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Child and Youth Worker

Child and Youth Worker Ontario College Advanced Diploma

What is Child and Youth Worker?



NOTE: EFFECTIVE 2015-16 THIS PROGRAM WILL BE RETITLED

CHILD AND YOUTH CARE

This comprehensive program will prepare graduates for employment in most settings working with children and youth experiencing social, emotional and behavioural challenges. The program implements a variety of prevention, intervention and treatment strategies based on a foundational understanding of human behaviour and development, family systems, cultural diversity and exceptionalities.

The philosophy of the program is based on the ecological model and enhancing resilience and strength in children and youth. A unique component of the program is the interactive labs where students will have the opportunity to enhance and practice counselling, assessment, referral and intervention skills in a safe, supportive environment before commencing field placements.

Program Outline 2015-2016

Major:
CYWK
Length:
3 Years
Effective Dates:
2015-2016
Delivery:
6 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Location:
Orillia
Start:

Fall - Orillia

Winter - Orillia

Contact:
Howard Bloom
Email:
Howard.Bloom@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 3048



NOTE: EFFECTIVE 2015-16 THIS PROGRAM WILL BE RETITLED

CHILD AND YOUTH CARE

This comprehensive program will prepare graduates for employment in most settings working with children and youth experiencing social, emotional and behavioural challenges. The program implements a variety of prevention, intervention and treatment strategies based on a foundational understanding of human behaviour and development, family systems, cultural diversity and exceptionalities.

The philosophy of the program is based on the ecological model and enhancing resilience and strength in children and youth. A unique component of the program is the interactive labs where students will have the opportunity to enhance and practice counselling, assessment, referral and intervention skills in a safe, supportive environment before commencing field placements.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • develop and maintain therapeutic relationships


  • foster and utilize therapeutic environments of a residential and non-residential nature which respect culture and which promote well-being and facilitate positive change for children youth and their families


  • design and implement strategies which promote client advocacy and community education to enhance psycho-social development in children youth and their families


  • employ effective intervention strategies in the areas of therapeutic programming, individual counseling, and group work which comply with the treatment aims for the client


  • collaborate with other service providers and form professional relationships in order to enhance the quality of service of children youth and their families


  • perform ongoing self-assessment and utilize self-care strategies to enhance professional competence


  • identify and use professional development resources and activities, which promote professional growth


  • communicate effectively in oral written and nonverbal and electronic forms to enhance the quality of service


  • employ environmentally sustainable practices within the profession


  • identify and connect program specific curriculum and learning outcomes with active engagement and service in the community.
Fall Intake - Orillia

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4 | Sem 5 | Sem 6

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Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter

2015 | 2016 | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

Winter Intake - Orillia

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4 | Sem 5 | Sem 6

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Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2016 | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

The components of the Child and Youth Worker Program have been endorsed by the program Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee has representation from: Simcoe County Children's Aid Society, OPP, Simcoe County District School Board, Youth Haven, Green Haven Shelter for Women, Kinark Child and Family Services, Wenonah House, Orillia Youth Resource and Drop in Centre, Morton House and Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors.

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Keyboarding ability, basic computer literacy and word processing skills are also recommended.

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College

- College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Human Service Foundation, General Arts and Science*

- Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications

- Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

27 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

5 General Education Courses

4 Field Placements

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

CYWK1001 Child Development
CYWK1002 The Art of Counselling Children and Youth
CYWK1003 Counselling Children and Youth: Theories and Interventions
CYWK1005 Adolescent Development
CYWK1007 Introduction to Child and Youth Care
CYWK1008 Interactive Lab 1
CYWK1009 Therapeutic Programming and Activities
CYWK2000 Group Counselling
CYWK2001 Ethics and Professionalism in CYC
CYWK2002 Social Welfare, Community and Social Services
CYWK2003 Case Management
CYWK2004 Diversity and Multiculturalism
CYWK2006 Family Systems and Interventions
CYWK2009 Sex, Drugs, and Youth Culture
CYWK2010 Mental Health Issues and Interventions
CYWK2011 Field Placement Seminar 1
CYWK2013 Interactive Lab 2
CYWK2014 Field Placement Seminar 2
CYWK3001 Community Development
CYWK3010 Interactive Lab 3
CYWK3011 Mental Health and Medications in CYW
CYWK3013 Trauma and Abuse
CYWK3014 Holistic Health and Wellness
CYWK3015 Interactive Lab 4 (Trauma and Abuse)
CYWK3016 Interactive Lab 5 (Holistic CYW)
CYWK3017 Field Placement Seminar 3
CYWK3018 Field Placement Seminar 4
Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education Courses

To be selected from College list
Field Placements
CYWK2012 Field Placement 1 - Education/Community
CYWK2015 Field Placement 2 - Education/Community
CYWK3012 Field Placement: Agency/Residential/Unique 1
CYWK3019 Field Placement: Agency/Residential Unique 2

View the Child and Youth Worker articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

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Logan Cosgrove

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Program:

Child and Youth Worker

Year:

2013


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Howard Bloom

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Jessica Dettman, Child and Youth Worker student

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Student projects make big impact

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Alumnus Logan Cosgrove

Logan Cosgrove

Student, Ryerson School of Child and Youth Care and Child and Youth Worker, Simcoe County District School Board

Program:

Child and Youth Worker

Year:

2013


The number one thing I learned at Georgian and the Child and Youth Worker program is that you may not always get a pat on the back for the work you do, or see the change you made in someone’s life, but it isn't the harvest each day that matters but the seed that you sow. Read more...

Alumna Krista Wilcox

Krista Wilcox

Child and Youth Worker, Simcoe County District School Board

Program:

Child and Youth Worker

Year:

2009


Working with professors that were actively involved in the community and learning through their experience and knowledge empowered me to believe in the skills I already possessed. In my role as a Child and Youth Worker in an educational setting, I’m thankful for Georgian’s hands-on approach to teaching. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Howard Bloom
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 3048

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