Van Wert County Job & Family Services
114 E. Main St PO Box 595
Van Wert, OH 45891
How to apply: Address all inquiries and submit resume to:

Social Services Worker 2


Department: Children Services

This is a full-time position.  Core agency hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Periodic on-call required. 


Van Wert County Department of Job and Family Services is seeking a Social Services Worker 2 to work one-on-one with families to promote child safety. This individual should be driven and energetic to manage a complex caseload in a fast-paced environment.

Significant amount of time spent in the field conducting interviews and gathering information and routine home visits. Cooperates with the law enforcement officials, attorneys, and prosecutors. Offers testimony at court hearings/trials periodically.

Serves as on-call worker assigned to handle after hour emergencies.



Applicants must have one of the following:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in human services-related studies, or
  2. A bachelor’s degree in any field and have been employed for at least two years in a human services occupation.

In addition, applicant must have valid driver’s license.


Base Pay: Starting rate of pay is $ 18.69 per hour, after successful 6-month probationary period rate per hour will increase to $19.62 per hour.  If previous experience working in child protective service field, rate of pay will be commensurate with experience.  


  • Health/Dental/Life Insurance
  • Paid sick leave if leave available.
  • Paid vacation (after successful completion of 6-month probationary period)
  • Deferred compensation plans available.
  • 11 Paid Holiday
  • Flexible work schedule
Van Wert County Job & Family Services
Health Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Benefits
Vision Insurance