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Youth Social Work

Youth Social Work

Walking together, social work can support youth to develop the tools and skills they may require to navigate their environment. Social work can provide psychoeducation, advocacy and coordinate a range of other supports and services for rangitahi.

Meet the Social Worker

Kia ora, I’m Paloma.

I’m a social worker for youth. Basically, this means I’m here to walk with you to help navigate some of the overwhelming issues life throws at us. This can be supporting you with anything, like making sure your voice is heard at school, with police or with any system you’re involved in.

My job is to connect you with a range of other supports that you or your whanau could benefit from and help coordinate these for you so everyone’s on the same page.

My support includes psychoeducation, tools, and strategies to help with emotions, self-esteem, and healthy relationships.

When we first meet, I will talk about my role and answer any questions you may have. I will explain your rights and the consent process. After this I complete an assessment with you and/or your whanau to gather information about your strengths and areas in your life we could develop. 

Come and see me for a chat and we can plan for moving forward. 

Whakatipu Youth Trust

4a/15 Red Oaks Drive
Frankton, Queenstown

9:30am - 6pm (Mon to Fri)

3:30pm - 6pm (Mon to Fri)

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