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.

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Openings

Child Welfare Caseworker

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 $40,955, CWC2 $42,660, CWC3 $44,324 (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:

  • Interested applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in social work or a related degree or a master’s degree in social work or a related degree.
  • 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.

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

Job AdIntake and Investigations Position Description, Ongoing Caseworker Position Description

Child Welfare Casework Supervisor Placement Department

Franklin County Children Services is seeking an energetic child welfare casework supervisor for the Placement Department. This position primarily supervises Placement Staff responsible for locating kinship placement options for youth in agency custody. Responsibilities include: equitably assigning home study requests to staff; collaborating with assigned placement caseworker and service teams; when necessary, providing direct and indirect services in absence of placement caseworker; communicating with potential/approved kinship caregivers, creating solutions for placement issues; approving material assistance/financial requests, ensuring efficient data entry into SACWIS for all designated home study and placement activities; reviewing completed home studies; making home study and placement decisions; preparing kinship cases for transfer to Ongoing Kinship team; advising Placement team on policies and procedures; and ensuring compliance with agency and ODHSS requirements.

Requirements are an 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. This is a 40-hour position with hours primarily being 2nd Shift, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday-Friday.

This position offers a competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits. To apply submit resume and cover letter as indicated above.

Job AdPosition Description

Floating Intake Casework Supervisor

Franklin County Children Services is seeking an energetic child welfare casework

floating supervisor for their Intake department. 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 an MSW or a 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 is preferred. 

Commitment, passion, strong leadership, supervisory skills, and experience, as well as knowledge of child protection and rules are required. Must demonstrate cultural awareness, sensitivity and a commitment to meeting organizational goals.

This position offers a competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits.

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

Job AdPosition Description 

Groundskeeper (Maintenance Repair Worker 2)

Franklin County Children Services is seeking a Groundskeeper for the agency’s Facilities department. The employee in this position is responsible for a variety of skilled tasks, including ensuring Agency grounds are clear and have a pleasing appearance, as well as making sure that agency vehicles are kept in safe running condition.

Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will be a High School graduate, with the ability to read and follow instructions. They must have a maintenance background with two years of experience, and some knowledge of carpentry.

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

Job AdPosition Description

Social Service Aide (part time)

Franklin County Children Services is seeking qualified candidates to fill two part-time Social Service Aide positions. Successful applicants will be able to work a flexible schedule with availability for on-call work, as well as work evenings, overnight, and holidays. Starting salary is $16.03/hr.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 24 hours a week
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 10:30 pm to 6:30 am
  • Sunday, Monday, Tuesday – 12:00 am to 8:00 am

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. 

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, employment verification, and motor vehicle report check.

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

Job AdPosition Description

Ongoing Caseworker Supervisor

Franklin County Children Services is seeking an energetic child welfare casework supervisor for an ongoing protective service 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 an MSW or a related master’s degree in social work plus three years of post-child welfare casework experience; or a BSW or a 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.

The position offers a competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits. To apply, send resume and cover letter as indicated above. 

Job AdPosition Description

Training Officer 2

Franklin County Children Services is seeking a qualified candidate responsible for administration, assessment, coordination, facilitation, training and coaching of CAPMIS Tools utilization for staff.  The employee will orient new caseworkers and supervisors in current child welfare practices in orientation programming. They will develop curriculum, and support and train new agency initiatives as assigned by the Leadership Developer. The employee will participate in onboarding newly hired staff.

They will provide one-on-one instruction and small group training; evaluate and assess ongoing training needs based on the outcome of tools quality and provide consultations with department administrators and peer reviewers. They will develop and implement training curriculum and consultation for caseworkers, supervisory and administrative staff in worker development, transfer of learning, learning styles and coaching.

Qualifications:

  • Nine months of experience in analyzing individual or agency’s training needs, developing training and delivering training activities to meet those needs, or three courses in management science focusing on human resources training and development or (nine months experience in a training position); three courses in psychology or education dealing with foundations of learning, transfer, motivation and evaluation (or nine months of experience in developing training programs and assessing training needs).
  • The successful applicant will have a master’s degree in social work or a related area and four years of child welfare/social work experience, including relevant supervisory or administrative skills; or bachelor’s degree in social work or a related area and four years of post-degree child welfare/social work experience. LSW or LISW is preferred, as well as experience in training and curriculum development. The employee should be familiar with CAPMIS tools for assessment, investigation and ongoing casework practice and skilled in SACWIS and behavioral documentation. 

