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-For children ages 10-18 years at Avondale Youth Center a Child Residential Center. 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. Experience advocating for families preferred.

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

Available Positions:

Intervention Caseworker

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, make monthly home visits, 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. Potential employees will have a criminal background check, medical exam, drug screening, and driving record check. Muskingum County Adult and Child Protective Services is an EOE/ADA compliant organization.

Child Care Worker at Avondale Youth Center

Muskingum County Adult and Child Protective Services has the opening for a Child Care Worker to be located at Avondale Youth Center and to be supervised by the Director, Gary King. The appropriate and highly desired candidates 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, maintaining control and order, and the ability to write daily observations on assigned youth with appropriate recommendations as needed. The candidate may assist in the implementation of therapeutic service plans and participate in group therapy 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 applicant must have a high school diploma, a valid driver’s license and be at least 21 years of age.

The full-time position includes benefits. Work hours are mostly afternoon and an occasional midnight shift, with weekends and holiday coverage.

Muskingum County Adult and Child Protective Services is an EOE/ADA compliant organization.

Send resume to: Melissa Wood
Muskingum County Adult and Child Protective Services PO BOX 157
Zanesville, OH 43702-0157 or Email resume to:

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