Child & Youth Care Worker with Addictions Support

A Child and Youth Care Worker is a specialist in facilitating change, relationship building and learning in children or adolescents experiencing a range of social, emotional, behavioural, or learning challenges. 

Keyin’s 88-week Child and Youth Care Worker with Addictions Support program develops therapeutic skills and abilities in students, enabling them to work therapeutically with “at risk” populations and other professionals concerned with the care, treatment, safety and future outcomes of children and adolescents.

Students will receive additional training in Crisis Intervention, Suicide Intervention, and courses focusing on the growing concern of youth addictions and behviours. 

Graduates will be qualified to work in the rewarding and diverse field of child and youth care.  Our well educated students go out into the field working in child protection and group homes, non-profit, after school programs, non-government organizations, disability supports, and many other interesting and diverse careers.

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 with Addictions Support Courses View
  • Business English & Communications I
  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • Contemporary Canadian Families
  • Communicating with Families or Care Givers
  • MS Office Applications I
  • MS Office Applications II
  • Computer Essentials
  • Psychology I
  • Psychology II
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Advanced Counseling Skills
  • Child Development - Birth to 2 Years
  • Child Development - 2 Years to Adolescent
  • Creative Activities for Young Children
  • Recreation & Youth Development
  • Behaviour & Guidance
  • Behaviour Management I
  • Behaviour Management II
  • Empowering Children Through Play
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Child Abuse
  • At Risk Youth I
  • At Risk Youth II
  • Health, Safety & Nutrition I
  • Child and Youth Disorders I
  • Child and Youth Disorders II
  • Group Dynamics
  • Group Work - Assessment & Intervention
  • Substance Abuse Awareness
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)
  • Standard First Aid
  • Employment & Job Readiness
  • Fieldwork I
  • Fieldwork II
  • Work Term

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