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Karl Mortensen

REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER WHARE 4 WHĀNAU

Kia ora

I was born and breed in the Bay of Plenty, spending most of my youth on the beach at the Mt.

I spent most of my working career labouring in the trades, painting, landscaping, construction, meat processing & commercial fishing.

Following an early mid life crisis & a yearning to work with people I changed tact and began to study social work at Toi Ohomai and the University of Waikato, graduating in 2015.

I have a passion for work with whānau and supporting people to overcome barriers and make healthy and informed decisions, enhancing wellbeing.

I approach social work engagement from a strength-based position, using life experiences & learnings from the trades to focus on positive & practical task based social work interventions.