Foster Care | Columbus - The Rosemont Center



The Buckeye Ranch is one of Ohio’s leading providers of emotional, behavioral, mental health, and substance abuse services.  We work with children and families, many of whom have experienced abuse or neglect, who are facing significant challenges and often multiple stressors.

The Buckeye Ranch is currently seeking a full-time licensed social worker, in the Columbus, OH area, to join our team as a Foster Care Licensing Specialist! 

Recruits, licenses, retains, and recertifies foster and foster/adopt homes. 

Recruiting strategies include networking with community liaisons, and engaging prospective foster parents by facilitating informational meetings and responding to inquiries in a timely manner. 

In addition, completes home studies; recertifies foster parents’ licensure; maintains files in compliance with Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) rules; and assists in scheduling and/or providing pre-service training. 

Also participates in the placements on-call rotation and matches children for placement or respite care in foster homes.

Strong interpersonal, customer service, organizational, and time management skills are critical to success in this position. 

Flexible schedule to meet the needs of children and families. 


Bachelor’s degree

Current state of Ohio LPC, LSW, or MFT license in good standing

Obtained or initiated Adoption Assessor or Tier Adoption Assessor training

Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) electronic recordkeeping system experience

Computer proficiency

Preferred, but not required: 

Assessment experience

Licensing experience


Our current benefit offerings include a diverse and inclusive work environment; clinical practice supervision which counts toward required hours for earning independent license; generous paid time off; paid holidays; medical, dental, vision, prescription, life, and short-term & long-term disability insurance; 401k after only 6 months of service; Flexible Spending Account (tax-advantaged) with convenient debit card; direct deposit; wellness programs; car lease program; educational assistance; Employee Assistance Program (EAP;) employee discount programs; free close-to-building parking; and more!


The Buckeye Ranch is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce to reflect and provide culturally responsive services to a diverse community.

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