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Title

Wellness Navigator 

Category Family Support Services  
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 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.

*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 Family Support Services Program is adding a new position! FSA contracts with Cottage Hospital and local health clinics to provide supportive services to families with young children ages 0-3. Parents and children who experience Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) are at heightened risk for toxic stress that interfere with wellness. The Wellness Navigator will work collaboratively with a Health Promotion team and will partner with families to further assess developmental and social and emotional health issues. Using the Protective Factors Framework, the Wellness Navigator will equip families with the skills and knowledge needed to overcome sources of stress, strengthen resilience, and lessen the impact of ACEs through trauma informed interventions and support.

The Wellness Navigator will be based out of FSA’s Lompoc office, and may also be located at health clinics in the community. This position will provide services as needed in the home, community, and health care setting.

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

  • Educate families on the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and use the Protective Factors Framework to guide appropriate trauma-informed interventions. 
  • Lead the process of engaging, interviewing, and assessing families with children ages 0-3 to decrease sources of stress and to promote resilience and family wellness.
  • Utilize a resiliency-oriented, strengths-based approach in delivering treatment services.
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team and serve as a liaison between families, health care providers, and community-based organizations.
  • Support families through a trauma informed approach by providing brief, focused prevention services and ongoing care coordination.
  • Use assessment skills and screening tools in collaboration with families to promote protective factors and access community resources.
  • Ensure client records and documentation is accurate, up-to-date, and confidential.
  • Utilize databases to monitor and reflect program contacts, activities, and outcomes.
  • Attend supervision meetings to report on cases, program requirements, and service delivery needs.
  • Participate in all required agency and/or contractually mandated trainings.
  • Attend meetings with community partners to coordinate services and promote continuity of care.
 
Position Requirements

Employment Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, or related field is required.
  • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English and Spanish required.
  • A minimum of one year experience working in health care or community settings providing services to children and/or families.
  • Ability to have a warm and empathetic interpersonal style to establish trusting relationships with children, parents, health professionals, and community organizations.
  • Must have the ability and desire to provide services that are relevant to the culture of the family.
  • Ability to work function effectively as a part of a multi-disciplinary team including primary care and behavioral health providers, patients, and family members.
  • Ability to assess and continually improve services delivered as an individual provider and as a part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • This position requires the following vaccinations and Tests: MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Varicella, Tdap, Seasonal Flu Vaccine, TB Test. For more information, please refer to FSA’s vaccination policy.
  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License, proof of vehicle insurance, and reliable transportation.
  • Valid automobile insurance and a valid California Driver License are required.
  • Reliable transportation is necessary to travel throughout Santa Barbara County.

Classification, Hours and Pay Rate:

 

  • This position is full-time (40 hours/week), non-exempt, with benefits, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts and 403(b) retirement plan. Generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave also offered.
  • Starting pay for applicants is $22.00/hour.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Wellness Navigator - Family Support Services (FSS) in Santa Barbara  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number FAM-23-00004  
Location Dorothy Jackson Family Resource Center (Lompoc)  
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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