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CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WORKER

PROGRAM DETAILS

TYPE:Diploma
TIME:Morning or Afternoon
DURATION:63 Weeks
FIELD PLACEMENT:Available
CAMPUSES:Specific ( INQUIRE )
NOC Code:4212
PROGRAM OUTLINEChild and Youth Care Worker Program Outline NS

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Can you see yourself empowering young people to overcome their daily challenges? Child and Youth Care Workers are responsible for therapeutic rapport and helping children, adolescents, and their families with concerns regarding social, emotional, behavioural, and mental health issues.

Your role will require high levels of compassion and professionalism as you work with other industry professionals to analyze and determine the best course of action for the well-being of children, youth and their families.

STUDENTS RECEIVE

  • 6-week field placement
  • In-class Guest Speakers

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Child and Youth Care Worker Diploma program will qualify grads to pursue positions such as Youth Worker, Family Support Worker, Child/Youth Care Worker or Family-School Liaison Worker.

FACT

Over the period of 2015-2024, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 54,300 [in Canada.]*
*Source: Occupation, By. “Explore Careers - Job Market Report.” Community and Social Service Workers (NOC 4212-B). N.p., 21 Oct. 2016.

EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE RECENTLY HIRED EASTERN GRADS

  • Care and Fun Child Care Centre
  • Metro Community Living
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • YMCA
  • Regional Residential Services Society
  • Family First Community Services

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status. 
• Personal interview
• A written personal profile
• Clear Conduct Certificate
• Mandatory 15-20 hours of volunteer or previous child and youth care work experience
• Written supervisor recommendation from mandatory volunteer experience or child and youth care work experience
• A vulnerable sector search is required
• NS Only: Child Abuse Registration

RESOURCE ARTICLE: WHY CHOOSE CHILD AND YOUTH CARE FOR A CAREER

Books on a shelf in a libraryDid you know that in any given year, one in five Canadians will experience a mental health issue or addiction problem?

Many children and youth who have had less than ideal upbringings are at an increased risk. This is simply one of the many reasons why child and youth care is essential to our society, particularly for individuals with addictions. For those who may be considering this as a potential career path, here are five reasons why you should become a child and youth care with addictions support worker—and why Eastern College is the place to learn the essentials ...continue reading!

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