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School Based Counselor Lompoc 

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 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 
Seeking a School-Based Counselor in Lompoc! The School-Based Counselor is an on-site direct service provider at a local school. Each on-site School-Based Counselor works with high-risk children and their families, teachers, school counselors, other school personnel and administrators. The School-Based Counselor also works with community agencies to make appropriate referrals. School-Based Counselors report respectively, to the School Services Supervisor in Mid County. Clinical supervision will be provided. 

Working with those impacted by trauma can be fulfilling and meaningful, yet simultaneously challenging, requiring attention to one’s self-self-care. FSA strives to be a trauma-informed and resilience-oriented organization, actively identifying and employing methods to support staff to embody a healthy and sustainable balance of care for others and themselves. 

Sample Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Communicate regularly and work collaboratively with the school-based support team that includes the school principal, school psychologist, teachers, the family advocate and the school-based mental health counselors. Keeps principal apprised of social, emotional, and behavioral concerns with students.
  2. Provide direct services to high-risk children and families through direct counseling support, networking, and referral to community-based agencies.
  3. Assist students in developing behavioral skills for resisting social influences that promote high-risk behaviors through direct instruction, modeling, rehearsal, coaching and reinforcement.
  4. Assist students in developing necessary assertiveness, communication, goal-setting, and problem-solving skills that may enable them to avoid high-risk behaviors.
Position Requirements

Employment Requirements:

  1. Master’s degree required; must be an AMFT, ASW, APCC, LMFT, LPCC, or LCSW in good standing with the BBS in CA. Graduate students/trainees may be considered for this position.
  2. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
  3. Minimum of one year working with children and/or teens preferred.
  4. MediCal documentation experience preferred.
  5. Excellent analytical, computer, written and verbal communication skills required.
  6. Professional attitude, teamwork, and ability to maintain confidentiality a must.
  7. Must possess valid CA driver license and auto insurance.

Classification, Hours and Pay Rate:

  • This position is full-time (40 hours/week during the school year) with benefits. Benefits include: medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as sick leave accrual, limited holidays, and eligibility for flexible spending accounts and 403(b) retirement account. (Part-time opportunities may be considered – please inquire if desired.)
  • Pay range is from $27-$38/hour depending on experience and licensure status.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position School Based Counselor - Guadalupe  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number CLI-23-00003  
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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