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Youth & Family Mental Health Therapist 

Category Clinical  

Why Work for FSA?

  • Competitive rates: $30.00/hour - $39.00/hour, DOE and qualifications.
  • 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!
  • Paid relocation assistance.
  • Paid clinical supervision.
  • Continuous employee education and development.
  • Possibility of up to $90,000 student loan repayment assistance through the California Department of Health Care Access and Information.
  • Schedule flexibility is offered whenever possible.
  • Because each day we are making a difference in our community, and because we have a positive, employee- and client-centered work culture.

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

The Position

The Youth & Family Mental Health Therapist will provide a range of services including individual and family therapy, case management, and crisis intervention. Services occur across many settings including clinic, home, school, and the community. Service times accommodate the needs of clients and their families and will often include evenings. The Youth & Family Mental Health Therapist must be available to field client crises M-F 9am-7pm.

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

  • Work closely with a small caseload to effect positive and lasting change.
  • Assist clients ages 5 to 20 and their families meet goals, while strengthening natural environments and supports.
  • Employ evidence-based practices to identify and reinforce appropriate family roles and relationships.
  • Utilize a recovery-oriented, strengths-based approach in delivering treatment services.
  • Conduct Assessments, develop Client Plans, and document services in a timely manner.
  • Participate in a variety of meetings, cultivating relationships to harness a holistic treatment approach.
  • Maintain a level of direct and billable service activity as determined by the contract and funding requirements.
Position Requirements
  • Employment Requirements:
  • Master’s degree required. Graduate students waiting for their Associates number may be considered for this position.
  • Registered or licensed with the BBS as an AMFT, ASW, APCC, LMFT, LCSW, or LPCC.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Excellent clinical, interpersonal, analytical, organizational, time management and computer skills.
  • Professional attitude—enjoys working autonomously, as part of a team, and within an agency.
  • High level of legal and ethical understanding and integrity required.
  • 2+ years clinical experience preferred.
  • Medi-Cal documentation experience preferred.

Classification, Hours and Pay Rate:

  • This position is full-time (40.0 hours), non-exempt, with benefits. Benefits include: medical, dental and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, as well as generous holiday, sick, and vacation time.

  • Rate of pay is $30.00/hour - $39.00/hour, DOE and qualifications.


Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Youth & Family Mental Health Therapist - Santa Maria  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number CLI-23-00010  
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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