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Job Opening: Ashland County Job and Family Services - START Caseworker

September 14, 2021

Ashland County Dept. of Job and Family Service
Position:  Ohio START Caseworker
Full time – Wage commensurate with experience                
Division:  Child & Adult Protective Services                           

Ashland County DJFS is seeking highly motivated, compassionate, and dedicated individuals to join our team in ensuring child safety while promoting family growth and accountability.

Primary Duties (non-exclusive):  Duties include: provide intensive case management services to parent/caregivers using the Ohio START (Sobriety, Treatment, and Reducing Trauma ) intensive, wraparound intervention program; maintain a START caseload; collaborate with the Family Peer Mentor to support and serve the family; respond to reports of abuse and neglect of children; implement safety intervention; complete case plans, logs and written documentation; participates in family team meeting , case reviews, supervisions.

Qualifications: (1) Bachelor's degree in social work or a related field (2) A valid Ohio driver's license (3) All positions are subject to employment verification, criminal background check, fingerprinting, alcohol and drug screening, motor vehicle report check, and approval by the Ashland County Commissioners.


  • Health Care Benefits
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Educational Incentives
  • Generous Leave - personal leave available for immediate use; compensatory time; vacation time; sick leave incentive program allowing accrual of additional leave or pay every 90 days.
  • Longevity Pay Increases
  • Positive and supportive environment

How to Apply:  Interested candidates should submit: (1) a cover letter (2) a resume (3) a list with three professional references (4) and a completed civil service application to Julie Shay via email: or by mail at: 15 West Fourth St., Ashland, Oh 44805.

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