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Youth workers, along with other social and community service workers, administer and implement a variety of social assistance programs and community services, and assist clients to deal with personal and social problems. They are employed by social service and government agencies, mental health agencies, group homes, shelters, substance abuse centres, school boards, correctional facilities and other establishments. (National Occupational Classification)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions and information
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- UK Prospects - Occupation overview and job requirements in the United Kingdom (view the occupational profiles/case studies)
U of M Academic Calendar
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Faculty and Department Homepages
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- Faculty of Social Work
- Faculty of Arts
- Health Studies - Family Health (formerly Family Social Sciences)
- Recreation & Community Development
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Labour market information
Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.
- Trend Analysis - Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- Collective Agreements by organization (view salary and wage scales) - Manitoba Government Employees Union
Professional associations may organize events and provide directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities may also be available: engage, learn and network!
- Child and Youth Care Workers' Association of Manitoba (CYCWAM)
- Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- Youth Agencies Alliance (Manitoba) - comprised of 15 youth-serving organizations
- Manitoba 211- Directory of Social Service Organizations in Manitoba
- Listing of agencies in Canada - First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
- Manitoba Neighborhood Renewal Corporations - listing from Manitoba Government
Search occupations of interest in the industry-specific job boards below to learn about skill requirements, employers, job duties and available jobs. You may also wish to search more general online job boards.
These external resources may provide you with additional information about the occupation and opportunities to build experience:
- Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba - Opportunities to volunteer and as a practicum placement for students in psychology, social work, nursing, etc.
- International Association for Youth Mental Health
- The International Child and Youth Care Network CYC-NET
- CYC Online Journal
- The Association for Child & Youth Care Practice (U.S.)
- Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet)
- Child Welfare League of Canada
- Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies