Nathan Martin

SWRB Registration 8887
Gender: Male
Nationality/Ethnicity/Culture: NZ/European
Qualifications: Currently completing Master Applied Social Work – Massey
Bachelor Social Services – Otago Polytechnic
Bachelor Applied Science – Major Psychology – Open Polytechnic
Diploma Applied Mental Health (Level 6) – Open Polytechnic
Diploma Child & Adolescent Issues (Level 6) – Open Polytechnic
Supervision Skills for Health and Social Service Professionals (level 5) – Unitec
Professional Experience: 2 years experience as a foster parent for Oranga Tamariki
8 Years experience in the disability sector: Team Leader and currently a behavior specialist, acting Social Worker on this team.
Supervision Interests/Approaches/Type: Reflective practice and empowering social workers, support worker, mental health workers and care professionals to ensure they provide best practice for their clients while keeping safe and healthy. Working with team dynamics and managing complex situations – mainly ethical issues. Risk management and safe practice – what to do in risky situations and guide people to keep themselves safe. Managing work/personal life balance. Disability and Rights focused practice.
 Have provided internal supervision for the Community Care Trust -Dunedin & Invercargill – both support workers and also some mid-management team members.