Employment

Qualified applicants interested in employment opportunities with Franklin County Children Services should submit a resume via email to fccshr@fccs.us. Resumes can also be sent via fax to (614) 341-6076 or by mail to:

ATTN: Human Resources
Franklin County Children Services
855 W. Mound Street
Columbus, OH 43223

Advantages of working at Franklin County Children Services

  • Health care benefits - medical/dental/vision/RX/mental health/EAP
  • Life insurance plans
  • Ten paid holidays, five personal days and two weeks’ vacation after your first year!
  • We contribute 8.5% of your OPERS contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • College loan repayment and Perkins Loan deferment/pay-off
  • Longevity pay/length of service pay
  • Opportunities for advancement!

Our employment application can be downloaded and printed via the following link and emailed, mailed or faxed as indicated above:

Download Franklin County Children Service Job Application

The summary of qualifications is a very important area where you can list any experience, paid or unpaid and reasons why you think you are qualified for the position. Please be detailed in listing your employment history with addresses, etc. We will need an original signature on the application.

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Openings  

Child Welfare Caseworker

At Franklin County Children Services we are committed to our Guiding Principles: We are Child Welfare Professionals; We Honor Families; We Value Every Child; We Value Partnerships.

Franklin County Children Services is the public agency mandated by federal and state law to ensure that our community's children are safe and well cared for. We provide protection, care and permanency for children who are abused, neglected or dependent. By being in partnership with more than 100 organizations, and with the help of over 800 employees, 500 kinship families, 200 adoptive families, 500 volunteers and mentors and hundreds of community foster parents, the agency is committed to making sure that every child has a safe and stable home.

A child welfare caseworker is someone who is up to the challenge of building stable and supportive living settings for young people, strengthening family life, and assisting parents in meeting their responsibilities to their children.

Advantages of Working at Franklin County Children Services:

  • Starting salaries: CWC1 $37,752, CWC2 $39,312, CWC3 $40,851 (depending on education and experience)
  • Health care benefits - medical/dental/vision/RX/mental health/EAP
  • Life insurance plans
  • Ten paid holidays, five personal days and two weeks of vacation after your first year!
  • We contribute 8.5% of your OPERS contribution.
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • College loan repayment and Perkins Loan deferment/pay-off
  • Longevity pay/length of service pay
  • Opportunities for advancement!

Qualifications:

  • Successful applicants must have strong written and verbal communication skills, thrive in a fast paced environment and value the diversity offered by a major metropolitan community.
  • Interested applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in social work or related degree or a master’s degree in social work or related degree. 
  • All positions are subject to a criminal background, fingerprinting, employment verification, and motor vehicle report check. Also, all offers of employment are contingent on receipt of a negative pre-employment drug test.

How Do I Apply? Please send resume and cover letter as indicated above. 

Job AdPosition Description

Director of Communications

Franklin County Children Services is currently seeking a Director of Communications. This employee: directs a comprehensive agency communications program internally and externally including website and social media coordination; directs marketing, branding and development activities; handles media relations including responding to crisis media calls and developing positive media stories; ensures coordinated agency message on all print and electronic media and agency materials; and writes copy for brochures, articles, annual reports and event programs. They serve as an agency ambassador at various community functions; develop strategies to improve community relations; serve as a member of senior management; serve on various committees; administer and prepare division budget and personnel plans; and oversee the communications division.
The employee also writes speeches for board members and the executive director; oversees professional and public education programs; presents oral/written materials to public groups as agency spokesperson; develops special events and promotional opportunities for the agency; and represents agency on community task groups and committees. They manage community outreach (including a small percentage of recruitment activities for foster and adoptive parents and volunteers) and the volunteer program.

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will possess a master’s degree in journalism, marketing, public affairs, or a related degree; supervisory experience, and seven years of related experience.
  • The successful candidate will have experience and demonstrated success in community collaboration. They will have evidence of strong writing, editing, interpersonal, presentation and media crisis response skills.

