Muskingum County Children Services – Zanesville, Ohio



Muskingum County Adult and Child Protective 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:  

Muskingum County Adult and Child Protective Services has an immediate full-time opening for a:  

Child Care Worker to be located at Avondale Youth Center .

The appropriate and highly desired candidate shall be able to manage all aspects of youth 12 -18 years old in a co-ed residential, group living situation. This includes, but is not limited to; maintaining youth’s wardrobe, assigning and assisting youth with chores, helping with homework, lending and supervising group activities, performing housekeeping chores, and maintaining control and order. The ability to write daily observations on assigned youth with appropriate recommendations as needed. The candidate may design or assist in the implementation of therapeutic service plans, participation in group therapy sessions, and may conduct individual counseling sessions. The candidate shall make written reports of unusual or extraordinary events and recommend disciplinary action as needed. The desired candidate may act as a “sponsor” to assigned youth.The applicant shall attend and participate in staff meetings and training sessions.

The position requires shift work and work on holidays.

The applicant must possess a valid driver’s license, have proof of insurance and be at least 21 years of age. Potential employees will have a criminal background check, medical exam, drug screening, and driving record check. A High School Diploma is required, but an Associate’s Degree is preferred. Muskingum County Adult and Child Protective Services is an EOE/ADA compliant organization.


 Muskingum County Adult and Child Protective Services has an immediate opening for a caseworker to be located in the Intervention Unit.  An intervention caseworker's focus is ongoing services to strengthen families.  The appropriate and highly desired candidate shall demonstrate a high degree of mission adherence.  The candidate shall provide intervention services to families, prepare and file complaints, motions and other court material, testify in court hearings, complete all written contacts, dictations, SAR's, case plans, and other materials, collaborate with and act as a liaison with the court, mental health, medical professionals, local authorities, etc. 

The desired candidate must be willing to perform after-hours duty, related adult and child welfare activities and other duties as assigned.  Requirements:  Must have a Bachelor's Degree in a related field, and a valid driver's license.

Send resume to:

Candy Emmert -                                                             Muskingum County Adult and Child Protective Svc.  PO BOX 157                                                                    Zanesville, OH  43702-0157

or Email resume to:




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