Home Visitor, Great Beginnings

North Santa Barbara County
Santa Maria
Full Time

About Us:

Founded in 1970, CALM is a community-based mental health agency serving Santa Barbara County with a mission to prevent childhood trauma, heal children and families, and build resilient communities.

Our team of CALM staff and dedicated volunteers share a vision of supporting every family in our community so that every child thrives.

CALM’s guiding principles are:

Clinical Excellence | All-in Approach | Leading the Way | Meaningful Relationships


Work for a mission driven organization committed to transparency, collaboration, and communication. Our values are at the heart of what we do.


CALM is looking for a driven and dedicated Santa Maria based Trilingual Home Visitor to join its Great Beginnings Department. Operating within natural settings, this integral role involves collaborating with families to offer education and support. Within the program, the Home Visitor specifically aids parents of children from prenatal through the age of 3 years old to strengthen parent-child relationships, promote healthy child development, and enhance overall family well-being. Beyond this scope, the Home Visitor may engage with families of older children, offering behavioral interventions, implementing skill-building strategies, promoting positive parenting practices, and delivering case management services. This broader approach aims to assist families in accessing natural support systems and resources.

How you will make an impact:

  • Provide psychoeducation and parenting support to bolster protective factors and mitigate the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences.
  • Partner with families, establish trusting relationships, and maintain regular contact.
  • Facilitate plan development and goal setting that is strength-based, and family led.
  • Model parent-child activities that promote healthy attachment and bonding to foster optimal child development.
  • Provide developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive interventions.
  • Implement evidence-based curricula and evidence-based interventions with fidelity.
  • Conduct screenings to assess client and their families’ strengths and needs.
  • Provide information and referral services as needed.
  • Coordinate with other agencies and affiliates when appropriate to help family with concrete needs and other supports.
  • Maintain clinical productivity standards.
  • Complete all documentation in a timely manner and according to agency policy.
  • Attend trainings and conferences as needed or required by program manager.
  • Participate in community education and outreach activities.
  • Participate in regular administrative and clinical supervision, and agency-wide/program meetings.
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team and serve as a liaison between families, health care providers, and community-based organizations when applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned that pertain to the position.

Role requirements:


  • BA Degree in related field from an accredited university or college preferred with one year experience, or AA Degree in early childhood education from an accredited university with experience working in a mental health setting preferred.
  • Must have a valid California driver’s license, clean DMV record and criminal record clearance from the DOJ
  • Trilingual in English, Spanish and Mixtec required

Essential knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Strong commitment to CALM’s mission, vision, and strategic plan
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Strong commitment to confidentiality with the ability to work with discretion, diplomacy, and integrity
  • Strong computer and technology skills, including Microsoft Office and other web-based systems, Zoom, etc.
  • Proven skills in problem-solving, resourcefulness and decision-making with good judgment.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational abilities. Able to prioritize competing responsibilities with effective time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Comfortable providing constructive feedback to staff
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ethics, and demonstrated ability to develop & maintain productive relationships across employee groups.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility to accommodate evening appointments as needed

Physical Demands:

  • Prolonged periods sitting, listening, and observing or working on a computer
  • Stand, walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Drive from one location to another
  • Lift and /or move up to 20 pounds at times

Compensation & Benefits:

CALM offers an array of clinical opportunities, including promotion, prevention, early intervention, and treatment in an array of settings, including CALM’s clinics, early care and education centers, and pediatric offices.

CALM partners with more than 75 partner organizations to further its mission and serves 2500 clients per year.


Culture & Wellness Events

Schedule flexibility

100% Employer sponsored Life Insurance (1x Salary)

100% Employer sponsored Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance for Employees

60% Employer sponsored Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance for Dependents

403b Retirement Plan with a 3% Match, increasing to 5% after 7 years

Student Loan Repayment Opportunities of up to $50,000 per year through

AD&D, Long-Term Disability and Voluntary Benefits

Medical and Dependent Care FSA

Employee Assistance Plan that provides access to mental health, legal, and financial resources

Monthly Data Stipend of $35

Benefits opt-out stipend of $5,400/year

10 days of PTO for 1st year of service, increasing each year and 80 hours of sick leave

13 Paid Holidays

Training & Development:

We provide clinical supervision for doctoral students, ASW, AMFT, APCC

Access to Therapist Aide

Weekly sponsored Clinical Supervision & Support

We support staff who have a private practice and offer our space at CALM at no charge

Clinical Training & Advancement Opportunities, including certifications in evidence-based modalities:

Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Healthy Families America (HFA)

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC)

Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP)

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Parent-Child Care (PC-CARE)

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Coming soon: Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)



CALM is committed to being an “employer of choice” and strives to recruit and retain qualified, high performing employees committed to our mission. Competitive compensation that rewards excellent performance is integral to this goal.  CALM’s compensation program is designed to be externally competitive, internally equitable, and financially sustainable.  CALM regards compensation holistically and considers wages, benefits, a supportive and positive work environment, staff wellness, on-going professional development, and work-life balance all critical aspects of our total rewards program.

CALM offers a 10% compensation increase upon licensure.

CALM offers a $1-3/hour bilingual stipend to employees that use a second language.

This is a non-exempt position with a salary range of $24-32/hour plus a $3/hour trilingual differential.


The salary range provided denotes the minimum and maximum rates applicable to the position. Factors influencing the placement of newly hired employees within this range include their specific skills, qualifications, relevant experience, and comparison with existing employees in similar roles. Typically, newly hired employees are positioned below the midpoint of the salary range.

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