Experience: Social Work Professional Practice Associate at Massey University Private contractor for packages of care counselling with young people 7 years social work experience working at the Youth One Stop Shop as the only social worker on site. 1:1 social work with young people, families, & designing and facilitating youth programmes.
Supervised and managed placements for social work students from Massey University
Co-owner of Soul Rize Productions: Youth Resiliency programmes in Schools, Pasifika Leadership with husband Sio Vaelua, and community/youth development Strengthening Families trained facilitator.
Seven years’ youth pastoring and directing a local youth group – managing over 22 team members within this role, which outreach to 100+ young people on Friday nights. Been involved with working alongside young people for 15 years. Currently Exec oversight for childrens, youth, young adults and pre-teens teams at Salt.
Post Graduate Diploma in Social Service Supervision
Bachelor of Social Work
Australian New Zealand Association of Social Workers, Social Work Registration Board