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 Services Employment 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.

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.

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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
  • 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. 

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

Job AdPosition Description

Infrastructure Manager

As part of the agency’s information technology department, this position serves as the Infrastructure Manager and is an IT leader for the management team. The infrastructure manager supports and drives the technical work for completion of projects as well as production support. They complete change control reviews (CCR) for the technical staff and ensure all CCR follow the ITIL risk mitigations processes. The employee will help the agency achieve CFSR standards and ensure service delivery that focuses on safety, permanency and well-being for the families served by the agency.

Qualifications:

  • 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, database 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
  • Additional 6 1/2 years (78 mos.) experience commensurate with job duties to be performed and knowledges and skills required as outlined in this document
  • 18 month’s experience in performing infrastructure management functions as defined in series purpose.

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.

To apply, send resume as indicated above.

Job Ad, Position Description

Social Service Aide - Part Time

Franklin County Children Services has a need for a part time Social Service Aide. The schedule for this position is Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from Noon to 6 p.m., and an additional six hours to be scheduled as needed. This is a 16 hour a week position. The position will be responsible for assisting and monitoring clients serviced by the Agency; transporting clients; assisting caseworkers; providing basic child care to children whose families are being serviced by the Agency; monitoring onsite visits to include observation of interactions between child and parent; feeding and bathing children; cleaning visitation areas; scheduling visits and completing documentation. This position requires a valid driver’s license and car insurance. The incumbent must demonstrate a commitment to maintaining high professional standards and practicing cultural competence is a must. Pay is $13.75 plus a 50 cent shift differential for a total of $14.25 per hour and fringe benefits. Send resume as indicated above to apply.

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. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter as indicated above.

Job Ad

Data Entry Operator 2

Franklin County Children Services is seeking highly motivated individuals who can work well independently for our Data Entry Operator 2 position. This position provides support to the Data Management Department by performing clerical-related duties while providing excellent customer service to agency clients. This position may require employee to report to different work locations and/or units based on workload as determined by their supervisor.

Job duties include 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.

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, 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 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

Administrative Assistant Legal Aide Supervisor

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

Job Ad

IT Business Process Analyst 2 / Senior Project Manager

As part of the agency’s IT Department this position serves as an independent senior project manager and IT liaison for the agency. Provides overall innovative guidance and control of projects related to infrastructure and application development. Provides enterprise wide project governance, implementation and deployment, which includes supervising the project related application installation and setup, capacity planning, governance, and presenting at change control including departmental documentation. Develops PMO team level project status reporting, ensures adherence of application security within all projects. Provides guidance for junior PMO staff on project governance, implementation and executing of all projects.

Qualifications

  • Completion of undergraduate core program in computer science, information systems, or business administration.
  • Thirty-six months combined work experience in any combination of the following: creating and coordinating technical and business requirements for processes, projects and procedures, working with business users and technical staff to develop strategies, and leading modification or creation of new systems for implementation of information technology solutions
  • Or completion of associate core program in computer science, information systems, or business administration; 42 months combined work experience in any combination of the following: creating and coordinating technical and business requirements for processes, projects and procedures; working with business users and technical staff to develop strategies; and leading modification or creation of new systems for implementation of information technology solutions
  • Or 60 months combined work experience in any combination of the following: creating and coordinating technical and business requirements for processes, projects and procedures; working with business users and technical staff to develop strategies; and leading modification or creation of new systems for implementation of information technology solutions.
  • The successful applicant will have two years of enterprise-wide project deployment and post-production roles, two years’ experience in software architecture selection and usage or equivalent, two years of technical troubleshooting and successful completion of one or more enterprise-wide root cause analysis.
  • All positions are subject to a criminal background, fingerprinting, employment verification, and motor vehicle report checks. 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 AdPosition Description

Software Development Specialist 2

As part of the agency’s IT Department the Software Development Specialist 2 functions as application support providing overall guidance and control of the applications development environment including, but not limited to, architecture evaluation and selection, application installation and setup, capacity planning, governance and change control, management and reporting, database management, backups and restores, application security, systems updates and maintenance, and project identification and selection.

