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
HUMR 281 – Group Facilitation
PSYC 188 – Psychology A
SEM 105 – Youth Care Worker Diploma Seminar 1
YCW 281 – Youth Care Practices 2
YCW 285 – Conflict Resolution
PRAC 398 – Practicum 1
ADMN 286 – Administration
CLT 180 – Culture & Diversity
COUN 180 – Suicide Intervention
PSYC 189 – Psychology B
SEM 200 – Youth Care Worker Diploma Seminar 2
SPSY 184 – Youth Criminal Justice
SPSY 290 – Abnormal Psychology
YCW 283 – Sexual Victimization
PRAC 399 – Practicum 2
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.
$32,500 - $70,400 annual
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.