Job AdPosition Description

Administrative Assistant 3

Franklin County Children Services is seeking a highly motivated individual who reports directly to the Director of Data Management (DM) and aids with overseeing the activities and planning of regional DM units across the various FCCS locations. Employee coordinates, supervises and brings continuous improvements to the DM Department and works collaboratively with various departments throughout the agency to ensure effective data management and support services that meet customers’ needs. Employee must demonstrate strong leadership and competence throughout all aspects of job duties, while directing staff responsible for various DM functions.

Ensures effective management of the workflow and productivity within the DM department; identifying, developing, and implementing new processes to impact effectiveness and making adjustments as needed; leading staff in effective implementation of new processes and/or unit changes; monitoring staff performance and unit workloads for timeliness and quality of work product; providing development opportunities; transmitting decisions and directives; producing statistics and reports as assigned; creating and updating policies/procedures and maintaining/assisting with the creation of the DM handbook and desk manual.

Qualifications:

  • The preferred candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related area; minimum of four years of supervisory experience as well as with data entry, word processing and computer systems. Demonstrated administrative skills and capacity to effectively manage interconnected data systems. Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong leadership and collaboration skills.
  • Six courses in business administration, management science, public administration, supervision (or six months experience); six courses in public administration (or six months experience); one course in employee training and development (or 1-month experience); or equivalent.
  • All positions are subject to a criminal background, fingerprinting, employment verification, and motor vehicle report check. Also, all offers of employment are contingent on receipt of a negative pre-employment drug test.

Please send resume and coverletter as indicated above.

Job Ad,  Position Description 

Data Entry Operator 2

Franklin County Children Services is seeking a highly motivated individual who can work well independently for our Data Entry Operator 2 position. This position will be located at our 4071 East Main Street office. The schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position consists of performing record checks on individuals listed on legal requests to find agency history being requested; redacting information; burning information to a CD; uploading information to the court site; packaging information for delivery to appropriate parties; and updating logs with the status of requests.

The data entry operator completes data entry including but not limited to legal data from source documents and blind orders; may occasionally cover front desk duties; distributes cash equivalents; processes fingerprints; performs document collection; scans case documents; and performs other miscellaneous job tasks when needed. Entry tasks require editing, correction, interpretation, judgment and when necessary, direct consultation with the supervisor of legal data management to work out problems and correct information prior to entry.

Qualifications:

  • The preferred candidate will be a high school graduate with a minimum of one year of clerical experience or the equivalent and have a typing speed of 25 wpm.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and excellent verbal communication, problem-solving and customer service skills are required. Excellent organizational and writing skills; respect for cultural diversity and a demonstrated commitment to cultural sensitivity are expected.
  • All positions are subject to a criminal background, fingerprinting, employment verification, and motor vehicle report checks. All offers of employment are contingent on receipt of a negative pre-employment drug test.

How Do I Apply? Please send resume and cover letter as indicated above.

Job Ad, Position Description

Staff Attorney

Franklin County Children Services is seeking an experienced attorney, licensed in the State of Ohio to fill the position of staff attorney. Primary responsibilities include legal research, client consultation, case assessment and litigation. The position will focus on the provision of legal representation for regional service teams, from case opening through final permanent disposition.

Two to five years of litigation experience in juvenile court, is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity, strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and an ability to meet organizational goals. Salary commensurate with experience with additional excellent benefits. Please send resume with cover letter and salary preferences as indicated above.

Job Ad

IT Procurement Analyst

Franklin County Children Services (FCCS) is seeking a full-time IT Procurement Analyst (Purchasing Agent) to join its Information Technology department. This position is responsible for helping the agency achieve expedited IT technical, hardware and software as well as general procurement of all necessary supplies, materials, and equipment required for operation, while maintaining all GAAP, ITIL, and FCCS PMO standards.

