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.


President and CEO – The President and CEO (hereinafter the “CEO”) serves as the leader of a multidisciplinary management team, providing strategic and managerial guidance to sustain and strengthen Family Service’s operations. Download the entire CEO Position Specifications.

The CEO inspires the vision and direction of the organization to address the needs of the individuals, families and clients served.  Reporting to the CEO is the Family Service Leadership Team which currently consists of:  Chief Finance Officer, Chief Development Officer and three program directors.

The ideal candidate will exhibit a passion for service to the community as demonstrated by a career-long dedication to improving the human condition. Exceptional communication skills are a must.  A track record of successfully collaborating with key stakeholders in the community is required. We seek an accomplished and compassionate executive whose leadership and management track record in growing and leading organizations is highlighted by successful relationships with diverse constituencies.  A demonstrated innovator and change-leader with regard to brand relevance in community, technology and program development is a plus.

It would be most helpful if the candidate has prior experience managing health-related initiatives.  Experience in the mental health arena is also a plus.  A desire to demonstrate advocacy with local and state legislators is important.

This individual will have at least eight years of senior leadership of a complex organization in a non-profit sector.  We seek a leader with strong decision making skills gained from experience he/she has had leading and managing positive organizational change. Leading and empowering a professional staff are necessary skills.  The successful candidate will encourage a collaborative and fair culture and communicate regularly and openly with the Family Service Board and staff.  He/she will possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, including strong delegation, listening, organization and problem solving skills.

Firsthand experience in fundraising in a non-profit, business or civic organization is highly desirable in addition to having served in a voluntary, leadership capacity on local/regional, state or national non-profit governing bodies. He/she will bring an understanding of business principles that can be applied to non-profit organizations in order to produce growth, momentum and positive results.

Interested and qualified persons should send a vitae/resume, and cover letter detailing your qualifications and salary expectations, by email to:  searchcommittee@nullfsrv.org.

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.

Download the Employment Application

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.

Download the Employment Application

Forward resume and cover letter indicating the position to:

Karen Pillis
Director of Youth Development

EOE / Drug Free Workplace