64-Week* Child and Youth Care Worker Program

Child and Youth Care Workers have the opportunity to make a meaningful, lasting impact on children and adolescents going through difficult situations. Professionals in this field can help youth find their own voice and make a profound difference in their lives.

If you’re a caring, compassionate person with a strong desire to help children and families, Eastern College’s Child and Youth Care Worker program could be a great fit for you.

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Child and Youth Care Workers have the opportunity to make a meaningful, lasting impact on children and adolescents going through difficult situations. Professionals in this field can help youth find their own voice and make a profound difference in their lives.

If you’re a caring, compassionate person with a strong desire to help children and families, Eastern College’s Child and Youth Care Worker program could be a great fit for you.

Eastern College continues to work with the provinces to ensure the continuity of learning for our students while meeting provincial Public Health guidelines. We continue to deliver education remotely at this time in the province of New Brunswick, with on-campus, in-class instruction reserved for programs where the academic outcomes cannot be achieved remotely. In Nova Scotia, the NS Department of Labour and Advanced Education has required that students return to campus for in-class instruction, and our Halifax campus students have started a phased-in return to campus for all programs.

Child and Youth Care Workers have a lasting impact on the lives of others each day. Many children and youth who have had less than ideal upbringings are at an increased risk. This is simply one of the many reasons why child and youth care is essential.

With Eastern College’s hands-on Child and Youth Care Worker program, you can get the knowledge and experience you need to pursue a rewarding career in the healthcare sector.

With modular learning, hands-on training, and job placement assistance, you will feel prepared and supported to pursue your career goals upon graduation. Contact us today to find out more about professional Child and Youth Care Worker training and start down your path to success.

Education Pathways through Mount Saint Vincent University

Graduates of the Eastern College NS Diploma in Child and Youth Care Worker are eligible to receive admission with advanced standing to the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Child and Youth Study Degree Program. Students must meet the requirements for admission for transfer students described in the MSVU calendar.

Why Become a Child and Youth Care Worker

DO REWARDING WORK

As a Child and Youth Care Worker, your mission is to improve the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of vulnerable children, youth and families. Your hard work and perseverance will be rewarded by seeing the effects it has on the children and youth you work with.

CHOOSE WHERE YOU WORK

Child and Youth Care Workers typically work in youth centres, where they mentor or counsel adolescents. They can also work in community centres, independent living facilities, schools, colleges and other educational institutions. Many Child and Youth Care Workers change locations throughout their careers, giving them a well-rounded understanding of their field.

FAST-PACED WORK ENVIRONMENT

Child and Youth Care Workers complete a variety of tasks each day. In a single day, you may find yourself organizing projects, managing budgets, applying for project funding, writing and presenting reports, maintaining confidential records and more. If you love working in a fast-paced environment, a career as a Child and Youth Care Worker could be perfect for you.

ADVANCE AND GROW

Whether you are looking to move up the ladder in a career in social work, hone your skills for a new job, or even pursue different roles within a particular organization or industry, working as a Child and Youth Care Worker provides the perfect opportunity for you to grow your skill set and advance your career.

Get Program Details

Click the button below to request details about our Child and Youth Care Worker Program including:

Career Prospects
Funding Options
Tuition Costs
Start Dates
Canada Job Grant

What Our Graduates Say

Anthony Waddell

“Great atmosphere and caring staff”

The material that is taught is always hands-on and allows students to stay ahead of the “curve” in their career choice. Great atmosphere and caring staff make for an exceptional vocational college.

Joy

“Great classes, and still so many months to go!”

Wonderful staff, great classes, and still so many months to go! I’m sure they are going to be fantastic. If you’re looking for a school, this one is the best!.

Devon Green

“I was given the tools to be successful”

I am so thankful for the people and the education I received at Eastern College. I was given the tools to be successful and create an income off the education I received. Not only did this school land me the career I have now, I have life long friendships with the people I met here! I highly recommend this school !

Why Study to Become a Child and Youth Care Worker with Eastern College

16-WEEK FIELD PLACEMENT

Eastern’s Child and Youth Care Worker Diploma program includes a 6-week internship at a business or organization within the industry. You’ll enhance your skills, make industry connections, and feel more confident pursuing your career.

2GET CERTIFIED & STAND OUT TO EMPLOYERS

As a graduate of this program, you will have earned several critical field-related certifications, including Non-Violent Crises Intervention (NVCI), First Aid, CPR and Acquired Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).

3FAST-TRACK TRAINING

You will receive the job-specific skills you need to get into your career within a condensed amount of time, so that you can get to work right away. Get job ready faster!

4ONGOING CAREER SERVICES

Eastern College offers job placement assistance and ongoing Career Services to all of our graduates. Get expert advice on how to nail interviews and take your resume to the next level. You’ll feel prepared to enter your chosen field with our Career Services team on your side.

5HALF-DAY CLASSES

At Eastern, you’ll only put in 4-hour days, so you’ll have the flexibility you need for your busy life. With half-day classes, you can continue to put your energy into what matters most in your life.

6MONTHLY PROGRAM START DATES

At Eastern College, we have programs that start monthly so you never have to wait long to start your learning journey.

7MODULAR LEARNING PLATFORM

When learning at Eastern, you will never feel overwhelmed in your program. You will complete one course at a time, allowing the focus to be on excelling in your studies.

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Click the button below to request details about our Child and Youth Care Worker Program including:

Career Prospects
Funding Options
Tuition Costs
Start Dates
Canada Job Grant

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Becoming a Child and Youth Care Worker

Make a difference in the lives of youth and their families by supporting the different aspects of development and wellness.

With Eastern College, it’s simple.

Our hands-on program will prepare you with the skills needed 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.

Career Opportunities

The Child and Youth Care Worker Diploma program will qualify graduates to pursue positions such as:

  • Family Support Worker
  • Outreach Worker
  • Child Life Worker
  • Direct Support Professional
  • Youth Wellness Counsellor
  • Residential Program Worker
  • Disability Worker
  • And more!

You Can Work Locally with the Training You Get at Eastern College

Our Child and Youth Care Worker graduates have been hired by:

  • Moncton Community Residence
  • Crossroads
  • Co-Aide Home Care
  • Autism Consultants Residence
  • Lakeside Childcare Centre
  • Youth Impact
  • NB Community Residence

Want to know if a career as a Child and Youth Care Worker might be right for you? Talk to one of our dedicated Academic Advisors to start launching your new career in the healthcare sector.

Is Career Training in Child and Youth Care Work Right for You?

If you’re interested in learning more about career training in Child and Youth Care Worker at Eastern College, fill out the form. A helpful Career Advisor will assist with everything from career questions to financial aid and help discover the perfect career path for you.

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