Formerly Child and Youth Worker - Accelerated (K988)
- Program Length:
- Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma (delivered in less than 1 year)
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
A University Degree in Social Sciences with at least one course in Introductory Psychology as well as Developmental Psychology or a Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Developmental Services Worker or Educational Support program. Educational Support graduates who have graduated prior to 2018 and other BA graduates are required to take an additional bridging program offered in the summer prior to admission to this program. Please contact the Coordinator for details.
This post graduate program provides individuals with an opportunity to complete the three year Child and Youth Care diploma program in an intensive eleven month time frame building upon their prior learning . This combination of skills results in a dynamic, diversified graduate, prepared to work in a variety of workplace settings with diverse populations and provides practical field placement experience.
A Child and Youth Care specialist facilitates growth and change in children, adolescents and families experiencing a wide range of social, emotional, behavioural, or learning challenges. Graduates are involved in all facets of care from assessment to intake, goal formulation, program planning and intervention. Child and Youth Care specialists facilitate change, provide support and apply a variety of evidenced based intervention strategies.
- Smaller class size with more one-on-one contact with instructors.
- Exceptional field placements with an effort made to match students to their own community when possible in Windsor, Chatham, Sarnia, and London.
With two credentials, employment opportunities for graduates are excellent in mental health treatment centres, residential facilities, young offender facilities, schools, group homes, community-based settings and in-home work with families.
Employers who provide our field practicum require a clear POLICE RECORD CHECK for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into the field placement setting. The record check MUST be obtained by the student at the student's expense. Detailed information on dates to apply for police clearance will be given throughout the semester. Some agencies may require a driver's license, additional liability insurance and a clean driving abstract. Students will require a police clearance for their job shadow experience in the fall and a second police record check for their final field placement in June, July and August.
- CPR and First Aid Certification must be obtained PRIOR to final Field Placements.
- Students must successfully complete each semester before advancing to the next.
- You must be available to perform your placement or internship duties on off hours, which may include evenings and weekends. Students are required to make themselves available for full-time placement over June, July and August.
Accepted applicants must submit proof of a satisfactory medical examination and immunization prior to entry into the field practicum.
Medical Requirements Form
Please be advised that lack of documented immunizations may result in the restriction of clinical placement and therefore may delay and/or prevent completion of the prescribed program.
Graduates are also eligible to participate in a Transfer Agreement between the Developmental Service Worker or Early Childhood Education program.
Graduates are able to apply to the third year of the Bachelor of Social Work, B.A. in Psychology, and the B.A. in Disability Studies Programs at the University of Windsor. See the program coordinator for details.
- Program Physical Demands Analysis: K994
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:
2019-2020 Tuition Fees
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.
Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.
Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.
Introduction To Treatment
Family Based Intervention
The Child and Youth Worker as a Professional
Observation Skills and Reporting
Young Offenders and Social Deviancy
Child Care Techniques II
Introduction to Child and Youth Worker Field Placements
Clinical, Developmental Psychopathology
Activities With Children II
Ethics and Practice In Crisis Intervention
Learning Theory and Behaviour Change
Individual Growth and the Group Process
Child Care Techniques III
Child and Youth Worker Field Placement
Personal Safety & Pharmacology