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Managing Human Resources in the Human Services: Supervisory Challenges

Felice Davidson Perlmutter, Darlyne Bailey, and Ellen Netting


Managerial supervisors are those persons who supervise direct service staff, who oversee human service programs, and who perform macro practice tasks in their agencies on a daily basis. They are not clinical supervisors who oversee the treatment aspects of direct practice; nor are they administrators at the executive level. This book addresses the challenges facing the often under-appreciated managerial supervisors who oversee and provide a crucial organizational structure for work that occurs in human service across the country. The successful managerial supervisor must be able to create and ... More

Keywords: managerial supervisors, service staff, human services, organizational structure, organizational culture, client-centered practice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780195137071
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137071.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Felice Davidson Perlmutter, author
Temple University

Darlyne Bailey, author
Case Western Reserve University

Ellen Netting, author
Virginia Commonwealth University