Child & Youth Care Worker
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: 
  • Certificate of conduct
  • Applicants must be bondable
  • Applicants must provide an up-to-date immunization record and meet specific immunizations required by the CYCW industry
  • Applicants must have a current medical form completed by a qualified medical doctor
  • CPR and First Aid are co-requisites of the program and must be obtained prior to completion of the work term
  • 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

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.

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

Currently offered at the following locations:

Karla Etheridge
Karla Etheridge
Child Youth Care Worker | Keyassets
My experience at Keyin gave me the confidence and knowledge that I needed to be able to succeed at my job as a Child and Youth Care Worker. My success came from a lot of hard work and support that I received from my family, and all the staff and instructors at Keyin. Keyin made learning fun, the course was both challenging and interesting. The dedicated staff work together to ensure that every student that comes in the doors of Keyin, are fully prepared for any challenges they may face in the workforce. Thank you Keyin!

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