Discover a Career in Child and Youth Work: Alumni Panel and Networking Event
Date: Nov. 9, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Throughout the month of November, Sheridan will take part in a nation-wide Canada Career Month campaign. The Career Month Theme for this year is “Amplify!” Amplify career services, amplify skills, amplify connections, and finally, amplify YOURSELF! During this month-long initiative, we will be hosting events to celebrate a variety of careers, hoping to inspire students and graduates to pursue their dream careers.
Hoping to build a career in the Child and Youth Worker field? Hear from a panel of Child and Youth Worker alumni, who are professionals in their fields. Learn about their journeys from Sheridan to where they are now, their different career paths, and why they love working in this industry. Connect with each of the panelists in individual breakout rooms after the panel for some speed networking fun!
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Kyle Adams, Child and Youth Worker ‘16
Kyle is a 2016 graduate from Sheridan’s Child and Youth Worker program and earned his degree in Child and Youth Worker in 2019 from Toronto Metropolitan University.
His Sheridan placements included Syl Apps and Sick Kids hospital. Following his placements, he worked at Our Place Peel as a resource counsellor and at Every Mind as a Residential/Day Treatment.
Kyle currently works as a child and youth worker at Grand River Hospital and with the Upper Grand District School Board.
Reta Majid, Child and Youth Worker ’17
As a child protection supervisor and a qualifying psychotherapist, Reta takes pride in being committed to delivering client-centred support that gradually empowers individuals/families, and enables them to make informed decisions in the fields which she practices in. Prior to applying for graduate school, Reta had obtained a Child and Youth Care advanced diploma from Sheridan College and a Child and Youth Care bachelor's degree from Toronto Metropolitan University.
Reta is fluent in English and Arabic and has over eight years of experience working in child welfare & social service organizations providing counselling, assessment, crisis intervention, behaviour management and youth services.
Delesha Shaw, Child and Youth Care ’18
Delesha Shaw holds a master’s in Social Work from the University of Windsor, a bachelor of arts in Child and Youth Care from Toronto Metropolitan University and a diploma in Child and Youth Care from Sheridan College.
She has been working alongside youth for the past six years between children and youth experiencing mental health concerns and the education system in the Northwest Territories, where she has lived for the past year. Delesha believes that healing is a collaborative effort that requires trust in caring relationships without judgment. Her work focuses on assisting children, youth and their families to clarify and create new goals to continue their treatment. Rather than using one methodology for all individuals and issues, she draws from various methods to develop an approach that suits each situation.
Delesha considers herself an active counsellor, combining experience, education, creativity, a sense of humour and a strength-based approach to work alongside children, youth and their families.