Kia ora! I am a warm, approachable senior social worker who understands the pitfalls and dynamics of the social work field. My focus is on supervision being about you as the practitioner, creating balance in your life and self care. We can explore any issue that you would like to bring to supervision to unpack and reflect and develop your social work practice. I am a Maori supervisor and position myself strongly within a bicultural approach when working with you. Nga maanaaki.» Read more
My interests are the development of practice competence, issues of social justice, recognising potentially unsafe practice and facilitating the learning potential in all of us. I bring a Maaori worldview and a lived experience of most social issues affecting NZ society, with a focus on critical reflection in supervision as the catalyst for transformative learning.» Read more
I am passionate about new graduates being supported to be successful in their new profession. Supporting supervisees to reflect on their practice in a safe environment. A space that allows you to incorporate theory into practice and build your own practice framework. Incorporating ethical decision making and risk management, safe practice and self care.
Advocating for the rights of those in our communities who are marginalised and often not heard. Developing skills enabling social workers to be able to communicate with people who may not be able to communicate verbally.
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
Reflective practice with Social Workers, Supervisors and Managers in any setting.» Read more
I began tertiary study as an adult student and believe that education is a life long process. Professional supervision is a site of learning led by the supervisee and supported by the supervisor. My approach to work and life is about creating solutions rather than looking at the obstacles or barriers that often hinder the possibilities for action or change. My aim is to make supervision a fun, enjoyable, honest yet challenging experience where practitioners have the opportunity to reflect on their practice and grow and develop both personally and professionally I support making connections between theory and practice, raising critical consciousness, incorporate adult learning principles and a sociological perspective when considering practice and interventions. I have a particular interest in: professional leadership, social workers as managers, anti-oppressive practice, career development, personal & professional wellbeing and ethical decision making.» Read more
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
The primary theories and models that I work from are Reflective practice, Strengths based, Client centered and Narrative theory.
This I believe assists the Social Worker to be empowered and confident in their practice with clients and in turn provide safe and effective delivery of service to clients. This within the boundaries and policy guidelines of the agencies they work within. Alongside this is the supporting/facilitating the balance or work and personal life.
I use reflective practise and transformative supervision. I want to empower the social workers I work with to provide an excellent social work service to their clients, while also providing excellent self-care to themselves and continuing to broaden and deepen their own social work practice.» Read more