World view/values/key beliefs:
– Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding and living document of Aotearoa/New Zealand
– Social justice and equality
– Inclusiveness to all
– Non- hierarchal
– Reciprocity, honouring, respect
– The value of kindness and generosity
World view/values/key beliefs:
I encourage a reflective practice and sound work processes including a strengths based approach working with core Social Work values to enhance the Social Workers practice and professionalism.
My approach is trauma informed, helping to identify the effect of this for the supervisee and client.
I also use mindfulness to ameliorate the effect of vicarious trauma.
Tamariki/mokopuna centred with a whanau, hapu & iwi focus.
I believe that kaitaiakitanga in Supervision is the responsibility we hold as Maori & Tauiwi Social Work practioners, to impart and share our social work knowledge, experience and ideologies
I welcome the whole person, work and home life, your emotional, physical, relational, spiritual being. I encourage and strengthen your way of being.
People say that they feel accepted, free to talk, hear themselves think. Hopeful for what they could do, who they are. Engaged, learning new things by readings and podcasts they get. I’m on their side, I’m for them, I’m interested in what they can do.
I can do online, phone or face-to-face in the Bay of Plenty.
– Problem Solving
– Boundaries (within the workplace, managing work/life balance and leaving work at work)
– Child Focused Practice
– Trauma informed
– Signs of Safety
– Cultural Development
I am passionate about supporting professionals to reflect, learn and grow within their work. I would enjoy meeting for a coffee to see if we would be a good fit, with no obligation to continue.
I am happy to provide supervision online.
As a professional supervisor, I am passionate about mobilising and normalising external supervision as a vehicle for support, compassion, growth and challenge in practice. I am a strong advocate for reflective and reflexive practice where social workers can be empowered to use the whole of themselves, their lived and professional experience, and expertise to make the best decisions for the people they serve.
As a previous supervisor and current practice leader, interpersonal and inter-professional dynamics is an area of interest, as the connections and whanaungatanga between kaimahi, their mete and rangatira can often impact the confidence to work through complex and challenging situations.
Providing opportunity for kaimahi to have their needs met through a safe and supported modality of supervision – and identifying the tools that already exist to work through difficulties and ethical challenges that are part of social work practice.
It is my passion to assist and empower social workers and care professionals to make the best decisions they can. Reigniting a love of what they do and navigating around and threw, any walls to that.
A particularly interest in promoting the utilization of therapeutic opportunities through the social Work role.
Encouraging self care for optimal outcomes as well as sustainability. Debunking the glorification of ‘busy’, through self monitoring and tools for boundaries.
Expertise in rapport building and working directly with children and youth in mental health, advocation, therapeutic and community roles.
Reflective practice and exploring where the professional and personal boundaries meet and cross, finding ways that each are complimented by the same journey, yet kept ‘safe’ from each other.
Working with team dynamics and managing complex situations.
Leadership and management development.
Managing work/personal life balance.
Child focused practice. Integrating theory and practice.
Not just culturally safe practice, but empowering through culturally encouraging and affirming practice, especially working cross culturally, with Maori.
Strengths-based and solution focused as an underlying thread throughout.
Strength based solution focused approach. Wide range of experience in community and statutory work, including most aspects of permanency work.
Pinehill, Northshore Auckland; Female; Face to Face only
BSW & MSW; Master Degree in Social Psychiatry that involved assessed components related to supervision; PhD in Social work education that included regular monthly external professional supervision as part of integrative method of teaching learning social work that was a focus of my research; Erica Stern’s IPR supervision process; John Heron’s Peer supervision; Teaching a postgraduate course with David Epston called Reflecting on Practice; within Master of Social Practice course; NZ Coaching and mentoring centre – organised and participated in the Peer Supervision course three times (in three different settings) and participated in peer supervision groups (still participating)
Strengths based; Integrative; IPR (Interpersonal Process Recall); Peer, individual and group supervision; Reflective teams; Managing challenging situations with grace and integirity; Exploring how personal, professional, political and spiritual are related and how they reflect in professional practice; Cultural respectfulness; Ethical dilemmas
Animal assisted work and whole people learning including embodiment practice
Online Supervision available; Master’s Degree in Social Work; Postgraduate Diploma in Addiction Counselling
Empowering and supporting social workers to grow, develop strengths and make the best decisions they can. Reflecting on complex work situations to develop effective tools. Risk management and safe practice. Managing work – life balance and integrating theory and practice.
Available for online appointments.