The Marsh Foundation is always looking for special people interested in helping children and families work through their problems. Extensive Pre-Service training and on-going training are an integral part of working at The Marsh Foundation.

If you are interested in being a part of a great team and making a positive difference in the lives of children and their families, fill out the application and return it to The Marsh Foundation, 1229 Lincoln Highway, P.O. Box 150, Van Wert, Ohio 45891. Or, you can fax it to 419.238.1747. Equal Opportunity Employer.





Employment Application


Seasonal Full Time Summer Activity Facilitator Position

The Marsh Foundation Residential school and treatment facility is hiring a seasonal full time position in the activity department from May through August of 2018.  The successful candidate should be at least 21 years of age to work unsupervised with youth; have at least a high school diploma.    Experience working with troubled youth and youth development is preferred.  Candidates having or seeking experience in recreational/ horticultural therapy setting are encouraged to apply.   A standard background check and fingerprinting will be required along with a valid driver’s license.  First aid/CPR training a plus but will be provided if not available during new employee training.  Job demands organization, effective communication, and flexibility.  Lifeguard certification is also preferred along with outdoor skills and programming such as climbing wall, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, sports, etc…

Physical demands include an ability to do manual task in the gardens & outdoor setting.  The job involves a high energy and activity level with standing, walking, lifting and bending.  Part of the job will require some driving to and from market sales and supply runs.   There will be access to agency vehicles.  Projected hours include: early mornings during the week and Saturdays.  Work hours will be approximately 40 hours/week.

Position will be working alongside the direction of a seasoned coordinator to assist in planning and facilitation of the existing programs.  Duties will include but not limited to greenhouse/garden maintenance and work including planting, weeding, harvesting and market sales.  Assist in motivating, supervising youth in their job responsibilities and developing job skills.  Transport youth to farmer’s market and supervise market operations & other activities.  Assist in maintaining garden market records, youth payroll, and media records.


Family Teacher

Looking for full-time team members to implement behavioral treatment. Our
multi-staffed group homes provide family-style, therapeutic environment for
juveniles with varying mental health diagnoses and behavioral issues.  4 day
work week with excellent benefit package.  Patience and flexibility a must,
bachelor degree preferred. Send cover letter and resume to: Director of
Residential Services, P.O. Box 150, Van Wert, Ohio 45891



Project Believe Donates Christmas Presents to Youth at The Marsh Foundation

VAN WERT, Ohio – For the sixth year in a row, Project Believe has helped to make Christmas a little brighter for youth at The Marsh Foundation. The organization, which originated in 2007, has grown from serving 10 kids at Christmas to 10 entire facilities this year alone. Tammie Rafferty, the group’s founder, was inspired […]



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