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START School Based Therapist (Associate)

Website Council On Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA) is hiring for 2 school based START Therapists for local schools in Carpinteria.

This is a valuable training experience for therapists and counselors interested in working with children/youth and families. Paid training and clinical supervision provided. Opportunity to work for well-established county-wide non-profit organization in collaboration with the school district.

This is an in-person position and candidate would be required to meet with clients at school site. CADA requires that all staff providing in-person services with clients receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

One position available at elementary school and one available at middle school.

MFT, AMFT, LCSW, or ACSW with current registration with BBS REQUIRED (or will have registration by school start date- Aug 23rd)
Experience working with children/adolescents (preferably in school setting)
Bi-lingual (English/ Spanish) preferred

Job duties include:
• Assessment and treatment planning in collaboration with families for referred students
• Ongoing individual therapy for identified clients at their school sites
• Meet with parents/guardians in support of clients
• Support and collaborate with teachers and administrators in advocacy for clients
• Maintain client charts: Completes client assessment, creates treatment plans in conjunction with client/family, and completes progress notes in a timely manner
Clinical supervision (group & triad) provided
Job hours worked coincide with school schedule (must be available during school hours).
Position is for school year (approx. 10 months) with opportunity to renew
This position is full time 30-40 hours per week
Compensation DOE
Rate increase for Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) & for relevant training/experience
Benefits eligible position including health, dental, vision, life, retirement, paid time off (vacation, sick, holiday), & education reimbursement.

Position start date: Week of August 9, 2021-
Training to take place between 8/9-8/23. School starts 8/23.

Accepting applicants through July 9, 2021- Interviews to take place mid-July for August start.

School based therapist positions are also available in Santa Maria & Lompoc. Contact [email protected] for more information on those positions.

A rich benefits package is available.

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse at [email protected] and reference START Therapist

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