Child and Youth Care Worker (NQF 5)

Lecturer
Alex USA
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Course Description

Purpose

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a Child and Youth Care Worker. A Child and Youth Care Worker contributes to the provision of holistic therapeutic care and supports the development of children and youth in order to ensure the appropriate development of the individuals through the application of professional life space interventions.

Why Choose This Course:

The majority of people in Africa are young and Africa has a growing population. Children and young people are specifically vulnerable and the key success factor for our growth and survival is to ensure that our children and young people have the best possible chance for positive development. Thus the child and youth care workers is critical for our future. This Occupational Certificate will replace the current legacy qualification. This qualification will be an enhancement of the current qualification and will ensure articulation to professional levels. The Occupational Certificate will create a career path opportunity for current and new entrants into the profession and this profession has been identified as both critical and scarce in the latest sector skills plans. The occupation Child and Youth Care Worker is relevant within the National Development plan. This Occupation is specifically recognised by the Children’s Act as a key profession to address and serve the needs of children. The implementation of this qualification will enhance the quality of services being provided to vulnerable children and youth. Regulations to the Social Service Professions Act 110 of 1978 for the registration of Child and Youth Care workers (at the Auxiliary level) requires an Occupational qualification for the purpose of registration.

 

The majority of people in Africa are young and Africa has a growing population. Children and young people are specifically vulnerable and the key success factor for our growth and survival is to ensure that our children and young people have the best possible chance for positive development. Thus the child and youth care workers is critical for our future. This Occupational Certificate will replace the current legacy qualification. This qualification will be an enhancement of the current qualification and will ensure articulation to professional levels. The Occupational Certificate will create a career path opportunity for current and new entrants into the profession and this profession has been identified as both critical and scarce in the latest sector skills plans. The occupation Child and Youth Care Worker is relevant within the National Development plan. This Occupation is specifically recognised by the Children’s Act as a key profession to address and serve the needs of children. The implementation of this qualification will enhance the quality of services being provided to vulnerable children and youth. Regulations to the Social Service Professions Act 110 of 1978 for the registration of Child and Youth Care workers (at the Auxiliary level) requires an Occupational qualification for the purpose of registration.