Vicki Hirst

Vicki has been in private practice, primarily as a professional supervisor, since 1996. She has been a trainer, lecturer, researcher, publisher and conference presenter in this field. Other work includes training, facilitation, consultation, investigating complaints, project work – reviewing and developing social services, selection panel member and mediation. Her qualifications and experience include social work, supervision, human resource management, leadership, management and organisational change and development. Vicki is also a past chair of the SWRB Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal and has held local branch leadership roles with ANZASW.
Practice Name: Insights Supervision Ltd
SWRB Registered: Yes
Hours of Operation  ·         Weekdays 9-5
Bulk Billing Option:  Yes
Client Types:  ·         Community

·         Organisation

·         Group

Qualifications:  • Masters of Commerce, First Class Honours, Management and Employment Relations, University of Auckland, 2002.
• Bachelor of Arts, (Majors in Psychology and Education), University of Auckland, 1982.
• Graduate Diploma in Social Services Supervision, With Distinction, Massey University, 2007.
• Diploma of Business, (Personnel Management and Employee Relations), University of Auckland, 1994.
• Diploma of Applied Social Studies, Certificate of Qualification in Social Work, Auckland College of Education, 1986.
General: ·         Stress management
Skill Development: ·         Assertiveness training

·         Life/personal coaching

·         Life transition & adjustment

Workplace: ·         Workplace stress

·         Workplace bullying

·         Workplace coaching

Supervision Interests/Approaches/Type: 
Supervision that promotes leadership and management in the social services and inspires professional, ethical and effective social work practice, achieves best outcomes with those we work with and grows a sustainable organisation. Critical reflective practice, culturally safe practice, professional wellbeing including mindfulness and professional and career development are key elements along with managing change and human resources.
A safe, supportive and challenging space is provided for supervisees that is conducive to learning through reflection, exploration, discovery and application. Your further inquiry is welcomed.