Providing a safe environment which supports the supervisees learning. Working with team issues, working with others’ diversity, assisting with work, life balance, focus on safe practice. Knowledge of health issues & system.» Read more
Reflective practice with Social Workers, Supervisors and Managers in any setting.» Read more
I work with supervisees in linking theory to practice, working through ethical dilemmas, managing work/life balance, career progression and employment issues.
I’m interested in working with managers and frontline staff, particularly in the field of family violence, programme development, CBT and trauma based approaches.
6 years experience of community based social work, Lead Professional (Children’s Team), and therapeutic support with families, children, young people, and adults (health, mental health, sexual abuse, violence, trauma, anger); 2 years health social work (hospital and community based); 4 years secondary school counselling; 8 years teaching on the Massey University and Victoria of Wellington University Human Development and Counselling Team (Lecturer and Research Supervisor).» Read more
Personal and professional development through reflective practice.
Managing collaborative relationships in this new social service environment.
Striving for a positive work life balance.
Integrating theory and practice.
Being a champion and advocate for self and client.
Managing and working through conflict and ethical dilemmas.
Child and Youth Focus; Client cantered approaches
Ethics; Listening which is a very important skill and in particular what we do with what we hear
Mana Enhancing – fostering empowerment for professionals to deploy their authentic ‘self’ in working relationships, team dynamics and complexities. Group supervision where kotahitanga is enacted to solve problems and develop creativity. Developing the fundamental belief that practice ‘touch stones’ are as individual as the skill set a professional owns. Guidance to identify the work/personal life balance sought after by professionals embedded in meeting KPI’s, RBA’s and deadlines. Supervision in the ‘real’ world, connection with the great outdoors.» Read more
Integrating theory and practice, utilising Kolb’s Learning Cycle and mindfulness in supervision to empower social workers to make the best decisions. Genuine interest in staff well-being and career development and co-working to develop individualised supervision templates through the use manaakitanga. Use of tikanga, championing voices and aspirations of whanau through modelling and leading. Use of wairuatanga through use of Maori frameworks. Use of kaitiakitanga, protection and recognition of Maori knowledge. Use of rangatiratanga to ensure Maori participation in all projects. Use of Te Reo, spoken, written, visual and waiata. Use of whakamanawa, by acting in mana enhancing ways. Use of whakapapa through strong and meaningful connections. Mokopuna focussed and ensuring voice of children and young people are heard.» Read more
I use reflective practice in supervision and I attempt to facilitate problem solving practice dilemmas from the supervisees perspective.
I am interested in collegial supervision where the roles of superviser and supervisee alternate depending on the needs of the parties involved, I have used this approach for several years and found it to be helpful in promoting flexibility for the parties involved and developing creative solutions.
I have a particular interest in systemic family therapy and mindfulness based CBT.
My passion is supervising people who work with people! To cheer you on in your work, and help you to maximize your work-life! My expertise is in running teams, working alongside youth, families, and running community initiatives and groups. I’ll collaborate with you to achieve your vision for work, snapshot learning opportunities and provide you with support so that you feel empowered and energized.» Read more