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:
Education Liaison (approx. 17.5 hours/week)
This position is dependent on external funding being available and will be effective from September until June of the following year (i.e. school calendar year).
The incumbent will be responsible to the diverse educational needs of children and youth involved with the Society and provide supports to improve their educational outcomes. This position is responsible to coordinate education supports and provide culturally responsive system navigation support for eligible children and youth. Education Liaisons help to resolve issues that impact the educational success of children and youth, and strengthen relationships among societies, public school boards, First Nations school authorities, schools and community partners in order to improve the educational outcomes of eligible children and youth.
- Ensure the program eligibility criteria are met
- Act as a navigator for eligible children and youth within the school system and help to resolve issues that impact student learning (e.g. Transitions between schools, suspensions, special education), and help eligible children and youth to receive educational services and supports to help them achieve the educational goals relevant to them
- Facilitate REACH meetings for all children in care
- Facilitate access for eligible children and youth to existing educational supports and resources in the school system or community by providing information and referrals that address individual needs and support/reinforce strengths.
- 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 uses
- The minimum qualification is an undergraduate degree a related field, such as Education and Social Work.
- Combination of a related degree/diploma with several years’ experience in social work will also be considered.
- Possess theoretical knowledge of child/adolescent development and familiar with a variety of family dynamic models
- Good communication and writing skills
- Personal suitability in working with children/adults
- Ability to work with colleagues and presents as a positive role model
Program Manager – 12 Month Contract
The Position: 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.
- M.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 (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
Administrative Support (Goderich Office) – Contract: June 28, 2021 until June 28, 2022
Under the supervision of the Office Supervisor, Administrative Support will provide clerical and administrative support services to the agency, in all sites and areas of service, according to agency policies, Ministry standards and relevant legislation. Administrative Support responsibilities may be assigned based on service or functional area, but each worker in this position will share common duties and similar performance standards.
- Provides clerical support and performs administrative tasks for agency staff.
- Provides service in relation to file disclosure, and other agency-specific and/or mandated services of an administrative nature.
- Maintains case files, ensuring content and format are in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
- Controls access to closed files in accordance with agency policy and filing standards.
- Processes incoming and outgoing mail, if assigned, and as relief measures in the absence of assigned staff. Prepares specialized mailings by department, as required.
- Updates and maintains electronic file information for the relevant functional area, and ensures completeness and accuracy of that data in a timely fashion.
- Performs reception duties, including answering the phone, greeting visitors, room booking, and other duties suited to the reception area, as assigned by the Manager.
- Opens and closes the office as assigned, and, during office hours, properly monitors the card entry system and other aspects of agency security adopted by management.
- Provides relief for other administrative support positions as requested/required.
- Operates and understands all office equipment, including photocopiers, fax machines, building alarm system, and postage meters. Aids staff in utilizing equipment as necessary.
- Participates in team and staff meetings and contributes to the effective delivery of administrative services through constructive discussion and sharing of ideas.
- Performs other related duties as assigned by the Manager.
- Community College Diploma in business or office administration, or equivalent clerical/office experience
- Valid drivers’ license.
- Strong time management and communication skills (both written and verbal).\
- Knowledge of agency policies, procedures, equipment and software, including MS Office, CPIN, caseworks and VOIP system
- Sound understanding of office procedures and the ability to quickly learn and implement complex procedures.
- Thorough knowledge of filing and information systems
- Maintenance of confidentiality and integrity of information
Bookkeeper (Stratford) – Full-Time 12 Month Contract Commencing July 2021
Under the supervision of the Accounting Manager, the Bookkeeper will process the daily financial and case records of the agency, and provide supporting reports. This position is intended to ensure the perpetuity of agency business operations and to ensure the integrity of the agency’s financial records.
- In conjunction with the Accounting Manager and/or other bookkeeping or accounting staff, is responsible for the preparation and/or verification of payment vouchers associated with all accounts operated by the agency
- Responsible to oversee and ensure correct distribution of cheques and electronic deposits generated by the agency
- Preparation and generation of reports that verify agency records and/or provide both summary and detail information of accounting records
- In conjunction with the Accounting Manager, receive cash and cheques for all agency accounts and issue receipts, including official income tax receipts as assigned; if assigned make necessary entry(ies) into cash receipt ledger(s), prepare and deliver bank deposits, prepare, enter and post these records to the agency’s accounting system
- Prepare and distribute agency invoicing and maintain record of outstanding invoices
- Ensures accuracy and completeness of agency financial records and prompts for required information; performs reasonability tests on financial data and addresses concerns with applicable agency staff
- Working knowledge of Bank Reconciliation process and prepares or assists in the Bank Reconciliation process
- Minimum of a Community College Diploma in a related Accounting program, and/or a minimum of 2 years’ experience and competence. Related experience in a Child Welfare environment preferred.
- Proficiency in MS Office and Accpac software, office procedures and use of office equipment
- Able to multi-task and be flexible while maintaining a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality
- Effective organizational abilities, attention to detail and good time management
- Satisfactory Police Records Check is required
- Ability to attend to all site operations
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
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
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
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