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

Our employment application can be downloaded and printed via the following link and emailed, mailed or faxed as indicated above:

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
  • 10 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

Legal Aide - Motion Writer

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.

Job Ad,  Position Description

Database Administration Specialist 3

Franklin County Children Services (FCCS) in Columbus, Ohio is seeking a Database Administration Specialist (SQL OnBase VMware) to join our Information Technology Department. This position installs and maintains OnBase administration and SQL databases as well as manages VMware SQL servers. Other duties include analyzing network utilization and performance, coordinating information between end-users and IT staff to maintain full functioning of all SQL databases, documenting network design and recordkeeping of configuration and security changes.

The qualified candidate will have completed core undergraduate courses in computer science or information systems, or equivalent work experience, and have a minimum of four years work experience in any combination of the following: designing and implementing high availability solutions; performing solutions design; providing technical Tier III database support; developing project plans with project manager or recommending approach through defining talks and/or leading meetings related to design; and implementation, operation and ongoing maintenance of database systems including two years technology related work experience as a database administrator or an OnBase/VMware System administrator. 

The ideal candidate will have two years of experience as a DBA for critical operational systems; IT certifications in any core technology stack, MCSE, VMware, CISCO, ITIL or ISO/IEC related certifications; and excellent communication and organizational skills. 

The schedule for this position will primarily be Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week; hours may vary based on Agency need.  

This 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. Position posted until filled.

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.

Job Ad, Position Description

Human Resources Assistant

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; assisting with pre-employment screening; monitoring and ordering office supplies; maintaining compliance spreadsheets; facilitating department communication and a variety of other duties. Preferred candidate 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-packed, high volume office environment. Applicant must possess or gain Notary Public Commission within six (6) months of employment. Must be a high school graduate or equivalent with two years of clerical experience, preferably in HR. College course work in HR may be considered in lieu of experience. Starting salary is $14/hr. plus excellent benefits, including tuition reimbursement. Send resume with references as indicated above.

Job Ad, Position Description

Intake Child Welfare Casework Supervisor

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 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

Social Service Aide (Temporary)

Franklin County Children Services is seeking qualified candidates to fill temporary Social Service Aide positions. Hours are the following:

  • Sunday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday through Saturday 9 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, drop off and/or pick up of items, 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. Starting salary is $13.75/hr.

Qualifications:

  • Successful applicants should demonstrate a commitment to maintaining high professional standards, have excellent customer service skills, and practice cultural competence by working respectfully and effectively with people of all cultures.
  • 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.

If interested, send resume and cover letter as indicated above.

Job Ad, Position Description

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.

Job Ad, Position Description

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 of 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

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.

Job Ad, Position Description

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 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 and 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 ,btained 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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