Karen Brown

Mobile: 021 296 2396
Email: kotutu1@xtra.co.nz
Qualifications & Experience A mother and grandmother of beautiful tamariki and mokopuna. Experience 40 years practice experience across many spectrums of social work counselling and supervision. 25+ years marae-based worker and Kaiwhakahaere of Maraebased social and health services. 15+ years supervisor to a variety of age groups genders and cultures. Director private practice 25 year.

Management Executive Dip NZIM, Dip Counselling, multi- cultural practitioner registered social worker. Provider of bi/multicultural supervision.  Social work fieldwork educator, Queen Service Medal for community work in Maori and Christchurch Community, Director of a private practice which is inclusive of cultural supervision, cultural specialist report writer for family court, social work assessments, training and consultancy.

Supervision Interests My interests are You are the expert I am a pathway to support you to achieve your goals and aspirations in the field of mahi you have chosen to undertake. To share experiences of my practices and knowledgebase that may assist you on your journey to be competent, confident and have reflective practice that demonstrates and maximises your potential to be the best practitioner you strive to be
Social Work fieldwork educator offering 40 years’ practice experience through front line community social worker, advocate for safe bi and multicultural practice, field work educator, supervisor, seniors social worker, service manager, CEO of Marae based health and social services with extensive knowledge in Maori and pakeha practice pathways, Sound proven network with Maata Waka and Mana Whenua, NGO Maori and non-Maori, Local bodies and government services.

Proven history of bi and multicultural supervision to support a supervisee to maximise their potential through reflective practice. To encourage and provide a culturally sound and safe practice knowledge base that will support a supervisee to be a competent effective and a culturally safe practitioner. To support practitioners to maintain a healthy work life balance that also demonstrates the importance of their self-care and who can provide mana enhancing practices to all people their work alongside. Mauri Ora Karen Brown