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Mental Health Counselor Lompoc 

Category Counseling  

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

The School Counseling Program is growing and adding new positions! The Mental Health Counselor is an on school site or clinic based direct service provider. Each Counselor works with high-risk children and their families referred by school personnel. The Mental Health 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 Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Communicate and work collaboratively with the school-based support team that includes the school principal, school psychologist, teachers, the SEL Counselors, Academic Counselors, and school sites Social Workers. Keeps principal apprised of social, emotional, and behavioral concerns with students.
  • 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 through phoning, in person meetings at school or clinic site, or scheduled telehealth meetings.
  • Provide supportive services or referrals when necessary, for high-risk children and others on campus.
  • Provide consultation to teachers, counselors, deans, and principals.
  • Maintain statistical reports.
  • Check FSA email every day worked.
  • Licensed staff must meet at least once a month for Clinical Consultation
  • Associates/Trainees must participate in the requisite number of units of supervision as required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, which is a minimum of one unit of supervision (one unit is equivalent to one hour of individual supervision or two hours of group supervision) per every ten treatment hours.
  • Attend staff meetings and supervisor approved trainings 2.0 hours per month.
  • Provide consultation for successful experiences for high-risk children on site (i.e. school events, sports, playground experience, etc.).
  • Attending school meetings i.e. SST, school staff meetings, school consultations, if occurring during non-school hours.
  • All Counselors are required to maintain case notes in accordance with the standards set forth by the Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Position Requirements

Employment Requirements:

  • This position requires current enrollment in a master’s or doctoral-level clinical program at an accredited university or a Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related fields and an Intern Registration/License as an AMFT, APCC, or ASW. May also be a registered LMFT, LPCC, or LCSW.
  • Excellent clinical, interpersonal, analytical, computer, written, and verbal communication skills required.
  • Professional attitude enjoys teamwork, and ability to maintain confidentiality a must.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Valid CA driver license, proof of insurance, and reliable transportation required.

Classification, Hours and Pay Rate:

  • This position is part-time, up to 20 hours/week. Benefits include: pro-rated holiday and sick leave, and eligibility for the 403(b) retirement plan and Calm app.
  • Pay range for applicants $23-$34/hour, depending on licensure level and experience.
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Extended School Day Counselor  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number COU-22-00005  
Location Lompoc Office (B Street)  
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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