Mindy Telfer

Kia ora
I am passionate about supporting practitioners to achieve best practice within their mahi, as well as managing personal well being and encouraging professional growth.
I facilitate a reflective learning process that empowers practitioners to explore issues from various perspectives and make the best decisions they can. I also incorporate strengths-based and solution-focused approaches to build resilience, assist problem solving and achieve desired outcomes.
I have a particular interest in child focused practice – ensuring voices of tamariki are heard and their rights are upheld.
I am able to provide face to face and online (zoom) supervision.

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Mahala Reynolds

Female; BSC, Psychology (Canterbury); Dip Social Work (NMIT); Kaitiakitanga: PGDip Bicultural Professional Supervision (Te Wānanga ō Aotearoa)

My study at Te Wānanga in 2017 allowed development and consolidation of my own bicultural model of Kaitiakitanga and supervision interweaving Te Āo Maori values. The story of my ancestors of English and Tahitan descent help me to consider a bicultural journey as way to reflect on how we are to engage in relationships. Āta, Ako and Āhurutanga are the tenets to my model. I draw upon their lessons of careful deliberation, reciprocal learning, in developing a safe space. Growth, mana and transformation are central to the supervisory relationship and reflective practice core to this.

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Jo Nicholls

My approach is to work with a strengths based outlook to provide a safe space in order to enable reflective thought with an eye on personal wellbeing and professional growth. I have social work experience primarily in the education field, working with adolescents and their families, mental health assessment and therapeutic interventions and working with related professionals. As a supervisor I have worked with social workers with a variety of roles, from students to experienced social work practitioners and managers. I am also experienced and enjoy working with those who are new to supervision or from allied professions where professional supervision is not common practice.
I am able to work both in person or with a digital platform.

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Awhina Rushworth

I am an experienced supervisor with extensive experience supervising social workers and others in health and community settings.
I bring to my work a range of social work skills and experience that I have gathered throughout my twenty plus years of working. I use a strengths based approach incorporating your experiences of success from a range of settings and apply these to the variety of issues you bring to supervision. I use the principles of response based practice focusing on upholding dignity and recognising how you have demonstrated resistance to adversity; using this to make sense of your responses in your current situation. Supervision also promotes opportunity to review how we work to achieve equity for Māori and address social justice issues. I am a skilled listener focusing on the here and now, while still attending to the bigger picture.
Available for supervision via phone or video conferencing.

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Faith Tuhakaraina

Reflective practice and empowering social workers and care professionals to make the best decisions they can. These include working within a multidisciplinary team dynamics and managing complex situations with a focus of risk management and safety at the forefront of your practice. To intensify your curiosity towards leadership & management development. Providing option for work/personal life balance. Integrating theory and practice. Culturally safe practice with a competent understanding of Tikanga & Kawa concepts for best pathways for Maori clients & whānau.

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Deborah Sharma

Provide a non-threatening environment as well as appropriate supervision tool to help build reflective practice.
Provide professional supervision theory and practice including Strengths-based Supervision, discussion and feedback on areas that may need further development.
Utilise technology in the supervision context.
Provide group supervision.
Utilise appropriate Supervision Model to support the supervision process and relationship.
I conduct online supervision.

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Cas Gillespie

Ethics, values and congruence in practice.
Person-centred, strength based and solution focused theory.
Developing a critically reflective practice.
Self-care and work life balance.
Integrating theory to understand and inform practice.
New graduate Social Worker development.
Work place dynamics and professionalism.
Managing complex cases and safety at work

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Kyley Logan

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.

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