Helen Simmons

3 Riverside Dr
R D 10
Palmerston North
Work: (06) 356 9099, ext 83512
Mobile:  027 747 0796
Email: helenjoansimmons@gmail.com
Female, Pakeha
Qualifications BA (Psyc), BSW. Post grad Diploma in Social Service Supervision, MPhil, RSW #3888
Experience 25 years (community social work, community development, corrections, health social work, disability and rehabilitation social work)

19 years tertiary teaching Massey University (social work practice, bicultural practice, community development, supervision)

19 years (Treaty of Waitangi training with Project Waitangi)

21 years (private supervision practice working with social workers, managers, nurses, students (group supervision) and a range of social service sector workers).

Supervision Interests Working alongside the supervisee to advance their supervision goals, I take a holistic supervisee-centred approach focusing on who they are and what they are bringing into the work at any given time. I seek to foster reflexivity in supervision and have particular interests in spirituality in practice, Treaty based practice, gender issues, work/life balance and using supervision as a forum for learning and transformation.