Occupational Therapy New Zealand Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa

Supervision for Occupational Therapists Position Statement

OCT 2012 - OTNZ-WNA Aotearoa considers that supervision enhances professional development, clinical competence and safe practice, while contributing to reduction of risk to both client(s) and practitioner(s). OTNZ-WNA Aotearoa views supervision as a supportive, empowering and constructive process that promotes anti-discriminatory, culturally safe and gender appropriate practice. It is important that the kaiwhakaora ngangahau/occupational therapist (the supervisee) has a choice of supervisor wherever practicable. OTNZ-WNA acknowledges that nga kaiwhakaora ngangahau/occupational therapists will need a range of supervision options as they progress through their career paths.