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

IT PMO Manager

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 seeking an IT PMO Manager. As part of the agency’s IT department, the PMO manager will develop project, system and/or section policies and establish systems/programming standards; plan and monitor systems projects and activities which may include systems integration; assist superiors with long range planning and budget preparation; evaluate software and/or hardware products for acquisition; and meet with agency staff to discuss projects and resolve technical problems.

The IT PMO manager supervises and directs subordinate personnel and contract staff and performs project management functions for high-level and complex analysis and design of automated information systems.

This position will establish and manage a program office that manages agency projects while introducing policies and procedures to standardize the practice, and ensure they are followed; monitors and manages the program and ensures that program objectives remain consistent with the overall business strategy; and consults regarding business development efforts where needed. They will ensure the quality and timeliness of all defined projects, manage inter-project dependencies and issues, and track, evaluate, and report project and program performance. They will work with senior leadership to improve the agency’s business and objectives.

The IT PMO manager develops and provides IT environmental documentation; assists in the troubleshooting of IT Service Desk calls pertaining to networking and software problems; and consults with users on possible solutions. They participate in staff development/training, as directed; conferences; committees/workgroups; and other department/agency meetings as requested.

Advantages of Working at Franklin County Children Services:

  • Health Care Benefits - Medical/Dental/Vision/RX/Mental Health/EAP
    Life Insurance Plans
  • 10 Paid Holidays, 5 Personal Days and 2 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!

Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in technology or a related area and PMP, Scrum Master or KT certification.  ITIL certification is required, as is 10 to 12 years of experience in an advanced, fast-paced information technology environment managing a mixture of technology and business projects. Government experience in IT is required, in addition to three to four years of experience as a manager or supervisor of a PMO using mechanized, industry-recognized project management tools.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills that include the ability to communicate effectively are required in addition to the ability to demonstrate supportive relationships with peers, clients, partners, and vendor executives.  Must be flexible and work with a high level of initiative.  Must have the ability to remain professional under high pressure situations. Must be able to retain and protect confidential material

    This position requires the completion of undergraduate core coursework in computer science, or completion of undergraduate core coursework in any academic major which included at least one course in each of the following: advanced-level computer programming language (for example, COBOL, Delphi, Java, Powerbuilder, Visual Basic, Pl 1, SAS PCS, Pacbase, Full Visual Suite, Designer 2000, Developer 2000, C, C++, Visual C, ECL, or Visual Studio), logic-based mathematics, data base concepts (for example, Oracle, Microsoft Access, Paradox, Sybase, IMS DB, DB2, Cache, DMS, or RDMS), computer systems analysis and design, and basic data processing concepts.

  • Twelve months of experience as an information technology supervisor and 18 months of experience in performing project management functions are required.

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 Ad, Position Description 

Youth Transitional Services Supervisor

Franklin County Children Services is seeking an energetic child welfare casework supervisor for the Permanency Division. This administrative position will be responsible for managing a team of passionate caseworkers that provide quality service in our Youth Transitional Services department. 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 and salary requirements as indicated above.

Job Ad, Position Description

Social Program Coordinator Temporary - 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 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 of improving service provided by Franklin County Children Services and ensuring 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 related field with demonstrated success working in an environment that requires multi-tasking, critical thinking and teamwork. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organization, a working knowledge of SACWIS and CAPMIS, respect for cultural diversity, and a demonstrated commitment to cultural sensitivity are expected. Please send resume as indicated above.

Job Ad

Social Program Administrator 1

Franklin County Children Services is seeking Social Program Administrator 1 to develop and implement a training and practice protocol for new Intake and Region supervisors and associate directors, which targets basic skills to enhance daily practice. Employee will augment agency efforts to better support direct service managers. The employee will coordinate efforts of Human Resources and Professional Development Departments and coordinate Leadership Academy training offerings to ensure that the Employee Relations Division is helping the agency to meet present and future challenges through a prepared and advancement-ready workforce.

