Join the FSA Team

Thank you for your interest in careers with Family Service Agency. For all open positions, please send cover letter of interest and resume to:

Attention:  HR
Family Service Agency
123 West Gutierrez St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Fax: 805.965.2178

Family Support Child Care Provider (Santa Barbara & Lompoc)

The Position:
The FSS Child Care Provider will provide essential child care during parenting and relationship classes. The Child Care Provider will work collaboratively with co-child care providers, program participants, and FSA staff to promote safe, nurturing, and enriching child care for participants’ children. Hours will vary; will work on an intermittent basis. The Child Care Provider will report to the Family Support Services Supervisor.

Employment Standards:
• Experience providing child care and an informal or formal setting.
• Professional attitude, teamwork, and ability to maintain confidentiality a must.
• Must have reliable transportation.
• Requires background check and TB screening.
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Classification, Hours and Pay Rate:
• This position is part-time/as needed, non-exempt with limited benefits, paying $15/hour

Family Support Services (FSS) Supervisor – Santa Barbara

The Position:
The Family Support Services (FSS) Supervisor is responsible for oversight and operation of the agency’s integrated network of Family Resource Centers in south Santa Barbara County. Responsibilities include coordination of staff, strong collaboration with community partners, implementation and compliance with expectations outlined by stakeholders, and participation in ongoing continuous quality improvement. The FSS Supervisor will promote the Protective Factors Framework to ensure strength-based services are available to underserved, at-risk children and their families. This position entails the provision of direct services including parent education, information and referral, and other support to families as is needed. This position reports directly to the FSS Program Manager.

Employment Standards:
• BA required, MA preferred in social work, psychology, child development, public administration, early childhood education, or related field.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish required.
• Experience in program development, staff supervision, budget oversight, data tracking, and analysis.
• Familiarity with community resources and knowledge of early childhood education and child development.
• Computer and Internet literacy and excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office; can adapt to using various types of software.
• Valid automobile insurance and a valid California Driver License are required.
• Reliable transportation is necessary to travel throughout Santa Barbara County.

Classification, Hours and Pay Rate:
Full-time (37.5 hours/week), Exempt, with benefits. Salary: DOE

Holistic Defense Advocate (MSW, Santa Barbara)

The Position:

Co-located within the Public Defender’s Office, the Holistic Defense Advocate is part of a collaborative team working to provide high quality holistic representation to indigent adult clients accused of crimes in South Santa Barbara County. Through legal representation from public defender attorneys and targeted, comprehensive social work interventions from Holistic Defense Advocates, the program addresses life circumstances that lead to contact with the criminal justice system. The Holistic Defense team aims to stabilize lives, reduce recidivism, and create safer communities. An integral part of the defense team, the Holistic Defense Advocate conducts psychosocial assessments, provides mitigation reports, and makes referrals to treatment programs and social service providers. This pilot is a partnership between Family Service Agency, a nonprofit organization, and the Santa Barbara County Public Defender’s Office. The position reports to the Family Service Agency Operations Director.

Employment Standards:

  1. MSW or MA in a related field required; 2+ years post graduate MSW preferred.
  2. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.
  3. One year minimum advocating for adults involved in the criminal justice system, who often have histories of trauma, substance abuse related concerns, and mental health diagnoses.
  4. Case management and / or experience working within complex societal systems (i.e. criminal justice, social services, medical, education).
  5. Knowledge of issues related to criminal justice involvement for poor and under-served populations.
  6. Demonstrated multicultural competency.
  7. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.
  8. Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  9. Strong written and oral advocacy skills.
  • Computer and Internet literacy; excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Valid automobile insurance and a valid California Driver License.
  • Reliable transportation is necessary to travel throughout Santa Barbara County.

Classification, Hours and Pay Rate:

  • Position is full-time, non-exempt, with benefits
  • Pay rate dependent on experience