My interest is in critical reflective supervision with the use of an eclectic approach aimed at professional development and quality practice, while managing possible challenging dynamics. I strongly believe in connection (whakapapa), exploring and embracing individual’s journey. I work with a range of challenges that includes but not limited to, managing performance, challenging case load, team dynamics, self-care, assessments, intervention strategies and ethical dilemmas. My social worker experience has been predominantly in care and protection. I offer supervision via skype or by phone. I am open to face to face dependent on location and time.» Read more
Tamariki/mokopuna centred with a whanau, hapu & iwi focus.
I believe that kaitaiakitanga in Supervision is the responsibility we hold as Maori & Tauiwi Social Work practioners, to impart and share our social work knowledge, experience and ideologies
As a professional supervisor, I am passionate about mobilising and normalising external supervision as a vehicle for support, compassion, growth and challenge in practice. I am a strong advocate for reflective and reflexive practice where social workers can be empowered to use the whole of themselves, their lived and professional experience, and expertise to make the best decisions for the people they serve.
As a previous supervisor and current practice leader, interpersonal and inter-professional dynamics is an area of interest, as the connections and whanaungatanga between kaimahi, their mete and rangatira can often impact the confidence to work through complex and challenging situations.
Providing opportunity for kaimahi to have their needs met through a safe and supported modality of supervision – and identifying the tools that already exist to work through difficulties and ethical challenges that are part of social work practice.
It is my passion to assist and empower social workers and care professionals to make the best decisions they can. Reigniting a love of what they do and navigating around and threw, any walls to that.
A particularly interest in promoting the utilization of therapeutic opportunities through the social Work role.
Encouraging self care for optimal outcomes as well as sustainability. Debunking the glorification of ‘busy’, through self monitoring and tools for boundaries.
Expertise in rapport building and working directly with children and youth in mental health, advocation, therapeutic and community roles.
Reflective practice and exploring where the professional and personal boundaries meet and cross, finding ways that each are complimented by the same journey, yet kept ‘safe’ from each other.
Working with team dynamics and managing complex situations.
Leadership and management development.
Managing work/personal life balance.
Child focused practice. Integrating theory and practice.
Not just culturally safe practice, but empowering through culturally encouraging and affirming practice, especially working cross culturally, with Maori.
Strengths-based and solution focused as an underlying thread throughout.
Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui
Be strong, be brave, be steadfast.
What you bring into the space of Kaitiakitanga / supervision is your social work practice obligations, knowledge, experience and your whakapapa.
Lets korero about mahi, whanau and ko wai au.
Mauri ora» Read more
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.
I offer a reflective and supportive service, where I bring strong interpersonal skills. I hold value to listening with intent to understand, providing empathy and guidance to facilitate growth in professional practice and personal well-being. I use Davys and Beddoe’s (2010) Reflective Learning Model of supervision as my primary approach to support reflexive practice.
I provide an organic therapeutic approach, which is open and honest, driven by the learner, facilitated by myself as the supervisor; to support professional resilience, help to define new ways forward in your mahi and to enhance effectiveness as a social worker. I offer support to understand application of theory to practice, ensure accountability in terms of adhering to ethical and safe practices, support to nourish well-being and plan professional development pathways.» Read more
Te Whare Tapa Wha
Critical reflective practice
Leadership and Management development
Integrating theory and practice
Working with differences
Culturally safe practice
Reflective practice where the supervisee is encouraged to explore matters from different perspectives, empower the individual professional to find alternatives to handling a situation, leadership and management development, time management and efficiency within the work space, supporting safe and high quality practice, supporting analysis and creative and innovative ways to solution findings, risk management.
As an experienced Social Worker working in leadership I would like to support other Social Worker’s with their clinical practice and/ or in their leadership and management development.
Outside of my work life I enjoy and believe in an active and healthy lifestyle. I offer supervision via Skype or face to face at a location convenient to you. I am based in rural Hamilton
I am a Aotearoa/NZ born pakeha male. I have had a fairly full and rich life and have an appreciation of how various life events can impact on professional practice. I am Whangarei based.» Read more