Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Youth Care Worker

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Program Information

School:Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Faculty:School of Human Services and Community Safety: Regina, Saskatoon Campuses
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Youth Services/Administration
Description:Does a career of working one-on-one with young people interest you? Check out the Youth Care Worker program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. You’ll find two options: the one-year certificate or the two-year diploma. Whichever you choose, you’ll need a steady personality, strong listening skills, compassion and respect for others.

Graduates of the two-year diploma program are qualified for jobs as family support workers, group home staff, program coordinators or community outreach workers in a variety of educational, residential, social services or community-based agencies.
URL:Youth Care Worker at Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Length:35 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,600
International: $16,976

Cost shown is for Year 2 of the program.

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 81] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or CanTEST [min. 4.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Applicants are required to have a Youth Care Worker Certificate. A security clearance, personal interview and/or a medical may be required for practicum or observation visits. Admitted students are required to provide evidence of a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search prior to entering required coursework and practicum with children, youth and adults. At the discretion of the agency, a student may be declined access to a practicum placement based on the contents of the Criminal Record Check, personal interview and/or medical assessment. A student must complete the practicum placements to graduate from the program. The cost of the Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search is the student's responsibility. Proof of current Standard First Aid and CPR 'C' or equivalent may be required prior to entry into a practicum.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on April 09, 2019