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

Applications and additional pages can be downloaded and printed via the following links and emailed, mailed or faxed as indicated above:

ApplicationAdditional Application Pages

The application can be saved to your computer by clicking on the disc icon at the top left hand of the screen and renaming the file. If you are unable to access the application at this location using your browser, download the file here: Ohio Civil Service 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. Be sure to also complete the PDF document with additional pages.

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Openings 

Social Program Coordinator (Intermittant) - Performance Improvement - Performance Review

Franklin County Children Services is seeking a social work professional with experience as a Child Welfare Caseworker to serve as a Social Program Coordinator for the Performance Improvement Department. This opportunity provides a flexible schedule with intermittent hours (approximately 15 – 25 hours per week on an as-needed basis). This individual will review cases and facilitate case plan development meetings and reviews with families, service teams, foster parents and other service providers with the goal to improve service provided by Franklin County Children Services and to ensure the agency is in compliance with COA and OAC requirements for child welfare practices. The qualified applicant will have a bachelor’s degree in social work, behavioral science, or related field and 18 months related child welfare experience (required). The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in social work or a related field with demonstrated success working in an environment that requires multi-tasking, critical thinking and teamwork. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organization, and a working knowledge of SACWIS and CAPMIS; respect for cultural diversity and a demonstrated commitment to cultural sensitivity are expected. We offer a competitive salary. Please send resume with references and salary requirements as indicated above.

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Legal Administrative Assistant

Franklin County Children Services Legal Department is seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant who has successfully completed a certified program for paralegals or legal aides through an accredited/approved college or university. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: managing/supervising legal aides to ensure the quality and timeliness of the Agency’s legal work product, providing customer service daily in response to requests for information from the public or other local, state or federal entities and administratively assisting the deputy chief legal counsel. Familiarity with juvenile law and procedure, the Franklin County Juvenile Court’s electronic filing system, five years of experience managing and/or working in the capacity of a paralegal or legal aide are preferred. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and possess excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to conduct computer-aided research in order to contribute to the agency’s guiding principles.

Franklin County Children Services offers a full health care package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, legal services and tuition reimbursement. If interested, please send resume with cover letter as indicated above by July 16, 2018.

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Family Services (Ongoing) –Child Welfare Casework Supervisor

Franklin County Children Services is seeking an energetic child welfare casework supervisor for an Ongoing Casework Team. This management position will be responsible for leading a team of passionate caseworkers providing quality service delivery to the most vulnerable children and their families.

Supervisor is responsible for providing both team and individual supervision. This position manages the caseloads within the team and develop case plans with clients to achieve safety, well-being, and permanency for all youth served by the agency.

Some of the duties of the position include but are not limited to;

  • Working collaboratively alongside of the family to move case towards permanency
  • Educating staff on agency practice and child welfare rules
  • Build excellent case management skill sets to assist in efficiently resolving concerns and moving families through the child welfare system in the least intrusive manner
  • Organization and time management
  • Manages casework practices, SACWIS navigation, and approval of key documents utilized by the department such case plans, family assessments, reunification assessments, legal filing packets, etc.
  • Review of administrative reports to predict trends, concern, and challenges within practice.
  • Crisis response and resolution to our clients emergent needs
  • To build relationships and to collaborate with professional partners to assist in achieving permanency for all youth served by our teams when reviewing case progression to ensure culture and best practice considerations where implemented throughout the case plan process
  • To deliver culturally competent services that focus on the uniqueness of children and families while assisting to rebuild those relationships so each family member can safely develop a strong future as a family unit in their own their community

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 by July 5, 2018 as indicated above.

Legal Aide

Franklin County Children Services is seeking an experienced Legal Aide, who has successfully completed a certified program for paralegal or legal aide through an accredited/approved college or university. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: drafting motions, affidavits and other pleadings, notarizing documents, retrieving, review and redacting information responsive to requests for information and filing legal documents primarily within the Franklin County Court system. Familiarity with the court’s electronic filing system and two to five years of experience and knowledge of Juvenile procedure are preferred. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity, strong communication skills, both written and verbal, an ability to meet organizational deadlines and goals, the ability to complete legal case documentation and data entry in a timely manner to contribute to the agency’s continuous quality improvement and evaluation efforts. The incumbent may be required to work non-traditional hours.

Franklin County Children Services offers a full health care package to include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, legal services and tuition reimbursement. If interested, please send resume with cover letter as indicated above.

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Information Technologist 3

Franklin County Children Services is seeking a Senior Desktop Engineer - SCCM (Information Technologist) with excellent communication and organizational skills to join our Information Technology Department.

This position installs and maintains local and wide area networks throughout the agency. Other duties include analyzing and maximizing network utilization and performance, coordinating information between end-users and IT staff to maintain a full functioning network, documenting network design and recordkeeping of network changes.

The qualified candidate will have completed core undergraduate courses 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). Must be able to transport items up to 50 lbs.

The ideal candidate will have three years of experience in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Microsoft Active Directory, and Microsoft Windows OS; two years network experience in WAN/LAN; as well as above average experience in the design, implementation, and maintenance of desktop imaging programs, security patching, scripting, and client-server computing architectures.

The schedule for this position will primarily be Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week; hours may vary based on Agency need and will include an on-call rotation.

