Kathy Kerr

SWRB Registration Number: 3036
Gender: Female
Nationality/Ethnicity/Culture: WELLINGTON
Email: kathleen.kerr@xtra.co.nz
Address:  Lyall Bay,
WELLINGTON,
New Zealand
Contact Phone Number:  027 404 0636
Qualifications:   Dip SW; C.Q.S.W; M.A (Hons).Youth Development;
Level 1 Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision
Level 2 Assessment of Supervisor Competency Skills
Professional Experience:  I have 43 years of social work and counselling experience across a broad range of fields. I have worked in both England and Aotearoa New Zealand as a statutory social worker. I worked for Oranga Tamariki in Auckland until April 2018, and now work as a palliative care social worker in Wellington. I have also worked in the Auckland Family Safety Team , a specialist inter agency family violence team, in the past as well as in paediatric cardiology in a hospital setting.
Supervision Interests/Approaches/Type:  My approach is to provide a safe and supportive relationship that underpins a good supervisory experience through the use of reflective practice. I am able to work with supervisees at different levels of competency, to encourage them to contemplate and analyse their practice which will lead them to clear, informed decision making. I can assist with managing difficult dynamics, courageous conversations and positive self care.
Working in the field of palliative care has led me to include spirituality as an essential aspect of the practitioner’s world, as well as that of the client/patient. I am comfortable working in this area of practice.