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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:

 

Administrative Support – 8 Month Contract – Goderich Office

 This position 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.  This position requires excellent communication and organization skills and must be able to work cooperatively to assist others.  Maintenance of confidentiality and integrity of information is critical to the successful completion of all duties.

Qualifications:   Community College Diploma in business or office administration, or equivalent clerical/office experience.

Salary Range:  $41,099 – $50,282

 

Volunteer Services Coordinator

The Volunteer Services Coordinator is a professional who is responsible for in-house volunteer recruitment and service coordination and to provide service capabilities in support of primary and secondary social work functions.

This role includes working with other members of the agency to plan and carry out campaign strategies and meet campaign goals and objectives. You will also be responsible for making community presentations, compiling and maintaining statistical data, and providing written reports annually.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plans an ongoing volunteer recruitment campaign in consultation with the assigned Service Manager and appropriate agency staff
  • Makes community presentations
  • Ensures appropriate orientation and training of volunteers in consultation with supervisor
  • Receives requests for volunteer services from social work staff and assigns appropriate volunteer
  • Acts as a liaison between volunteers and agency staff
  • Assesses volunteer performance annually (re training and reassignment, etc.)
  • Compiles and maintains statistical data
  • Responds to community requests for information, as appropriate
  • Assists in the maintenance of positive public presence for agency;

 Requirements:

  • University or College graduation in an applicable discipline with related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Supervisory experience and experience working with volunteers at various levels throughout the community is an asset
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to coordinate and direct the work of others.
  • Ability to exercise a high level of tact and discretion in both internal and external interactions.
  • Ability to motivate and lead a team and work as a team member. Ability to create and maintain good working relationships with a variety of internal and external constituents.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office programs preferred.
  • The incumbent must provide their own vehicle and possess a valid driver’s license as there will be travel between sites.

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