The Family Support Services (FSS) Educator will provide education, support, and coaching to parents, couples, and families to promote respectful, positive, and nurturing family environments. One on one and classroom-based programming involves teaching principles, practices, and skills intended to help individuals and families develop and maintain healthy relationships, build effective co-parenting skills, and strengthen parental resilience. Services may extend to the home and/or community setting through infant and early childhood home visiting to strengthen parent-infant attachment, support bonding, ensure basic needs are met, and promote optimal child development. Through developmental screening, assessment, and education, the Educator will identify risks, promote strengths, and equip families with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive. By using established evidence-based curricula, Educators have the opportunity to bring families together, leading towards greater family strength and stability.
Availability to teach in the evenings is required. Clinical supervision available to Associate Clinical Social Workers (ASW).
Bachelors degree required in child development, education, social work, or related field.
Masters degree preferred in sociology, social work, child development or related field.
Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English and Spanish.
Ability to be welcoming and engaging in small and large group settings.
Excellent analytical, computer, written and verbal communication skills required.
Professional attitude, teamwork, and ability to maintain confidentiality a must.
Valid CA driver license required; reliable transportation is necessary to travel throughout Santa Barbara County.
Classification, Hours and Pay Rate
The position has part-time and full-time opportunities. Flexible schedules are available!
Positons working 20 or more hours per week are eligible for sick leave and vacation accrual, plus holidays. Positions working 30 or more hours per week are eligible for the same sick leave, vacation, and holidays, plus benefits: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and a 403(b) retirement plan.
Pay rate is dependent upon 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 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