Supporting workers in a culturally safe way

Yamurrah has over 15 years providing supervision services and offers both clinical and cultural supervision to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal workers All supervision sessions are provided by First Nations clinicians who are trauma-informed and hold a relevant qualifications Social Work, Psychology or Human Services.

All Supervision sessions are guided by Yamurrah’s of connection, integrity, empowerment, humility, social justice and safety.

These values are also consistent with the Australian Social Work Association values and ethics code.

We have established the First Nations Supervision Alliance – this is unique and the only alliance like this in the Country.

Supervision is a collaborative and professional relationship

Supervision is a collaborative and professional relationship that is developed with trust and cultural safety. One of the central purposes of supervision is to support the supervisee to explore issues that may impact on them in their work. It is a safe place to talk and explore innovative ways of addressing complex matters. Through supporting the supervisee, supervision provided by Yamurrah may indirectly support clients that the supervisee provides a service to as well.

Cultural Supervision for Aboriginal Workers

Our cultural supervison offers a space for you to reflect on your practise and importantly provides cultural context which is often a critical component that is not available in mainstream supervision.

All our supervisors are First Nations clinicians – we will work with you in ways that support you. Online and face to face sessions are all options.

Cultural Supervision for Non-Aboriginal Workers

If you are not Aboriginal but are a clinician, practitioner, manager or policy advisor working specifically with Aboriginal people or communities, – you should really being getting cultural supervision.

How would you know your practise is culturally responsive or relevance without that? We highly recommend you consider this if you are not already doing so.

Clinical Supervision

We offer clinical supervision to enhance your professional development, in a culturally reflexive way. This may be helpful to allied health professionals, trauma specialists, counsellors or those working with children, young people or adult survivors of complex and/or collective trauma.

Group Supervision

Yamurrah can provide group supervision sessions for your workplace. This can be for a specific purpose or on a regular basis.

Regular supervision has many benefits for teams. It give you a space to reflect on your work together, discuss complex case matters, share ideas and information and consider strength based strategies that can enhance your teamwork and individual practise.

Specific group supervision uses may be where members of the same workplace have a collective experience, such as the loss of staff member, or have experienced a change in management. It may assist with managing complex conversations and working towards a shared vision or it could be about discussing the achievements of the service.

In larger groups, more than one supervisor may be required to maintain cultural safety. It is recommended that group supervision sessions are held for approximately 2 hours.

Group supervision sessions can be negotiated as a one-off event or regularly scheduled sessions.