The Practice of Supervision in Center Work

By Lorraine Buxbaum

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1957

This piece deals with the practice of supervision of group leaders in agencies. The paper specifically explores the motivations of group leaders as well as their commitment to the agencies and what they expect from the experience of supervision. The author explains how many of the group leaders see the work at the agency as an opportunity to work with people. One of the major motivations listed for working in this service-oriented environment included identifying with a Jewish agency as a way of expressing one's identification with one's Jewishness. The piece also identifies necessary types of understanding and knowledge that supervisors must have which include knowing the needs of the group and individuals in the group that make up a leader's assignment. The piece concludes by supporting efforts of group supervision experience.

Topic: Management and Administration, Social Work, Jewish Identification, Professional Development, Workplace, Jewish Organizations

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 34/No. 1

Page Number(s): 109-117

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Buxbaum, Lorraine. The Practice of Supervision in Center Work. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1957: 109-117.


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