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related area, two years of experience as a procurement specialist, two years of documented experience with audit functionality, and one year of government procurement experience.
  • Five years of experience with enterprise-wide accounting with multiple modules
  • All positions are subject to a criminal background check, fingerprinting, employment verification, and motor vehicle report check. All offers of employment are contingent on receipt of a negative pre-employment drug test.

How Do I Apply? Please send resume and cover letter as indicated above.

Job Ad, Position Description

SACWIS Specialist

The Agency is seeking a SACWIS Specialist to provide expertise and leadership regarding SACWIS functionality and its effective use to support FCCS business needs; analyze SACWIS data and system usage; identify opportunities to improve the use of SACWIS to support business activities, and then help implement solutions; help identify SACWIS-related training needs and participate in developing solutions; perform quality assurance of SACWIS data and related documentation; and assist with data entry and/or correction as needed. Administers SACWIS security for FCCS; configures SACWIS as needed by FCCS; perform or delegate to others the SACWIS administrative functions (ex. setting up employees, building the agency unit structure, restricting cases, administrative case closure, merging data, disposing ticklers, etc.).

Qualifications:

  • Six months experience as a management analyst 1 or completion of undergraduate major program core course work in business administration, management science or public administration and six months experience in research & analysis and written documentation of findings or three years’ experience in research & analysis and written documentation of findings
  • Successful applicants should have a thorough knowledge of Ohio SACWIS system.
  • All positions are subject to a criminal background, fingerprinting, employment verification, and motor vehicle report check.
  • Offers of employment are contingent on receipt of a negative pre-employment drug test.

How Do I Apply? Please send resume and cover letter as indicated above.

Job Posting, Position Description

Social Program Manager - Peer Review

The Agency is seeking a Social Program Manager to oversee the peer review process within the Performance Improvement Department; provide guidance, support, and leadership to the peer review process including Deceased Child Review and Ohio Accelerated Safety Assessment Protocol (Ohio ASAP); work collaboratively with other areas of the agency and with community partners to monitor and improve provision of services and quality of outcomes for children and families; provide leadership and manage the day-to-day operation of the peer review portion of the review and family team meeting process; all with the continual attention to timely and quality service treatment delivery to the children and families who are served by the agency.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work with LISW or LSW
  • Several years of social services experience, including several years of supervisory/administrative experience
  • Knowledge of child welfare systems management and program evaluation, plus a basic understanding of statistics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

All positions are subject to criminal background, fingerprinting, employment verification, and motor vehicle report checks. All offers of employment are contingent on receipt of a negative pre-employment drug test.
How do I apply? Submit resume and coverletter as indicated above.

Job AdPosition Description

Social Program Manager - Performance Review

The Agency is seeking a Social Program Manager to oversee the performance review process within the Performance Improvement Department; provide guidance, support, and leadership to the case review and family team meeting process; provide leadership; and manage the day-to-day operation of the performance review portion of the review and family team meeting process. Continual attention to timely and quality service treatment delivery to the children and their families who are served by the agency is required.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work with LISW or LSW
  • Several years of social services experience, including several years of supervisory/administrative experience
  • Knowledge of child welfare systems management and program evaluation plus basic understanding of statistics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

All positions are subject to a criminal background, fingerprinting, employment verification, and motor vehicle report checks. All offers of employment are contingent on receipt of a negative pre-employment drug test.
How do I apply? Submit resume and coverletter as indicated above.

Job AdPosition Description

Child Welfare Casework Supervisor - Intake

Franklin County Children Services is seeking an energetic child welfare casework supervisor for an intake case-carrying unit. This administrative position will be responsible for managing a team of passionate caseworkers and providing quality service delivery to the most vulnerable children and their families. Requirements are a MSW or related master’s degree in social work plus three years of post child welfare casework experience; or a BSW or related bachelor’s degree in social work plus four years of post child welfare casework experience. LISW preferred. Commitment, passion, strong leadership, supervisory skills, and experience, as well as knowledge of child protection and rules are required. Must demonstrate culture awareness, sensitivity and a commitment to meeting organizational goals. Competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits. Send resume with cover letter as indicated above.

