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Clinic Therapist - Countywide 

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 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

Family Service Agency’s Youth and Behavioral Health (YFBH) team is expanding! YFBH is contracted with various community partners to provide therapeutic services to children and adults. The Clinic Therapist provides therapeutic services to clients with a variety of conditions. Services are provided in a clinic setting, via telehealth, or in the community M-F between 8:30am-7:00pm. This position reports to and is supervised by the YFBH Porgram Manager.


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

  • Facilitate individual and/or couples and/or family therapy using evidence-based treatment modalities and other promising practices known to be effective with populations served. Some payers require clinicians to facilitate brief therapy that is solution-focused.
  • Conduct clinical assessments evaluating the current status of clients’ mental, emotional, and behavioral health and considering relevant cultural issues and concerns.
  • Compose treatment plans informed by clinical assessments.
  • Document all clinical and service activities promptly after providing service, providing information needed for billing purposes.
  • Engage in case management activities, utilizing forms/documents required by payers.
  • Foster positive interagency relationships and provide referrals for any indicated outside resources.
  • Maintain all cases according to industry standards, including the appropriateness of service and quality of care.
  • Pre-licensed staff must meet weekly for group supervision. Additional supervision may be offered as determined by the Clinical Supervisor.
  • Licensed staff must meet at least once a month for Clinical Consultation.
  • Check FSA email and voicemail every day worked.
  • Perform related duties as required and as directed by the YFBH Program Manager.
  • Maintain licensure/registration status and adhere to all legal and ethical standards of practice as established by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences.



In addition to the above, counselors providing services through FSA’s contract with SB County Department of Social Services will have the following duties, functions and responsibilities:

1. Include in clinical assessments clinical history related to parenting, abuse, neglect, and domestic violence, as well as appraisal of strengths and protective factors.

2. Develop treatment plans focused on strengthening family bonds, reducing conflict, improving communication, and ensuring safety.

3. Provide DSS caseworkers assigned to clients with monthly written summaries of client attendance and progress toward achievement of goals.

Position Requirements

Employment Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or a student current enrolled in master’s or doctoral-level clinical program at an accredited university is required.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred.
  • Excellent clinical, interpersonal, analytical, computer, written, and verbal communication skills required.
  • Professional attitude, enjoys teamwork, and ability to maintain confidentiality a must.
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical experience preferred.
  • Valid CA driver license and proof of insurance required.


Classification, Hours and Pay Rate:

  • This position is open to part-time or full-time, non-exempt, with limited  benefits including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts and 403(b) retirement plan. Generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave also offered; this benefit is prorated when accepting a part-time opportunity.
  • Pay is D.O.E and ranges from $28-30/hr


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


LOCATION: Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, County-Wide

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Clinic Therapist  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number CLI-24-00003  
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.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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