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Main Connect News Reasons You Should Become a Child and Youth Services Worker

Reasons You Should Become a Child and Youth Services Worker

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Are you ready to turn your passion for helping people into a rewarding career where you can support children, youth, and families? If you said yes, you might want to consider pursuing a career as a child and youth services worker.

 

Become an Advocate for Youth

This field is rewarding and is filled with human interaction. There is a growing need for professionals in this field to work with children and youth to develop advocacy and support networks.

 

Child and youth services workers make a difference by supporting children, youth, and families. Community workers aim to improve young people’s emotional, intellectual, social, and physical well-being.

 

Develop Expertise in a Variety of Issues

Child and youth services workers deal with various issues surrounding health, legal problems, family, education, and addiction. In addition, they develop skills such as case file management, psychology, burnout and self-care, youth justice issues, and more. Having a strong level of maturity is necessary to interact and engage with young people.

 

Broad Employment Outlook

Working in child and youth services opens various career opportunities in group homes, emergency shelters, drop-in facilities, school boards, after-school programs, summer recreation programs, and more.

 

Gain Industry Certifications

Choosing a professional career within this field equip you with skills you can apply in other aspects of your life. Many industry certifications include First Aid/CPR Training and non-violent crisis intervention.

 

“Reeves really helped me pinpoint where I wanted to go but just wasn't sure. This experience changed my life, as now I'm in the field, and I'm very comfortable with knowing that I'm going to do it for the rest of my life," says Olivia, a Child and Youth Services Worker program graduate.

 

Learn more training to become a child and youth services worker in our 44-week Child and Youth Services Worker diploma program here.

 

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