Drawing on original research into political activity by social workers in New Zealand this webinar will look at the opportunities and challenges to social workers engaging in work to promote social change. This webinar will draw on the findings of John’s Masters research into social work and social justice in New Zealand, as well as ongoing research into statutory social work and political activity.» Read more
This lecture will examine the background to the 2018 inquiry, the process of hearing the voices of the people and the inquiry’s findings about the current state of mental health and addiction in New Zealand. The key recommendations of the inquiry report, He Ara Oranga, will be discussed.» Read more
I use Strengths and Solution Focused Approaches to support people to grow and develop through focusing on the strengths they possess and resources available to them, using past experiences to help inform future decisions. I like to start the session with the Supervisee sharing a “celebration”, a piece of work they feel like they have done well. I use ANZASW Practice Standards and the Code of Ethics to anchor and inform discussions. I provide Individual Supervision.
As a Christian and a Supervisor, I can offer the incorporation of faith into the Supervision session if desired by the Supervisee. How this looks can be discussed during our first session. This is optional» Read more
I am very open to doing ONLINE SUPERVISION with anyone across the country. I am very experienced at this sort of Supervision and from personal experience know it can be very effective.
I have a passion to see Social Workers get professional, caring and practical supervision that not only gives insight, but encourages growth and development. I became a full-time Supervisor because I want to see our profession flourish and support Social Workers in providing the best possible care within our communities. I will ensure your development stays in line with the Social Workers Code of Ethics, Registration Practice Standards & the Treaty of Waitangi. Also I am aware of working within the Organisational requirements demanded of you in your role. Having had years of experience I can offer a wide range of perspectives and advice where necessary. Not only have I worked on ‘the ground level’, but also have extensive leadership experience that can be invaluable to those I supervise. Alongside years of Social Work experience and having gained the required qualifications, I have also professionally trained as a Life Coach in order to bring the very best out of Social Workers within a Supervision context. I embrace many Social Work theories such as Client Centred, Strengths Based and Psychology models. Risk management and safe practice is of the utmost importance, along with ensuring you remain encouraged and fulfilling your potential!
I have vast experience in a number of sectors and have not only worked in various social work positions, but also I leadership/management.
From Laura, ActionStation Dear Fiona, Like many New Zealanders, I have spent the weekend absolutely devastated. Friday started off with so much hope. I joined our young people for their school strike against government and corporate inaction on climate breakdown. I watched as thousands of rangatahi took a collective stand for Papatūānuku in Wellington’s Civic Square. I cried happy tears. […]» Read more
Friday, 8 March 2019, 1:42 pm Press Release: ANZASW The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) joins colleagues, allies and friends around the world in celebrating International Women’s Day 2019. The theme for this year’s Day is “Balance For Better”, a call to action to maximise gender balance in business, politics, media coverage and other important areas. Today we celebrate […]» Read more
Thursday, 21 February 2019, 1:35 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers recognises World Social Justice Day 2019. Social Justice is a concept that acknowledges the distribution of wealth, influence and privilege in society is not always fair and seeks to address these deficits, so that individuals and families / whanau […]» Read more
Bernice is inspired by this karaka:
Discussion brings forth understanding
Understanding brings forth light
Light brings forth wisdom
Wisdom brings forth wellness.
Her sessions aim to empower through collaboration. Bernice is able to assist supervisees who practice in a wide range of professional settings: She is a reflective practitioner with experience supporting clients with emotional difficulties including trauma, grief, depression, PTSD, anxiety, panic, woman’s wellness and personal sensitive issues, anger, family violence, employment issues, career change, relationship stress, separation, disability, diversity and issues affecting LGBT community, immigration and other life transition difficulties including gender crisis and living with the effects of HIV, and palliative care. Bernice relates well to people across a range of cultures, ages, beliefs and is committed to promoting safer communities for our family/whanau to live and flourish. She enjoys connecting with individual supervisees and invites them to talk freely as a way of understanding and making sense of challenging work situations. She promotes supervision as a pathway to safe practice and professionalism. She adheres to client confidentiality and the values promoted by the Social Workers, Code of Ethics.» Read more
Discussion on Social Work & Human Rights at the National & Global Level with Rory Truell & Emanuel Stoakes
Earlier this month ANZASW initiated a professional discussion with Rory Truell, Secretary General of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), for World Human Rights Day. In the 4 videos we explore several aspects of the relationship between social work and human rights at the national and global level» Read more
I am passionate about new graduates being supported to be successful in their new profession. Supporting supervisees to reflect on their practice in a safe environment. A space that allows you to incorporate theory into practice and build your own practice framework. Incorporating ethical decision making and risk management, safe practice and self care.
Advocating for the rights of those in our communities who are marginalised and often not heard. Developing skills enabling social workers to be able to communicate with people who may not be able to communicate verbally.