This position:

  • Works with personnel to identify and document system software requirements
  • Defines problems and develops potential solutions
  • Performs post production support for business applications which may include routine maintenance, enhancements and the need to perform research to aid in troubleshooting software production errors
  • Assists in identifying alternate courses of action
  • Assists in the review and evaluation of software development methodologies.
  • Creates detailed test designs and test plans
  • Creates and reviews test data for performing test scenarios.
  • Coordinates execution of unit and system test scripts.
  • Coordinates debugging efforts and defect tracking.
  • Coordinates support of user acceptance testing.
  • Coordinates software implementation and deployment tasks.
  • When assigned, leads development, implementation and monitoring of IT quality assurance standards to include all change control for the software development team and testing.
  • Conducts performance and load testing.

Qualifications

  • Completion of undergraduate core program in computer science or information systems; or 24 months combined work experience in any combination of the following: designing and performing systems analysis, developing and/or modifying programs for computer applications recommending application solutions and/or testing and correcting programs as it relates to testing and implementation and assisting with documentation.
  • Or completion of associate core program in computer science or information systems; 30 months combined work experience in any combination of the following: designing and performing systems analysis, developing and/or modifying programs for computer applications, recommending application solutions; and/or testing and correcting programs as it relates to testing and implementation and assisting with documentation
  • Or 48 months combined work experience in any combination of the following: designing and performing systems analysis, developing and/or modifying programs for computer applications, recommending application solutions and/or testing and correcting programs as it relates to testing and implementation, and assisting with documentation including 12 months of work experience in the primary technology as outlined in this document.
  • Qualified applicants will have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field; five years of work experience as a SharePoint Developer with experience training users and gathering business requirements; two years of development experience with SharePoint environment using InfoPath forms, SharePoint or Nintex workflows, SharePoint Designer and Oracle SQL; and two years of client web development within a .NET framework.

All positions are subject to a criminal background, fingerprinting, employment verification, andmotor vehicle report checks. Also, all offers of employment are contingent on receipt of a negative pre-employment drug test.

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

Job Ad,  Position Description

Software Development Specialist 3

As part of the agency’s IT Department, the Software Development Specialist 3 functions as an independent application developer, providing overall innovative guidance and control of applications development environment including, but not limited to, enterprise wide architecture evaluation and selection, application installation and setup, capacity planning, governance, code review and change control. They develop team level management and reporting tools, database management, backups and restores, application security, systems updates and maintenance, and project identification and selection. They provide triage to isolate the component of failure for all software development issues. Employee also guides junior staff on executing peer to peer code review.

This position works with business area personnel to ensure requirement(s) are thoroughly defined and approved. Performs impacts analyses to identify interdependencies and innovates. They assist with design reviews to include integration and data schema.

The employee:

  • Creates detailed test designs and test plans. Creates and reviews test data for performing test scenarios. Coordinates execution of unit and system test scripts.
  • Coordinates debugging efforts and defect tracking.
  • Coordinates support of user acceptance testing.
  • Coordinates software implementation and deployment tasks.
  • Leads development, implementation and monitoring of IT quality assurance standards to include all change control for the software development team and testing. Performs performance and load testing.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of undergraduate core program in computer science or information systems or 36 months combined work experience in any combination of the following: assuring requirements are defined and approved, performing code reviews and ensuring application development standards are met.
  • Completion of associate core program in computer science or information systems; or 42 months combined work experience in any combination of the following: assuring requirements are defined and approved, performing code reviews and ensuring application development standards are met.
  • Sixty months combined work experience in any combination of the following: ensuring requirements are defined and approved, performing code reviews and ensuring application development standards are met.
  • Successful applicant will have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field, five years of work experience as a SharePoint Administrator with experience training users and gathering business requirements, five years in the role as a lead developer within a SharePoint environment using InfoPath forms, SharePoint or Nintex workflows, SharePoint Designer and Oracle SQL.

 All positions are subject to a criminal background, fingerprinting, employment verification, and motor vehicle report checks. Also, all offers of employment are contingent on receipt of a negative pre-employment drug test. To apply, submit 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), as well as 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.

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

Click here to watch videos featuring FCCS child welfare professionals sharing why social work is important to them and the Franklin County community.  

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