My passion is in working with Managers, assisting them to navigate the challenge of combining their Social work Ethics and Values, with the often contrary demands of Budgets, volumes, reports, KPI’s, Organisational Needs and Funder requirements. Most of my supervision has fitted into either reflective practice or a more mentoring arrangement and i am happy to negotiate with individuals what works best for them. I do find that for managers, both approaches require longer sessions – and prefer to offer 90 min sessions if possible as this ensures supervision is different from the normal time pressured daily environment.» Read more
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
– 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.
Reflective practice and empowering social workers and care professionals to make the best decisions they can. 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. Child focused practice. Culturally safe practice.
Complete committment to your health and wellbeing and the aspirations of whānau you work with.
– Reflective practice including strengths based and solutions focused support;
– Working around team dynamics and ‘group think’ processes for positive outcomes;
– Supporting professional development, empowerment processes and potential for change and growth;
– Incorporating and supporting healthy connections re mind and body;
– Interest in Tikanga Maori practice, indigenous models of practice and understanding of unconsious bias;
– Attachment theory processes to facilitate positive future outcomes.
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.
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
I am passionate about supporting and encouraging social workers to be as effective as they can possibly be. Over 20 years experience has given me some insights into the importance of a work/life balance, of working through the dilemma of wanting to be actively involved in social change yet weighted down with caseload or management issues. I have personal experience and knowledge in the family violence sector, family/whanau relationships, youth/child behavioural issues and using strength based practice while working with challenges such as how to utilise ‘use of self’ and engaging in ‘courageous conversations’.» Read more