Youth Empowerment Services (YES) CASE MANAGER 

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

The Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (CADA) is seeking a

Full time Youth Empowerment Services (YES) CASE MANAGER  in Santa Barbara

YES is a diversion program for at-risk youth

Case Managers work with youth & families to create and implement a Restorative Action Plan (including community service, education classes, mental health counseling, and/or substance abuse treatment) which takes the place of traditional consequences.  They provide on-going support to the youth and families as they complete their plan.

Case Managers also lead educational groups & classes on a variety of topics including substance use/misuse, relationships, and conflict resolution.

This is a great position for someone interested in gaining experience and knowledge in criminal justice, social work, or helping professions.  Excellent training is provided. YES Case Managers work alongside treatment counselors, therapists, and educators as a member of the Daniel Bryant Youth and Family Center team.


Bilingual English/Spanish Highly Desirable

Bachelor’s degree (in related field) OR 1 year experience in a helping profession or related field

Understanding of trauma-informed care

Ability to work with persons from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds

Registered or Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor or equivalent preferred

Background working with justice system-involved youth preferred

Desired Skills:


Ability to communicate well with parents, youth, and community organizations

Case management and/or social work skills

Knowledge of alcohol/drug issues for youth

Data Management & Documentation

Job responsibilities include on-going engagement with youth/parents from referral to discharge, intake, assessment, and planning meetings with youth/parent, on-going case management and other direct services, collaboration/coordination with schools, law enforcement, Probation, and other referral sources, community outreach, facilitation of educational groups and classes.

This is a full time (40 hrs/wk) position with benefits including health, dental, retirement, & vacation/holiday/sick.

This positions is in person at our office in downtown Santa Barbara.

CADA requires that all staff working in-person with clients receive the Covid-19 vaccine and booster.

Rate of Pay dependent on qualifications & experience

Additional Case Manager position is open in our Santa Maria office. Please indicate which office location you are applying for when sending resume (Santa Maria or Santa Barbara).

To apply, please send resume & cover letter to and  & reference YES Santa Barbara.

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