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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

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 welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  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:

Emergency After Hours Service Worker

This part-time position will represent the agency for after-hours duties in child protection matters as they relate to emergency services and associated investigations and assessments. The nature of service provided will be to respond to all contacts as presented and to diffuse crisis as presented outside of regular agency hours and to stabilize events presented until cases can be assumed by regular day staff.

Hours of Work:    

  • Weekday hours of work are scheduled 4:30pm to 8:30am following day, Monday through Friday and weekend shifts are between 4:30pm Friday through to 8:30am Monday.
  • 24-hour response on statutory holidays
  • As per the collective agreement, hours of work from July to August are 4:00pm to 8:30am following day, Monday through Friday (Summer Hours)

 Qualifications:      Preference will be given to those with a B.S.W. or M.S.W., along with two (2) years related CAS experience, and completion of the New Worker Training Foundations.  Consideration will be given to those applicants with a B.A. in a related discipline and with transferable experience from a CAS.

Remuneration:     $1,000 per work week plus 2% in-lieu of benefits, vacation paid at current legislative provision.

Interested Applicants are to respond by December 2, 2020.

Child Protection Worker (Stratford Office)

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:       $54,218 – $78,616

Interested candidates are to respond by December 16, 2020.

Group Program Worker (Ontario Housing)

The Agency has an immediate opening for a part-time contract position as a Group Program Worker. The successful applicant will work 25 hours per week at an Ontario Housing Complex.

Position Summary:

The primary responsibility of this position is providing outreach programs, facilitating self-help adult groups and to provide programs for children in group settings. Children’s program begins at 7:30am. The incumbent will be expected to keep documentation as directed by their assigned manager following agency standards and policies. An understanding of the principals of adult education, child development and the ability to engage multi-problem, high conflict families would be an asset.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate goal-oriented parent education, parent/child interaction or self-help client groups
  • To utilize community resources where applicable, maintains liaison with internal teams and outside agencies
  • To provide programs for adult and children in group settings
  • To provide outreach programs in the community in collaboration with other agencies
  • To develop and implement programs based on the needs of tenants (e.g. Ontario Housing)
  • To participate in case conferences, staff meetings and community development opportunities both within and outside the agency
  • To prepare reports, correspondence and documents for internal and external use.
  • To have a thorough knowledge of child development and be a certified DISC screener.


Applicants must have the minimum qualification of community college diploma.  A post secondary diploma in the area of Early Childhood Education, Child and Youth Worker, Social Service Worker or a related university degree.  Related experience is preferred.

Interested applicants are to respond by December 2, 2020.

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