Job Ad, Position Description

Adoption Recruiter

Franklin County Children Services (FCCS) is seeking to hire a Social Program Specialist (Adoption Recruiter) for the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids (WWK) program. This position is a 12 month grant contract. The successful applicants will be supervised by a FCCS administrator and housed at 855 W. Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio. This Adoption Recruiter will develop and implement recruitment plans for children needing adoptive parents and assist in the development of outreach programming in the community to elicit community support and involvement; work closely with the adoptions department at Franklin County Children Services and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Miscellaneous related duties include assisting in: the development of narratives, flyers and videos to be disseminated to the community; media and community outreach efforts through speaking engagements; and the production of news releases, feature stories, public service announcements, brochures and other material. The position requires out of state travel for adoption placement and monitoring (must be able to fly and may involve weekends, evenings and, some holidays) and attending adoption staffing and department meetings to acquire information and updates on children who will need recruitment. Report to work hours are typically Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  however flexibility is needed due to travel and engagement needs of youth. Must be able to work with diverse and special needs populations. Applicant will need a reliable car and out of county/state visits are part of the job duties. Successful candidate must possess a degree in social work or a related social services field and have at least one year experience in delivery of social services. Send resume with cover letter as indicated above.

Position Description 

Data Entry Operator 2 - Floater

Franklin County Children Services is seeking a highly motivated individual who can work well independently for our Data Entry Operator 2 Floater position. This position will be located at our 4071 East Main Street Location and the schedule is Sunday – Thursday, 12 a.m. to 8:00 am. This position consists of performing receptionist functions and providing customer service while greeting clients and staff at the front desk; working the main phone line and answering/transferring/making phone calls; monitoring email boxes; maintaining computerized/written logs; directing clients and staff; preparing daily correspondence; and maintaining the appearance of the lobby area. It also includes processing electronic faxes; scanning/uploading documents into the electronic case file/OnBase; processing fingerprints; record-checking documents; data entry; scanning case file documents; trouble-shooting issues; consulting a supervisor when needed in order to resolve issues; and providing training to coworkers, as needed. This position attends supervisor, unit, department, or agency meetings and participates accordingly by offering suggestions or ideas that will aid in providing timely and effective services.

The preferred candidate will be a high school graduate with a minimum of one year of clerical experience or the equivalent and have a typing speed of 25 wpm. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office; excellent verbal communication, problem-solving and customer service skills are required. Excellent organizational and writing skills; respect for cultural diversity and a demonstrated commitment to cultural sensitivity are expected. We offer a competitive salary plus excellent fringe benefits. Send resume with references and salary requirements as indicated above.

Job AdPosition Description

Information Technologist 3 / Unified Communication Analyst

Franklin County Children Services is seeking an Infrastructure Specialist/CISCO to join our infrastructure team in our Information Technology Department.

Employee leads IT unified communications analyst and IT open systems analyst for the Agency; which is defined as and includes cloud computing, unified communications, mobility, and some network administration. The employee is committed to practicing cultural competence by working respectfully and effectively with people of all cultures, classes, races, genders, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, mental and physical abilities, ages and appearances in a manner that recognizes, affirms and values the worth of individuals, families and communities and protects and preserves the dignity of each. The employee will adhere to the Agency’s guiding principles by serving as a child welfare professional, valuing every child, honoring families, and valuing partnerships

Primary responsibility to focus on administration of large, multi-location Cisco phone network and all related telecommunications issues. Will contribute and possibly lead emerging projects such as mobility for over 400 caseworkers; moving to cloud-based UC environments; and being the primary subject matter expert for telecommunications in the Agency. 

The ideal candidate will have any Cisco certifications (CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, CCT, CCENT, CCAr), a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related information technical field, three to five years of experience administrating /managing/designing Cisco telephony environments and three to five years of experience with managing CISCO Unified Intelligence Center (CUIC). 

Must have the ability to multi-task Installation/configuration and monitoring/maintenance; experience with Dell hardware; excellent communication, customer service and organizational skills; and experience in a government agency or in a larger information technology organization.

