The Outreach Consultant (ORC) delivers prevention services for at-risk students in the school setting. Approximately half of the ORC's time is spent providing prevention services to individuals and small groups of students, and the remainder of the time is spent providing prevention services to the school as a whole.
Provide individual students and groups of students with support, education, and advocacy to prevent problems such as antisocial behavior and substance abuse, and to promote student self-esteem, decision-making skills, communication skills, social relationships, and a sense of personal responsibility.
Maintain a knowledge of school and community resources, make appropriate community and school-based referrals, and conduct follow-up.
Apply knowledge of prevention programs to enhance protective factors against risks, such as: gang involvement, drug abuse, suicide, dropout, etc.
Assist in acute interventions for students in crisis.
Maintain program records in an organized, readily accessible fashion; produce required reports as needed.
Collect data and input into program data systems, including Vertical Change.
A Bachelor's in Psychology, Sociology, Child Development, or other related field is preferred.
Must have a demonstrated ability to work with children, families and schools.
Excellent interpersonal, analytical, computer, written, and verbal communication skills required.
Professional attitude, enjoys teamwork, and ability to maintain confidentiality a must.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Reliable transportation to travel to school sites.
Classification, Hours and Pay Rate
Position is full-time, non-exempt, with benefits. (Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Generous holiday and sick leave also offered.)
Pay rate is dependent upon experience.
Family Service Agency's north county DBA is Santa Maria Valley Youth and Family Center. 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.
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