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Child and Youth Services Worker


- Provide a CRC/Immunization disclaimer (form provided by the college), provide a signed sobriety declaration (form provided by the College) and Alberta high school diploma or equivalent verified by transcript or DAR.OR- Mature student status (18 years of age or older), provide a CRC/Immunization disclaimer (form provided by the college), provide a signed sobriety declaration (form provided by the College),successful completion of the Rumi Academy Admissions Test. Manitoba applicants must also have been out of school for one year in addition to the above.

Benefits of this program

- Market-driven programs- Get real-world, hands-on training- Career Services provides assistance finding jobs and building resumes

Employment Opportunities

- Aboriginal Agencies- Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities- Community Mental Health Centre- Correctional Facilities- Family Social Service Agencies- Group Homes- School Programs

If you are driven to make a difference in society, you can start a new career helping at-risk youth thrive. Get all of the skills and knowledge you need to enter this challenging and rewarding field in the Child and Youth Services Worker diploma program.

In this unique program, delivered through a combination of online discussions and in-class assignments, you’ll learn from experienced instructors and interact with fellow students. Through this flexible blend of virtual and on-campus learning, you’ll gain a solid understanding of poverty, mental health, addiction, psychology, ethics, and other fundamental topics.

Divided into two main parts, the program first focuses on community services worker issues, then moves on to child and youth services. Once you complete this relevant and focused training, you’ll have the qualifications to confidently work under the supervision of professional counsellors to address a range of youth issues.

The Child and Youth Services Worker program provides a learning experience that will enable you to get all the benefits of learning in class while also saving time. By not having to commute to campus as often, you’ll be able to better-plan study time around your schedule.

The Child and Youth Services Worker program is licensed by the Private Career College Branch of Alberta Advanced Education.


Qestions & Answers

The role of a Child and Youth Services Worker is to provide support, guidance, and advocacy to children, adolescents, and families facing various challenges. These professionals work in diverse settings, including social service agencies, schools, residential facilities, and community organizations. The primary focus is on the well-being and development of children and youth.

Here are essential skills for a Child and Youth Services Worker:

Empathy and Compassion,Active Listening,Communication Skills,Crisis Intervention,Assessment and Case Management,Counseling Skills,Advocacy,Teamwork and Collaboration,Cultural Competency,Educational Advocacy,Conflict Resolution,Program Development and Implementation,Documentation and Reporting,Organization and Time Management,Trauma-Informed Care,Advocacy for Systemic Change,Life Skills Education

Here are some common tasks performed by Child and Youth Services Workers:

Assessment and Needs Evaluation,Individual and Family Counseling,Case Management,Advocacy,Crisis Intervention,Educational Support,Family Support and Education,Group Facilitation,Community Outreach,Prevention Programs,Transition Planning,Documentation and Reporting,Trauma-Informed Care,Life Skills Education,Program Development,Monitoring and Evaluation.

The minimum educational requirement for becoming a Child and Youth Services Worker can vary based on the employer, specific job requirements, and regional regulations. While some entry-level positions may accept candidates with a high school diploma or equivalent, many employers prefer or require some level of post-secondary education.

Here are some common career advancement opportunities for Child and Youth Services Workers:

Supervisory and Managerial Roles,Program Coordinator or Director,Clinical Roles,Education and Training Roles,Specialized Counseling Roles,Community Outreach and Advocacy,Policy Development and Analysis,Research and Program Development,Private Practice,Ph.D. or Doctorate (If Desired),Entrepreneurship,Leadership Positions in Nonprofit Organizations,Healthcare Administration,Consulting Opportunities.

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