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The Family Support Services (FSS) Family Advocate will foster strong partnerships between Community Based Organizations, local schools, and families to support families in overcoming obstacles to self-sufficiency and will inspire confidence in guiding partners to reach chosen goals. Guided by the Protective Factors Framework, the Family Advocate will work collaboratively to provide comprehensive services to at-risk families to support the overall wellbeing and health of the family. Through advocacy, case management, parent education, developmental screening, and linkage to community resources, the Family Advocate will identify risks, promote strengths, and equip parents with the skills and knowledge needed to overcome sources of stress and provide nurturing environments. Services are provided in the school, home, and community setting.
â¢ Bachelorâs degree in social work, psychology, education, or related field required.
â¢ Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
â¢ Strong coordination/facilitation skills a must.
â¢ Excellent analytical, computer, written and verbal communication skills required.
â¢ Professional attitude, teamwork, and ability to maintain confidentiality a must.
â¢ Valid CA driver license required.
Classification, Hours and Pay Rate:
â¢ The position is full-time, non-exempt. Full-time positions are eligible for generous vacation and sick leave accruals, holidays, and benefits: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and a 403(b) retirement plan.
â¢ Pay is dependent on experience.
Family Service Agency (FSA) has long been regarded as one of Santa Barbara Countyâs 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 clientsâ 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.
To apply for this position, it is highly recommended that you submit both a cover letter and resume. Please reply to this ad, and/or you may also send your materials to:
Family Service Agency
123 West Gutierrez St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101