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I taught at a rural primary school in Southern Hawkes Bay in a place called Onga Onga. I then left Aotearoa to go on my O.E .

On my return I got a teaching job at Koru Primary School
in Mangere.

I decided I wanted to try a new career and had always been interested in working with young teenage women. I began work at Weymouth Girls home for the Department of Social Welfare. My daughter Koha was born in 1987 and I decided to retrain as a social worker and move away from shift work.

When I completed my Diploma I worked as a Care & Protection social worker for Child Youth & Family in the Otahuhu and Mangere areas.

I moved onto to the Otahuhu Family Court where I became the Senior Family Court Co-ordinator.

I worked with issues of Family Violence, separation and divorce, care & protection and couple counselling. I also began studying for a BA in Social Policy.

1999 -2005
I went back into the education arena as a Lecturer on the Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT).

I worked on the Diploma of Social and Community Work. I became Professional Leader and a Senior Lecturer and was Highly
commended at the Distinguished Teacher Awards in November 2004.

In 2004 I became very interested in the area of supervision. This
was through my experience of group supervision of students
on placement. I Began studies for the Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision in Social Services.

I left MIT and began my private practice as an External Supervisor.

I also did contract work and through this ended up in a part time permanent teaching position with Child Youth & Family Learning & Development Unit.

2009 to present
I have continued working in private practice providing external supervision, training, mentoring & coaching.  I have also lectured and coordinated courses at UNITEC on the Bachelor of Social Practice (Social Work).

Diploma in Teaching
Palmerston North Teachers College

Diploma in Applied Social Studies
Auckland College of Education

Advanced Certificate In Adult Teaching
Manukau Institute of Technology

BA in Social Policy

Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision in Social Services. (Distinction) Massey University

Full member of ANZASW
Registered Social Worker; Number 2394