Candidates for most positions within Marion County Children Services Board are required to have earned a four year degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or a related field. Most positions require a State of Ohio Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.

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You may submit applications and/or resumes to the agency at any time. Applications/resumes will be held active for thirty (30) days. After the initial thirty (30) days, the application/resume will be held inactive for one year. If a posting occurs within one year after you have submitted your application/resume and you would like to move your application/resume to the active file, please call, email or write to the Business Manager and they will reactivate your application/resume. In the case of a position opening, we first review the active application/resumes, if a qualified applicant is not found then a job posting will occur.

Candidates for hire go through a thorough background, reference and educational check.

Marion County Children Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis or race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, handicap or age.


Marion County Children Services employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Major Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Marion Community Credit Union
  • Paid Mileage
  • County and State Deferred Compensation Program Sick Leave
  • Personal Days
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Public Employees Retirement System
  • Tuition Loan Program
We also offer the following supplemental benefits:

  • Personal Cancer Protector Plan
  • Personal Short-Term Disability
  • Personal Accident Expense
  • Hospital Intensive Care Program

Current Openings

Marion County Children Services Board, an agency that functions to protect abused, neglected and dependent children, has the following position available.

Title: Placement Services Caseworker
Classification: Child Welfare Caseworker 2 # 06012
Immediate Supervisor: Placement Unit – Casework Supervisor
Positions Supervised: None
Overtime: Non-Exempt
Under general direction, the Placement Services Caseworker is responsible for maintaining program activities in the area of foster care and adoption.
* Performs all foster care certification and recertification home studies and submits completed materials to Ohio Department of Human Services to effect licensor.
* Maintains listing of available foster homes and documents information regarding individual family capabilities; participates in matching conference with casework staff to effect appropriate placement of children needing family foster care.
* Serves as liaison and agency representative to Foster Parents; assists foster parents with problems regarding licensor, board rates, clothing needs of children, and other home maintenance activities.
* Arranges appropriate training opportunities for foster parents.
* Effects necessary activities for implementation of IV-E program.
* Arranges for supportive services for foster care providers.
* Performs adoptive home studies for Marion agency families. Registers and updates approved families with OAPL.
* Attends regional adoption meetings. Serves as agency liaison with other child placement agencies. Reviews adoptive home studies submitted by other placing agencies for Marion agency children.
* Maintains listing of available adoptive families; participates in matching conferences with casework staff to effect appropriate placement of children into adoptive families.
* Mails fliers received from other counties of children available for adoption.
* Completes and submits family applications for adoption subsidy.
* Organizes and implements recruitment campaigns for foster and adoptive families. Arranges and conducts informational/educational group meetings and provides appropriate application materials and instructions.
* Maintains foster home case records, including summary dictation, certification materials, and running records of children in placement; maintains adoptive family case records including home study and all supporting documentation.
* Provides post adoptive services as regulated after adoption.
Attends staff meetings, staff training, regular individual supervisory conferences, and other agency or community meetings.
* Testifies to children’s adoptability through Juvenile Court when appropriate.
* Participates in matching of children to appropriate adoptive families; jointly with child’s caseworker effects the adoptive placement.
* Provides follow-up services to children and families to resolve problems and to effect finalization of the adoption.
* Provides on-call, after hours, emergency services according to schedule.
*Demonstrates an ability to work within various computer software programs, such as Microsoft Windows, Access, Excel and PowerPoint and state-wide tracking information systems.
*Attends staff meetings, unit meetings, unit briefings, regular supervisory conferences, agency committees and staff training.
Annually provides four hours of service to agency sponsored/supported events.
* Maintains and increases knowledge and skills through attendance at meetings, conferences, training seminars and in-service training sessions.
* Plans and coordinates service delivery which reflects the standards of best practice, cultural competence, client advocacy and community needs.
* Performs additional duties and assignments, as required.
Performs other activities deemed necessary and/or appropriate by immediate supervisor and/or Executive Director.
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field. Valid Ohio driver’s license, state minimum vehicle insurance and acceptable driving record. An individual who poses a direct threat to the health and safety of himself/herself or others in the workplace will be deemed not qualified for this position.
* Demonstrates an ability to work within various computer software programs, such as Microsoft Windows and state-wide tracking information systems.
Position requires frequent travel within the agency. Ability to occasionally lift and/or transfer up to forty (40) pounds. May be required to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends. May be exposed to dangerous or threatening working conditions requiring the ability to respond appropriately.
* Denotes an essential function of the job



Download Application

To apply for employment with Marion County Children Services, download a copy of the civil service application and send a completed form to the address below.Download Application

Ohio Civil Service Application