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
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
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.
Seeking what the implications are and how this impacts on the supervisee. I am also interested on how this can be explored through analyzing the issue, from a professional perspective.
I want the supervisee to feel safe and can rely on the supervisor to support them in their decision making. There needs to be room for the supervisee to articulate and identify the issue using a reflective model of practice to implement a plan for the client
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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.
I believe that professional supervision provides an opportunity to slow down the rush of a busy career, just long enough, so that we can celebrate the achievements of our practice, acknowledge the depths of our learned knowledge and identify our areas for growth. Professional supervision will assist in your transformational development at a pace that you are comfortable with in order that you achieve the most from your professional supervision. Professional supervision is a supportive, safe and protected space where you are at the centre of the conversation.» Read more
Strength based practice approach for social workers supporting them to provide the whanau, mokopuna, rangitahi with the best decisions/planning and outcomes.
Providing social workers with the tools and skills to manage their work/life and to recognise their strengths.
Risk management, complex situations, team and whanau dynamics, and culturally safe practice.
Overall, in my experience to be successful social worker, you need good professional & supportive supervision.» Read more
Experience in providing supervision to students on placement, both internal and external.
Providing reflective supervision to social workers in the community in various different fields of practice.
The supervision I offer is YOU focused, your time, your topics. I will walk alongside you to facilitate, encourage and support you.
Nationality/Ethnicity/Culture: Caucasian Pasifika Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: 113 Awa Awa Road R. D. 1 UPPER MOUTERE , Nelson Bays 7173 New Zealand Contact Phone Number: 027 540 3435 Qualifications: MSW (Applied) (Massey University) ; Post-Grad. Dip. Social Policy and Social Work(Massey University), Certificate in Clinical Supervision ( Central institute of Technology); Post-Graduate studies in Supervision ( Massey University). Professional Experience: 20 […]» Read more