Adams County Children Services
|About us||Adams County Children Services is a public children services agency based out of Wilson Children's Home, in West Union, Ohio. Adams County Children Services is the agency responsible, by law, for helping children who are at risk of being abused, neglected or dependent. Whenever possible, our goal is to keep the children in their homes. However, when necessary, the children may need to be placed in an alternative setting until they can be reunified safely with their family.|
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RESIDENTAL CARE WORKER POSITION
Wilson Children’s Home will be accepting applications for a Residential Care Worker Night Shift position.
This position will be responsible for management and supervision of children in a residential setting, various housekeeping duties, preparation of meals, maintaining records and other work as needed. The hours for this position will vary upon the needs of the residents.
Applicants must be 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, valid Ohio driver’s license and insurance, must pass criminal background check, drug screen and physical. Previous experience will be considered. Applicant must have three professional references and three months verifiable employment, or voluntary service related to children.
Applications and/or resumes must be submitted to Jill M. Wright, 300 North Wilson Drive, West Union, OH 45693 June 5th, 2020.
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A post from one of our current foster/adoptive caregivers. Please take the time to read. It is heartfelt and so true.
***WARNING...”Heavy Heart”...Long read
Unbelievable, but over the past 30 years I have spent my life working with Ohio youth in one capacity or another...JTPA/Ohio Means Jobs -teaching youth employability skills-working with Mental Health serving Emotionally Disturbed Youth, Owning & Administrating a local daycare center, and working in Foster Care/Adoptions for Children’s Protective Services and International Adoptions with BBAS. However, the GREATEST and HARDEST job I ever loved has been serving as a volunteer foster mother!!!
May Is National Foster Care Month:
It's a time to recognize that we each can play a part in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care.
I’ve written a letter of my 3 AM thoughts that I would like to share....
Dear Biological Mother,
God meant for your face to be the one that greets her in the mornings, on her birthday, Mothers’ Day, Valentines Day, Easter, and Christmas morning…and every morning in between.
You might not understand my statement that “We all pay a price.” Your price is certainly high. How your heart must ache for what you’ve missed:(
For who you’re missing...
But I want you to know that my heart aches, too. My heart aches for YOU, even as I’m enjoying what you’re missing. I’m praying for you to accomplish the goals you need to complete in your case plan to reunify with your child.
In our home, we talk about you and try and help your child keep a vivid memory of who you are in your absence, yes, we fulfill the daily duties of meeting your child’s daily needs: meals, laundry, shopping, bathing and hygiene needs, medical, dental & vision appointments, entertainment, educational and spiritual needs -Love-hugs -and boo boo kisses and so much more!!! BUT at the end of a busy fun filled day when darkness falls on the sky there is an empty hearted little girl left crying for her mom. Who is there to dry those tears? Who is there to encourage her and provide support and telling her everything is going to be ok! It’s Me. And at the same time I’m speaking those words of comfort to her-I’m also praying to God above that he gives YOU the strength in all of your being to help my words be truthful that EVERYTHING Will BE OK!!! I’m not in the driver’s seat on this one! There are things that HAVE TO be done by YOU!
I ask of you, please do NOT make promises that you can’t keep-It causes doubt and she will not trust you. I make it a point not to “ever” promise something that I will not keep and she has learned this from me.
Your child doesn’t want material things so you don’t have to promise these things...She only wants YOU! She NEEDS you to be able to keep her safe, make good parenting decisions, provide for her basic needs, read with her, complete homework together, play games together-Just BE PRESENT in her life. It will be her greatest gift of all!!!
Your phone doesn’t ring frequently from her ...because well, she doesn’t ask to make that call without me telling her to call. I feel like she might avoid the phone calls because it might just be an empty reminder she’s not with YOU! Believe me...she loves YOU!
There has never been a question of your said love for her, but as she is growing older ACTIONS will always speak louder than WORDS. She confesses her love to you repeatedly 💯 x in hopes that you will not just tell her you love her BUT show her by doing the tasks at hand to bring her home.
And just remember that when she returns home to you – which is what we’re all working toward – My heart will be the one that aches with missing her too... BUT I’ll be OK!!! “It’s the PRICE we all have to pay”.
Foster Parenting is “A love that knows the risks and takes them anyway” ...I’ll be OK!!!
“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”
Foster Parenting is not for the weak...it is for the strong. Could YOU be that Mustard Seed to move a Mountain? If your interested in becoming a foster parent please “feel free” to reach out to me anytime and I’ll help guide you on your journey...blessings my friends!!!♥️
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The day you’re handed another Mother’s child is the day your heart breaks and heals at the exact same time.... Thanks for sharing Bobbi
This is so true and very well stated. Thank you
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I am an adoptive parent in Cincinnati and know how hard the process is for all involved. God Bless All Our Children💓
We are accepting bids to seal the Adams County Children Services/Wilson Children's Home parking lot.
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I’ll tell Josh so he can come!