Youth Recreation Activity Worker Program
The Youth Recreation Activity Worker program is designed to prepare youth to work with inner city youth to provide healthy recreational activities.
(will vary depending on funding requirements and advisory committee). Students will be selected using the following criteria:
- 18 to 29 years of age
- Reside in the inner city
- Applicants may apply for special admission through a combination of formal education, informal education, and/or work experience.
- Fluency in English
- Able to read at prescribed level -- tested using Degree of Reading Power standardized test.
- Able to work evenings
- Good health
- Security clearance through a criminal records check and child abuse registry check completed.
- Experienced employment barriers
Prospective students will be required to attend an information session.
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- Life Skills for the Youth Recreation Professional
- Introduction to Psychology
- The Child and Youth Care Professional
- Child & Adolescent Development
- Interpersonal Communications 1
- Interpersonal Communications 2
- Activities Programming for Youth
- Special Issues 1
- Special Issues 2
- Family Dynamics
- Documentation and Case Planning in Child and Youth Care Practice
- Understand & Respond to Challenging Behavior
- A Context for Practice with Aboriginal Peoples
- Impact of Maltreatment and Trauma
- Basic Writing Skills
- Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
- Introduction to Computers
- CPR - Basic Rescuer
- Emergency First Aid
- Driver’s Education
- Practicum 1 (112 hours)
- Practicum 2 (300 hours)
- Professional Development & Consultation 1
- Professional Development & Consultation 2
Courses that are transferable to other programs must be completed with a C+ grade. A Life Skills component of 134 hours must also be completed.
When you have completed all the required courses in this program, be sure to apply for your certificate. Call (204) 694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073. When you receive your certificate, you will be invited to participate in either of the College’s semi-annual Graduation ceremonies in June or December.
Effective July 1, 2002, students who obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or better will graduate with honours. Honour recipients are allowed one (1) "CR" credit transfer and no course failures within their program of study.
For registration information call the Winnipeg Boys and Girls Club: 204-982-4943