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School-Based Social Worker/School-Based Case Manager - Carpinteria 

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 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:

FSA is hiring for a new opportunity in Carpinteria! The principal tasks of the School-Based Social Worker/School-Based Case Manager are to help students and families make the best use of available opportunities and resources and to fully develop each student's individual potential.

The School Social Worker/School Case Manager brings to the educational process an understanding of the psychosocial development of children and the influences of family, community, and cultural differences as they interact with the educational process. The School Social Worker/School Case Manager will work with those problems in a child's living situation that affect the child’s adjustment in school, such as the home, school, and general community. This position will mobilize family, school, and community resources to enable the child to learn as effectively as possible in his or her educational program. This position will also assist in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies. The School Social Worker/School Case Manager is supervised by the School Services Supervisor.

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 Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Services To Students
    1. Providing crisis intervention (SSW only).
    2. Developing intervention strategies to increase academic success (SSW only).
    3. Assisting with conflict resolution and anger management (SSW only).
  2. Services To Parent/Families
    1. Working with parents to facilitate their support in their children's school adjustment.
    2. Alleviating family stress to enable the child to function more effectively in school and community.
    3. Assisting parents in accessing and utilizing school and community resources.
  3. Services To School Personnel
    1. Communicate and collaborate with school staff and administration.
    2. Participate in case conferences and attend school site meetings related to students and families in need of support.
    3. Providing staff with essential information to better understand factors (cultural, societal, economic, familial, health, et) affecting a student’s performance and behavior (SSW only).
    4. Assessing students with mental health concerns (SSW only).
    5. Assisting teachers with behavior management (SSW only).
  4. School-Community Liaison
    1. Obtaining and coordinating community resources to meet students' needs.
    2. Advocating for new and improved community/school service to meet the needs of students and families.
    3. Helping the system respond effectively to each child's needs.
  5. Services To Districts
    1. Identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect.
    2. Providing case management for students and families requiring multiple resources.
Position Requirements

Employment Standards:

  1. School-Based Social Worker-BA or Masters Degree in Social Work or ASW, AMFT, LCSW or MFT required.
  2. School-Based Case Manager-BA in social sciences required.
  3. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is required.
  4. Experience in School Social Work, Clinical Case Management or Case Management preferred.
  5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  6. Professionalism and discretion is required.
  7. Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, is required.
  8. Ability to travel between and among school sites throughout the District and to students’ homes, is required; a valid California driver’s license, auto insurance, and reliable transportation is required.

Classification, Hours and Pay Rate:

  • We are preferably looking for someone who can work 40 hours per week. Flexible schedules are available with work hours from 20-40 hours per week. Please indicate in your application how many hours you’re available to work.
  • Benefits are offered for positions working at least 30 hours per week, and include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts and 403(b) retirement plan. Pro-rated holiday and sick leave also offered.
  • Pay is dependent on education and experience.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position School-Based Social Worker/School-Based Case Manager - Carpinteria  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number CLI-22-00004  
Location Santa Barbara Office - Ventura Posts  
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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