Management and Supervisory Challenges

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CHWs at a conference table.

It should not be assumed that a person with basic supervisory skills, even with advanced clinical background, is qualified or prepared to supervise CHWs effectively as this can be a very challenging task.

Some of these management and supervisory challenges include:

  • “Organizational maturity” required: CHWs do not fit conventional job categories
  • Recruitment and selection: unusual methods needed to find the “right” people
  • Distinctive demands on supervisors of CHWs