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
Reflective practice with Social Workers, Supervisors and Managers in any setting.» Read more
Reflective practice, Cultural Supervision. 12 Years Statutory Social Worker within these years Care and Protection Social Worker, Youth Justice Social Work, Youth Cour and Family Court, 6 months DHB.» Read more
Kaupapa Maori theory and practice
Reflective practice to enable naming, claiming, centring ourselves in our world, and working out into the world from this.
Supervision as a powerful place in which to discover new insights and grow the understanding as to why the new is k/new.
Mana Enhancing – fostering empowerment for professionals to deploy their authentic ‘self’ in working relationships, team dynamics and complexities. Group supervision where kotahitanga is enacted to solve problems and develop creativity. Developing the fundamental belief that practice ‘touch stones’ are as individual as the skill set a professional owns. Guidance to identify the work/personal life balance sought after by professionals embedded in meeting KPI’s, RBA’s and deadlines. Supervision in the ‘real’ world, connection with the great outdoors.» Read more
I currently provide supervision at my Clinic, ‘Solace’ in the Whakatane CBD. I use an eclectic approach and various skills (Life Coach, Mindfulness, Kaupapa Maori, Social Work and Health Services). I also offer supervision via facetime, phone, and I can consider travel within the BOP region (conditions apply). Homeopathy and Sound therapy are additional services offered at my clinic. I look forward to supporting a gentle but thought provoking exploration of the successes and challenges that impact you and your practice.» Read more
I am first and foremost a mother and nanny to several mokopuna.
I hail from nga hau e wha (the four winds) and come from the grass roots. l have worked in community and statutory social work for over 20 years with a stint in community corrections and also lead in the social sector trials for MSD.
Recently I branched out into an Operational Management position in Tourism to broaden my horizons.
I am passionate about social work and community development by supporting professionals to contribute to that space by what they can create each day.
Integrating theory and practice, utilising Kolb’s Learning Cycle and mindfulness in supervision to empower social workers to make the best decisions. Genuine interest in staff well-being and career development and co-working to develop individualised supervision templates through the use manaakitanga. Use of tikanga, championing voices and aspirations of whanau through modelling and leading. Use of wairuatanga through use of Maori frameworks. Use of kaitiakitanga, protection and recognition of Maori knowledge. Use of rangatiratanga to ensure Maori participation in all projects. Use of Te Reo, spoken, written, visual and waiata. Use of whakamanawa, by acting in mana enhancing ways. Use of whakapapa through strong and meaningful connections. Mokopuna focussed and ensuring voice of children and young people are heard.» Read more
Clinical/Cultural Supervision; Leadership/Professional Development; Strength based, Solution focussed, Best practice, Youth sector, NGO Agencies, Grief/Loss, Cross Cultural, Case work working with Individuals, couples, whanau.» Read more
Aligning kaupapa Maori models of practice and the practice standards and code of ethics of ANZASW while working in Kaupapa Maori organisations. Supervising tauira who are on placement at Purapura Whetu learning more about the practical implementation of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in action in the mental health sector.» Read more