|Phone: 07 571 5282 Mobile: 021 292 2721|
|Beannacht’-In my Gaelic greeting I acknowledge this universe is lit by many insights and my name is a recognition of the particular light on sea foam. I am from a matriarchal line of Claddagh, Ireland and hold a dual Irish New Zealand passport. My Social work practice in the Bay of Plenty Aotearoa focuses on indigenous voices in social work, developing Biculturalism in Practice (TWoA), and meaningful supervision to enable the care of people whom care for others.
Creativity-the thinking which created a problem may not the thinking which solves it.
|Qualifications||I am currently value listening with practitioners on their stories and completing a PhD with women and spirituality in social work (with Te Whare Wananga O Awanuiarangi).
I hold Registered Social Work status 1648, am a full member of MANZASW, local Exec member of BOP ANZASW, Trustee Tauranga Living without Violence.
My academic qualification include a Post Grad Dip Child Advocacy-Otago,
MSW Applied Massey,
Advanced Cert Professional Supervision-Waikato,
Te Ara Reo Maori-level 2-3
However becoming a grandmother and that trust remains of constant significance to me
|On-going Training||Research with women social workers so local voices are empowered to share in the development of the professional literature. PhD currently underway|
|Experience||I have been privileged through my experience to share in women’s groups (seven years), sexual and domestic violence services (fourteen years), care and protection social work with children and whanau (five years), care provision with children and youth in need (three years), health promotion and community development (seven years), youth advocacy in school and local government (three years), supervision (fourteen years), and social work education (fourteen years).|
|Supervision Interests||Supporting the insight, oversight, and foresight of people whom care for others-|