Child and Youth Work
Field Practicum positions for first, second and third year child and youth work students are available to five community colleges in Ontario:
- Cambrian College
- Centennial College
- George Brown College
- Humber College
- Mohawk College
- Sheridan College
The George Hull Centre Residential and Day Treatment Services offers thirteen positions at any one time. Special arrangements are available for part-time students and summer placements.
Students are assigned to one of the four programs in Residential and Day Treatment Services for their primary experience, including individual supervision. In addition, the students gain experience in the other Residential and Day Treatment Services, familiarize themselves with Community Services, and attend training/clinical activities at the Community Clinic. Students attend a monthly student group, chaired by the Director of Residential and Day Programs, which facilitates the creation of a peer support group and provides an enriched learning experience through discussion and role-play.
Child and youth work students at the George Hull Centre for Children and Families:
- work with children and their families to develop their child and youth work skills;
- become familiar with the program and agency philosophy, as well as the clinical interventions used;
- attend weekly multidisciplinary program meetings to participate in both program reviews and individual case reviews;
- gain practical experience in writing progress notes, assessments and discharge reports;
- attend weekly seminars on child and youth work practice.
The George Hull Centre for Children and Families endorses a strong multidisciplinary model, favours an empirical and phenomenological approach, and places an emphasis on identifying and using the innate strengths of children and their families. By working closely with social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, child and youth workers, teachers and early childhood educators, child and youth work students develop an appreciation for the many ways in which collaboration between the disciplines can have a powerful and positive impact on the lives of children and their families.