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Competencies of front-line managers in supported accommodation: Issues for practice and future research

Clement, Tim, Bigby, Christine,

Academic Literature

2012

Front-line managers of supported accommodation for people with intellectual disability are assumed to have a key role in the realisation of outcomes for service users. Yet, their job has been little researched. A job analysis from Minnesota that identified 142 competencies required of effective front-line managers was used to examine what was expected of the equivalent position in Victoria, Australia.

The results show that Ninety-two percent of the original competences were retained. Emergent findings highlighted the importance of house supervisors’ “orientations.” The findings support the proposition that the front-line manager's job is underpinned by core competencies and that the role merits further study.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Housing and the built environment, Sector development and sustainability

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