Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker

Eastern College’s Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker diploma program combines in-class education, field trips to community agencies and a work placement component to prepare you for a challenging but rewarding career path in support services. Graduates will receive certifications in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI), First Aid, CPR and Acquired Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). Contact us today for more information!

Program Duration
72 weeks, including a 6-week field placement

Career Opportunities

  • Early Childhood and Education
  • Community Centres
  • School-Based Programs
  • Rehabilitation Centres
  • Group Homes
  • Residential Treatment Facilities

Key Courses

  • Addiction Treatment and Case Management
  • Child & Youth Care Approaches, Issues and Strategies
  • Psychology of Addictions
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Mental Health Practices Awareness
  • Software labs in word processing, database management, spreadsheets and more

Why Eastern College?


We have an established reputation as a leader in providing career-focused education that quickly prepare you for in-demand employment opportunities

Ongoing Enrolment

We offer ongoing enrolment and lifestyle-friendly course schedules that limit the disruption to your employment, family and other commitments

Upgraded Courses

Our upgraded courses reflect current trends and employer needs, so you graduate with relevant, applicable skills and knowledge

Job Placement Assistance

Our extensive career services include career fairs, job-search workshops, and one-on-one job placement assistance

Fill out our online form for more information on our Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker program! Our admissions advisors will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our program, including start dates, financing options and more!

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