CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WITH ADDICTIONS SUPPORT WORKER
Child and Youth Care Support Workers are responsible for counselling 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.
Eastern College students who take this program with the Addictions Support component will also take an in-depth look at the additional challenges surrounding clients with substance abuse issues and other similar disorders.
- 6-week field placement
- Field Trips to Multiple Community Agencies
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The Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support 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.
In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians experiences a mental health or addiction problem.*
*”Mental Illness and Addictions: Facts and Statistics.” CAMH.
EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE RECENTLY HIRED EASTERN GRADS
- Moncton Community Residence
- Co-Aide Home Care
- Autism Consultants Residence
- Lakeside Childcare Centre
- Youth Impact
- NB Community Residence
• Grade 12 or equivalent
• Personal interview
• A written personal profile
• Clear Conduct Certificate
• Vulnerable Sector Search
RESOURCE ARTICLE: WHY BECOME A CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WITH ADDICTIONS SUPPORT WORKER?
Did 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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