As an Auxiliary Child and Youth Care Worker, you’ll assist young people as individuals or groups to solve social, emotional, developmental, behavioural and financial problems in an agency framework.
To become a Child and Youth Care Worker (CYCW) in South Africa, you will need a variety of qualifications depending on your desired level of specialisation. This, in turn, can depend on how long you want to study.
Some examples of common career paths when you want to become a Child and Youth Care Worker in South Africa is as follows:
Entry requirements may differ per institution, but you will generally be expected to show competency in the following subjects:
You will have to register with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) in order to legally practise professionally in this field of social work.
Child and Youth Care Workers in South Africa often work at the following places:
To find more information about child and youth care workers, contact the National Association of Child Care workers.