Muskingum County Children Services – Zanesville, Ohio



Muskingum County Children Services looks for qualified applicants who demonstrate a passion for protecting children and strengthening families.  If you would like to be part of our team, then check this page frequently for job opportunities.

The most common positions that come available are:

Child Care Worker-Requires a Driver's License; High School Diploma; Associate's Degree in a related field preferred; Professional experience with teenagers preferred.

Caseworker-Requires a Bachelor's Degree in a related field and a Driver's License.

Background & driving record checks, and drug screens are performed on all employees upon hire.

Available Positions:

Cook/Child Care Worker

The Avondale Youth Center Seeks a Cook/Child Care Worker.  The primary responsibility of the candidate will be to cook meals for the residents of Avondale Monday thru Friday.  The position will also be cross-trained as a Child Care Worker.  Must be at least age 21; Must have a valid Driver License; Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts or a related field preferred.

Foster Care Coordinator

candidate shall be responsible for certification of new foster/adoptive homes including educational training, interviewing, investigating, and writing the home study and preparation of the proper forms; Recertification's of foster/adoptive homes; Child placement searches and knowledge of quality network placements; Recruitment of new foster/adoptive parents; Provide support and advocacy to foster/adoptive parents. The desired candidate must be willing to perform after-hours duty, related child welfare activities and other duties as assigned. Must be at least age 21; Must have a valid Driver License; Must have a Bachelor's in Social Work or a related field.  Candidates who do not meet the minimum qualifications cannot be considered.

Family Stability Worker

The appropriate and highly desirable candidate shall be able to manage all aspects of the ProtectOhio Kinship Care Strategy. This includes but, is not limited to; Kinship caregiver searches on a case by case basis, kinship support services, employ best practice strategies for success, mastery of the Kinship Home Assessment Tool, Mastery of the Needs Assessment, home visitation activities as prescribed by the ProtectOhio strategy, assistance with our internal Kinship Navigator Project, data entry and ProtectOhio reporting, safety assessments of the kinship home, measuring child progress while in the kinship home, facilitation of kinship/FTM meetings as deemed necessary and all other pertinent duties required and assigned via the ProtectOhio and Navigator Kinship Initiatives.  Must be at least age 21; Must have a valid Driver License; Associate's Degree in Social Work or a related field preferred.

Please submit resume and cover letter by April 18th for each position:


Gary King, Public Information Officer, Adult & Child Protective Services, 205 N. 7th St., Zanesville, OH 43701




Muskingum County Children Services
205 North 7th Street • Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: (740) 455-6710

Avondale Youth Center
4155 Roseville Road • Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: (740) 849-2344