Adams County Children Services
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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… See full description
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. We are in need of families to volunteer to be an alternative setting for these children. Hide full description
|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.|
Adams County Children Services Board
Position Title: Superintendent
Department: Wilson Children’s Home
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full Time
Under the Supervision of Executive Director, in the assigned department, this employee manages the Wilson Children’s Home. This includes program responsibility as well as supervision of residential care workers, and Maintenance. The standard working hours for this position will include afternoon and evening hours and possibly weekends, to facilitate communication and supervision of residential staff whose hours are other than the standard 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. shift.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND REPSONSIBILITIES:
Supervises and maintains an adequate work force.
Oversees direct services for all children in Wilson Children’s Home. This includes the development of new initiatives, and collaboration with service providers.
Monitors and assures the residential units’ compliance with all state regulations, licensing requirements and COA standards for accreditation.
Manage scheduling and supervision of direct care staff, staffing patterns and program/population needs.
Maintains inventory procedures to assure proper accountability.
Provides input for the operating budget, identifies budgetary needs
Oversees purchase of supplies and equipment and oversees food services to include bidding, inventory, preparation and feeding of residents.
Ensures the Wilson Children’s Home becomes an Accredited Quality Residential Treatment Program
Develops policy and procedures/standards to maintain Accreditation
This position supervises Residential Care Workers and Maintenance
To perform this job satisfactorily, the employee must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements and duties list are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Management/Supervisor experience preferred. High school diploma required; Associates degree in human services or social work preferred from an accredited college and/or a minimum of five years’ experience in Residential Services or any combination of training, education and experience which provides the desired knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
CERTIFICATES OR LICENSES:
Driver’s license and ability to maintain insurability under agency/county plan required. The selected candidate will be required to attend the CORE training, through SW Regional Training Center, and maintain the required hours of Continuing Education.
COMPUTER EXPERTISE REQUIRED/EQUIPMENT OPERATED:
Ability to utilize basic word processing functions and access/input case data. Must be able to access and use internet and email for professional work. Must be capable of utilizing computer as management tools. (i.e.: workload analysis).
The following are examples only of office equipment routinely used and are not intended to be all inclusive:
Computer, printer, typewriter, copy machine, fax machine, telephone and other general office equipment.
Ability to read and interpret complex information, legal regulations and policies. Ability to conduct interviews, coach and evaluate employees. Ability to instruct and train employees in the performance of their duties, assign duties, and monitor productivity. Must be highly skilled at communications and automated information systems administration. Must be able to gather, collate, sort, evaluate data for short- and long-range planning. May be required to make presentations to the Board, to professional groups or in other public forums.
Basic math, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions. Ability to provide and utilize statistical data and budget data as needed.
Ability to identify and define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to set goals and objectives for the department and implement them. Must be able to make sound decisions.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to manage multiple tasks. Ability to promote a teamwork environment under general supervision. Must be able to work independently within guidelines to support department leadership. Ability to design and maintain record systems.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This employee normally works in an office environment. The employee will need the ability to climb stairs, multiple times a day.
The employee may be exposed to chemicals routinely found in office environments, such as copier toner and correction fluid. There is a potential for exposure to explosive behavior by the residents. Such behavior may be verbal, and physical.
The employee is responsible to maintain confidentiality; to follow chain of command; to work cooperatively and effectively with members of the public, other employees, related public agency staff, community businesses and service providers; to produce accurate and timely record keeping and reports as required by the position; may be responsible to drive motor vehicles with a valid driver’s license as required by the position; and may be required to travel within and/or beyond the county. Responsible to attend meetings, in-services and training programs related to the position held. Responsible to maintain valid certification, licensure or registrations as required by the position to maintain employment. Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance. Performs other related duties as assigned.
SALARY: Determined based upon qualifications, and supervisory experience
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND SERVICE PROVIDER
All interested applicants must submit resume to Executive Director Jill M. Wright by July 10, 2020 @ 4pm. ... See MoreSee Less
RESIDENTAL CARE WORKER POSITION
Wilson Children’s Home will be accepting applications for a Residential Care Worker - Second 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 be 2 – 10 pm.
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💓