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

Adoption Recruiter

Franklin County Children Services (FCCS) is seeking to hire a Social Program Specialist (Adoption Recruiter) for the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids (WWK) program. This position is a 12-month grant contract. The successful applicants will be supervised by a FCCS administrator and housed at 855 W. Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio.  This Adoption Recruiter will develop and implement recruitment plans for children needing adoptive parents; assist in the development of outreach programming in the community to elicit community support and involvement; and work closely with the Adoptions Department at Franklin County Children Services and the Dave Thomas Foundation. Miscellaneous related duties include: assisting in the development of narratives, flyers and videos to be disseminated to the community; assisting in media and community outreach efforts through speaking engagements; assisting in the production of news releases, feature stories, public service announcements, brochures and other material; out of state travel for adoption placement  and monitoring (must be able to fly and may  involve  weekends, evenings and some holidays); and attending adoption staffing and department meetings to acquire information and updates on children who will need recruitment. Report to work hours are typically Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5p.m., however flexibility is needed due to travel and engagement needs of youth. Must be able to work with diverse and special needs populations. Applicant will need a reliable car and out of county/state visits are part of the job duties. Successful candidate must possess a degree in social work or a related social services field and have at least one-year experience in delivery of social services. Please submit a cover letter and resume as indicated above.

Job Ad, Position Description

Social Service Aide

Franklin County Children Services is seeking qualified candidates to fill a Social Service Aide position. Hours are: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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 $14.25/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.

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

Job Posting, Position Description

Social Program Administrator 1 - Floating Intake Administrator

The Agency is seeking a Social Program Administrator 1 in our intake department to provide leadership and manage the day-to-day operation of placement services both contracted and kinship under the leadership of the associate director of placement. This position is designed to apprentice under the leadership of the associate director of placement for succession planning.

Assists the associate director of placement with the design, development and implementation of the Agency’s work related to contracted and emergency kinship placements. Assists in the supervision of kinship and placement teams. Leads cross training efforts of staff in kinship, placement and screening teams related to placement. Develops a broad understanding of all contracted placement providers and maintains professional relationships with contracted placement entities. Participates in ongoing RFP processes related to contracted placement. Maintains statistics related to both paid and kinship placement patterns including disruptions. Provides ongoing assessments and recommendations related to staffing patterns.

Qualifications

  • Required - completion of undergraduate coursework in social or behavioral science plus 12 months experience in delivery of social services, plus six months supervisory experience; or completion of graduate coursework plus six months experience in delivery of social services plus six months supervisory experience or equivalent
  • Preferred - master’s degree in social work with several years of social services experience including several years of supervisory/administrative experience; knowledge of child welfare systems management and program evaluation plus basic understanding of statistics; excellent written and verbal communication skills

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

Job Ad, Position Description

Social Program Manager - Performance Review

The Agency is seeking a Social Program Manager to oversee the performance review process within the Performance Improvement Department; provide guidance, support, and leadership to the case review and family team meeting process; provide leadership; and manage the day-to-day operation of the performance review portion of the review and family team meeting process. Continual attention to timely and quality service treatment delivery to the children and their families who are served by the agency is required.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work with LISW or LSW•Several years of social services experience, including several years of supervisory/administrative experience
  • Knowledge of child welfare systems management and program evaluation plus basic understanding of statistics
  • Excellent written and 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 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

Chief Legal Counsel

Franklin County Children Services is seeking an experienced attorney, licensed in the State of Ohio to fill the position of chief legal counsel. Primary responsibilities include managing a staff of 65 employees in the legal, human resources and professional development departments.  Employee is a member of the Agency’s executive team; provides legal support to the executive director and Board; advises Agency staff on matters of law and administrative rule; and participates in the development and implementation of Agency policies consistent with current state and federal law. Employee participates in labor negotiations on behalf of management. Employee is responsible for management and work product of all departments supervised. Ten plus years of experience in child welfare law and juvenile law, and some employment law experience are strongly 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 goals. Salary commensurate with experience with additional excellent benefits. Please send resume with cover letter as indicated above by September 23, 2019

Job AdPosition 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, and 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.

Job Ad

IT Procurement Analyst

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 FCCS PMO standards.

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related area, two years of experience as a procurement specialist, two years of documented experience with audit functionality, and one year of government procurement experience.
  • Five years of experience with enterprise-wide accounting with multiple modules
  • All positions are subject to a criminal background check, fingerprinting, employment verification, and motor vehicle report check. 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

SACWIS Specialist

The Agency is seeking a SACWIS Specialist to provide expertise and leadership regarding SACWIS functionality and its effective use to support FCCS business needs; analyze SACWIS data and system usage; identify opportunities to improve the use of SACWIS to support business activities, and then help implement solutions; help identify SACWIS-related training needs and participate in developing solutions; perform quality assurance of SACWIS data and related documentation; and assist with data entry and/or correction as needed. Administers SACWIS security for FCCS; configures SACWIS as needed by FCCS; perform or delegate to others the SACWIS administrative functions (ex. setting up employees, building the agency unit structure, restricting cases, administrative case closure, merging data, disposing ticklers, etc.).

Qualifications:

  • Six months experience as a management analyst 1 or completion of undergraduate major program core course work in business administration, management science or public administration and six months experience in research & analysis and written documentation of findings or three years’ experience in research & analysis and written documentation of findings
  • Successful applicants should have a thorough knowledge of Ohio SACWIS system.
  • All positions are subject to a criminal background, fingerprinting, employment verification, and motor vehicle report check.
  • 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 Posting, 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

Social Program Manager – Performance Review 

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. The Agency is seeking a Social Program Manager to oversee the Performance Review process within the Performance Improvement Department; provides guidance, support, and leadership to the case review and family team meeting process; also provides leadership and manages the day-to-day operation of the Performance Review portion of the review and family team meeting process; all with the continual attention to timely and quality service treatment delivery to the children and their families who are served by the agency. 

Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in social work with LISW or LSW; several years of social services experience preferred. 

  • Knowledge of child welfare systems management and program evaluation plus basic understanding of statistics; excellent written and 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 fccshr@fccs.us.

 

You can view a complete position description and get additional details about openings on our website at http://childrenservices.franklincountyohio.gov/about/employment.cfm

 Social Program ManagerJob Description

 

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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