Mandy Lewis

SWRB Registration Number  2796
Gender: Female
Nationality/Ethnicity/Culture: New Zealander
Email:  mandy.lewis@xtra.co.nz
Address:  Auckland
New Zealand
Contact Phone Number:  021 205 7595
Qualifications:  Diploma in Social Work – Victoria University, Wellington
BA Social Policy – Victoria University, Wellington
Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision – Auckland University
Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring Skills
Post Graduate Papers in Adolescent and Child Mental Health – Auckland University
Current Training:  NCAST FEEDING PARENT- CHILD INTERACTION SCALE TRAINING
Professional Experience:  – Seven years front line social work experience in District Health Board community, paediatric and rehabilitation teams environment;
– Six years community social work (Jewish community and rural Marae Based PHO);
– 12 month contract Foster Care Social Work front line position;
– 12 month contract Social Work and Counselling role pregnancy and termination service;
– Four years Team Leader / Practice Leader role in NGO under Family Start contracts;
– Current member of Care and Protection Panel – Oranga Tamariki, Onehunga, Auckland;
Supervision Interests/Approaches/Type:  – Reflective practice including strengths based and solutions focused support;
– Working around team dynamics and ‘group think’ processes for positive outcomes;
– Supporting professional development, empowerment processes and potential for change and growth;
– Incorporating and supporting healthy connections re mind and body;
– Interest in Tikanga Maori practice, indigenous models of practice and understanding of unconsious bias;
– Attachment theory processes to facilitate positive future outcomes.-Child development-Attachment (primary caregiver/child)