Since joining Youth Options in August 2019 as a volunteer administration officer, Lauren has proved her ability to complete administration tasks with a smile. Now working upstairs in the Youth Space, Lauren provides administration support to the Youth Services Manager and Youth Co-ordinator.
Lenet is a FLO Case Manager in our Youth Space program. Lenet has completed a Master of Social Work and Master of Health and International Development from University of South Australia and Flinders University respectively. In addition to this, she has over 3 years working experience in the medical field in her beloved home country, Kenya. Lenet’s true passion has always been working with young people and assisting them in realising their true potential. Lenet believes in the importance of having alternate pathways in education or learning for all young people especially those who are facing multiple or complex barriers in their lives. She employs a holistic systems approach to helping young people to achieve success.
Zoe is a Case Manager at Youth Space Flexible Learning Options (FLO) program at Youth Options. As a Case Manager, her main role is to deliver case management by supporting young people to achieve their goals and assist them to overcome any barriers they may be facing.
Zoe graduated with a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) in 2015. Once she graduated from her Bachelor’s degree, while studying a Master’s in Social Work, Zoe began working with young people experiencing homelessness and developed a strong passion for working with and supporting young people. In 2017 she graduated with a Master of Social Work.
Clayton Byrne is a Case Manager within the Youth Space section of Youth Options. He received his certificate 4 in Youth Work from TAFE SA in 2018. Coming from a Military background, in 2002 he joined the Royal Australian Navy at the age of 17 and was deployed at the age of 18 to Afghanistan. Clayton served in the RAN for 10 years until suffering a career ending injury. While Clayton was studying his certificate at TAFE, he worked as assertive outreach team member assisting the homeless to gain assistance with homelessness and Alcohol and other Drugs sector.
Clayton has overcome many obstacles since leaving the ADF, which has led to him educating himself further in his own personal development. In addition, he is one of the amazing members of our Youth Options team. He brings to the table the best intentions for all participants, he is persistent, has lived experience and wants to see the young people he works with succeed and reach the potential that they have.
Amy is the Practice Leader for our Youth Space Flexible Learning Options Program at Youth Options.
Amy is passionate about supporting young into a positive pathway towards employment and success. Amy graduated from Flinders University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Social Work and Social Planning Degree.
Amy has a strong background in hospitality which she brings to Youth Options to help young people develop essential skills towards employment.
Amy assisting one of her Coffee Craft participants make coffee.
Jenni is the manager of Youth Space and manages the day-to-day running of the division as well as liaising with schools, supporting case managers and facilitating learning.
Jenni has worked in the community service industry for over 20 years, for the majority of this time, supporting young people. She has Certificate 4’s in Mental Health, Youth Work, Training and Assessment andis currently studying Certificate 4 in Career Development and a Diploma of Leadership and Management. Jenni believes that all young people deserve respect and equal opportunities. She works to form trusting relationships with young people and their careers as well as working with case managers to provide individual learning plans for the FLO students to assist them in pursuing their chosen pathways and completing SACE.