Pocock - Youth Worker - Geelong VIC, Australia

Lauren Pocock

Geelong VIC, Australia


Youth Worker

Work History

Volunteer peer support/ run arts program

Prevention And Recovery Care (PARC) Community Rehabilitation Facility (CRF)

From May 2014

> Experience working effectively within a collaborative team with PARC, CRF and Pathways staff.

> Built trust and rapport with consumers.

> Drawing on my lived experience of mental illness and recovery,

Provided support and instilled confidence and hope into consumers about the recovery journey.

> Experience working with consumers 1:1 and advocate for them if needed.

> Actively participated in reflective practice, planning sessions, team meetings ect.

> Create, respect and maintain consumer, staff boundaries.

> Encourage consumers to make choices about their life pathways.

> Help consumers to build/ expand life skills.

> Assist consumers search for accommodation.

> Use active listening and show emphy.

> Help consumers identify and use their 'library of resources."

> Facilitation of running a group based rehabilitation program, Creative Arts.

> Play a key role in making the consumers feel welcomed and valued when then enter PARC.

> Offer consumers the opportunities to talk about problem solving strategies.

> Empower consumers to make choices about their care and life.

> Encourage positive growth and change.

Student Work Placement

Barwon Health - Prevention And Recovery Care

October 2013 - November 2013

as above


Art Program

I've currently established a Arts Program (May 2014) at Prevention And Recovery Care (PARC) Community Rehabilitation Facility (CRF) Barwon. The program is on once a week and runs for 2 hours its for the clients staying at CFR/PARC.

Qualifications & Certifications

Certificate IV in Youth Work

Diversitat, Geelong

Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College

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