Ohio START seeks PCSAs to join Cohort 3
The application for PCSAs to join Ohio START’s 3
cohort is now open and can be
The application will close on Aug. 23 and PCSAs will be notified of acceptance by Sept. 5. For any questions, please reach out to
Anti-human trafficking update
PCSAO and grant partners have provided training about human trafficking to staff and community partners of community correctional facilities across the state, including West Central Juvenile Rehabilitation Center on June 24, Perry Multi-County Juvenile Facility on June 26, and North Central Ohio Rehabilitation Center on June 28. PCSAO and grant partners also recently provided training to staff and community partners for NECCO in Lawrence County on July 9 and to juvenile justice staff and community partners in Lucas County on July 11. If you are interested in bringing human trafficking training to your agency, please contact PCSAO’s Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator,
The Center for Victim Research is hosting a webinar, “Housing Child Trafficking Victims: A Look at the National Landscape,” on July 25 from 2-3 p.m.; learn more and
Ohio START seeks to fill several positions
PCSAO is looking to build its Ohio START team to continue to support the program as it expands across the state. PCSAO has posted several positions, the details of which can be found below:
- Program Manager: PCSAO seeks a program manager to assist with the management and implementation of the Ohio START program. In this role, the program manager will focus on the oversight and management of technical assistance required and provided to Ohio START grantees. The Ohio START Program Manager will create regional technical assistance hubs, recruit and manage personnel providing direct technical assistance to the grantees and work closely with our national START partners to ensure technical assistance meets model fidelity. In addition, the Ohio START Program Manager will assist the Director of Ohio START with general program management and community collaboration. You can view the position description here and submit your resume, cover letter and three professional references through the application form no later than July 22.
- Technical Assistance Consultants: PCSAO seeks five regional technical assistance consultants to assist with the implementation and sustainability of the Ohio START program by providing direct technical assistance to Ohio START grantees. The consultant will be responsible for providing technical assistance including adhering to model fidelity and enhancing collaboration among community partners in one of the five Ohio START regions. This is a part-time position and will report to and work closely with the Ohio START Program Manager and other staff as identified. This position will require travel, mainly in an assigned region and to Columbus for meetings. It is estimated that the consultant will work 20-25 hours per week. You can view the position description here and submit your resume, cover letter and three professional references through the application form no later than Aug. 5.
- Family Peer Mentor Consultant: PCSAO seeks a Family Peer Mentor Consultant to assist with the recruitment, certification and management of the Ohio START program’s family peer mentors. The Ohio START Family Peer Mentor Consultant will work with the Director of Ohio START and Ohio START Program Manager to aid local Ohio START grantees to recruit, train and certify family peer mentors. This is a part-time contract position that will report to and work closely with the Ohio START Program Manager and other staff as identified. This position will require travel, possibly across Ohio, to provide technical assistance to Ohio START grantees. It is estimated that the consultant will work 20-25 hours per week. You can view the position description here and submit your resume, cover letter and three professional references through the application form no later than Aug. 5.
2019 PCSAO conference updates
The PCSAO annual conference is an unrivaled opportunity to network with more than 500 children services professionals from across the state. This year’s conference theme is “
Champions for Children and Families,”
and the focus of the conference will be improving child protection best practices and supporting the children services workforce. The audience includes child protection caseworkers, supervisors, administrators, attorneys, directors and advocates.
Gift baskets are a great opportunity to support the conference in a fun and creative way. This is a chance to highlight unique local offerings like desserts, specialty drinks and more. Gift baskets can be brought to the conference location on Sept. 25. This is one of the major highlights of the conference. We thank you for your contributions and participation!
To learn more about the various sponsorship and exhibitor packages and to register,
. If you have any questions or would like more information about these opportunities to support the child welfare community,
contact Nitina Francis
via email or phone at 614-224-5802. Opportunities for sponsorships and exhibit tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis., so register early, but no later than Sept. 1.
PCSAO welcomes new AmeriCorps VISTA
The new AmeriCorps VISTA, Kristina Green, started July 8 and will be taking the place of VISTA Kelsey Fobean. Kristina is originally from Delaware and is a recent graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and Spanish. After her year of service, Kristina plans to attend medical school to become a pediatrician to work with underserved children across the globe. In her free time, Kristina likes to go for hikes with her dog and spend time with her friends and family. Welcome to PCSAO, Kristina!
Recognizing our VISTA
PCSAO is proud that our very own Kelsey Fobean was featured on the
national AmeriCorps VISTA Facebook page
. Thanks to our friends at
for making Kelsey's position with us possible. And best of luck to Kelsey as she begins graduate school (while continuing to support Ohio START)!