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Ko Rod Baxter tōku ingoa
Supervision is one of the things that has sustained my two decades thus far in youth work. I've worked in local youth centres, for national organisations, government agencies and global movements. Supervision has been the reflective rhythm keeping my heart for this mahi beating. I feel grateful and responsible to offer this to other youth workers.
You lead the supervision process, setting our agenda and considering how we can collaboratively ensure you're supported, learning and managing your mahi. Ethical exploration encouraged!
I've developed workshops and taught courses for supervisors and supervisees alike. I stay connected to the supervision literature and attend conferences for supervisors.
To unwind I enjoy X-Men comics, walk through nearby bush, go to the gym, cook vegetarian feasts and spend time with whānau.
Whilst exploring the supervision literature, I realised there is very little written about supervision within the practice of youth work, compared to other professions such as social work and counselling. I teamed up with Trissel Eriksen from Palmerston North's Youth One Stop Shop (YOSS) to translate some of the literature into frameworks that make sense for youth workers. This resource is called the 'Supervision Scrapbook', first launched in 2008 with an expanded edition in 2018. This book is available for you via Ara Taiohi.
PostGraduate Diploma in Social Service Supervision with Distinction
Bachelor of Arts: Theatre & Education
Victoria University of Wellington
Diploma in Youth Work (Level 6)
Otago Polytechnic (Capable NZ)