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Family Therapist - Carpinteria 

Category Clinical  

The Position:

Provides trauma informed and culturally appropriate individual and family therapy services to youth and families referred by the school. Will provide a range of counseling, crisis intervention and social casework to assigned caseload. Clinical supervision is provided.

Working with those impacted by trauma can be fulfilling and meaningful, yet simultaneously exhausting and heart-rending. FSA strives to be a trauma-informed and resilience-oriented organization, actively identifying and employing methods to support staff to embody a healthy and sustainable balance of care for both themselves and others.

Sample Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provides individual and family therapy as well as parenting education, skills training, and relationship enhancement at the school site, home or community setting.
  2. Teaches effective communication, healthy discipline and healthy coping strategies.
  3. Empowers and provides stability and support for the family.
  4. Provides all methods of social casework services to clients as assigned. Ensures case collaboration with community agencies in linking families with needed resources appropriate to the treatment plan.
  5. Provides crisis intervention and referrals to clients on the assigned caseload.
  6. Utilizes the Perceived Collective Family Efficiency Scale, CRIES and PHQ-A assessment tools when appropriate.
  7. Maintains collaborative relationships with members of the START team, Family Support Specialist team, school site and other community-based agencies. Participates in case conferences and attends meetings in regards to assigned caseload.
  8. Supports the Mental Wellness Center and Mental Health Matters Curriculum in the classroom.
Position Requirements

Employment Standards:

  1. Masters degree in social sciences required.
  2. AMFT or ASW required.
  3. Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
  4. Minimum of two years of clinical experience working with youth and families required.
  5. Must have a valid California Drivers License, valid automobile insurance, and a vehicle.

Classification, Hours and Pay Rate:

  • This position is full-time (40 hours/week), year-round, non-exempt, with benefits. Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts and 403(b) retirement plan. Vacation, holiday and sick leave also offered.
  • Pay is dependent on education and experience.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Family Therapist - Carpinteria  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number CLI-21-00007  
Location Santa Barbara (Administration)  
About the Organization Family Service Agency (FSA) has long been regarded as one of Santa Barbara County's most reliable and effective nonprofit human service organizations. Our mission is to strengthen and advocate for families and individuals of all ages and diversities, helping to create and preserve a healthy community.

We are committed to providing services where they are needed most: in the community. Eighty percent of our services are delivered on school campuses, at community centers and in clients' homes. Our programs, which serve more than 25,000 people annually, combine clinical expertise, bilingual and bicultural staff, and close collaboration with other agencies. At FSA, all services are provided free or on a sliding fee/donation scale and no one is denied assistance because of an inability to pay.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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