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School Based Counselor Guadalupe 

Category Clinical  
Description

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 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 School-Based Counselor is an on-site direct service provider at a local school in Guadalupe. Each on-site 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.

 

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 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.
  • Identify high-risk children/families that have high probability of developing emotional/behavioral problems.
  • 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.
  • Provide direct services to high-risk children and families through direct counseling support, networking and referral to community-based agencies.
  • Provide direct services to families at home through phoning or home contacts for students identified as at-risk.
  • Provide supportive services or referrals when necessary, for high-risk children and others on campus.
 
Position Requirements

Employment Requirements:

  • Masters degree required; must be an AMFT, ASW, LMFT, or LCSW in good standing with the BBS in CA.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
  • Professional experience working with adolescents required.
  • Excellent analytical, computer, written, and verbal communication skills required.
  • Professional attitude, teamwork, and ability to maintain confidentiality a must.
  • Knowledge of Medi-Cal documentation standards a plus (not required).
  • Must possess valid CA driver license and auto insurance.

 

Classification, Hours and Pay Rate:

  • The position is 40.0 hours per week, non-exempt, with benefits available. Benefits include: medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, as well as generous sick time.
  • Pay is dependent on experience.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position School Based Counselor - Guadalupe  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number CLI-21-00018  
Location Guadalupe  
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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