Program Overview

The Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker program is designed to teach students the necessary practical skills and theory to work with adolescents, children and families with challenging needs such as social, emotional, behavioral and mental health concerns. Students will identify the importance of collaborating with colleagues within their field including educators, medical and social worker professionals, correctional staff and community partners. Networking with these professionals will assist them when implementing appropriate prevention/intervention strategies that inspire change.

The Addictions Support modules explore the physical, emotional and social effects of alcohol, drugs and gambling, examine the process of addictions assessment and teach effective case management skills.

Career Opportunities

Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Workers are able to find work in a number of areas including but not limited to:

  • Group Homes
  • Shelters
  • Community Centres
  • Children’s Aid Agencies
  • Youth Services
  • Addictions Centres
  • Mental Health Programs
  • Detention Centres
  • Developmental Services
  • Foster Care Homes
  • Outreach

Admission Requirements

  • OSSD or equivalent successful completion of the qualifying entrance exam (available to mature students 18 years or older)
  • Government Issued Photo ID
  • Privacy of Personal Information (PIPEDA)

Practicum Requirements

  • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) 
  • Completion of the Westervelt College Health Form

Since
2018
International Student
Enrollment has gone up
9.3%

Curriculum

Westervelt Windsor Campus
630 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor, Ontario N8X 4W2, Canada
Westervelt Brantford Campus
39 King George Road, Brantford, Ontario N3R 5K2, Canada
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