Through this Youth Care Worker program you will learn about the various aspects of growth and development and how to develop therapeutic relationships with youth, their families and other informal helpers.
September to May
- Grade 12
- English language requirement
- A security clearance, personal interview and/or medical may be required for practical placements
Please note that if you do not meet these entrance requirements, special admissions options may be available.
• MGMT 193 - Behaviour Supports in Youth Care
• EMPL 180 - Employability Skills
• HLTH 183 - Health Promotion in Youth Care
• SOCI 184 - Sociology A
• COMM 291 - Interpersonal Communications
• YCW 187 - Youth Care Practices 1
• SAFE109 - Crisis Prevention
• ORTN 385 - Orientation
• SEM 185 - YCW Certificate Integration Seminar 1
• PRAC 384 - Practicum 1
• YCW 284 - Addictions
• REHA 281 - Program Planning
• YCW 189 - Indigenous Awareness
• HUMD 188 - Human Growth & Development
• SOCI 185 - Sociology B
• YCW 188 - Therapeutic Activities
• YCW 282 - Family Systems
• SEM 282 - YCW Certificate Integration Seminar 2
• PRAC 385 - Practicum 2
What You Will Learn
Taking place both inside the classroom and in the community, you will enhance your knowledge of youth-centered supports and behavioural intervention strategies, as well as Indigenous awareness and addictions. Practicum placements may be in group homes, community agencies, community schools or residential treatment facilities.
Full-time and part-time studies are available, and as a graduate, you may also transfer credits toward a Social Work degree or a Youth Care Worker diploma program (also available at Great Plains College).
As a graduate of this program, you may find employment as a youth care worker, community school outreach worker, community school classroom assistant or a group home worker. You may also work on the front lines with the provincial government. Shift work is common.
In 2019, the annual salary range for full-time community and social service workers in Saskatchewan was $33,280 - $71,320, according to the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy. Employees may earn more or less depending on their employer, location, size of company, training, experience and hours worked.
Apply as a full-time student before April 30, you may be eligible for a $500 – $5,000 Entrance Scholarship. Apply before June 30, if you are in Grade 11 and have a 70% average, you are eligible for a $1,000 Early Entrance Award.