Awhina Rushworth

SWRB Registration Number  6118
Gender: Female
Nationality/Ethnicity/Culture: Pakeha
Address:  Whanganui 4500
New Zealand
Contact Phone Number:  021 034 5959
Web Address:
Qualifications:  Post Graduate Diploma in Social Service Supervision -with Distinction Massey University
Post Graduate Certificate in Community Psychiatric Care – University Otago
Diploma in Social work – with Merit WRCP
Certificate in Social Services – Merit, & Basic Counselling Skills WRCP
Professional Experience: I have been a practising social worker since 1998. I have experience working in the NGO sector as well as within District Health Boards. Areas I have worked in include: parenting support, stopping violence services, child and youth mortality review, adult child and youth mental health services, health promotion and child protection work.
Supervision Interests/Approaches/Type:
I am an experienced supervisor with extensive experience supervising social workers and others in health and community settings.
I bring to my work a range of social work skills and experience that I have gathered throughout my twenty plus years of working. I use a strengths based approach incorporating your experiences of success from a range of settings and apply these to the variety of issues you bring to supervision. I use the principles of response based practice focusing on upholding dignity and recognising how you have demonstrated resistance to adversity; using this to make sense of your responses in your current situation. Supervision also promotes opportunity to review how we work to achieve equity for Maori and address social justice issues. I am a skilled listener focusing on the here and now, while still attending to the bigger picture. Available for supervision via phone or video conferencing.
Anything else you want to add? Supervision is an essential part of providing safe practice.
Supervision promotes opportunity to review how we work to achieve equity for Māori and address social justice issues.