Holland College

Child and Youth Care Worker

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Program Information

School:Holland College
Faculty:Health and Community Studies
Field of Study:Youth Services/Administration
Description:The Child and Youth Care Worker program prepares you for a meaningful career helping at-risk youth and their families overcome complex issues. Through courses in counselling, case management, child welfare, intervention, and program development, you will learn how to identify clients’ needs, and develop strategies to support them and their families. You on-the-job training will take place in a child and youth care facility, in an educational setting, a justice of mental health facility, or in an addictions services facility, giving you the opportunity to apply what you have learned.

URL:Child and Youth Care Worker at Holland College
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Social and Community Service Workers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level, and Grade 12 academic English* minimum of 65%. Candidates must be out of high school at least one year before applying to this program due to the nature of the work and the age range of the clientele serviced by a child and youth care worker.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Work Experience
Applicants must also have: two letters of reference, one personal and one from an employer or teacher, not a family member; and a Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector) with no findings of guilt. Applicants must also: participate in an interview which will be conducted by program staff and include a written assignment, and have a minimum of 250 hours paid work or volunteer experience with youth ages 8-18. Babysitting hours are not acceptable. NOTE: All 250 hours of relevant work or volunteer experience must be received by Admissions before an interview will be scheduled. In addition, applicants must have a Standard First Aid and CPR Level C from a recognized First Aid/CPR trainer, completion of a program questionnaire, a Current Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS) Certificate, and a résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 04, 2022