Diploma in Social Services Worker Youth Specialist
The social services field is incredibly diverse and allows students to choose a specialty that best suits their career goals. Building on the Social Services Worker Foundations program, the Youth Specialist program introduces courses focusing on Canada’s social welfare systems, violence, gangs and addiction in youth. After two practicum placements in the community, graduates will be well-prepared to enter this emotionally gratifying career.
Graduates of the Social Services Worker Youth Specialist program are able to move on to jobs in a diverse range of settings such as child, youth, and family social service agencies, and programs concerned specifically with alcoholism, drug abuse, and family violence. Additional work environments may include group homes, correctional and community mental health centres, school programs, and Aboriginal agencies.
“My instructors helped me to complete this program in the way that they explained everything that needed to be done. They explained why we needed to learn it, and they encouraged us along the way. They explained how we could achieve our goals.” – Isabel R., Vancouver Career College Grad
This program is 44 weeks in length.
- Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities
- Family Social Service Agencies
- Group Homes
- Correctional Facilities
- Community Mental Health Centre
- School Programs
- Aboriginal Agencies
Student Success Strategies
Business Computer Applications
Introduction to Social Service Work
Professional Communications for Social Services
Diversity and Social Justice
Professional Ethics for Social Services
Fundamentals of Poverty
Fundamentals of Addiction
Fundamentals of Mental Health
Working with Families
Burnout and Self-Care for Professionals
Community Resources and Networking
Advocacy and Empowerment of Youth
Youth and the Social Welfare Systems in Canada
Interviewing Techniques: Youth
Youth Diversity: Culture and Subculture
Introduction to Youth Justice Issues: Violence, Gangs, Incarceration
Youth Issues in Addiction
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The bright and open facility is the perfect atmosphere in which to study for a business, healthcare, education, trades or legal career. Numerous shops and cafes nearby ensure that there is never a dull moment for students before, after or between classes.
Why Choose Vancouver Career College?
Researching programs and gathering information about schools takes time. And you need to consider whether the school will help you meet your personal and professional needs as well as provide you with a top-notch education.
At Vancouver Career College, we recognize you must select a school that suits your needs, so we encourage you to consider the following points:
- Professional Instruction - Vancouver Career College instructors are industry-experienced professionals whose knowledge and qualifications enhance the learning process for all students.
- Relevant Career Training Programs - Vancouver Career College maintains close relationships with the business and health care communities to ensure our curriculum is in sync with marketplace demands and that our graduates leave us equipped with the skills to be successful in their careers.