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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.


Group Training Facilitators

New! Updated on September 28, 2018

The Florida Keys Children’s Shelter is launching our newest program, Stop Now and Plan (SNAP) which teaches youth ages 6-11, and their parents, how to make better choices ‘in the moment.’ You will be part of a team leading 13-week group sessions across Monroe County. This is a unique opportunity to give back to your community, and make a difference in the lives of young people.


  • Lead discussions for small groups, with commitment to the SNAP program and values.
  • Work in conjunction with a team of volunteers, paid staff, and representatives from outside organizations.
  • Establish and maintain effective rapport with clients and maintain high satisfaction rate with clients and families served.
  • Demonstrate active listening, validation, and patience in one-on-one and group settings.
  • Assist with set up and take down of materials for groups including handouts, manuals, and other presentation items.
  • Help with registration, gathering of paperwork, and food arrangements as needed.
  • Participate in pre-briefing and de-briefing meetings with other SNAP Team members.
  • Other tasks which may include filming role plays, conducting sibling groups, and managing door prizes.


  • Professional demeanor suitable for working with young children.
  • Excellent skills for effectively communicating with diverse groups of individuals.
  • Ability to pass a background check which includes initial and random drug testing, and a fingerprinting for local, state and FBI national criminal history records.
  • Availability to commit in advance to scheduled group trainings which may take place in the evening or on weekends.
  • Participation in a five day training hosted by the Child Development Institute and the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services. Trainings are held in various cities throughout Florida.
  • Participation in agency training and meetings at the headquarters located in Tavernier, Florida
  • Ability to provide your own transportation to all required trainings, meetings, and group sessions.
  • Experience working with youth especially in structured groups or parent education groups is preferred but not required.


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.