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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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
  • 10 paid holidays, five personal days and two weeks of bacation 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

Office Manager

Franklin County Children Services is seeking a full-time Office Manager to provide direct supervision to clerical staff. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing the activities and planning of the 24 hour front desk unit. This includes assigning work, evaluating employee performance, and providing staff development. This position also works collaboratively with the intake screening department and other data management units to ensure effective data management and support services in order to meet the needs of the agency’s clients. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years clerical experience and at least four months of supervisory or lead experience in a data management setting, as well as the ability to pass a typing test with a speed of 40 WPM. Excellent communication, organization, and writing skills; respect for cultural diversity and a demonstrated commitment to cultural sensitivity are expected.

The work schedule for this position is 40 hours per week (Five 8-hour shifts primarily between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. and includes some weekend, early morning, and late evening hours). Franklin County Children Services offers a competitive salary plus excellent benefits. If interested, send resume and cover letter with salary requirements as indicated above.

Job AdPosition Description

Legal Aide (Two Openings)

Franklin County Children Services is seeking two experienced Legal Aides, who have 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: responding to and arranging for compliance with discovery requests, judicial orders and subpoenas from outside counsel and the prosecutor’s office; filing prepared motions, service of process, objections, briefs, and memorandums as well as discovery demands and subpoenas with the court; drafting motions, affidavits and other pleadings, notarizing documents, retrieving, reviewing and redacting information responsive to requests for information. 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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Social Service Aide

Franklin County Children Services has a need for full-time Social Service Aides (40 hours per week; Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.). The social service aide position is responsible for assisting and monitoring clients serviced by the Agency. This includes transporting clients, providing support to caseworkers, providing basic child care (including feeding and bathing), monitoring on-site visits between children and parents, cleaning visitation areas, scheduling visits, and completing documentation. A successful social service aide demonstrates a commitment to maintaining high professional standards, has excellent customer service skills, and practices cultural competence. The offered pay rate is $13.75 per hour along with excellent benefits. If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Franklin County Children Services by November 16th, 2018 as indicated above.

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Purchasing Agent

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 agency project management standards. The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in business administration or related area, two years of experience as a procurement specialist, two years of documented experience with audit functionality, one year of government procurement experience, and five years of experience with enterprise-wide accounting with multiple modules. Franklin County Children Services offers an excellent benefits package, including affordable health/dental/vision, short term disability, life insurance, personal leave/vacation/sick leave package, tuition reimbursement, and retirement contribution. To apply, please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements as indicated above.

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Secretary

Franklin County Children Services is seeking a Secretary 1 (Floater) for its data management department. This position will be based out of the 1919 Frank Rd. location, however travel to the agency’s other locations may be required. The employee, under direction of the office manager, will provide secretarial administrative support and assistance to the data management department, including preparing and mailing communications to clients and service teams, processing mail, scanning and uploading documents into electronic case files, processing fingerprints, and other general office administrative tasks. The preferred applicant will possess a diploma or certificate in secretarial science or a related field, have a minimum two years’ clerical experience, and a typing speed of 48 wpm. Pay is $13.75/hour. Franklin County Children Services offers excellent benefits (health/dental/vision package, life insurance, sick leave/vacation/personal leave package, tuition reimbursement, and retirement contribution). If interested, please email resume and cover letter as indicated above.

Job AdPosition Description

Nurse 1 (RN)

Franklin County Children Services is seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) with pediatric or mental health nursing experience to join its provider services department. This position, under the direction of the nurse supervisor, provides nursing consultation and physical assessment of children serviced by the agency; works with medically fragile children under the care of the agency; advises social workers and foster parents on matters within the scope of nursing practice; and acts as a liaison with medical facilities. In addition to being licensed in the State of Ohio, the ideal candidate will possess their BSN and have previous experience in pediatric or mental health nursing. Franklin County Children Services offers an excellent benefits package, including affordable health/dental/vision, short term disability, life insurance, personal leave/vacation/sick leave package, tuition reimbursement, and retirement contribution. To apply, please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements as indicated above.

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Air Quality Technician

Franklin County Children Services has an immediate opening for an Air Quality Technician in our maintenance department. The position is responsible for installing, repairing, inspecting and maintaining air conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems. Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must be a high school graduate or equivalent with a HVAC certificate or license, plus two years working experience and must have basic computer skills. Experience with Trane RTU’s and Trane controls is preferred. Competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits. To apply, send resume and cover letter with salary requirements as indicated above.

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Social Program Specialist

Franklin County Children Services is seeking a Social Program Specialist for the Provider Services Department. The applicant will review assigned centralized referral cases and make referral recommendations for children and families; process and track referrals made to providers; perform data entry of case services; complete reports; attend meetings; serve as a liaison to problem solve issues that arise between providers and the agency; and assist the agency in achieving CFSR, CPOE, and COA standards. The preferred candidate will have experience in clinical/behavioral health; child welfare case planning/progression; and exhibit proficiency in SACWIS and ECF. The candidate must possess a master’s degree and one year of social work experience or a bachelor’s degree with two years related child welfare/social work experience. Excellent communication, organization, and writing skills; respect for cultural diversity and a demonstrated commitment to cultural sensitivity are expected. Competitive salary plus excellent fringe benefits. Send resume with references and salary requirements  as indicated above.

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Management Analyst 3

Franklin County Children Services is seeking a Management Analyst who will work within a team of evaluators to develop data structure and reporting tools (including surveys); learn, analyze, and recommend improvements to agency processes and practices; query administrative and survey-generated datasets; identify key findings; and communicate findings to staff by means of written reports, presentation to large and small groups, and one-on-one meetings. This position will report to the Director of Evaluation. Experience using Structured Query Language (SQL) and/or an established computer programming language, statewide automated child welfare information systems (SACWIS), or other administrative data sets along with a working knowledge of child welfare a plus.

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications: completion of major core coursework for a bachelor’s degree in business administration, management science or public administration and 12 months experience in development, organization and implementation of management information, evaluation and monitoring systems (or 4 years experience in development, organization and implementation of management information, evaluation and monitoring systems); or equivalent; or six months experience as a management analyst 2. 

Duties for the position:

  • Conducts research, develops data structure and reporting tools, analyzes data, and manages evaluation projects
  • Communicates research results and evaluation findings to staff
  • Attends meetings, providing relevant data and information to inform the committee’s work
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits. Please send resume and salary requirements as indicated above.

Job PostingPosition Description

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

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