted prior to the activity dates will be assessed retrospectively.

NOTE: You can continue with the training as indicated on your CPD application. The CPD panel will assess all the received application as indicated above and also inform the attendees that the SACSSP is currently waiting for the inauguration of the new board for implementation of assessments and the CPD results will be send as soon as the application is assessed.

Please ensure you have your ID and SACSSP numbers entered in your profile.  Otherwise, your certificate will print with error messages. 

The programme costs R500 with a 90 day access license. You must complete the programme in 90 days. 

The programme covers the following:

  1. Programme introduction
  2. What is social work supervision?
  3. The function of social work supervision
  4. General Rules for Social Work Supervision
  5. The importance of Reflective Practice for Social Work Supervision
  6. Communication Skills and Social Work Supervision
  7. Behavioural Styles and Social Work Supervision
  8. The Use of Questions in Social Work Supervision
  9. Listening And Observing And Social Work Supervision
  10. Giving effective feedback in Social Work Supervision
  11. The supervisor as an administrator
  12. Administrative Supervision: Values and Theories
  13. The supervisor as an advocate, change agent and data analyst
  14. What is educational supervision?
  15. Adult Learning Principles and Experiential Learning
  16. Dimensions of learning
  17. Professional Maturity for Social Workers
  18. Guidance for supervisors experiencing difficulty with staff
  19. What is supportive supervision
  20. Supportive Supervision – Preventing Burnout
  21. Programme summary
  22. Exam