Minimum Qualifications/Education/Training Required
Core undergraduate program in computer science or information systems or equivalent work experience, and a minimum of three years combined work experience related to information systems in multiple areas of assigned responsibility (e.g. infrastructure, database administration, software development, business process analysis) or equivalent of minimum class qualifications and the ability to transport items up to 50 lbs. Send resume with cover letter as indicated above.

Job Ad, Position Description

Legal Aide

Franklin County Children Services is seeking a Legal Aide who has successfully completed a certified paralegal program through an accredited college or university. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: drafting motions, affidavits, and other pleadings; notarizing documents; retrieving, reviewing, and redacting information responsive to requests for information; and filing legal documents within the Franklin County Court system. Familiarity with the court’s electronic filing system and knowledge of juvenile procedure are preferred. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity, have strong communication skills, be capable of meeting organizational deadlines and goals, and be able to complete legal case work in a timely manner to contribute to the agency’s continuous quality improvement and evaluation efforts. Typical hours for this position are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but may vary based on Agency need.

If interested, please send resume with cover letter as indicated above.

Job Ad, Position Description

Database Administration Specialist 3

Franklin County Children Services (FCCS) in Columbus, Ohio is seeking a Database Administration Specialist (SQL OnBase VMware) to join our Information Technology Department. This position installs and maintains OnBase administration and SQL databases as well as manages VMware SQL servers. Other duties include analyzing network utilization and performance, coordinating information between end-users and IT staff to maintain full functioning of all SQL databases, documenting network design and recordkeeping of configuration and security changes.

The qualified candidate will have completed core undergraduate courses in computer science or information systems, or equivalent work experience, and have a minimum of four years work experience in any combination of the following: designing and implementing high availability solutions; performing solutions design; providing technical Tier III database support; developing project plans with project manager or recommending approach through defining talks and/or leading meetings related to design; and implementation, operation and ongoing maintenance of database systems including two years technology related work experience as a database administrator or an OnBase/VMware System administrator. 

The ideal candidate will have two years of experience as a DBA for critical operational systems; IT certifications in any core technology stack, MCSE, VMware, CISCO, ITIL or ISO/IEC related certifications; and excellent communication and organizational skills. 

The schedule for this position will primarily be Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week; hours may vary based on Agency need.  

This position offers excellent fringe benefits, including health coverage, retirement, vacation, and student loan repayment assistance. Respect for cultural diversity and a demonstrated commitment to cultural sensitivity are expected. Send resume and salary requirements as indicated above. Position posted until filled.

Job AdPosition Description

Information Technologist 2

Franklin County Children Services (FCCS) in Columbus, Ohio is seeking an information technologist with excellent interpersonal and customer service skills to join our Infrastructure team in our information technology department.

This position provides help desk support to Agency personnel including assistance with desktop hardware, software problems and SCCM Imaging and maintains software programs developed in information technology to support inventory, acquisitions, and general tracking functions. Employee helps support a positive work environment in an agency focused on promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of the children they serve.

The qualified candidate will have a technical institute degree/certificate in computer science or information systems or equivalent work experience or a four-year degree in computer science or information systems; any of the Comp TIA Certification in A+, Networking +, and Security+ (Networking + and Security +, or MS10747 Deploying System Center or 2012 Configuration Manager. If there are any inactive certificates or gaps these will be ,btained within the probationary period.); and a minimum of 18 months qualifying experience within the areas of software/hardware, projects and programs. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and be able to multi-task installation/configuration and monitoring/maintenance. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a government agency or in a large information technology organization.

The hours for this position will primarily be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; hours may vary based on Agency need.

Position offers excellent fringe benefits, including health coverage, retirement, vacation, and student loan repayment assistance. Respect for cultural diversity and a demonstrated commitment to cultural sensitivity are expected. Send resume and salary requirements as indicated above.

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Call (614) 351-2000 if you have employment related questions.

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