Offering both social work-specific and more generalised clinical supervision, individual sessions can be offered on the Central Coast and in Sydney and Newcastle. The service also provides Skype and phone supervision for workers in rural and remote locations.
Carolyn Cousins holds both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Social Work, and a Masters in Adult Education. She has completed and run courses in relation to the provision of clinical supervision, both in Australia and the UK, and has published in this area in peer reviewed journals. She is registered with the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW), the Australian College of Social Work, and the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), UK. Carolyn also offers contracted supervision, debriefing, mediation and Employee Assistance for companies as diverse as Housing, Mental Health, Domestic Violence Services, Legal Services and NSW Police.
Group supervision for teams tends to be provided on site (at the workplace) and is usually in the format of a two-hour session. Some teams have monthly sessions and some six weekly. Content of sessions and the broad purpose are usually negotiated with management, and then the group. Carolyn Cousins also offers the Balint model of group supervision for clinical teams, developed at the Tavistock and Portman Clinic in the UK where she has worked as the Director of Post Graduate education.
Groups currently receiving group supervision include workers in: Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Early Childhood Nursing, Aboriginal Health, Child Protection (Investigative and Therapeutic), Domestic Violence (Non Government and Police), Generic and Intensive Family Support, Drug and Alcohol Work Child Health and Youth Services.
Tuned In has also worked with less traditional services, offering team supervision and individual sessions for real estate agents, legal firms and housing associations around contact with families where there is conflict, homelessness, mental health and worker safety issues. This has included debriefing post-critical incidents and ongoing worker support.
MBA graduate, Simon Ashley-Bing specialises in combining individual management development packages (mentoring / coaching) with broader strategic intervention. Business development and individual work is structured and often action orientated. The management development of individuals usually consists, in the first instance, of between 4 to 6 one-on-one sessions with an expectation that the individual will undertake set tasks that will be reviewed at the following session.
Interview and resume preparation sessions are also offered on a stand-alone basis, or as part of a coaching package. Simon Ashley-Binge, as well as having a strong theoretical management background, has an extensive portfolio as a senior manager in a range of roles in the health and welfare sector in the UK, and has a particular passion for working with hard to engage and at-risk groups. He understands the clinical and ethical issues that impact managers in these sectors.
Simon Ashley-Binge has extensive skills and knowledge in assisting organisations in this area of management. Tuned In Consulting also has an experienced Human Resources Consultant that we utilise on an ‘as needs basis’ for specific HR consultation and review, and to ensure that all plans are compliant with relevant legislation and policies.
As an Australian-based company, Tuned In Consulting recognises the traditional owners of the land on which we work and pay our respects to elders, past and present.