Jack Scanlan

– To support practitioners wanting to further their career whether it is leaderships roles or professional development such as further tertiary qualifications.
– Have experience in providing External Supervision for students studying social work.
– Working with team dynamics and managing complex situations.
– Risk management and safe practice.
– Group and peer supervision. Working with difference.
– Leadership and management development.
– Managing work/personal life balance.
– Integrating theory and practice.
– Culturally safe practice.
– Fun, humourous and informative
I am Pasifika social work practice and am competent in Bicultural social work practice. Proud to be from South Auckland and have practiced in the area for many years.- To support social practitioners in what can be a challenging but a rewarding field.

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Bronwyn Guptill

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.

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Andrew Thompson

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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Mary McCaffrey

An honest and hard working professional with 26 years experience as a Social Worker, Probation Officer, Group Facilitator, Supervisor, Trainer and Manager within both statutory organisations and NGO’s in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Passionate about Social Justice and committed to contributing to positive reality based change for workers and service users alike. I am motivated by working alongside others to help them overcome challenges and would like to continue to utilise these skills in a positive, energetic and supportive way.

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Vicki McDermott

I practiced social work in both community and residential settings, working in the child and youth sector for approximately 20 years. I have held the position of Practice Manager for 10 years plus. I am familiar with school settings, both primary and secondary, particularly regarding pastoral care of students. I have been appointed to the following positions:
Member and Chair of the Grievance Panel for a Child, Youth and Family residence,
Member of local Care and Protection Advisory Panel for Child Youth and Family.
I am experienced in supervision for social workers and other allied health professionals and I have provided support to social work students as a fieldwork educator

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Kerri Cleaver

Reflective practice; Child focused practice
I have interests in enhancing practitioners own strengths and resources and facilitating reflection and solutions and growing resilient and safe practice in new graduates. When working with experienced social workers supervision focuses on the ongoing needs of a social workers practice and ensuring ongoing personal development.
I am Ngai Tahu and have established connections in the Otago area which I also readily share with my supervisees.

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Edwina Poynton

Trauma informed and developmental responses; relational practice.
Supporting workers through registration and ANZASW membership processes.
Strengths based resilience focused practice, assisting supervisees to recognise and build on their strengths and develop their practice and new approaches. Focus on reflective practice and systems, whilst ensuring safe, accountable and professional practice. Child centred, family focused practice. Change process and developing teams. Individual and group supervision. Online and telephone supervision.

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