Maria Taylor

Empowering Social Work Practitioners to make positive decisions that will benefit their client and whanau health and wellbeing. Enhance self-care and professional development according to their skills and abilities to further and strengthen their practice. Strengthen professional boundaries, Culturally safe practice and manage complex situations. Knowledge of different cultures that will not impede on client and whanau values. Balancing work and personal life, leadership and professional development. Integrating theory and practice.

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Carol Penfold

I endeavour to use the Te Whare Tapa Wha Model of Maori Health to help promote and understand the meaning of biculturalism, multiculturalism, personal Identity and emotional wellbeing in this ever changing world.
I encourage critical thinking and reflective practice in both myself and others and my aim for us all is a Healthy Life Balance. Maintaining integrity and personal mana in the workforce by building sustainable relationships is also of high interest to my practice.

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Dalice Pinnell

My approach is based on Margaret Morrel’s Reflective and Developmental approach.
Key areas for me are mental wellbeing, stress management, self care and prevention of burnout based on lived experience and my work in health. I also offer support with systems and pathways for use general practice if desired.
I encourage regular review of ethics, standards and continued professional development. I often use a strength and task centred base and encourage goal setting, planning and vision.
I am keen to empower social workers to thrive passionately and safely.

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Rima Williams

Ao Pasifika and Ao Māori perspective and framework

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Karen Brown

Social Work fieldwork educator offering 40 years’ practice experience through front line community social worker, advocate for safe bi and multicultural practice, field work educator, supervisor, seniors social worker, service manager, CEO of Marae based health and social services with extensive knowledge in Maori and pakeha practice pathways, Sound proven network with Maata Waka and Mana Whenua, NGO Maori and non-Maori, Local bodies and government services.
Proven history of bi and multicultural supervision to support a supervisee to maximise their potential through reflective practice. To encourage and provide a culturally sound and safe practice knowledge base that will support a supervisee to be a competent effective and a culturally safe practitioner. To support practitioners to maintain a healthy work life balance that also demonstrates the importance of their self-care and who can provide mana enhancing practices to all people their work alongside. Mauri Ora Karen Brown

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Merrill Simmons-Hansen

Developing and maintenance of reflective practice. Culturally safe practice. Workplace and team dynamics. Coping with change. Work life balance. Maori models of practice. Care and protection. Family dynamics and relationships. Child management and behavior.

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