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:

Application,   Additional 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.



Director - Provider Services

Franklin County Children Services is seeking a director for the agency's provider services department. The incumbent will provide leadership and direction to staff regarding the identification, development, acquisition, implementation, referral and monitoring of placement, community based and medical services for families involved with the agency. The candidate must be able to identify and implement strategies to assist casework staff in service provision and planning for families. The position is responsible for ensuring provision of care to youth in custody as related to Medicaid and overseeing the agency visitation and support team services. The director reviews documents related to family service procurement including RFPs, contracts and MOUs, as well as manages relationships with community providers. The incumbent will supervise an administrative assistant and a team of associate directors who oversee provider management, Medicaid, medical, support team services, placement and community referrals.

The preferred candidate will possess a master’s degree in social work or a related field and have extensive supervisory, administrative and child welfare experience. Excellent communication, organization, critical thinking, 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 by November 19, 2017 as indicated above.

Job Ad

System Analyst/Unified Communication Analyst

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 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.

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’ experience with managing CISCO Unified Intelligence Center (CUIC).

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 be the primary subject matter expert for telecommunications in the Agency.

Ability to lift 50 pounds. Ability to multi-task Installation/configuration and monitoring/maintenance; Dell hardware; excellent communication, customer service and organizational skills; and experience in a government agency or in a larger Information Technology organization.

Minimum Qualifications/Educations/Training required
Education: Bachelor’s degree in computer science or information technology, management information systems analysis or equivalent work experience. Experience: Minimum three years combined work experience in any combination of the following: Microsoft Active Directory administration, configuring upgrading or installing Cisco switches and routers in WAN environment. Three years experience working in a CISCO VOIP environment.

 Job Ad,  Position Description

Child Welfare Casework Supervisors - Adoptions

Franklin County Children Services is seeking energetic child welfare casework supervisors for our adoptions department. These administrative positions will be responsible for managing a team of passionate caseworkers 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 and an adoption assessor certification; or a BSW or related bachelor’s degree in social work plus four years of post-child welfare casework experience. LSW preferred. Must be able to work varied hours including occasional out of state travel. Commitment, passion for children and families, strong leadership, supervisory skills, and experience, as well as knowledge of child protection and adoption rules is 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.

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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 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 via email to:  fccshr@fccs.us or via mail to Franklin County Children Services, Human Resources, 855 W. Mound St., Columbus, Ohio  43223. 

Job Ad

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

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