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School Based Counselor - Santa Barbara 

Category Clinical  

The Position:

Seeking School-Based Counselors in Santa Barbara! The School-Based Counselor is an on-site direct service provider at a local school.  Each School-Based Counselor works with high-risk children and their families, teachers, school counselors, other school personnel and administrators. The School-Based Counselor also works with community agencies to make appropriate referrals. 

Working with those impacted by trauma can be fulfilling and meaningful, yet simultaneously challenging, requiring attention to one’s self-care. 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 others and themselves.

Sample of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate regularly and work collaboratively with the school-based support team that includes the school principal, school psychologist, teachers, the family advocate and the school-based mental health counselors. Keeps principal apprised of social, emotional, and behavioral concerns with students.
  • Provide direct services to high-risk children and families through direct counseling support, networking, and referral to community-based agencies.
  • Assist students in developing behavioral skills for resisting social influences that promote high-risk behaviors through direct instruction, modeling, rehearsal, coaching and reinforcement.
  • Assist students in developing necessary assertiveness, communication, goal-setting, and problem-solving skills that may enable them to avoid high-risk behaviors.
Position Requirements

Employment Standards:

  • Masters degree required; must be an AMFT, ASW, APCC, LMFT, LPCC, or LCSW in good standing with the BBS in CA.
  • Two years of clinical experience working with youth and/or families preferred. Also interested in experience working with clients with mental health and substance use issues.
  • MediCal documentation experience preferred.
  • Experience working with secondary school population preferred.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, computer, written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Professional attitude, teamwork, and ability to maintain confidentiality a must.
  • Must possess valid CA driver license and auto insurance.


Classification, Hours and Pay Rate:

  • The position has full and part-time opportunities available. Please indicate in your application how many hours you are looking for (20-40 hours/week).
  • The position includes benefits, depending on how many hours worked per week:
    • Positions working less than 30 hours/week are eligible for: sick leave accrual, limited holidays, and eligibility for flexible spending accounts and 403(b) retirement account.
    • Positions working 30+ hours/week are eligible for: medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as sick leave accrual, limited holidays, and eligibility for flexible spending accounts and 403(b) retirement account.
  • Pay is dependent on experience.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position School-Based Counselor - Santa Barbara  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number CLI-21-00009  
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.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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