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Child And Youth Care Worker

About the Program

Make a difference in the lives of youth and their families by supporting the different aspects of development and wellness.  The Child and Youth Care Worker (CYCW) diploma program prepares students with the skillset they need to work with adolescents, children, and families with diverse needs: including social, emotional, behavioural and mental health concerns. This program is recognized and aligned with competencies as per Nova Scotia Department of Community Services and graduates are eligible to receive admission with advanced standing to the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Child and Youth Study Degree Program. CYCWs work with their clients and other stakeholders/institutions to ensure the best course of action is taken to promote the wellbeing of children, youth and their families.

Career Opportunities

The Child and Youth Care Worker Diploma program will qualify grads to pursue positions such as Family Support Worker, Outreach Worker, Child Life Worker, Direct Support Professional, Youth Wellness Counsellor, Residential Program Worker, Disability Worker, Family-School Liaison Worker, Case Worker or Corrections Worker.

Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

  • Strongest Families Institute
  • Chisholm House
  • Akoma Family Centre
  • Youth Society
  • Family SOS
  • Halifax Regional Centre for Education
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