Supervision in Social Services

Whom it addresses

The training program addresses the public and private social services professionals, who following a successful graduation of the course shall be able to offer individual and team supervising services.

Structure

The program features a total of 375 hours (125 hours of theory and 250 hours of practice / intervision) and spans throughout approximately 12 months. The courses can be organized face-to-face or in blende format (face-to-face training alternated with only synchronous training).

Certification

The program is authorized by National Authority for Qualifications in Romania, and following a successful completion of the program, the participants receive a graduation certificate for the position of “social services supervisor”, code COR 263513. The social workers taking part in the program have access to 5 credits (the course being authorized by the National College of Social Workers in Romania).

After their certification as supervisors, the participants can become members of the Supervisors Association in Romania and may request admission into the European Supervisors Association.

Subjects

  • Conceptual delimitation and definition of supervising
  • A supervisor’s position as part of the professional development process in organizational context;
  • Supervisor’s and supervised persons’ responsibility
  • Advantages and principles of supervising

Added value

A supervisor position that was officially acknowledged only 3 years ago, is essential in the structure of any organization supplying social, public or private services, both from the point of view of the legally regulated standards as well as from the professional ethics point of view. Supervising is a key instrument made available to the practitioner and/or team of professionals, massively contributing to the healthy dynamics of the relationships with the beneficiaries and with the team and at the efficiency of social interventions led by the organization.

Brochure

Once the complex role of the supervisor as part of the professional development process in the organizational context is understood, the responsibility, advantages and principles of this process will develop naturally throughout the training.

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Reviews

Anonymous
”Supervision in the social field” Course Participant

“Given the conditions, I appreciated the methods having been adapted to online training, allowing for practice at the same time. I especially liked the final reflection exercise, when you made us chose an image (versus the print books used when in a room). You are innovative and I appreciate and borrow these good practices from you. I am happy to be a student at CONCORDIA Academia. Each time I learn something new from you! Even beyond what you have proposed yourselves to teach us.”

Anonymous
”Supervision in the social field” Course Participant

“I very much liked and I appreciated especially the group supervising session and the part on creative methods – practical application (online sketch, “radio drama”) – very well done. The creative methods part counted very much, and that’s where I felt very good and I laughed a lot, we released the tension, learning at the same time. From you I learned both about supervising as well as about how to organize efficient training sessions.”

Mihaela Zanoschi
”Bună Ziua Copii din România” Association
„Supervision in the social field” Course Participant

“This course, such as it is designed, the people I met opened new windows to knowledge, understanding and questioning and new mirrors to self-knowledge. The course features all the “ingredients” for reflection, analysis, ethical dilemmas, sound understanding of “unsound” things from your own professional experience and that of the others who are meant to help you grow as an individual as well as a professional. It prepares you (form the intellectual, emotional, attitude, anxiety point of view) for the moment when you come face to face with the professionals, the teams, organizations for which you shall be supervisor.”

Trainers

Cornelia Burtscher

She has 10 years of experience in social services, in organizational development on the CONCORDIA international team.

Currently, Cornelia is a supervisor and trainer in Social Management with a 6-year experience in training and supervising in social services. She graduated “Social and Health Management” studies at HFH Hamburg and an MBA Degree at IUBH Berlin.

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Albert Cuffner

He has 18 years of experience in the social field as a volunteer, teacher, social worker and project coordinator. In June 2005 he graduated his studies at the Social Care Faculty in Bucharest. Between 2008 - 2009 he was a member of the Child Protection Commission in Prahova County. Currently, he works as a supervisor with CONCORDIA, he is a Project Coordinator for a residential project for the youth and Administrative Coordinator of the Trade School CONCORDIA and Administrative Coordinator for Edu Campus Concordia.

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Bogdan Sebastian Cuc

He is a psychanalyst, permanent member of the Romanian Society for Psychanalysis (SRP), a member society of IPA (International Psychoanalytic Association).

He is a member in the Scientific Committee of SRP, president of the Ethics Commission of SRP. He has over 20 years of experience in psychanalysis with children, teenagers and adults. He is a trainer, supervisor and consultant on the development of organizations.

Bogdan is the president of the Association of Supervisors in Romania, vice-president of the International Foundation for the Child and Family “Dr. Alexandra Zugrăvescu", as well as vice-president of EURODIR, European network of training institutions for the socio-medical field.

He has a PhD in psycho-pathology and psychanalysis at the University of Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cite.

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Claudia Cojocaru

Psychologist and psychotherapist with an experience of over 10 years in the social field, in working with children, teenagers and their families. Currently, she offers support and consultancy services for multidiscipline teams comprising of individual and team supervising for the other teams of the organization. At the same time, in the field of supervising she develops together with her team, external supervising and training services. Through her direct work experience with the beneficiaries she seeks to integrate their characteristics and need in the strategies that the organization has developed along the years.  

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Mariana Boghi

She is a psychologist and psychotherapist who throughout the latest years had active roles in a few organizations in the social field. For 4 years she was responsible for the development and implementation of the continuous training program for foster carers, teacher-parents and for the personnel working in foster care centres for the children in risk situations. Currently, she is a psychotherapist running her private practice and offers individual and team supervising for the Concordia projects.

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Mirela Carmen Lavric

She has over 20 years of experience in the social field in Romania and South-Eastern European countries. She cooperated both with public institutions as well as with national and international organizations, acting among others as consultant for UNICEF, USAID and World Bank, as well as a coordinator, an auditor and trainer in the operational programs in Romania before and after its adhesion to the European Union. She graduated a Master’s degree in Social Sciences and Mental Health Supervising Services, post-university studies in Public Administration, training sessions in the field of Organizational Development, Leadership and governance, Management, Fund Raising and Change Management, Risk Case Management. She is an accredited trainer of ANC and held multiple adult training sessions. She is the Vice-President of the Supervisors Association in Romania and took part in the development of the legal frame for social services in Romania.

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FAQs

The course “Supervisor in Social Services” ANC authorized, and the participants who successfully graduate the certification examination benefit from diplomas acknowledged at national and European level for the profession of Supervisor in Social Services, code COR 263513 (classification of occupations in Romania).

The social workers who successfully graduate this training program can benefit from 5 credits offered by the National College of Social Workers in Romania.

Following the qualification as supervisors, the participants can become members of the National Association of Supervisors in Romania.

We kindly ask you to check the criteria for exam admission.

Eligibility criteria differ from program to program depending on the accreditation of the training program (for example: ANC accredited). To the criteria for participation in the course are added those of certification. We invite you to check the eligibility criteria for each course.

In the period announced for registration, please send us the updated CV and a letter of intent to academia@concordia.org.ro.

As a consequence of the measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 it is likely to have last-minute changes in the program and modality of holding the courses (for instance: the conversion of physical courses into a digital alternative). The participants shall be informed in due time with regard to any modifications and specific safety measures. 

We have in mind to hold our courses in as safe as possible conditions (physical distancing, providing masks and disinfectants, holding outdoor courses or in generous areas, whenever possible). Yet, participation is on their own liability. 

In the case when you were in contact with a person with confirmed or suspected SARS-CoV-2 infection during the last 14 days, we kindly ask you to refrain from participating to the course, or announce your absence. In this case, no administrative punitive measures shall be taken against you.

The persons who present symptoms (fever, coughing, breathing difficulties) shall not be allowed to attend the courses held face-to-face.

For the long-term course (longer than 2 days) you may pay in instalments. For details on the payment modalities, please contact the course responsible person (announced with the launching of the training program) or you can send us an e-mail to academia@concordia.org.ro .

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