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Lauren Meischke
Preservation & Permanency Clinical Manager

I began my career in the community sector 13 years ago as a disability support worker, assisting people with a disability to find and maintain employment as well as access the community. While undertaking my Diploma of Youth Work and Community Services, I started working as a residential youth worker, caring for highly traumatised young people in their homes.

After a number of years I became Team Leader of the residential service and then soon after was promoted to Area Manager. Since commencing work at Marymead late 2012, I have carried out a number of roles including Weekend Team Leader – managing after hours issues relating to the Out of Home Care programs, Development Manager working as part of the organisational development team and Program Manager of the Adolescent Residential program. I have recently taken on a new role as the Unit Manager, Coordination and Support Services.

I am currently studying towards a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) at Swinburne University of Technology, having completed a Diploma of Youth Work and Community Services and Certificate lll in Disability.