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Senior Services Counselor 

Category Counseling  

Why join our countywide agency?

*Because each day, we make a difference in our community and 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.

*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.

*FSA is open to feedback, and we work with our staff to integrate new ideas and offer flexibility whenever possible.

We look forward to you joining our team at FSA of Santa Barbara County!


The Position

FSA’s senior services positions are responsible for providing resource linkages, providing services to older adults and caregivers and managing a clinical caseload.  Senior services staff may work in a variety of on-site and off-site settings, M-F between 8:00am-6:00pm. This position reports to and is supervised by the Senior Services Program Director, and /or Senior Services Clinical Supervisor. This position can be based out of any of FSA’s offices in Santa Maria, Lompoc, or Santa Barbara.

Working with those impacted by trauma can be fulfilling and meaningful, yet simultaneously exhausting and heart-rending. 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 both themselves and others.

Sample of Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provide ongoing counseling to seniors and caregivers as assigned. 
  2. Formulate psychosocial diagnoses, develop clinical goals and treatment plans, and facilitate clinically indicated intervention.
  3. Assist in information gathering and resource referral regarding services for seniors, caregivers and their families.
  4. Meet with clients to assess needs and develop case plans to address needs. Provide follow-up and ongoing case management/resource linkages to clients as needed.
  5. Conduct clinical assessments evaluating the current status of clients’ mental, emotional, and behavioral health and considering relevant cultural issues and concerns. 
  6. Document all clinical and service activities promptly after providing service, providing information needed for billing purposes. 
Position Requirements

Employment Standards:

  • Must be one of the following: Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT); Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW); Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC); Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT); Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) or a student currently enrolled in master’s or doctoral-level clinical program at an accredited university.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical experience working with older adults or caregivers preferred.
  • Excellent clinical, interpersonal, analytical, computer, written, and verbal communication skills required.
  • Professional attitude, enjoys teamwork, and ability to maintain confidentiality a must.
  • Valid CA driver license and proof of insurance required.


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. (Part-time opportunities may be considered – please inquire if desired.)
  • Pay range is $27-$36/hour.
  • This position can be based out of any of FSA’s offices in Santa Maria, Lompoc, or Santa Barbara. Some travel within SB County may be required.

To apply for this position, it is required that you submit both a cover letter and resume.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Senior Services Counselor  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number COU-23-00003  
Location Santa Barbara (Administration)  
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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