This position offers competitive pay, as well as 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.

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Child Welfare Casework Supervisor (Floater)

Franklin County Children Services is seeking to fill entry level Child Welfare Casework Supervisor floater positions at Intake and Investigations. Chief responsibility is to cover supervision for supervisor vacancies, vacations and leaves of absences as needed. This would include managing a team of caseworkers conducting protective service investigations and assuming casework duties, along with coaching, mentoring and shadowing caseworkers as needed. Requirements are a MSW or related master’s degree in social work plus two years post child welfare casework experience; or a BSW or related bachelor’s degree in social work plus three years post child welfare casework experience. LISW preferred. Preferred applicants will have strong supervisory skills and experience and knowledge of child protection and rules. 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.

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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; 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 obtained 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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Social Service Aide 2

Franklin County Children Services has a need for a full-time Social Service Aide 2. This position will be responsible for assisting and monitoring clients serviced by the Agency; transporting clients; assisting caseworkers; providing basic childcare to children whose families are being serviced by the Agency; monitoring on-site visits to include observation of interaction between child and parent; feeding and bathing children; cleaning visitation areas; scheduling visits and completing documentation. A commitment to maintaining high professional standards and practicing cultural competence is a must, as well as flexible availability. Hours include evenings and weekends. The position offers a competitive salary plus excellent benefits. Send resume and salary requirements as indicated above.

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IT Architect - SharePoint DBA

Franklin County Children Services is seeking an IT Architect-SharePoint DBA to join our team in the Information Technology Department.

Employee works as an IT Architect-SharePoint DBA and integrated solutions team member, working with IT management and peers to determine the best solution in an effort to support the work they do for children and families. The IT Architect-SharePoint DBA functions as a SharePoint/Database applications architect, providing overall guidance and control of applications development environment. As an IT team member, they will work closely with the Project Management Office to fully understand the requirements of the project. Employee helps to support a positive work environment in an agency focused on promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of the children they serve.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field. In addition, they will have multiple years of experience in any combination of the following skill sets:

  • SharePoint experience applying patches, service packs and deploying capabilities including web parts, features and web services

  • Configuring SharePoint and SQL Server backup and recovery processes

  • Providing Tier 3 technical support to site administrators when coding integrations

  • SharePoint integration with Oracle databases, Nintex workflows, SharePoint Designer, OnBase and SQL

  • Microsoft or OnBase certifications are a plus

AND

Excellent written communication and presentation skills; strong interpersonal skills; basic project management coursework; and proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and database principles.

A demonstrated commitment to maintaining high professional standards and practicing cultural competence is a must. Position offers a competitive salary plus excellent fringe benefits. 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.

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Unified Communications Analyst

Shift: Primarily first with after hours and on call rotational responsibilities

Franklin County Children Services (FCCS) in Columbus, Ohio, is seeking an Infrastructure Specialist/CISCO to join our Infrastructure team in our Information Technology Department.

Employee leads IT Unified Communications Analysis and IT Open Systems Analysis for the Agency, which is defined as and includes Cloud Computing, Unified Communications, Mobility, and some Network administration. 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. Ability to lift 50 pounds required. Employee helps support a positive work environment in an agency focused on promoting the safety, permanency and wellbeing of the children they serve.

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

A demonstrated commitment to maintaining high professional standards and practicing cultural competence and respect is a must. Position offers a competitive salary plus excellent fringe benefits. Shift: Primarily first with after hours and on call rotational responsibilities. Send resume and salary requirements as indicated above. Position posted until filled.

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Temporary Child Welfare Caseworker - Regional

Franklin County Children Services (FCCS) is seeking highly motivated, experienced child welfare professionals for temporary work to support our core mission of protecting children by strengthening families. Successful applicants must have a social work degree or LSW; be proficient in computer usage in order to navigate SACWIS and other applications frequently used by child welfare caseworkers; be able to type 25 WPM; have strong written and verbal communication skills; and value the diversity offered by a major metropolitan community. Preferably, the successful applicants would also be CORE trained. This temporary position will require successful applicants to complete face to face contacts with children, parents, and caregivers throughout Franklin County and contiguous counties in various settings, including home visits. Required hours are up to 30 per week with flexible scheduling, which will include evenings and weekends. Hourly rate will be dependent on experience. Successful applicants will receive support and training to prepare for this critical role. Interested applicants should contact Cheryl Costello, cacostel@fccs.us, (614) 351-2018, or send a resume along with cover letter as indicated above. 

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Child Welfare Caseworker

Franklin County Children Services (FCCS) is seeking highly motivated individuals to become child welfare casework professionals to support our core mission of protecting children by strengthening families. Child welfare caseworkers receive intensive support, training and coaching to prepare for this critical role. 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, a master’s degree in social work or a related degree. Salary and benefits packages include the following:

  • Child welfare caseworker: CWC1 $37,752, CWC2 $39,312, CWC3 $40.851 (depending on education and experience)
  • Benefits package totaling over $20,000 including: healthcare, dental, vision, generous paid leave, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, onsite MSW opportunity, short term disability, legal services, retention incentives and Employee Assistance Program
  • Advancement opportunities

Send resume and cover letter as indicated above. 

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