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.

 Job AdPosition Description

Technology Support Training Officer

As part of the Agency’s Professional Development Department, the Technology Support Training Officer is responsible for the administration, assessment, coordination, facilitation, training and coaching of information technology (IT) skills training for Agency staff. This position will serve as an independent project manager and IT liaison for the Agency. The employee will have responsibilities with the IT Help Desk and work collaboratively with the IT Department on technology upgrades within the agency to support system rollouts. 

This position will provide one-on-one instruction, small/large group training, and consultations with department administrators and peer reviewers; oversee testing; and evaluate and assess ongoing training needs. They will develop and implement training curriculum and consultation for staff in worker development, transfer of learning, learning styles and coaching. The employee will be responsible for concurrently managing several projects according to plan, while also managing risks and issues to resolution and implement contingencies as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of undergraduate core program in computer science, information systems, or business administration; 12 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.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related area including relevant supervisory or administrative skills; experience in developing technical course content both for novices and experts with technology; knowledge of web-based learning platforms and modern educational techniques; excellent communication skills with the ability to explain technical terms using simple language; and additional certification in training (e.g. certified technical trainer).

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

Management Analyst 2

Franklin County Children Services is committed to eliminating systemic inequities and promoting the differences which define our workforce and community. The newly created Organizational Health Department will work to align our Agency’s strategic plan, with the recognition of the role and impact that diversity, equity, and inclusion have on our Agency and the children and families we serve.

The Management Analyst 2 position will work with department leadership, to manage projects and procedures to advance organizational change, support the assessment of agency programs and organizational priorities, foster a positive and inclusive work environment, and assist in mobilizing employees along our culture change journey. 

Qualifications:

  • Completion of undergraduate major program core coursework in business administration, management science or public administration. Advanced knowledge of and experience with child welfare systems management, program evaluation, statistics, strategy, diversity, equity, inclusion and/or culture.
  • All positions are subject to a criminal background, fingerprinting, employment verification, and motor vehicle report check.

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

Job AdPosition Description

Social Program Administrator 1

Franklin County Children Services is committed to eliminating systemic inequities and promote the differences which define our workforce and community. The newly created Organizational Health Department will work to align our Agency’s strategic plan, with the recognition of the role and impact that diversity, equity, and inclusion have on our Agency and the children and families we serve.

The Social Program Administrator 1 will work with staff at all levels and in partnership with Agency leadership. This position will design and oversee the implementation of strategies and procedures to advance organizational change, assess agency programs and priorities, foster a positive and inclusive work environment, mobilize employees along our culture change journey and work to ensure that culture, climate, diversity, equity, and inclusion considerations are incorporated in all Agency decision-making processes.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of undergraduate coursework in social or behavioral science plus 12 months experience in delivery of social services in government, community or private human support service agency including several years of supervisory or administrative experience and a proven, successful track record of leading others and organizational change.
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with child welfare systems management, program evaluation, statistics, strategy, diversity, equity, inclusion and/or culture.
  • All positions are subject to a criminal background, fingerprinting, employment verification, and motor vehicle report check.

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

Job AdPosition Description

Automotive Mechanic 1

Franklin County Children Services is seeking a highly motivated individual for an Automotive Mechanic 1 position. Under the supervision of the Building Maintenance Supervisor, the Automotive Mechanic 1 maintains Agency vehicles in a safe running condition and ensures that Agency grounds are clear and have a pleasing appearance. 

To qualify for this position, the candidate must have the ability to calculate fractions, decimals and percentages and to read and write common vocabulary, plus two college level courses in automotive mechanics (or 6 months of experience in automotive maintenance and repair of a variety of motorized equipment); or equivalent (two years of high school training in automotive mechanics would qualify applicant).

To apply submit resume with cover letter as indicated above.

 Job AdPosition Description 

Information Technologist 2 (Desktop Support Analyst)

As part of the agency’s IT Department, the Desktop Support Analyst functions as a part of the Help Desk and installs and maintains desktop computer systems and connectivity to the infrastructure, local and wide area networks throughout the agency; analyzes and troubleshoots the performance issues of the desktop; coordinates information between end-users and IT staff to maintain a fully functioning desktop; and documents issues and processes to isolate a component of failure before escalating to a senior technician.

