A Brief Guide for Managing Social Service Organizations
- Peter J. Pecora - Casey Family Programs and University of Washington
- David Cherin - California State University, Fullerton, USA
- Emily Bruce - San José State University, USA
- Trinidad de Jesus Arguello - Tri-County Community Services, Inc.
Human Services Management
Offering social service agency leaders the necessary skills for
day-to-day supervision practice
This guide presents readers with a practical overview to the most important aspects of supervisory leadership and personnel management within the social work environment. Strategic Supervision serves as a primer for new or soon-to-be supervisors on the types of knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for effective supervisory practice. It also offers more seasoned practitioners a concise compendium of checklists and tools that can be utilized selectively.
- Concrete examples of how excellent supervisors problem-solve, lead teams, and support multicultural and other forms of diverse staffing
- Practical strategies for working with employees that have performance difficulties
- Management tools specifically tailored to the application of Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and other nondiscriminatory practices in hiring and promotion activities
Duplicated material in another, more comprehensive book.
Information was great though!
university chose alternative book
This is a good textbook, and I'm tempted to suggest it as optional reading. I have temporarily decided to adopt "Human Service Organizations" by Kettner (Allyn and Bacon)--though I am eagerly awaiting Sage's upcoming edition from Brody--to be published in February.
Simple to use and very user friendly. Provided specific tools for students to use in their work.
Too specific to administrative supervision. i need a broader text, so I am going to review Social Work Supervision which is also a Sage publication. I may consider using this as a supplemental text.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 - Administrative Supervision Within an Organizational Context