Adult Protective Services

What are the adult protective services?

Adult protective services are services that help vulnerable adults age 60 and older who are in danger of harm, are unable to protect themselves, and may have no one to assist them. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) administers the state’s Adult Protective Services program. The agency has the authority to plan and develop programs and write rules and regulations pertaining to adult protective services. It also provides technical assistance to county staff. The county departments of job and family services receive and investigate reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults and evaluate the need for protective services.

 

What types of things are considered abuse?

See Fact Sheet

 

What is the best way to report suspected abuse or neglect of an adult?

To make a report of abuse or neglect, contact the law enforcement agency or the county department of job and family services in the county where the adult resides or where the incident occurred.

 

Elder Abuse Brochure

 

To report Elder Abuse contact:

Meigs County Job and Family Services

(740) 992-2117

 

JOB OPENING


The Meigs County Department of Job and Family Services is seeking qualified applicants to fill a START (Sobriety, Treatment, and Reducing Trauma) caseworker position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree in social work, human services or closely related field of study is required, plus a valid driver’s license.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and a current resume.  The position starts at $15.29 per hour.

The cover letter and resume should be hand-delivered or mailed to:

Heather Cundiff, Administrative Assistant to the Director, Meigs County Department of Job and Family Services, P O Box 191-175 Race Street, 3rd floor, Middleport, Ohio 45760.  The envelope should be clearly marked OHIO-START.

The deadline for submission is November 8, 2019 at 12:00pm.

 

For more information on Ohio START, please visit www.pcsao.org/programs/ohio-start

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