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Child and Youth Worker

Child and Youth Worker

WHAT IS A CHILD AND YOUTH WORKER?
A Child and Youth Worker provides supportive counselling to those who are coping with the implications of a diagnosis/special need. This professionally trained worker can support children, adolescents and their families, individually and in groups.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR A CHILD & YOUTH WORKER?
Children and youth receiving services from the Centre and their families are eligible for Child and Youth Worker Services. A Child and Youth Worker can provide supportive counselling to help with:

  • Adjustment to illness & disability
  • Managing client stress and developing healthy coping strategies
  • Building social skills
  • Behaviour strategies and support for parents and caregivers
  • Building confidence and self-advocacy skills
  • Planning decisions and emotional needs when transitioning to adult services
  • Sibling support needs

Education and support can be provided for a variety of topics on a needs basis. Workshop topics may include: internet safety, community safety & independence, bullying and self-esteem. Groups can offer help for sibling support needs, youth transition and healthy relationships & sexual education.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
The Child and Youth Worker focuses on the growth of clients and is flexible in providing strategies that will suit each individual. From play therapy to in-office counselling, the Child and Youth worker can use a wide variety of therapeutic interventions. Goals are created collaboratively with children, youth and their families to help guide the intervention. To make a referral, speak to your child's team member or call the Centre at 519-753-3153 and ask to speak to someone in our Intake Department at ext. 206

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