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Mental Health Therapist - Santa Maria 

Category Clinical  

Why join our countywide agency?

*Because each day we are making a difference in our community, and because we have a positive, employee- and client-centered work culture.

*We pay competitive rates and offer a strong benefits package that includes generous vacation, sick leave and holiday pay, employer-paid medical insurance, a free subscription to the meditation/sleep app Calm, and much more!

*We offer continuous employee education and development and paid clinical supervision.

*We work with our staff to offer flexibility whenever possible.


We look forward to you joining our team at FSA of Santa Barbara County!


The Position

The Mental Health Therapist will provide a range of services including individual and family therapy, case management, and crisis intervention. Services occur across many settings including clinic, home, school, and the community. Service times accommodate the needs of clients and their families and will often include evenings. The Mental Health Therapist must be available to field client crises M-F 9am-7pm. Clinical supervision available.


FSA strives to be a trauma-informed and resilience-oriented organization. Because working with those impacted by trauma can affect staff in various ways, FSA actively identifies and employs methods to support staff to embody a healthy and sustainable balance of care for both themselves and others.


Sample of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with a small caseload, assigned by the Program Supervisor, to effect positive and lasting change.
  • Assist clients ages 5 to 21 and their families meet goals, while strengthening natural environments and supports.
  • Employ evidence-based practices to identify and reinforce appropriate family roles and relationships.
  • Utilize a recovery-oriented, strengths-based approach in delivering treatment services.
  • Conduct Assessments, develop Client Plans, and document services in a timely manner.
  • Participate in agency and interagency meetings, cultivating relationships to harness a holistic treatment approach.
  • Maintain a level of direct and billable service activity as determined by the contract and funding requirements.
Position Requirements

Employment Requirements:

  • Master’s degree required.
  • Must be either registered or licensed with the BBS as an AMFT, ASW, APCC, LMFT, LCSW, or LPCC.
  • Excellent clinical, interpersonal, analytical, organizational, time management and computer skills.
  • Professional attitude—enjoys working autonomously, as part of a team, and within an agency.
  • High level of legal and ethical understanding and integrity required.
  • 2+ years clinical experience preferred.
  • Medi-Cal documentation experience preferred.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.


Classification, Hours and Pay Rate:

  • This position is full-time (40.0 hours), non-exempt, with benefits. Benefits include: medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, as well as generous sick and vacation time.
  • This position is a temporary to permanent hire. Clinical program hours, benefits, and pay rate may vary in future positions.
  • Relocation assistance may be available to qualified candidates.
  • Rate of pay is $26.20/hour - $32.86/hour, DOE and qualifications.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Mental Health Therapist - Santa Maria  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number CLI-21-00016  
Location Santa Maria Office (SMVYFC)  
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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