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Ruby Lever

Kia ora, my name is Ruby Lever.

I’m here to support you to ultimately deliver your best service to the people you work with and alongside. A Northland gal and social worker with over 14 years’ experience, I offer professional supervision to anyone working in a human service profession.

I provide a safe space for you to experience guided self-reflection. The human service profession is fraught with intricate challenges, unique stressors and complex situations. Supervision allows you to unpack and unload, to share your experiences in confidence, and workshop strategies for approaching the situations you are facing together.

By exploring how and why we may do what we do, we can make new choices with empowerment, self-awareness and confidence. I present you with an objective sounding board, as well my experience both professionally and in life, to help you develop solutions-focused outcomes. With a strong focus on self-care, and safe and ethical practices, I will always uphold your mana.

I welcome all people working in the human service profession with empathy and manaakitanga. As your supervisor, I am led by you and your supervision goals. You will experience a relaxed and encouraging environment, that allows your curiosity to run free.

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As your supervisor, I will:

  • Provide a safe space for you to share, explore and reflect on your mahi
  • Create an environment where you feel heard and valued
  • Work with you to find solutions to situations you are faced with
  • Support you to practice self-care
  • Encourage healthy mahi
  • Provide you with a record of attendance
  • Ensure accountability.
  • Your privacy is paramount and always respected.

The individuals I supervise are…

  • Social workers
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Health Coaches
  • Nurses
  • Other

Qualifications & Experience

During my 14+ years’ experience as a registered social worker, I have been a senior practitioner and student social worker facilitator. I am proud to have worked extensively with vulnerable tamariki and their whānau. I currently mahi for Te Whatu Ora as a health social worker in a multi-disciplinary team, where I ensure stroke patients and their whānau understand and are informed about complex health processes and recovery and support their rehabilitation.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Social Services, a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision for all human service workers from Auckland University, and I am a member of ANZASW.

I believe that supervision should help us to be our best possible selves; by delivering our best service to the people we work with and alongside, and by practicing self-care that allows us to be strong and healthy in ourselves.

Personally, supervision has supported me to become a better practitioner, increasing my confidence in myself and my professional choices. Through the encouragement of my own supervisor, I was challenged to move into offering supervision myself. I am delighted to be working alongside Kandas Gee, my colleague for several years now, out of her beautiful, calming space.

Few words from Kandas Gee

I invited Ruby Lever specifically to join my supervision practice because she strives for high quality supervision services and delivers them. What I observe in Ruby’s practice is authenticity. She listens wholeheartedly and truly understands the tangata she supports. It is clear that she enjoys her work and I admire her creativity in navigating solutions for whānau. Her reputation in the community is one of a practitioner with genuine connection and quality. I sincerely endorse Ruby’s practice and the space she provides as a supervisor.