The School-Based Counselor is an on-site direct service provider at a local school. Each on-site 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. We are looking for someone who has a passion for learning and a desire to contribute to a vibrant nonprofit committed to serving the individuals and families of Santa Barbara County.
Sample of Duties and Responsibilities:
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.
Identify high-risk children/families that have high probability of developing emotional/behavioral problems.
Assist students in developing behavioral skills for resisting social influences that promote high-risk behaviors through direct instruction, modeling, rehearsal, coaching and reinforcement.
Assist students in developing necessary assertiveness, communication, goal-setting, and problem-solving skills that may enable them to avoid high-risk behaviors.
Must be registered LMFT or LCSW in good standing with the BBS, or a registered AMFT or ASW working towards licensure.
Masters degree required.
Two years of past clinical experience preferred.
MediCal documentation experience desired but not required.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Excellent analytical, computer, written and verbal communication skills required.
Professional attitude, teamwork, and ability to maintain confidentiality a must.
Must possess valid CA driver license and auto insurance.
Classification, Hours and Pay Rate:
The position has part-time and full-time opportunities available (20-40 hours/week). Please indicate in your application how many hours you are looking for.
Positons working 20 or more hours per week are eligible for: sick leave accrual, limited holidays, and eligibility for flexible spending accounts and 403(b) retirement account.
Positions working 30 or more hours per week are eligible for the same sick leave and holidays, plus benefits: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and a 403(b) retirement plan.
Pay is dependent on experience.
Family Service Agency (FSA) has long been regarded as one of Santa Barbara Countys 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.
To apply for this position, it is strongly encouraged 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