Ohio launches campaign to promote careers in Children Services

COLUMBUS — Ohio has launched a campaign focused on encouraging people to choose a career in children services, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Director, Matt Damschroder.

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“Working in children services is more than just a job,” Governor Mike DeWine said. “It offers the opportunity to go home each night knowing you’re making someone’s life better.”

The role of a Children Services Caseworker has many parts to it such as:

  • Investigating reports of child abuse.
  • Working with families to create safer environments to care for children.
  • Help reunify foster youth with their birth families.
  • Help foster youth find adoptive homes.

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Along with multimedia advertising across the state, the campaign also created a new landing page on their website,, in an attempt to make it easier to find jobs in children services, the release said.

Approximately $1 million was committed to the campaign by ODJFS to focus on jobs with local public children services agencies, (PCSA’s) the spokesperson said. Ohio PCSA’s serve all counties across the state by providing services to children and families.

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“These new resources will make it easier for those with a passion to serve to identify opportunities in a meaningful and rewarding profession,” Governor DeWine said.

People who want to know more about working in children services can learn more on their website at

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