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External supervision

External supervision

Ara Taiohi has compiled a directory of external supervisors for all its members. This directory provides information on style of supervision, location, availability, qualifications and more. The directory is for anyone working with young people including nurses, youth workers, doctors, community development workers, youth development practitioners and social workers.

Anyone can apply to the join the directory, however we ask that supervisors have completed a certificate in supervision and worked for at least three years in the sector or have five years' experience in the sector and are working towards a relevant qualification.

Ara Taiohi does not evaluate the quality of the supervisors listed or monitor their services and can take no responsibility for services provided.

We are currently seeking supervisors to join the directory. We will be in touch shortly with everyone who has submitted their details.

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Getting started

Supervision means different things to different people and different professions, but it is primarily a space for practitioners to reflect on their work as part of a process of continuing professional development. It's an important part of maintaining a healthy and safe professional practice.

We have compiled a series of resources to help you find about more about types of supervision, choosing a supervisor and other important considerations.

Visit the professional development section of our resource centre

We recommend anyone interested in becoming a supervisor (who does not already hold a relevant professional qualification), undertakes a course in supervision There are a range of courses available in supervision across the country. Visit our training database to find out what is available near you.

Training database

As part of maintaining a healthy professional practice we encourage reflection and feedback processes. If you have any compliments or complaints to do with a supervisor's practice we suggest in the first instance that you speak to the supervisor concerned directly. Any other issues regarding professional practice should be taken up with the relevant professional body or the relevant Government authority. Any feedback provided to AraTaiohi will be kept in confidence unless a person's safety is called into question.