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Mental Health Counselor - Santa Maria 

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 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.

*Family Service Agency is a National Health Service Corps approved site. Licensed MFTs and LCSWs can receive $50K to $100K in loan repayment with a service commitment of two to three years. More information can be found here.

*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 Counseling Program is growing and adding new positions! Family Service Agency is contracted with various parties to provide therapeutic services to children and adults. The Clinic Therapist provides therapeutic services to clients with a variety of conditions. Services are provided in a clinic setting, via telehealth, or in the community.

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

  • Facilitate individual and/or couples and/or family therapy using evidence-based treatment modalities and other promising practices known to be effective with populations served. Some payers require clinicians to facilitate brief therapy that is solution-focused.
  • Conduct clinical assessments evaluating the current status of clients’ mental, emotional, and behavioral health and considering relevant cultural issues and concerns.
  • Compose treatment plans informed by clinical assessments.
  • Document all clinical and service activities promptly after providing service, providing information needed for billing purposes.
  • Engage in case management activities, utilizing forms/documents required by payers.
  • Foster positive interagency relationships and provide referrals for any indicated outside resources.
  • Maintain all cases according to industry standards, including the appropriateness of service and quality of care.
  • Pre-licensed staff must meet weekly for group supervision. Additional supervision may be offered as determined by the Clinical Supervisor.
  • Licensed staff must meet at least once a month for Clinical Consultation.
Position Requirements

Employment Requirements:

  • Must be one of the following: AMFT, ASW, APCC, LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, or a student current enrolled in master’s or doctoral-level clinical program at an accredited university.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
  • Excellent clinical, interpersonal, analytical, computer, written, and verbal communication skills required.
  • Professional attitude, enjoys teamwork, and ability to maintain confidentiality a must.
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical experienced preferred.
  • Valid CA driver license and proof of insurance required.

Classification, Hours and Pay Rate:

  • This position is part-time, 20.0 hours/week. Benefits include: pro-rated holiday, vacation, 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 Mental Health Counselor - Santa Maria  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number COU-22-00006  
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.  

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