Child And Youth Care With Addictions Support Worker
Make a difference in the lives of others and the community.
About The Program
The Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker diploma program provides the opportunity for students to pursue a 6-week field placement for hands-on experience.
As a Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker graduate, you will qualify for positions such as Youth Worker, Family Support Worker, Child/Youth Care Worker, and Family-School Liaison Worker.
Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads
- Moncton Community Residence
- Co-Aide Home Care
- Autism Consultants Residence
- Lakeside Childcare Center
- Youth Impact
- NB Community Residence
*Employment Rate based on 2018 contactable Eastern graduates employed in a related field.
NOC Code: 4212 - **Wage data is for employees in all ranges of experience in the field, rounded down to the nearest dollar, and based on New Brunswick data. Local (or regional) income may vary.
Are you compassionate with an interest in helping children and families? If so, the Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker diploma program at Eastern College can prepare you for a career in this rewarding field.
As a Child and Youth Care Support Worker, you will help counsel children, adolescents, and their families dealing with social, emotional, behavioural, and mental health issues. During the course, you will learn about the psychological needs that drive human behaviour and develop strategies to foster resiliency and healthy childhood development. You’ll also learn about addiction, family dynamics and prevention planning.
Graduate with several critical field-related certifications, including Non-Violent Crises Intervention (NVCI), First Aid, CPR and Acquired Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).
Students enrolled in the program receive:
- Field trips to multiple community agencies
- Volunteer opportunities
Course Listings: New Brunswick
Career Planning & Preparation - Level I
Career Planning & Preparation - Level II
Child & Youth Care Approaches
Child & Youth Care Issues
Child & Youth Care Practice
CYCW Professional Observation
Profession of Child & Youth Care Worker
Psychology of Addictions for Child and Youth Care Worker
Diversity, Equity & Advocacy
Family Work Practices
Field Placement - Child And Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker
Human Growth and Development
Mental Health Practices Awareness
Software Lab - Computer Fundamentals
Student Success Strategies
- High school graduation or equivalent. For those without high school completion, please refer to the Program Overview at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant.
- Personal interview
- A written personal profile
- Clear Conduct Certificate
- Vulnerable Sector Search
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“The material that is taught is always hands-on and allows students to stay ahead of the ‘curve’ in their career choice. A great atmosphere and caring staff make for an exceptional vocational college.”