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.
What You Will Learn
Learn through a combination of lectures, classroom learning activities and practicum placements where you will receive hands-on experience integrating core concepts into practice, developing skills and engaging in the design and delivery of programs with agency supervision. 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 at Great Plains College or Youth Care Worker diploma program.
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.
Based on a 40-hour work week, the average salary for a community or social service worker in Saskatchewan was $44,636, and on average $67,932 for family and group home counsellors, according to the provincial government’s 2013 Saskatchewan Wage Survey.
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.