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


Administration Building / Group Home Custodian

The Group Homes are first priority. (Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 4:00pm. Group Homes) (Monday – Thursday 3:30 – 4:00pm assist in the delivery of meals to Group Homes)  (Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm – Assist in Kitchen)  The cleanliness of the entire Group Home Building, offices, kitchens, bathrooms, and living spaces are the responsibility of Group Home Custodian.  Other Custodial Duties may include: the Administration Building including School, Business, Teaching Family, Clinical Offices, Recreation Hall, Trustee Hall, Rental Apartment and Homestead kept in clean and orderly condition.  Will assist Campus Purchaser and Cook in kitchen when needed. Performs any combination of following duties: Clean, dust, deodorize and disinfect restrooms, bedrooms and offices, sweep, mop, scrub, wax, buff, shampoo and vacuum hallways, stairs, office space and carpets & rugs.  Empties employees’ trash and garbage containers. Cleans windows.  Must be able to lift 15 lbs. Email jgrothouse@marshfoundation.org


Summer Seasonal Grounds

To maintain farm, rentals and campus grounds by mowing, trimming and fertilizing grounds of The Marsh Foundation.  To care for all Marsh assets by preventative and ongoing maintenance.  To provide care for animals of The Marsh.  To pick-up trash from campus grounds, group homes, rentals and administration building. To trim trees and pick-up sticks.  Bale hay & straw.  To be available for weekend chores.  Be available for moving of campus equipment or property.  To be available for any Maintenance Staff duties.   To be prepared for any other duty assigned by the Campus Maintenance Supervisor.  Email jgrothouse@marshfoundation.org


Social Worker

The Marsh Foundation is seeking a licensed social worker to work in the Foster Care department as a Foster Home Consultant. The ideal candidate will have experience working with youth and families, be self-motivated, and have good writing and computer skills. Excellent benefits, competitive salary, flexible schedule. Please send resumes and a brief writing sample to mgearhart@marshfoundartion.org or Child and Family Services, P.O. Box 150, Van Wert, Ohio 45891. No calls, please.


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. Family Teacher salaries range from $13.00-20.00/hr;
and for Overnight Family Teachers, $10.00-16.50hr. Send cover letter and
resume to: Director of Residential Services, P.O. Box 150, Van Wert, Ohio 45891



Marsh Holds Foster Care & Adoption Center Grand Opening Just Ahead of National Foster Care Appreciation Month

VAN WERT, Ohio – As The Marsh Foundation Foster Care and Adoption division continues to grow, a grand opening and ribbon cutting was held last week at their new location downtown. The Foster Care and Adoption Center, 102 W. Main Street in Van Wert, will now house office space as well as a training and […]