Balwinder Kaur

Social Worker

I work with a a lot of high needs and complex clients and unfortunately have seen the effects of sexual abuse. I am passionate about working in this field and contributing what I can to help to put preventative measures in place and reduce the risk of the consequences of sexual abuse by putting appropriate social work input. I also bring my past experiences of sexual abuse while working in the area of domestic violence.

I have always had a passion to make a contribution and be involved in delivering a model of practice that seeks to empower individuals to overcomes adversity or disadvantage. Examples of this, support with police, lawyer, court, WINZ, housing, budgeting, etc.

I am of Indian /Punjabi Heritage. I have a multi-cultural perspective and enjoy working with people from all walks of life. Through the integration of my personal values and cultural studies (Te reo Maori level 2) I believe it has given me an appreciation of other people’s history and culture..