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.


Per Diem Counselor

Family Service of Roanoke Valley is looking for per diem counselors interested in helping to restore hope and heal trauma for families and individuals of all ages in the Roanoke Valley. If you are interested in continuing your counseling career and are looking for an opportunity that fits into your life’s schedule, this position is for you. The successful candidate will be licensed to practice in Virginia and have 2-3 years of experience in providing outpatient mental health counseling.  Experience with trauma therapy is preferable and bilingual ability is desirable.  Candidate must have basic computer literacy and be willing to utilize an electronic health record.  Hours are flexible up to 29 hours weekly. We welcome you to apply and become part of our team of counselors who are dedicated to creating a healthy community.
Email your resume to: jstarkey@nullfsrv.org

AmeriCorps VISTA Marketing and Development

Currently seeking a talented, motivated individual who is interested in gaining valuable experience and helping reduce the stigma of mental health and substance use. Does this sound like you? Apply today!

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 a college graduate 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 assignment begins September 29, 2019 and ends September 26, 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: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=84868&fromSearch=true

Job Type: Internship


  • Bachelor’s (Required)


  • Roanoke, VA 24016 (Preferred)

Youth Development Mental Health Professionals

Family Service of Roanoke Valley is seeking part-time professionals to provide a variety of programs for youth in home, school and after-school settings. Several therapeutic positions available to provide therapeutic services, crisis stabilization, and care coordination services to youth and families in clients’ homes and in the community. A year of work experience under clinical supervision with emotionally or behaviorally disturbed youth and a BA or BS in a social science discipline is required. A master’s degree in a social science field is preferred.

Each applicant must hold a valid Virginia Driver’s License and have an insured vehicle to transport youth. Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Download the Employment Application

Forward resume and cover letter indicating the position to:

Karen Pillis
Director of Youth Development

EOE / Drug Free Workplace