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Be Part of our Caring Family!

Thank you for your interest in joining the Florida Keys Children’s Shelter team! We’re a fun group of people dedicated to serving the at-risk kids of the Florida Keys.

All positions require a valid Florida driver’s license; initial and random drug testing; and a comprehensive background check which includes fingerprinting for local, state and FBI national criminal history records.

The Children’s Shelter is a drug and smoke free, equal opportunity employer and does not, nor shall not, discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, creed, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or religion.

Open Positions

To apply, please contact Katya Andrade at kandrade@fkcs.org or 305-852-4246 x235 or fax at 305-852-6902.

Life Skills Coach

New! Added on August 6, 2018

The Life Skills Coach is responsible for developing and promoting life skills for homeless and at-risk youth (preparing resumes, college prep, hygiene management, etc.), case management, supervision of staff and youth, and promoting positive behavioral growth

Qualifications: This is a management position for a person with a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in social work, mental health, education or similar field.


SNAP Counseling Coordinators

New! Updated on August 6, 2018

The SNAP Coordinator is responsible for the overall supervision of all employees and program requirements for our newest program, Stop Now and Plan. The program will be countywide, teaching youth with behavioral problems, and their parents, how to make better choices ‘in the moment’. This position works in conjunction with the other program managers to ensure smooth intra-agency program coordination.

Qualifications:  This is a management position for a person with a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in social work, mental health, education or similar field; previous supervisory experience; keyboarding skills at a minimum of 35 w.p.m.; familiarity with cognitive behavior modification; structured groups and parent education groups is required; previous research and community/agency liaison experience is desired.


House Parents

New! Updated on August 6, 2018

Live your dream life in Key West, Florida! Free housing with time off and stipend offered, plus dental and vision.  We are seeking a couple who does not currently have children of their own at home, but has a dedication to helping children.

Youth Mentor

If you are interested in a career working with young people, this could be the opportunity for you! Our youth support team members are responsible for the supervision of and facilitation of activities for youth ages 10-18 living in our Upper Keys residential facility.

You must be at least 21 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent to apply. Entry level position but six months to one year of experience working with youth is preferred.