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:

Child Care Worker to be located at Avondale Youth Center.

Currently there is 1 full-time and 1 part-time position opening.

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 and participation 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 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. A High School Diploma is required, but an Associate’s Degree is preferred. 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.

Send resume to:

Candy Emmert

Muskingum County Adult and Child Protective Services

PO BOX 157

Zanesville, OH 43702-0157

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