Well-educated child and youth care professionals are in high demand, which is why 95% of MacEwan graduates find related employment within six months. Upon degree completion, graduates are well-suited for both advanced front-line child and youth care practitioners and/or supervisory positions. Students who choose the diploma exit option are fully prepared to move immediately into entry-level, front-line positions in the field.

Career opportunities for child and youth care program graduates include:

  • child/youth care worker/counsellor

  • family support worker

  • out-of-school care worker

  • case manager – child and family services

  • mental health worker

  • family-school liaison worker

Child and youth care program graduates find employment in a variety of settings such as:

  • treatment centres

  • group care

  • youth centres

  • mental health centres

  • family support programs

  • community-based programs

  • foster care

  • schools

  • government

  • hospitals

  • shelters