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Family Relationships Facilitator – Santa Barbara

Family Service Agency
October 25, 2023
Santa Barbara, California, California
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Why join our countywide agency?

*Because each day we are making a difference in our community, and because we have a positive, employee- and client- centered work culture.

*We pay competitive rates and offer a strong benefits package that includes generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday pay, employer-paid medical insurance, a free subscription to the meditation/sleep app Calm, and much more!

*We offer continuous employee education and development and paid clinical supervision.

*We work with our staff to offer flexibility whenever possible.


We look forward to you joining our team at FSA of Santa Barbara County!

The Position

The FSS Family Relationships Facilitator will collaborate with parents, school administrators, and public and private entities to support couples and families in building skills to lead more fulfilling lives and strengthen parenting practices. The facilitator will work with participants to strengthen fathering skills, relationship skills, understanding of developmental milestones, and guide individuals and families in overcoming obstacles to self-sufficiency. Utilizing the Protective Factors Framework, the Family Relationships Facilitator will provide and/or link couples and families to comprehensive services in support of a child’s lifelong learning, health, and behavior. Through screening and assessment, parent and relationship education, home visitation, case management, and/or service linkage, the Family Relationships Facilitator will identify risks, promote strengths, and equip parents with the skills and knowledge needed to provide nurturing environments and overcome sources of stress. This position may require working some evenings and/or weekends.


FSA strives to be a trauma-informed and resilience-oriented organization. Because working with those impacted by trauma can affect staff in various ways, FSA actively identifies and employs methods to support staff to embody a healthy and sustainable balance of care for both themselves and others.

Sample of Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Facilitate classes, workshops, and home visitation focusing on healthy relationships and parenting skills utilizing approved curriculum.
  2. Conduct outreach, recruitment, and engagement for parents, couples, fathers and male parental figures to participate in services.
  3. Utilize assessment skills and screening tools to triage families and determine appropriate services (case management, information and referral, parent education, economic stability services). Work in collaboration with colleagues to provide a continuum of care.
  4. Coordinate classes with co-facilitator and community partners in an effort to best accommodate participants' needs.
  5. Complete pre-program evaluation to ensure the curriculum is tailored to the needs and identified risks of participants.
  6. Support participants in developing positive parenting skills through the use of effective communication and understanding of developmental milestones.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of local resources and provide information and referral when warranted.

Employment Standards

  • Bachelor’s degree in sociology, social work, education, or related field preferred.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish required.
  • Comfortable facilitating community workshops and classes with participants of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the following topics: parent education, developmental milestones, effective communication, overcoming obstacles to self-sufficiency, conflict management, and stress management.
  • Familiarity with community resources and knowledge of family stability resources.
  • 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.
  • Staff who have been employed in this position for at least three years may be eligible to move to the II level.

Classification, Hours and Pay Rate:

  • This position is full-time (40 hours/week), non-exempt, with benefits, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts and 403(b) retirement plan. Generous vacation, holiday and sick leave also offered.
  • Pay is dependent on education and Starting pay is $24.00/hour.


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 a cover letter with a resume here.
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