kandas gee

‘Mana is the intrinsic nature that all humanity walks with'

(SWRB, 2020)

Social services and professional supervision

Ko Kandas Gee tōku ingoa

My name is Kandas Gee

With over twenty years’ experience in social services, Kandas and her team provide professional supervision services to human service practitioners in all areas and all stages of their careers.

To develop the very best in human services, we need workers who are well trained, skilled, competent and passionate in their role. My team is here to support you to be the best practitioner you can be.

One person can make a difference

Professional practitioners shoulder important work to support our communities and the wellbeing of individuals and whānau. We walk headfirst into difficult situations where we are often called upon to make life-altering decisions that will leave lasting consequences.

It can be emotionally and mentally challenging work that requires us to be resilient, mindful, ethical and able to objectively reflect on choices past, present and future. With good supervision and nourishing self-care routines in place, it is work we can continue with love, sensitivity and confidence, without the risk of burnout or unsafe practice.

Nourishing your well-being

A drowning person will be no help to other drowning people. We believe that good supervision ensures practitioners need not drown and assists them in maintaining their holistic wellbeing, thus enabling them to continue carrying out their mahi with passion, clarity and confidence.

In our journeys as social workers, we have experienced burnout and the aftermath of inadequate professional support. We know that, with individually tailored professional supervision, this doesn’t have to happen to you.

Valuing reflective practice

‘Supervision is an experiential learning process’ (Davys & Beddoe, 2010), enabling reflection on practice and new pathways forward for professional improvement and best practice aspirations.

We use Davys and Beddoe’s 2010 Reflective Learning Model of supervision as our primary approach to support reflective practice. You, as our supervisee, will always guide the sessions and our practice will be individually tailored to your needs and your preferred approach.

Empowering practitioners to thrive in their mahi

We are committed to honouring your voice and providing you with a safe, comfortable space to unpack and reflect on your mahi. We are an objective sounding board for discussing your work and cases in confidence and assessing pathways forward. Having worked in many areas of social work, we are here to support you with true empathy and insight.

“Mana is the intrinsic nature that all humanity walks with.”

Social Workers Registration Board

Supervision practice is a lot like social work practice. My team and I will support you to cultivate the tools you need to navigate your experiences and thrive in your mahi. We recognise that often you will already possess these tools and may only need gentle reminding to dust them off, polish them up, or modify your uses for them.

social workers scope of practice