In order to go on the Supervisors Listing:
Social Workers Registration is now mandatory.
You need to be registered if you:
- call yourself a social worker
- are known as a social worker, or
- are held out to be a social worker
Practising social work can include any one or more of the following:
- working directly with clients, including whānau, hapū and community
- being involved with casework decisions at any level
- managing and/or supervising other social workers
- if you apply your social work values, skills, ethics, and knowledge in your role
- teaching social work practice or theory
- developing policy that impacts upon social work practice
“No person may claim to be practising as a social worker or state or do anything that is calculated to suggest that they practice or are willing to practice as a social worker unless they are registered”
- must be a practising, financial member of ANZASW (not on credit hold); if you are on the Supervisors Listing and providing supervision then you are practising social work
- hold a current APC (Annual Practising Certificate) with the SWRB
- if you want your listing to be public to non-ANZASW members also, an agreement to pay $20.00 (incl GST)
- Social Workers must be registered with the Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB)
- If you are not a registered social worker you must be registered with your professional regulator and hold a current practicing certificate
- agreement to pay an annual fee of $120 inc GST
The Supervisor Register is primarily a member only service. Supervisors may elect to be listed publicly.
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Undergraduate/Postgraduate Supervision Training
Graduates of this programme will have the knowledge, practice, skills and attributes to make a positive difference as kaitiaki/supervisors by effectively working alongside whānau, hapū, iwi and communities.
This qualification is for tauira who want to gain a postgraduate diploma in professional supervision that has a unique point of difference in that it uses mātauranga Māori approaches as the core of its supervision curriculum in a range of different disciplines.
Take your practice to the next level by developing the bicultural skills needed to supervise, and support your staff and peers.
In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to:
a. have completed the requirements for a Bachelors degree approved by Senate or its representative
b. be currently employed in health, counselling, social or human services or other appropriate professional context
c. have at least three years relevant professional experience.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Social Service Supervision offers an advanced qualification for professionally qualified social and community workers and other social service professional supervisors. The programme is intended for those who have achieved a high level of professional competence and are currently supervising social and community work practitioners and/or social work students on fieldwork placements.
The diploma is designed to assist you in developing and defining a personal model of supervision relevant to the practice context you work in. You will be introduced to selected theories and models of professional social service supervision, followed by more in-depth exploration of the administrative, educational, and clinical functions of supervision. Assessment is designed to be immediately relevant to your role as a social service supervisor.
This programme is designed to extend and deepen professional knowledge and skills in the fields of health and social practice which include: occupational therapy, nursing, midwifery, social work, counselling and human services. It will offer learning opportunities designed to inform your practice and develop valued knowledge in Treaty based practice. You will learn and grow professionally while undertaking interactive and experiential-based education.
The Certificate in Professional Supervision provides a supervision qualification to those practitioners from both health and social services who wish to work in this area of independent and specialised practice. It will extend your existing qualifications and will allow higher level professional development that is inter-professional. It is relevant to practitioners from a wide range of practice contexts and the resulting interprofessional interaction of health and social services practitioners will enhance and strengthen service delivery in the region.
An interprofessional context will enable graduates to extend their capacity for critical and professional/clinical reasoning for specialist practice, leadership, management and supervision in complex professional environments.
Candidates may take up to two years to complete the Postgraduate Certificate. This programme is delivered by a combination of block courses and online.
This programme will not lead to New Zealand Health or Social Service Professional Registration.
Develop quality supervision skills in a cross cultural context. Learn to effectively coach, manage and supervise others. Gain and refine your supervision skills for those working in private supervision practice, social services, social work, counselling, community-based work, education and health.
Applicants must have two years’ work experience and must be currently in or willing to be in a supervisory or supervisee relationship.
Gain the expertise needed to supervise others effectively in professional contexts.
Professional supervision is critical in managing and ensuring continuous improvement in service delivery and employee effectiveness and satisfaction. The need for professional oversight is forecast to increase in line with increased risk and compliance factors across a range of sectors.
Created for professionals working in the health, social service and related sectors, this one-year, part-time programme uses a blended delivery method including a series of two-day, face-to-face classes on campus and online activities. It’s delivered in two, 30-credit courses designed to be studied sequentially. In the first course (Foundations of Supervision) you’ll examine the theoretical underpinnings and models for the application of skills in supervisory practice. In the second course (Developing Supervision Practice) you’ll apply the theoretical knowledge and supervision skills to your own supervisory practice.
NB: To undertake this programme you must be able to organise practice in the role of supervisor.
What will you learn?
You will develop knowledge and skills in supervision, learn to define the scope of supervision in a variety of fields of practice and critically evaluate its practice in professional, organisational, cultural, ethical and legal contexts.
You will critically examine a range of supervision theories and approaches and develop a well-integrated supervision framework to inform your supervision practice.
“As skills in our chosen profession grow, we are often called on to provide supervision for others. The Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision gives another layer of skill to add to the kete, enabling us to maximise our professional experience through competently facilitating reflection, growth and support for those we supervise.” – Shelly 2016 graduate