Jobs at Valerie's House

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Current opening: Director of Family Care

The Director of Family Care (DFC) is responsible for assisting with the overall management of the programs for children and families of Valerie’s House (VH). The number one responsibility of the DFC is to provide support, care and compassion for Valerie’s House children and their families. As an external and internal representative of Valerie’s House, the DFC will represent the core values of Valerie’s House.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume/CV to Founder Angela Melvin at

Areas of Responsibility and Essential Duties

Program Coordination

  • Communicate with families, providing care and support, assessing their ongoing needs and success in the grief support group they are placed in.

  • Works with Program Director to create interactive curriculum that allows children to talk about their loss in a creative way.

  • Lead on tracking evaluations and assessments for children.

  • Conducts orientations and family tours.

  • Oversees family and volunteer database.

  • Prepare monthly reports on data collected for grants, including demographics, number of children, and attendance.

  • Liaison with schools for school mentoring program.

  • Assists with planning special events for children and families

  • Facilitates support groups and serves as primary staff on group nights as assigned.

  • Assists with recruitment and training of mental health interns as requested.

  • Oversees family ambassador program.

  • Public speaking when needed including presentations to schools, area business and others as deemed necessary.

  • Stays current with grief and bereavement training and education, willingness to learn as much about the grief and bereavement field as possible.

Volunteer Coordination

  • Communicates with volunteers via emails, texts and phone calls on a regular basis, keeping them engaged and supported in their roles.

  • Conducts volunteer interviews and tours.

  • Plans and coordinates volunteer training and orientation.


A Master’s Degree in social work, counseling or related field is required. An understanding and passion for grieving children, teenagers and adults. Trauma informed background a plus. A vibrant personality, energy and an ability to connect with people. Proficient in technology, running reports, data entry, and an ability to learn new and multiple computer programs. Publisher and other creative software expertise is preferred but not required. Social media expertise a plus. Must have a valid Florida Driver’s License and a personal vehicle for work related travel. Must be able to lift up to 5 lbs of program supplies and office related materials. Will work some nights and weekends. Bilingual candidates are preferred.

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Level of education, history in the sector or related fields, and relevant work experience will all be evaluated.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume/CV to Founder Angela Melvin at