Agency Mission Statement

"It is the mission of the department to offer the highest level of quality and consideration in providing services to the residents of Shelby County."

This is done by:

  • Providing services in a professional, considerate manner;
  • Providing services as expeditiously as possible;
  • Making all reasonable efforts to reduce the need for ongoing public assistance
  • Performing our mission with financial economy on behalf of the general public, who provide the funds for services and our professional compensation.


Shelby County Ohio Job Family Services Mission Statement

The department is responsible for administering a variety of public assistance and children/adult service programs.  These programs and services have, as their base:

  • Laws enacted by the State Legislature which pertain to the granting of public assistance and the provision of social services.
  • Laws enacted by the congress of the United States, and the regulations implementing these laws as issued by Federal regulatory agencies
  • Ohio Administrative Code Rules reviewed and approved by the State Legislature's Joint Committee of Agency Rule Review.
  • State/Federal Court decisions governing the manner in which State/Federal laws/regulations are administered.
  • Opinions of the State Attorney General.
  • Executive Order of the Governor.
  • State/Federal laws and regulations governing other state and local agencies in so far as they affect the administration of public assistance programs.
  • Experience of state and county departmental staff in carrying out the actual operation of these programs.

The Department is composed of five divisions:

  1. Administration/Fiscal – responsible for the implementation and monitoring of all programs and services.
  1. Child/Adult Protective Service – investigation/provision of child abuse, child neglect and dependency services, including placement services when necessary.
  1. Child Support Enforcement – responsible for establishing paternity, financial and medical support establishment and enforcement of those orders.
  1. Employment and Family Services – provision of employment and training programs, operation of the Job Center and child care programs.

  2. Financial & Medical Services – determination/redetermination of eligibility for public assistance, food stamp, and medical/health related programs.

Employment Workshops

OhioMeansJobs Shelby County
offers free employment workshops.
Workshop participants have the
opportunity to improve their job
seeking skills to aid in finding a
new job or to brush up on skills
to retain a job once they are working.
Workshops are taught by instructors
from Upper Valley Career Center and

To register for a workshop, call
OhioMeansJobs Shelby County at
937-498-4981 Extension 2816


Resume Writing Workshop

March 26, April 9 & 23

May 14, June 11 & 25

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Interviewing Skills Workshop

April 11

May 9, June 13

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Job Search Skills Workshop

April 4

May 2, June 6

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Good Employee Skills Workshop

April 18

May 16, June 20

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Computer Basics Workshop

March 28, April 25

May 23, June 27

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Shelby County Ohio Job Family Services Local Job Postings

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May 3, 2018
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Sidney High School will be holding a Career and College Fair at the high school located at 1215 Cambell Rd., Sidney, Ohio.

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April 3, 2018
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

CRSI will be conducting open interviews at OhioMeansJobs Shelby County, 227 S. Ohio Avenue, Sidney, Ohio.

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April 5, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Spherion will be conducting open interviews at OhioMeansJobs Shelby County, 227 S. Ohio Avenue, Sidney, Ohio.

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April 12, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

OhioMeansJobs Champaign County is hosting a Job Fair at 1512 S. US Hwy. 68 Urbana, Ohio. For more information call (937) 484 – 1500.

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ADDRESS 227 South Ohio Avenue
Sidney, Ohio 45365
PHONE 937-498-4981
FAX 937-498-7396
HOURS M, W, TH, F - 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesdays - 7:30 am - 6 pm