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Anyone who has a reasonable suspicion that a child is or may be in need of protection must contact the society immediately

We serve the children and families of Huron and Perth Counties, with offices in Stratford and Goderich

Goderich 1-519-524-7356 or 1-800-265-5198
Stratford 1-519-271-5290 or 1-800-668-5094

Employment Opportunities

Located in the picturesque towns of Goderich, and Stratford, Ontario, we are committed to partnering with communities to provide professional child protection services. We advocate for and protect children’s rights, support and strengthen families and we are leaders for positive change in our community.

Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society is committed to staffing a workforce representative of the diverse population we serve. We encourage applicants from African Canadian, Indigenous, people with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ communities to apply and to self-identify in their cover letter. We are also committed to creating an accessible environment for all. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants, however, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Please see the Contact Information tab for application instructions. The agency is  currently recruiting for the following positions:

Program Manager

Under the general supervision of the Director of Service, the Program Manager is a management designated position intended to ensure that responsibility for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the agency’s services as clearly identified and assigned.

Qualifications:

  • S.W. or B.S.W.
  • At least five years child welfare, or equivalency
  • Proven leadership skills and/or knowledge of a variety of management theories
  • Ability to analyze, problem solve and instruct on a case and policy/procedure matters related to clinical child welfare
  • Well-developed organizational skills and ability to manage projects.

Child Protection Worker – Family Services

This position will provide protective and preventive services to families and children. The
successful applicant will assume responsibility for child welfare caseloads including
responsibility for assessing family and individual functioning, and the provision of child
protection and therapeutic intervention services.

Qualifications:      Must have a B.S.W. or M.S.W. degree.  Minimum two (2) years related experience as well as completion of the OACAS New Worker Training modules preferred.

Salary Range:       $55,309 – $80,196

Child Protection Worker (Goderich Office) – Permanent Full-Time

This position will provide protective and preventive services to families and children.   The successful applicant will assume responsibility for child welfare caseloads including responsibility for assessing family and individual functioning, and the provision of child protection and therapeutic intervention services.

Qualifications:      Must have a B.S.W. or M.S.W. degree.  Minimum two (2) years related experience as well as completion of the OACAS New Worker Training modules preferred.

Salary Range:       $55,309 – $80,196

 

What Can We Offer Full-Time Employees?

  • Competitive Salaries
  • 21 days vacation for the first 5 years
  • Generous benefit plan and dental coverage plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • OMERS Pension Plan
  • Training opportunities

Hiring Criteria

Hiring Criteria

The following outlines are qualifications for our various frontline staff:

Child Protection Worker

The Child Protection social work position provides protective and preventative services to families and children and is responsible for child welfare caseloads including responsibility for assessing family and individual functioning, and the provision of child protection and therapeutic intervention services.

Qualifications: B.S.W. or M.S.W. or equivalent, with two years of child protection/counseling experience.  **Continued employment is conditional upon ability to meet the full requirements of the position that include successful completion of the Child Welfare Pathway to Authorization Series and the Authorization Candidacy Examination (ACE) within two attempts**

Children’s Service Worker

The Children’s Service Worker position ensures that clinical intervention and advocacy services are available to children in the care of the Society and may achieve program objectives associated with permanency planning.

Qualifications: B.S.W. or M.S.W., or equivalent, with two years of child protection/counseling experience

Program Manager

To provide direct supervision, directing a team of professional social workers providing services in a child protection setting. This position joins a management team, which emphasizes innovation, sound leadership skills and progressive child welfare practice.

Qualifications: M.S.W. with three years child protection experience, excellent leadership, planning and organization skills, will be computer literate and have knowledge of a variety of management theories and strong time management skills.

Conditions of Employment

Conditions of Employment

You will be required to provide the following as a condition of employment:

  • Criminal Reference Check – request completed personally at your local Police Station; cost reimbursed 100%
  • The use of an automobile
  • A Valid full “G” Ontario Driver’s License and vehicle are required
  • Proof of business use automobile insurance with third party liability coverage of $2,000,000 including accident benefits, collision and comprehensive
  • Medical Note from your physician stating that you are medically fit for employment Tuberculin Disease Screening (TB test)
  • Copy of most recent relevant education degree/diploma

Contact Information

Contact Information

Please send a cover letter, full resume, including three current professional references to:

Kelsey Sherk, Human Resources Coordinator

Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society

639 Lorne Avenue East, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S4

Email:  HR@h-pcas.ca