Employment Qualifications

For careers in mental health counseling, case management and life skills, a variety of positions are available – from those requiring a high school diploma or the equivalent to those requiring advanced degrees and significant experience. There is something for you if you are interested in healing trauma and restoring hope.
Applications are being accepted for positions posted below. Details regarding qualifications for the specific position and instructions on how to apply will be included in the job posting.

If you are interested in a clinical internship, please visit our Volunteer page.

The mission of Family Service is to transform lives by healing trauma and restoring hope to families and individuals of all ages through counseling, case management and life skills education.

All Family Service employees are committed to the following values:

  • professional and ethical behavior.
  • consistent, purposeful communication to promote engagement.
  • creativity and innovation.
  • quality in our program services and our interactions with the community.
  • diversity and cultural sensitivity.
  • being a part of a caring community.

We recognize inherent strengths in every individual and assume positive intent in every interaction. Employees must be able to work effectively, in whatever capacity dictated by the position, with the populations we serve.

Benefits are offered to full-time employees and general questions may be directed to Joan Bird, Chief Financial Officer at jbird@nullfsrv.org or 540-795-4672.


Download the Employment Application here

AmeriCorps VISTAs – Currently seeking a talented, motivated individual who are interested in gaining valuable experience and helping reduce the stigma of mental health and substance use. Does this sound like you? Apply today for the Family Service Direct Marketing and Development AmeriCorps VISTA positions.

Join Family Service of Roanoke Valley, an organization that transforms lives by healing trauma and restoring hope to families and individuals of all ages through mental health counseling, case management and life skills education. Since 1901, we have been serving the people of Roanoke, VA, responding to community needs in creative and innovative ways. Today, we sit at the center of our community’s human service landscape, and are committed to leading the way in addressing capacity needs among mental health care providers. Roanoke is surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, and is a thriving and caring community, with lots of outdoor recreation and diverse community experiences, arts and culture and young professional groups. Family Service is seeking two college graduates to jump in and put their own mark on direct marketing, community relations, and resource mapping efforts. We are looking for self-starters who want to add projects and products to his/her portfolio and to make a true difference in our community. You will work hand-in-hand with organization leaders to research and develop materials, meet community partners and identify opportunities to connect people to resources. You will meet community leaders and participate in networking and training. You will learn programs and applications used for e-marketing, website design, social media, market research and asset mapping. You will be engaged in grassroots work and gain experience in non-profit management. The allowance rate for the area is $12,311. The assignment begins January 22, 2019 and ends January 2020. You will be placed full-time for the assignment, but are allowed to work another job during off hours.

Complete the online AmeriCorps application for the Family Service Direct Marketing and Development position.

Forward resume and cover letter to:

Ruth Cassell
Chief Development Officer

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) – Flexible hours available in an agency setting serving people who truly need your help. Family Service of Roanoke Valley is seeking social workers to work part-time, earning extra income and providing outpatient counseling services in an office or in-home setting. Evening or day hours available. Requirements: Licensed by State of VA; insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid eligible.

Forward resume and cover letter indicating the position to:

Jamie Starkey
Director of Counseling and Language Access

Youth Development Specialists – Are you interested in working with a diverse and engaged group of professionals committed to empowering youth? Do you like to provide opportunities for youth to give back to our community? Does working with youth in their school, after-school, and neighborhood environments sound exciting to you?

Family Service of Roanoke Valley is seeking full and part-time professionals to provide life skills programming and group service learning opportunities to youth. A Bachelor’s degree is desired and experience working with youth is required. Bi-lingual applicants for all languages are highly encouraged to apply, and there is an immediate need for a Spanish-speaking youth development specialist. Each applicant must hold a valid Virginia Driver’s License and have an insured vehicle to transport youth.

Forward resume and cover letter indicating the position to:

Karen Pillis
Director of Youth Development

EOE / Drug Free Workplace