PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: CYCB
  • Program length: Four semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Health & Community Services (HCS)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Closed Closed: September 2017
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Child and Youth Worker – Brock University Articulation

Child and Youth Care – Brock University Articulation

Child and Youth Care – Brock University Articulation

Your helping hand could change a life

As a Brock University student who has already committed to a degree in Child and Youth Work, you know the importance of the field you’re getting into. This program will allow you to combine a university degree with a college education giving you all of the tools needed to help guide youth and their families and help them build positive relationships for the future.

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Program Description

This program is designed to prepare you to provide frontline treatment services to emotionally troubled and behaviourally disordered children and youth.

You will receive specific education and skill development related to:

  • Child management techniques
  • Designing treatment programs (for both individuals and groups)
  • Family support interventions
  • Therapeutic relationships
  • Working with multidisciplinary teams

The curriculum encourages self-reflective practice in which you will explore your own values, beliefs, attitudes and assumptions related to human behaviour and relationships.

Faculty will work closely with you to support skill development and growth in communication techniques and counselling theory and practice.

As part of your second year of study, you will be required to complete certificate training in Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behaviour. Current standard first aid certificate, Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Rescuer Certificate in CPR (Level C) certificate and criminal reference check are also required throughout the program in order to complete your field placement.

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Admission Requirements

  1. Students must be enrolled and have completed one year of their studies in the Honours BA in Child and Youth Studies at Brock University 
  2. Applicants must possess a minimum overall average of 70% 

Upon meeting conditions 1 and 2, conditional acceptance will be offered.

Students with conditional acceptance will, upon completion of the second year of studies at Brock will be eligible to attend Durham College. Successful completion will include:

  1. A minimum average of 75% in the courses in Child and Youth Studies 
  2. A minimum overall average of 70%

PRE-PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for the field placement component of this program you must (at your expense) provide:

  • A clear and current Criminal Reference Check (CRC) with Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS). If you cannot provide a clear CRC with VSS, you may not be accepted for placement by a field placement agency. CRCs with VSS must be obtained from your local police station. You may be required to obtain additional CRCs with VSS to meet field placement agency requirements
  • Current Level C CPR certification from a recognized provider
  • Current standard first aid certification from a recognized provider
  • Entry immunization form completed by a health-care provider
  • Additional background checks may be required as per agency requirements
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Career Options

Graduate employment may be obtained in a wide variety of social service settings including the following:

  • Child and family centres
  • Child care centres
  • Children’s Aid Societies
  • Community Living Associations
  • Group homes
  • Mental health facilities
  • School boards
  • Shelters 

Past Durham College graduates have found employment with the following job titles:

  • Child & Youth Worker
  • Children’s Caseworker
  • Day Program Support Staff
  • Educational Assistant
  • Relief Worker
  • School Support Counsellor
  • Support Worker
  • Youth Worker
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PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: CYCB
  • Program length: Four semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Health & Community Services (HCS)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Closed Closed: September 2017
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