Supervision and learning
Updated: 27 June 2016
Oranga Tamariki practice is one of the most challenging in the human services. Working at Oranga Tamariki requires a high degree of skill, an understanding of human dynamics and a capacity to problem solve often in the context of competing demands.
Our practice also changes over time as we learn more and more about what works with children, young people and their families/whānau. Thinking reflectively about our work is important, and so too keeping abreast of new ideas and research that supports effective practice. Utilising professional supervision is an important means through which critical engagement in reflective practice can strengthen our work. Ongoing professional development deepens our knowledge and expertise.
Together purposeful supervision and professional development will provide a solid foundation for the strengthening of professionalism and quality social work practice.