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Youth Care Worker - Certificate

Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential eligible  FQFA

Does a career of working one-on-one with youth and families interest you? Check out the Youth Care Worker program at Northlands College. You will need a steady personality, strong listening skills, compassion and respect for others.

Graduates of the one-year certificate program are qualified for jobs as youth or family service workers in educational, residential, social services or community-based agencies.

The one-year Youth Care Worker certificate program is offered full time at Northlands College Creighton Campus.  Qualified instructors with experience in the field will help you develop the skills you need to build therapeutic relationships with children, youth and families. Your studies will focus on:

  • Indigenous awareness
  • Addictions and the criminal justice system
  • Behavioural intervention strategies and therapeutic activities
  • Communication, employability and problem-solving skills
  • Crisis prevention/self-protection strategies
  • Health & wellness, human growth and development
  • Planning and implementing activities

The program combines classroom theory with practical learning. You will learn from guest speakers and participate in experiential activities. Two work-based practicums give you an opportunity to work directly with children and youth at risk on a day-to-day basis. You will apply core concepts learned in class, develop your skills and engage in the design and delivery of programs.

Location: Creighton Campus

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Entrance requirements: Grade 12.
Note: Admitted students will be required to provide evidence of a Criminal Record Check and a Vulnerable Sector Search prior to entering required coursework and practicum with children, youth and adults. At the discretion of the agency, a student may be declined access to a practicum placement based on the contents of the Criminal Record Check, personal interview and/or medical assessment. A student must complete the practicum placements to graduate from the program. The cost of the Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search is the student's responsibility. Proof of current Standard First Aid and CPR 'C' or equivalent may be required prior to entry into a practicum.

Location:  Creighton Campus
Start/End dates: September 4, 2018 – June 7, 2019
Number of weeks: 35
Student capacity: 12
Tuition: $4,893.42
Books: $1,365.00


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