This position will offer technical troubleshooting/resolution of calls/incidents and tickets as it pertains to networking and software problems and consults with users on possible solutions. They close tickets/requests and update others needing tracking mechanisms in a timely fashion. They deploy and install approved hardware/software. This position completes computer imaging and reformatting hard drives. They provide strong customer service, focused on clear communication and timely follow through.

Qualifications:

  • Technical institute degree/certificate in Computer Science or Information Systems or equivalent work experience and a minimum of 18 months combined work experience in any combination of the following: computers and/or telecommunications software/hardware, applications, support products, and projects or databases for small scale systems or programs or pieces of larger systems or programs including 12 months related work experience.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Ability to transport and lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Two years of experience with PC based applications with all standard office productivity tools, and network print management.
  • Experience in any combination of the following: Service Now, Remedy, Altiris, and Help Desk authority.
  • A knowledge of basic IT Identity management and IT security processes, configuring upgrading, or installing ERP client-based application components (examples include AX, .net, Doc-u-sign, and other Microsoft products).
  • Technical troubleshooting annual certifications (examples include CompTIA, A+ Network + and Security+, ITIL foundations, Kepner/Trego IS/ IS Not technical trouble shooting or other advanced certifications)
  • All positions are subject to a criminal background, fingerprinting, employment verification, motor vehicle report checks.

Submit resume and cover letter as indicated above to apply.

Job Ad , Position Description

Infrastructure Specialists (2 Positions)

As part of the agency’s IT Department, the primary focus of the Infrastructure Specialist position is to deliver, implement and support a wide variety of software and hardware at the enterprise wide level. This ranges from, but is not limited to, infrastructure systems used for monitoring servers to desktop deployment of hardware and software. The employee is the technical escalation point for support from the desktop engineers.

This position will monitor Cisco Telephony applications and systems for real-time performance and provide ongoing support for call center wallboards and call center reporting. They will participate in projects as assigned, perform routine and preventative maintenance and perform emergency production issue resolution. They will install, maintain, configure, upgrade and/or administer hardware and/or software in assigned multiple technology domains. Duties include maintaining internal backup systems and ensuring data consistency and recoverability.

They are responsible for the administration of Active Directory, identity management, telephony system, and network systems. They also monitor and respond to alerts from PRTG, Symantec, and other systems. They provide system reports for storage, hardware, and overall performance. They also create and organize files and maintain documentation.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related technical field; any of the several Cisco certifications for VOIP/network, Microsoft, or VMWare Certifications; two to four years of experience administrating /managing/designing Cisco telephony environments; and two to four years of experience managing CISCO Unified Intelligence Center (CUIC).
  • A solid understanding of call center terminology and functions; call routing concepts and metrics and an operational knowledge of Cisco CUIC; two to four years of maintaining a Microsoft Server environment; one to four years of experience maintaining a VMWare environment;  a solid understanding of server operating systems and knowledge of Active Directory; and a solid understanding of maintaining and administrating a virtual environment.

To apply submit resume and cover letter as indicated above.

Job Ad, Position Description 1, Position Description 2

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

Job Ad

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. This is a full-time position. The hours are scheduled for Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a flexible schedule.
This is a great opportunity for someone looking to work outside of the typical hospital setting and serve the community by focusing on the safety and well-being of the children in Franklin County.

Qualifications:

  • RN license for the State of Ohio
  • The ideal candidate will possess their BSN degree.
  • Previous experience in pediatric or mental health nursing

To apply send resume and cover letter as indicated above.

Job Ad, Position Description  

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 the 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.

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

Job Ad, Position 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 an 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 a 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.

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 requirements are thoroughly defined and approved.They perform impact analyses to identify interdependencies and innovate. 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.
  • Conducts performance and load testing.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of an undergraduate core program in computer science or information systems or 36 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.
  • Completion of associate core program in computer science or information systems; or 42 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.
  • 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.
  • The 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, and five years experience in the role as a lead developer within a SharePoint environment using InfoPath forms, SharePoint or Nintex workflows, SharePoint Designer and Oracle SQL.

Job AdPosition Description

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

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