This position will collaborate with the deputy director over Program Services and regional and intake directors to develop a training and practice protocol for child welfare casework supervisors and associate directors to encompass all basic routine tasks and fundamental management strategies. Provide training in accordance with the protocol by way of group work and through individual coaching for child welfare caseworker supervisors and associate directors.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants will have completed undergraduate coursework in social or behavioral science plus 12 months of experience in delivery of social services, plus six months of supervisory experience; or completion of graduate coursework plus six months of experience in delivery of social services, plus six months of supervisory experience; or equivalent.
  • Successful applicant will have a master’s degree in Human Services, Human Resources, Public Administration or related field; extensive supervisory and training experience; must be organized and able to clearly communicate in both written and oral form; LISW-S.

Please send resume and cover letter as indicated above to apply.

 Job AdPosition Description

Office Manager

Franklin County Children Services is seeking an Office Manager 1 to provide direct supervision to office personnel performing clerical functions; develop and implement routine and complex procedures for clerical functions of work units; responsible for total clerical functions and work flow of assigned regions; and provide secretarial services to regional directors and associate directors.

Supervises Regional Data Management staff and other clerical support staff as assigned by traveling between different locations throughout the week; assigns and monitors work, evaluates performance, and recommends appropriate personnel actions; provides staff development; manages a variety of email boxes; addresses inquiries and complaints and refers to others when appropriate; manages cash equivalents; ensures policies/procedures are updated in a timely manner; assumes responsibility for the total functions and workflow of both offices.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants will have the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and to read and write common vocabulary plus six months of clerical experience and four months of training and/or experience in supervision.
  • Successful applicant will be a high school graduate or equivalent; have a minimum of three years clerical experience or equivalent; typing speed of 50 wpm; knowledge of Microsoft Office; and well-developed verbal communication skills.
  • 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 to as indicated above.

Job AdPosition Description

Senior Desktop Engineer

Employee installs and maintains local and wide area networks throughout the agency; analyzes and maximizes network utilization and performance; coordinates information between end-users and IT staff to maintain a fully functioning network; documents network design and keeps records of network changes.

Position is responsible for development of complex global solutions for problems identified while handling desktop hardware and application support issues escalated from the IT Service Desk; coordinates with vendors, partners, and related Franklin County agencies to resolve more complex issues by leveraging shared knowledge and provides a high level of customer service to employees of the Agency.

SCCM administration to include: development of standardized Microsoft Windows desktop operating system deployment, deployment of security patches, reporting of hardware asset inventory, and development of compliance baselines.

Qualifications:

  • Core undergraduate program in computer science or information systems or equivalent work experience; a minimum of three years of combined work experience related to information systems in multiple areas of assigned responsibility (e.g. infrastructure, database administration, software development, business process analysis); or the equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above
  • Three years of work experience in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Microsoft Active Directory, and Microsoft Windows OS; two years network experience in WAN/LAN. Microsoft Office, iPads, iPhones, mobile computing environments; and above average experience in the design, implementation, and maintenance of desktop imaging programs, security patching, scripting and client-server computing architectures
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

 To apply send resume and cover letter as indicated above.

Job AdPosition Description

Human Resources Assisstant

Franklin County Children Services is currently seeking a Human Resources Assistant to provide administrative support to our current HR team. Responsibilities include greeting and directing guests; scheduling interviews and maintaining the department’s recruitment calendar; posting vacant positions and assisting with pre-employment screening; monitoring and ordering office supplies; maintaining compliance spreadsheets; facilitating department communication; and a variety of other duties.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to start a career in human resources and gain experience working in a HR office.

Qualifications:

  • Successful applicants will possess excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with customers, staff and management at all levels; must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with a minimum of intermediate level skills in Excel and be accustomed to working in a fast-paced, high volume office environment.
  • Applicant must possess or gain Notary Public Commission within six (6) months of employment.
  • All positions are subject to a criminal background check, fingerprinting, employment verification, and motor vehicle report check. Also, all offers of employment are contingent on receipt of a negative pre-employment drug test.

To apply, send resume and cover letter as indicated above.

Job Ad, Position 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

CCNA Unified Communications 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

  

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

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