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Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker

Westervelt College’s Child & Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker Diploma Program prepares you to pursue a rewarding career path working with adolescents, children and families who are facing social, emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges. You’ll gain the necessary skills and career-focused training needed to work in group homes, shelters, community centres, addiction centres, children’s aid agencies and more!

Program Highlights

  • Accelerated courses in the Psychology of Addictions, Child and Adolescent Development, approaches to Child and Youth Care Issues, Mental Health Practices, Activity Programming and more
  • Modules on Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity, Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) and CPR/First Aid
  • A work placement that provides an opportunity to you put your skills and training into practice, to work alongside professionals in the field and give you valuable experience, insight and confidence
  • And much more!

You’ll get assistance with promoting your new skills, writing a resume and cover letter and developing your job search and interviewing skills. You’ll also receive ongoing post-graduation support from our Graduate Employment Services Department and access to the Westervelt Employer Network.

Use our online form to learn more about our Child & Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker Diploma Program, available at our Brantford Campus at 39 King George Road. We’ll give you more information on the admissions procedure, financing options, field-related work placements and more. With flexible start dates, you can start the program as soon as you’re ready.  Why wait? Let Westervelt College put you on the career path doing something you love!


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  • Job placement
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  • How much will it cost?
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