|SWRB Registration Number||6876|
|Nationality/Ethnicity/Culture:||NZ born Samoan|
|Contact Phone Number:||021 562 792|
|– Doctor of Social Work (currently completing) – Massey University.
My research is on Pasifika youth offending.
– Master of Social Work applied (hons) – Massey University.
– Bachelor of Arts majoring in Sociology – Auckland University.
– Certificate in Supervision ( Human Services) – Weltech
– Certificate in Te Ara Reo – Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.
– A fully registered member of the ANZASW and SWRB.
– Co-leaders of the ANZASW Pasifika Interest Group.
– Member of the Australian New Zealand Social Work and Welfare
Education and Research.
– Member of the International Federation of Social Workers.
– Member of the International association of Social Workers.
|Current Training:||– Doctor of Social Work at Massey University. The first Pasifika person on the this inaugural doctoral program.|
|– Over 20 years experience in the youth justice field both statutory and community, mainly in South Auckland.
– Currently a social work educator. I lecture in the Social Work degree programs across Auckland. This includes Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Massey University, Unitec and anukau Institute of Technology.
– Close to 17 years with the NZ Police as a Police Youth; Development Project Manager leading a team of social workers; mentors and counselors in the Auckland East area.
– Previously a Senior Practitioner for Te Whānau o Waipareira Trust in a youth justice program in South Auckland (4 years). Also a Senior Practitioner for the Pasifika team at Spectrum Care (2 years).
– Have sat and currently sit on several community boards.
|– To support social practitioners in what can be a challenging but a rewarding field.
– To support practitioners wanting to further their career whether it is leaderships roles or professional development such as further tertiary qualifications.
– Have experience in providing External Supervision for students studying social work.
– Working with team dynamics and managing complex situations.
– Risk management and safe practice.
– Group and peer supervision. Working with difference.
– Leadership and management development.
– Managing work/personal life balance.
– Integrating theory and practice.
– Culturally safe practice.
– Fun, humourous and informative
|– I am Pasifika social work practice and am competent in Bicultural social work practice.
– Proud to be from South Auckland and have practiced in the area for many years.