Child and Youth Care Workers impact young lives and help heal whole families. They support youth, children and families during emotional, social, behavioural or mental health challenges. During your work placement, you’ll learn facilitation and intervention skills that will prove useful in a variety of educational, community, residential, recreational and institutional settings. Youth and family agencies have the mission of growing healthy and happy communities and they’re always on the lookout for committed Child and Youth Care Workers to assist with this cause.
The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two academic years of full-time study.
(NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)
As a graduate of this program, you may be employed by agencies or institutions designed to meet the needs of youth at risk as a behavioural aide, child and youth worker, drop-in centre worker, family service worker, youth worker or a group home worker.
4212 - Social and community service workers
Two applied workplace experiences (12 weeks in total) will provide an opportunity to work in various child and youth care settings.
Host agencies typically require students to provide a current criminal record check and/or vulnerable sector check from a recognized police service in order to be considered for an applied workplace experience. Individuals who have been convicted criminally and not pardoned will likely be prohibited from proceeding to a work placement. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that he or she is eligible to participate.
Mature applicants with related experience or training who do not meet the academic admission requirements may be considered for acceptance following additional assessment carried out at NBCC Miramichi. Contact NBCC Miramichi for further direction.
Prior to the beginning of the applied workplace experience, host facilities may require the completion of an Immunization and Medical Form, proof of valid CPR Level C Lifesaver certification and a driver's license. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that he or she has met these requirements.
Students may also be required to complete (at their own expense) a Prior Record Screening through Department of Social Development.
Institution: St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB CanadaArticulation Period: No End DateInformation: Eligible graduates of the Criminal Justice programs may apply to St. Thomas to complete a further two years of study culminating in the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Criminal Justice (BAA) degree. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.70 (70%) is required for courses taken in the diploma programmes at NBCC. In addition, students must meet the minimum average of 2.70 (70%) on the following courses, if taken as part of the diploma programme: Sociology, Psychology, Deviance, Criminal Justice, Abnormal Psychology, Criminology, and Victimology.
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