Workplace Support & Supervision

Good workplace support and supportive clinical supervision are essential components in effective AOD service delivery and workforce development.

The Remote AOD Workforce has developed a clinical supervision tool "Yarning about Work" specifically designed for Aboriginal human services workers. This tool assists with assessing what keeps you as a worker strong, who keeps you strong, and what successes and challenges you may be facing. You can acces it here: Yarning about Work

These resources will help orient you to why supervision is important not just for you and your longeivity in your chosen field of work, but for your clients. Here are some reasons that assist you and demonstrate ways your organisation can do this well:

St Vincent's Hospital. (2012) Our Healing Ways- Supervision a culturally appropriate model for Aboriginal Workers. Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative

Feeling Deadly, Working Deadly kit. Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University. 

Indigenous Worker Wellbeing Kit. Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University.

Crana Website for bush support survival guides and assiatnce on managing stress of living remote.

Todd, C. & O’Connor, J. (2005). Clinical Supervision. In N. Skinner, A.M. Roche, J. O’Connor, Y. Pollard, & C. Todd (Eds.), Workforce Development TIPS (Theory Into Practice Strategies): A Resource Kit for the Alcohol and Other Drugs Field. Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University.

Skinner, N. (2005). Worker Wellbeing. In N. Skinner, A.M. Roche, J. O’Connor, Y. Pollard, & C. Todd (Eds.), Workforce Development TIPS (Theory Into Practice Strategies): A Resource Kit for the Alcohol and Other Drugs Field. Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University.

Skinner, N. (2005). Workplace Support. In N. Skinner, A.M. Roche, J. O’Connor, Y. Pollard, & C. Todd (Eds.), Workforce Development TIPS (Theory Into Practice Strategies): A Resource Kit for the Alcohol and Other Drugs Field. Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University.] 

Duraisingam V, Pidd K, Roche A, O'Connor. Satisfaction, Stress & Retention Among Alcohol & Other Drug Workers in Australia. Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University.]