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MultiDimensional Family Therapy Positions

  • Wed, November 03, 2021 4:19 PM
    Message # 12097686
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    Hiring/Training Family Therapist

    The Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (CADA) is hiring as we expand our Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) services. 

    MDFT is an innovative family-centered therapeutic approach that is extremely effective in treating adolescents and young adults with substance abuse and mental health disorders.   This approach includes working with the youth, the parents, the family, and community supports.  More information on MDFT is available at

    We are looking for therapists interested in becoming trained and certified in MDFT while working in CADA’s Daniel Bryant Adolescent Treatment program. Opportunities for advancement and on-going training will be offered over the course of this 5 year grant funded program expansion.

    Full time (40 hrs/wk) and part time (20+ hrs/wk) positions available in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Lompoc

    We are looking for Licensed or Associate MFTs or CSWs with a passion for helping youth and families to become part of our team. 

    The right candidate will:

    Be optimistic about change and a have a genuinely positive outlook about people

    Complete paperwork adequately: turns it in on time and is careful and thoughtful about it

    Manage time, stressors, and demands well

    Follow supervisor’s guidance and suggestions

    Be open to learning and enhancing his/her therapy and MDFT skills

    Be committed to helping his/her clients

    Have positive teamwork orientation: likes to be part of a team and collaborates well


    MFT, AMFT, LCSW, ACSW, LPCC, or APCC with current registration with BBS

    (post grad MA/MS with qualification to apply BBS is acceptable)

    Experience working with children, adolescents, or young adults

    Bi-lingual (English/ Spanish) preferred

    Rate increase for Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) & for relevant training/experience

    Generous benefits for full time employees including health, dental, vision, life, retirement, paid time off (vacation, sick, holiday), & education reimbursement.

    Clinical supervision (group and triad) provided for associates

    On-going Clinical monitoring, feedback, & training provided through MDFT International.

    Covid-19 vaccination is required for meeting with clients in person.

    There is a possibility of this job being part time if the right candidate is part time in another job or private practice setting.  A minimum of 20 hrs/wk is needed to be spent in the office or in sessions with clients in order to properly administer the services.

    For questions please contact or (805) 456-1238

    To apply, please submit resume & cover letter to and reference MDFT.

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