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Additional information

body or mind

both

Field

Social Services

Boss or Team

Team

Communication

Good Communicator

Work With

People

Math & Science

Neither

Study Length

Prepared to Study for Years, Shorter Study

Environment

Busy Environment

Auxiliary Child & Youth Care Worker

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. 

Required Qualifications:

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:

  1. Learner CYCW – 10 years of school
  2. Auxiliary CYCW – Further Education Training Certificate (FETC)
  3. Child & Health Care worker – Bachelor’s Degree
  4. Specialist CYCW – Masters or PhD degrees

Infographic showing the career path to become a Child and Youth Care Worker

Required Level of Schooling & School Subjects

  • Grade 9 to access FETC in Child and Youth Care Work 

Employment Opportunities

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:

  • Youth care centers
  • Social Development departments
  • Non-government organisations that advocate for child and youth welfare

Further Information

Related University Degrees

Related Qualifications and Skills Programs

HW SETA Accredited

FETC: Child and Youth Care Work///Child and Youth Care Work///Fundamentals of Child and Youth Care

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