Youth Diversion Programs Coordinator

South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time
The Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse

Youth Diversion Programs Coordinator

CADA (The Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse) is recruiting for a Program Coordinator for our Youth Diversion Programs.

As an important part of our leadership team at our Daniel Bryant Youth and Family Center in Santa Barbara, the Diversion Program Coordinator will supervise the Case Managers in our two diversion programs, Youth Empowerment Services (YES) and Teen Court. This individual will  work with our partner agencies (schools, lawyers/judges, probation, law enforcement) on how to best support youth to keep from re-offending as we expand and enhance our diversion programming while determining what will make our programs and our youth most successful.

The Program Coordinator will also work directly with families in support of Teen Court contracts or restorative action plans.  This may include some educational classes or group counseling in various evidenced based practices.

This position will work closely with our adolescent substance abuse treatment program, our prevention programs, and our mental health/co-occurring programs for youth and will be a valued member of our managerial team. It will be a good fit for someone who would like to make a difference in the lives of youth and families in our community, help administer and influence programming for youth, and for those who are interested in juvenile justice or restorative practices.

Learn more about our two diversion programs here:

Teen Court:



  • Bachelor’s degree OR 2 years related experience in a helping profession, criminal justice, or related field
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent managerial, organizational, and administrative skills
  • Ability to work with persons from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Experience supervising staff, coordinating programs, and working with justice system-involved youth Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus

The position is full time, 40 hours per week. Salary range is $24-26/hr DOE,  with a rate increase potential for bilingual (Spanish/English) depending on prior training and experience. Benefits for full time employees include health, dental, vision, life, retirement, and paid time off (vacation, sick, holiday).

This is an in-person position, and the successful candidate will be required to meet with clients onsite. It will require some evening hours (Teen Court runs in the late afternoon/early evening). CADA requires that all staff providing in-person services with clients receive the COVID-19 vaccine and booster.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to and reference Diversion Programs Coordinator. For questions, call (805) 456-1238 or email

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