This three-year advanced diploma program prepares students to work in agencies and other facilities concerned with the challenges of troubled children/youth. Candidates will be mature, outgoing, sensitive, activity-oriented and able to handle stress. The curriculum includes a minimum of 1,200 hours of field placement, concurrent with courses such as Youth in Conflict with the Law, Principles of Psychology, Programming Applications and Placement, Counselling Theory and Practice and Group Work. ADVANCED STANDING TO SECOND YEAR: Applicants with a university degree in humanities or a two-year college diploma in a human services program (such as Developmental Services Worker, Social Service Worker, Early Childhood Education) may be admitted directly into second year (Entry Level 03), provided they submit acceptable proof of at least 300 hours of documented paid or volunteer experience with children and/or youth in a recognized community agency. SUCCESS FACTORS You would be an excellent fit for the Child and Youth Worker program if you: * Enjoy the challenges of working with children and youth; * See yourself contributing as a team member in dynamic environments; * Are energetic, open-minded, creative and mature; and * Understand the importance of successfull communication with clients and community partners.