Come Join the HPCAS Family!

Located in the picturesque town of Goderich and the City of 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.

HPCAS 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.


The HPCAS family is comprised of full-time, part-time and casual employees, as well as volunteers who are dedicated to serving the well-being of children and families Huron and Perth counties. We operate from our head office in Stratford, and our branch office in Goderich.

Huron County, Ontario’s West Coast, is located along the shores of Lake Huron. This vibrant rural community is the most agriculturally productive county in Ontario, and a leader in numerous areas of agricultural technology and innovation.

The County of Perth is a rich agricultural community, diverse in its heritage and culture. It’s located in the centre of Southwestern Ontario and is comprised of thriving communities that are fit for your business and life.

Our Mission & Vision


To advocate for and protect children’s rights; to support and strengthen families; and to be a leader for positive change in our community.


Safe Children. Confident Youth. Resilient Adults.

Why work for us?

Flexible Work Environment

Work/life balance and flexibility are priorities for HPCAS.

Competitive Benefits Package

Competitive base salary and extended group health and dental insurance plans for permanent full-time employees.

OMERS Pension

Eligible employees can participate in our OMERS pension plan, with employer and employee sharing premiums equally.

Inclusive and Diverse Staff

HPCAS is committed to the diversity of our workforce being present at every level of the organization and in every service area, as well as having a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of the communities that we serve.


Full-time employees start with 21 days of vacation for the first five years.

Casual Dress Code

Our staff are encouraged to wear casual dress, less formal than business casual. We use this as a means to better our relationship with our community, by breaking down any perceived power barrier between community members and our staff.

Please see our external recruitment section below to learn about the steps in this process.

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 as well as a Tuberculin Disease Screening (TB test)
  • Copy of most recent relevant education degree/diploma


HPCAS is fully committed to having a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of Huron and Perth Counties and strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

We welcome applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ persons and those from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

HPCAS is committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free.

Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants that may require accommodation during the selection process are encouraged to notify the Human Resources Department when contacted for an interview.

Human Resources will work together with the hiring committee to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process, which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

We appreciate all applications received. All communications will be held in strict and professional confidence. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We sincerely thank all applicants for their submissions.

External Recruitment Process

Job Posting

A job is posted to fill a vacancy need (backfill, special project or additional support). Prior to posting a position, requisitions and service level agreements have been established. In addition to accommodation considerations.


Applicants are pre-screened to ensure they meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Qualified applicants then move to the next stage in the recruitment process.


Applicants are provided with an assessment which is used to analyze their knowledge, skills and abilities as it relates to the role requirements.


Successful applicants are then invited to participate in a panel interview (virtual or in person).


Once interviews have concluded, the panel will evaluate all applicant interview scores to identify the top candidate. (If applicable) Collective Agreement provisions such as seniority are considered, e.g. in the case of two close applicants. Next steps may include additional interviews and/or testing prior to moving forward to references.


Once all required checks are complete, the successful applicant is made a verbal offer of employment followed by a written offer. Once a signed offer is received, all unsuccessful applicants are notified via email and offered feedback.


Orientation activities such as access, equipment, additional documentation, onboarding, and training begin.