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Intensive In-School Therapist 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, vacation, 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:

Under contract with Santa Barbara County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA), the Intensive In-School (IIS) Therapist will provide intensive school-based intervention services to high-risk children and families referred by the Carpinteria Unified School District (CUSD). The IIS Therapist will provide a range of counseling, behavior modification, crisis intervention and social casework services to their assigned caseload.


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:

  • Provide individual and group counseling to clients as assigned, and as directed by the SELPA and/or the Individual Education Program (IEP) service plans.
  • Implement in-school interventions that entail providing both traditional therapy, as well as other therapeutic interventions including helping clients build communication skills, teaching anger management skills, and using behavior modification techniques.
  • Work closely with the IEP team and school case manager to link families with needed resources appropriate to the treatment plan.
  • Travel to multiple school sites within the districts in the SELPA contract.
  • Support collateral relationships with other members of the IEP team and other community-based agencies.
  • Participate in case conferences and attend meetings, including IEP team meetings, in regards to assigned caseload.
Position Requirements

Employment Standards:

  • This position requires current enrollment in a master’s or doctoral-level clinical program at an accredited university or has a Master’s degree in Counseling or related fields and is Registered/Licensed as an AMFT, APCC, or ASW. May also be a MSW or registered LMFT, LPCC, or LCSW.
  • Past clinical experience working with high risk/challenging children, teens, and families preferred.
  • Excellent clinical, interpersonal, analytical, computer, written, and verbal communication skills required.
  • Professional attitude, enjoyment of teamwork, and ability to maintain confidentiality a must.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Valid CA driver license and proof of insurance required.


Classification, Hours and Pay Rate:

  • Position is part-time (20.0 hours/week), non-exempt (hourly), with limited benefits. (Benefits include 403(b) retirement plan and Calm app. Generous holiday and sick leave also offered.)
  • Pay is $27.00-$34.00/hour, dependent on licensure status and experience.
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Intensive In-School Therapist - Carpinteria  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number CLI-22-00018  
Location Carpinteria  
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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