Andy Smith

SWRB Registration Number:  9351
Gender: Male
Nationality/Ethnicity/Culture: New Zealand
Address:  Hamilton , Waikato 3200
New Zealand
Contact Phone Number:  021902304
Mobile Phone Number:  021902304
Web Address:
Qualifications:  PGDipSocs
Fully Registered Social Woker
Full member of ANZASW
Certified Life Coach (CMA)
ICF Member
Current Training:  Currently working towards my PCC level coaching
Professional Experience: I have extensive Social Work experience, primarily in:

Child, Adolescent & Family Services

Specialist Hospital Unit social worker (ODHB)
– worked closely with ACC

Anglican Action:
– Recently worked as a Social Worker and Team Leader for the Manaaki Mai department, which reintegrates men from Prison back into the Community
– worked closely beside Dept of Corrections with this role

Supervisor to many Social Workers over the years.

Supervision Interests/Approaches/Type:
I have a passion to see Social Workers get professional, caring and practical supervision that not only gives insight, but encourages growth and development.

I became a full-time Supervisor because I want to see our profession flourish and support Social Workers in providing the best possible care within our communities. I will ensure your development stays in line with the Social Workers Code of Ethics, Registration Practice Standards & the Treaty of Waitangi. Also I am aware of working within the Organisational requirements demanded of you in your role.

Having had years of experience I can offer a wide range of perspectives and advice where necessary. Not only have I worked on ‘the ground level’, but also have extensive leadership experience that can be invaluable to those I supervise.

Alongside years of Social Work experience and having gained the required qualifications, I have also professionally trained as a Life Coach in order to bring the very best out of Social Workers within a Supervision context. I embrace many Social Work theories such as Client Centred, Strengths Based and Psychology models. Risk management and safe practice is of the utmost importance, along with ensuring you remain encouraged and fulfilling your potential!

I love what I do and would be honoured to get alongside of you!

I am friendly with a good sense of humour and aim to give you the best Professional Supervision possible.

I am also very open to doing ONLINE SUPERVISION with anyone across the country. I am very experienced at this sort of Supervision and from personal experience know it can be very effective.

I have vast experience in a number of sectors and have not only worked in various social work positions, but also I leadership/management

For testimonies visit my facebook page at ‘Pursue Life Inc.’

I look forward to hear from you soon. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions!

Warm regards