Looking for a supervisor that you can trust? Looking for a supervisor with whom you can feel relaxed and safe? I am a solutions-focussed, strengths-based practitioner with experience working in schools, the community and crisis and trauma. I am passionate about making change in the areas of family harm and parenting. I have lived and worked in South Auckland for the past 15 years (many years community work prior to Uni) and love engaging with diversity and difference. I am interested in reflexive practice, empowering clients, social work practices and processes, managing personal and professional boundaries and building resilient, efficient, confident practitioners» Read more
Thursday, 6 December 2018, 12:40 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) broadly supports the findings and recommendations of the newly-released Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction – He Ara Oranga. The publication of this report, following months of extensive consultations with the public and input […]» Read more
I am a passionate supervisor with 20 years of experience in the counselling and social work fields specialising in practice that is reflective and social justice focused. I have a particular interest and have worked with social workers who experience drug/alcohol and process addictions and work in statutory social work. I have many years experience working in the NGO sector in mental health, addictions, abuse and trauma, care and protection and SWiS.» Read more
Have an interest in cross-discipline supervision from supervising nurse colleagues.
Use four point approach to supervision but also interested in systems approach.
Have worked for 10 years assessing competency applications for SWRB. Can use a competency based approach to work when useful. Can prepare SWers for competency based applications
Enabling practitioners of all levels to effectively reflect upon their practice in order to enhance and grow their skill and practice. Exploring practitioner well-being and safety within their work environment and caseload. Risk management, safe practice, vicarious trauma. Working with team dynamics, management issues, leadership development.» Read more
Predominantly in the areas of criminal justice and social work, and in mental health social work including counselling and counselling skills or psychotherapy. I have some experience and knowledge in working with LGBTTi community.
Predominantly adopt a contemporary psychoanalytic approach including reflective practice and self awareness.
Experience too in team leadership, managing complex relationships and situations alongside leadership and management development.
Strive for culturally safe practice and awareness
Supervision serves many purposes for you as a social worker, the agency that employs you, the people you work with, the communities you work in and for the social work profession.
One important purpose is accountability. I am a supervisor who will make sure that you are operating safely as a social worker and that you are transparent about your work with your clients.
Another important purpose is identification, understanding what you do and why – putting the work that you are doing into a ‘big picture’ and not operating in isolation.
Reflective practice with Social Workers, Supervisors and Managers in any setting.» Read more
I am committed to creating a safe and contained supervision space, that provides an opportunity for you to critically reflect on practice, and at times consider the overlap with your personal life and experiences. The supervisory space can accommodate many issues; complex case work, professional development, team and colleague challenges, traumatic experience, personal crisis, professional goals, management and leadership, ethical questions, critical decision-making.
I have kept one foot in the practice world and another in the academic world, and I am keen to work with you on your professional and personal development goals. Working with children and families is tough work and I am interested in how we sustain high levels of practice, maintain wellbeing and have fun along the way.
I have been influenced by narrative therapy, strengths based practice, psychodynamic approaches and critical reflection. Core values for me are kindness, honesty and respect.
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Reflective, supportive, educational and culturally safe practice with the view of empowering social workers and care professionals in managing complex situations and creating a life/work balance.