Supervision addresses the need to develop knowledge, skills and the need to be concerned with quality. Covers the need to ensure that professional standards are maintained and policies and procedures are followed and understood. Also support staff through learning from experience and reflective practise.
In terms of theories and models of professional supervision.
Davys and Beddoes 2010 supervision model integrate management and development and uses a triangle with each point having a supervisor function.
1) managing service delivery, 2) organisation policies, procedures and protocols, 3)quality and quantity of work decisions and priorities .
For this model, (Stoltenberg and Delworth, 1987) it is necessary to modify the relationship to meet the supervisee's needs based on their current developmental level. Supervisors employing a development approach to supervision need to be able to accurately identify the supervisee's current stage of development and provide feedback, support appropriate to that developmental stage, while at the same time assisting the supervisee's advancement to the next stage.
Haynes, Corey, and Moulton, 2003 For example, supervisees at the beginning or novice stage would be expected to have limited skills