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Lucas County Children Services is committed to leading the community in the protection of children at risk of abuse and neglect. We employ approximately 375 dedicated, highly trained and talented individuals.

Employment Opportunities

Social workers are the heart of Lucas County Children Services. They protect children from abuse and neglect and work to ensure that children have safe, stable homes. Intervening on behalf of a child when parents are having problems is often challenging, and it requires skill and sensitivity. To ensure that new caseworkers possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to make life-changing decisions, all new caseworkers participate in the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program.

Approved applicants are hired for casework training classes based on the agency’s staffing needs. The training class lasts a minimum of six weeks and new caseworkers are assigned to their positions when the class is completed. Trainees may be assigned to any shift.

LCCS also offers employment opportunities in administrative services, clerical services, finance, IT, transportation, and management.



Applicants for all LCCS positions participate in a pre-screening process that includes, but is not limited to, educational achievement, prior work experience (both paid and volunteer), testing, structured interview results, references and background checks. Once applicants submit all necessary documentation, LCCS responds with a letter informing them of their employment eligibility status.


Lucas County Children Services offers a competitive comprehensive benefit packet that includes the following:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Personal Days
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

Lucas County Children Services is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment
and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

University Partnership Program

LCCS also participates in the University Partnership Program. UPP bolsters Ohio’s professional child protection workforce by increasing the number of well-trained graduates with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work who enter the field.

If you are interested in an internship with the University Partnership Program, please visit: https://www.pcsao.org/programs/university-partnership

Internship Opportunities

Lucas County Children Services plays an active role in developing the next generation of child welfare professionals. We welcome junior, senior, and graduate-level students from accredited college or university programs to apply for internships in the fields of:

  • Administrative Services
  • IT / Data Analyst / Data Management
  • Legal Services
  • Public Information
  • Social Services

Internships for students in other fields will be considered on an as-needed, case-by-case basis. LCCS reserves the right to add or discontinue an internship program.

If you are interested in an internship at Lucas County Children Services,
please click the button below and fill out the form.