Youth Care Workers are responsible for the general supervision, daily living support, behavioural intervention and crisis management of clients. Youth care workers should possess knowledge and skill in:

  • establishing a rapport with children
  • assisting and motivating clients to make positive changes
  • understanding child and adolescent growth and development
  • communicating effectively in a professional relationship with children and their families
  • planning and implementing therapeutic activities
  • working collaboratively with other individuals involved in the case plan

Employment Qualifications

Youth Care Workers are required to have a minimum of two years post-secondary education in a related field. Preference is given to candidates with experience working with adolescents in a residential care setting. Consideration is also given to professional development attainments (i.e. Standard First Aid, Crisis Intervention, Suicide Intervention, Counselling Skills etc.).