Employment Opportunities

Licensed Part-time Bilingual Therapist – English/Spanish

Classification: Part-time, non-exempt

Salary: $40-50 per hour commensurate with experience

Mission: Jewish Family Service, a department of the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, is dedicated to strengthening the quality of life for individuals and families throughout their life. JFS offers a wide range of professional counseling and support services, without regard to religion, race, ethnicity, or disability.

Essential Requirements:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Master’s degree in counseling, marriage family therapy (MFT), or social work (MSW) from an accredited university or college
  • Current LCSW or LMFT license from the State of California
  • Current BBS registration in the State of California
  • Valid CA drivers' license with a clean driving record
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check
  • Knowledge of HIPAA regulations
  • Comfortable holding sessions using Tele-health, HIPPA compliant platforms as in person
  • Strong verbal/written communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work in busy environment, under pressure, without compromising accuracy, attention to detail or courtesy to staff and others
  • Able to prioritize competing responsibilities, with effective time management skills
  • Able to demonstrate mature judgment, initiative and critical thinking.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, willing team member and supportive colleague
  • Respect for confidentiality; ability to work with discretion and integrity
  • Strong computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office: Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous experience working in the nonprofit sector
  • Training in Medi-Cal documentation standards


  • Provide therapy to diverse age groups (children, adolescents, and adults) with a variety of diagnoses.
  • Build upon therapeutic skills using individual and family treatment modalities.
  • Create a treatment plan with measurable and observable goals in collaboration with supervisor, client, and caregivers.
  • Complete clinical assessment with clients to assess their strengths and needs from a clinical perspective.
  • Provide developmentally appropriate therapeutic interventions for children and families.
  • Coordinate with other agencies when appropriate to implement treatment plan.
  • Document all client, family and case management that meet Medi-Cal documentation standards.


  • 12 paid Federal holidays plus Jewish holidays that fall Monday-Friday
  • Vacation and sick time based on hours worked (20-29/week)
  • Simple IRA 3% employer matching program

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Cyndi Silverman at csilverman@sbjf.org with subject line: Bilingual Therapist.