Want to assist those in need to overcome social andeconomic barriers? Youth services often focus on adolescents sufferingfrom abuse and neglect and those involved in delinquent activities. Withyour help, these young people can capitalize on their personalstrengths and reach their potential.
About the Program
There are a variety of services provided to youth in Great Lakes BayRegion and Delta’s certificate program will prepare you for careers inthis field.
This certificate provides current and futureyouth care workers with the skills needed to work with juveniles in manydifferent settings. The program is geared toward human services. Studyareas focus on family dynamics and juvenile delinquency. Wework closely with area agencies that provide youth services such asWolverine Human Services and Lutheran Child and Family Service. In fact,many employers consult with Delta College facultyregularly to ensure the program is preparing students well forsuccessful careers with their companies.
Careers and Job Outlook
This is a growing field with approximately 30 employers in a 60 mileradius offering employment in youth services.
Job titles include:
- Social Services Aide
- Youth Care Worker
- Youth Care Specialist
- Treatment Specialist
- Home Service Aide
The average yearly earnings of a youth care specialist in Michigan is $22,000 - $25,000.
Source: Michigan Department of Career Development, 2010Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates of Michigan OccupationalInformation System
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