Want to assist those in need to overcome social and
economic barriers? Youth services often focus on adolescents suffering
from abuse and neglect and those involved in delinquent activities. With
your help, these young people can capitalize on their personal
strengths and reach their potential.
About the Program
There are a variety of services provided to youth in Great Lakes Bay
Region and Delta’s certificate program will prepare you for careers in
This certificate provides current and future
youth care workers with the skills needed to work with juveniles in many
different settings. The program is geared toward human services. Study
areas focus on family dynamics and juvenile delinquency. We
work closely with area agencies that provide youth services such as
Wolverine Human Services and Lutheran Child and Family Service. In fact,
many employers consult with Delta College faculty
regularly to ensure the program is preparing students well for
successful careers with their companies.
Careers and Job Outlook
This is a growing field with approximately 30 employers in a 60 mile
radius 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, 2010
Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates of Michigan Occupational
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