Working one-on-one with youth, graduates of the Youth Care Worker Diploma make a difference in their community. You will learn more about abnormal psychology, agency administration and community development, conflict resolution, small group facilitation, conflict diversity and family systems, sexual victimization and therapeutic intervention strategies.
• Completion of Saskatchewan Polytechnic Youth Care Worker Certificate
• English Language Requirement
• A security clearance, personal interview and/or medical may be required for practicum placements
• 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
• SAFE 109 - Introduction to Crisis Prevention
• ORTN 385 - Orientation
• 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
• PRAC 385 - Practicum 2
• HUMR 281 – Group Facilitation
• PSYC 188 – Psychology A
• SEM 105 –Youth Care Worker Diploma Integration Seminar 1
• YCW 281 – Youth Care Practices 2
• YCW 285 – Conflict Resolution
• PRAC 398 – Practicum 1
• ADMN 286 – Administration
• CLTR 180 – Culture & Diversity
• COUN 180 – Suicide Intervention
• PSYC 189 – Psychology B
• SEM 200–Youth Care Worker Diploma Integration Seminar 2
• SPSY 184 – Youth Criminal Justice
• SPSY 290 – Abnormal Psychology
• YCW 283 – Sexual Victimization
• PRAC 399 – Practicum 2
Please note: the second year of the Youth Care Worker program has been suspended for September 2023. The second year course offerings will return in the fall of 2024.
What You Will Learn
Working one-on-one with youth, graduates of the Youth Care Worker Diploma make a difference in their community. Qualified instructors with real-world experience in the field help Diploma students build on knowledge and skills developed in the Youth Care Worker Certificate program. You will learn more about abnormal psychology, agency administration and community development, conflict resolution and small group facilitation. Your knowledge will dive deeper in the areas of conflict diversity and family systems, sexual victimization and therapeutic intervention strategies.
As a graduate of the diploma program, you could work as a family support worker, group home staff, program coordinator or community outreach worker in a wide range of human service agencies. There are job opportunities in a wide range of settings—community-based child and youth programs, parent education and training, family support, school-based programs, residential treatment, recreation programs, therapeutic foster homes, child and youth advocacy, justice programs, AIDS education and support, life skills training and community development.
In 2022, the wage for social and community service workers in Saskatchewan was $17.00-$32.00/hour, and Managers in social, community, and correctional services was $23.25-$49.04/hour, according to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Immigration and Career Training.
Employees may earn more or less depending on their employer, location, size of company or organization, training, experience and hours worked.
Apply as a full-time student before April 30 and 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 and you may be eligible for a $1,000 Early Entrance Award.