Bilingual Social Worker/Therapist


Family Care Network, Inc. is accepting resumes for interest in the position for a Bilingual Social Worker/Therapist . This position will work within the agency's SB 163 Wraparound and Foster Care programs, providing social work, child and family team facilitation, case management and mental health services (therapy, rehab, crisis intervention, etc.) for children/youth and families with severe emotional needs.

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FCNI is a progressive, dynamic organization with a 36-year history serving San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties through multiple programs designed to strengthen and preserve families and individuals impacted by trauma. Programs are delivered in partnership with public and private agencies and the community. With our "grow your own" philosophy, FCNI provides excellent advancement opportunities.

FCNI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law. In addition to federal law requirements, FCNI complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Compensation and Benefits

  • 40 hrs. - Full-Time/Exempt position in San Luis Obispo County.
  • Starting annual salary:
    • Social Worker/Therapist II (AMFT or ACSW) $70,324.80 annually
    • Social Worker/Therapist III (LMFT or LCSW) $78,000.00 annually
  • Plus, a Spanish Bilingual differential - 10% increase on the employee's hourly base rate of pay
  • Additional compensation for participating in after hours on-call. Daily rates range from $125-$200 depending on the shift and program.
  • Mileage reimbursement 65.5 cents per mile

Annual Pay Scale Range:
Social Worker/Therapist II - $70,324.80-$89,772.80
Social Worker/Therapist III - 78,000.00-$98,176.00


  • Eligible to enroll into benefits on the 1st of the month following employee's first day of employment. These are all high quality and comprehensive plans.
    • FCNI will cover 75% of employee's premium and 60% of employee's dependent’s premium on the primary plan offered-Aetna PPO Health Benefit, Vision and Dental PPO
    • HSA plans available
  • Humana Life Insurance - $25,000 death benefit at no charge to the employee.
  • Employee Assistance Program - Aetna Resources and Support at no charge to the employee which includes resources and support in:
    • Emotional well-being support
    • Legal services
    • Daily life assistance
    • Financial services, etc.
  • 403(b) plan which allows employees to contribute a portion of their salary pre-tax toward their retirement with a monthly employer match. Eligibility provisions apply
  • 12 paid holidays annually
  • 17 days of PTO accrued annually (increases after 3 years of service)
  • Clinical supervision for BBS licensure
  • Reimbursement for fees associated with registering and maintaining the professional licenses required of the position (such as BBS licensing fees)
  • FCNI provides free CEU courses for maintaining ongoing education requirements for professional licensure

Basic Duties

  • Provide case management and social work services, including: case assessment, treatment planning,progress reports and evaluations, scheduling of required appointments, parent support, training, maintaining regular case notes of client and agency activities and attending multi-disciplinary treatment team or similar meetings.
  • Provide mental health services, including: assessment, child and family team meetings, individual, group and family therapy, rehabilitation, brokerage crisis intervention. Some or all may be MediCal billed
  • Provide transitional living services including life skill assessment and skill development in critical life domains.
  • May supervise In-home support or youth development staff. 
  • Must be able to work with clients with severe emotional needs in diverse settings, including family homes, residential care, juvenile justice facilities, schools, and other community settings.


  • The Social Worker/Therapist II & III will have a Master’s Degree from an accredited state approved graduate school as defined in section 88065.3 (b) (1) CCR.  If assigned to a CCL regulated program, degree requirements must be from an accredited or  state approved graduate school as defined by Section 88065.2(b)(1). CCR. This degree requirement may only be waived by exemption approval from CCL. 
  • The Social Worker/Therapist II is required to be enrolled and current with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as either an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW) or Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT). 
  • The Social Worker/Therapist III is required to be enrolled and current with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as either a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).  
  • In addition to the degree specifications, The Social Worker/Therapist II & III staff assigned to Foster Family Agency (FFA) programs must have completed the following: 
    • At least 3 semester units or 100 days of field practice in a public or private social services agency. 
    • At least 9 semester units of course work related to children and families, or 18 months experience in working with children and families. 
    • At least 3 semester units working with minority populations; six months of experience in working with minority populations; or six months in-service training in working with minority populations. 
    • At least 3 semester units in child welfare or 2 years’ experience in a public or private child welfare setting. 
    • Three years of full-time social work or casework employment in the field of family or child welfare services; or 2 years as a full-time social worker or caseworker in a licensed foster family agency. 
  • The Social Worker/Therapist II & III shall meet all state criminal record and health screening clearance requirements, and possess: a valid California Driver’s License, automobile insurance and an acceptable DMV record.  
  • Be flexible in schedule availability, in order to meet youth and families' needs, which includes weekends and evenings.
    • Must be available to report in-person with flexible remote/telecommuting work.  


Send questions to or to FCNI 1255 Kendall Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401