information for assessment of counselor performance.
By establishing a “base line” prior to creating a learning plan for the counselor, the supervisor has an opportunity to effectively measure the effects of the learning plan.
The Steps in using rating forms:
Make copies of the rating forms that are specific to the counselor’s job description. Deliver those to the counselor.
Choose only those that are activities your counselor performs in his/her work. Encourage the counselor to "self assess" his/her performance.
Discuss the purpose of the rating forms and how these will be used to determine goals for the learning plan.
Upon completion, discuss those areas in which the counselor feels the need for performance improvement. As the clinical supervisor, compare your rating to that of the counselor and agree upon areas for improvement.
Limit the areas for improvement and remember to keep it simple. Assuming the counselor is committed to his/her work at the agency, prioritize those areas for performance improvement with the counselor and proceed to creating a learning plan. It is often a good idea to allow the counselor to prioritize areas for performance improvement; although if the supervisor has concerns about specific performance, that concern should be addressed with the counselor.
Agree on areas for improvement and proceed to the development of a Learning Plan.