Family Service Advocate

Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County - Carpinteria, CA

Full-time, benefits. Regular positions are eligible for medical, dental, vision, life insurance as well as a 5% salary match for a tax deferred retirement plan (403b, match is after 1 year of employment). In addition to hourly rate of pay an additional Monthly Locality stipend of $150 will be received.

Responsible for recruitment of children, parent orientations, Home Visits, referral of parents to community resources and local social services agencies. Creates and keeps all sections of child/family files and referral records up to date. Partners with families in a strength bases approach. Monitors the changes in each family’s need, and their qualification, for services. Supports families in the development of a Family Partnership Agreement. Networks with other agencies to maintain updated resources and information for the families.

REQUIRES: Equivalent to graduation from high school; and three years experience in client casework and/or client eligibility work in a social services setting or related field OR twenty-four units of college-level course work in Child Development/Social Work or related field, plus one year work experience in client casework and/or client eligibility work in a social services setting. A Family Services Worker Level II certificate is desirable. Strong computer skills. Valid California Driver's license and appropriate insurance per Agency requirements. Must have reliable transportation with an acceptable driving record as determined by agency. Ability to speak, read & write fluent Spanish required. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

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Contact Info

Agency Recruiter, Dianna, 805.964.8857 x #1116

Job Details

Category: Family Services

Type: FT

Location: Carpinteria, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: November 5th, 2019

Agency Details


CAC is a private non-profit that provides early childhood education, youth mentoring, healthy meals, home safety and energy conservation services, and utility payment assistance for low-income individuals and families in Santa Barbara County.


  • Assists over 12,000 people in Santa Barbara County each year
  • Operates 26 Head Start and Early Head Start Centers
  • Serves over 500,000 healthy meals to low-income children and seniors each year
  • Provides energy services to over 1,000 low-income homes per year
  • Helps over 500 children avoid entering the foster care system each year