Child & Youth Care Worker

A Child and Youth Care Worker is a specialist in facilitating change in children or adolescents experiencing a range of social, emotional, behavioral, or learning challenges. Keyin’s 88-week Child and Youth Care Worker program develops therapeutic skills and abilities in students, enabling them to work creatively with other professionals concerned with the care and treatment of children and adolescents to address such challenges. Graduates are involved in all facets of care from assessment to intake, goal formulation, program planning and intervention. Child and Youth Workers facilitate change through counseling and a variety of treatment strategies.

Admission and Administration Requirements
Academic Admission Requirements:
  • High school diploma or high school equivalency (Transcript and/or diploma to be forwarded to the College); or
  • Mature students who do not meet the education prerequisites may be considered for admission on an individual basis provided the following conditions are met:
    • Applicants are at least 19 years of age at the time of application;
    • Applicants have been out of school for at least one year;
    • Applicants complete the standardized assessment instrument and obtain the result of high school equivalence on all subtests;
    • Applicants present a certified copy of grades for the highest educational level attained.
Administration Requirements:
  • Completion of Keyin College’s official application form;
  • Application fee of $50 (non-refundable).  It must be noted that this is an additional cost for the processing of your application.
  • International applications are subject to a $250 application processing fee (non-refundable)
Additional Admission Requirements: 
  • Applicants must be bondable
  • Medical Form
  • Immunization Record
  • Eastern/Central/Western Health Confirmation Form
  • Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector
  • Standard First Aid
  • Child Protection Check
  • Suicide Intervention and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention are co-requisites of the program, will be offered through workshops, and must be completed prior to the final work term
  • All forms and documents must be received by the college prior to the work term placement
Child & Youth Care Worker Courses View
  • Business English & Communications I
  • Psychology I
  • Computer Essentials
  • Child Development - Birth to 2 Years
  • Psychology II
  • Child Development - 2 Years to Adolescent
  • Behaviour Management I
  • At Risk Youth I
  • Behaviour Management II
  • At Risk Youth II
  • Child Abuse
  • Recreation & Youth Development
  • Health, Safety & Nutrition I
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Behaviour & Guidance
  • Contemporary Canadian Families
  • Group Dynamics
  • MS Office Applications I
  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • Creative Activities for Young Children
  • Group Work - Assessment & Intervention
  • MS Office Applications II
  • Employment & Job Readiness
  • Empowering Children Through Play
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Child and Youth Care Fieldwork I
  • Child and Youth Care Fieldwork II
  • Child and Youth Disorders I
  • Child and Youth Disorders II
  • Communicating with Families or Care Givers
  • Advanced Counseling Skills
  • Work Term

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