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Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team, while working to improve mental health and reduce stigma throughout our community? The Mental Wellness Center, a local nonprofit organization, is seeking talented individuals to join our team!

Testimonials from past employees share a dedication and commitment to serving our community.

“This job changed my life for the better in many profound ways. It made me a better person and made me see the beauty in every single one of us. The relationships and experiences I built with managers, co-workers, clients/members are something I will cherish my entire life. This is a wonderful community, club and organization that you can grow with tremendously as you dedicate to serve the community and those with mental illness. So many opportunities to teach, to interact, to have fun, to grow, to sharpen skills, to improve the lives of others, to collaborate and work with others.”

“Working with the Mental Wellness Center has been one of my greatest experiences in my life. Lovely people working for a great cause.”




Open Positions

Interested in applying? Please submit cover letter and resume via email to HR@mentalwellnesscenter.org using the 'click here to apply' button below.

Proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment, no exception.

Community Engagement and Education Coordinator

The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Coordinator will be the lead team member to provide coordination for a collaborative program with Family Service Agency, Santa Barbara County Behavior Wellness Department and the SB School District, and a grant from Cottage Hospital and SAMSHA. The coordinator will work collaboratively across Santa Barbara County to engage the community and work to recruit and involve potential program participants. The coordinator will work in collaboration with dozens of diverse community organizations and representatives to coordinate formal trainings utilizing the evidence based MHFA curriculum. The coordinator will assist in strategizing for outreach, organization, and administration of education activities and in person trainings.

Youth Mental Health Program Coordinator

The Youth Mental Health Program Coordinator will take the lead in providing coordination of the organization’s youth-focused education programs, including Mental Health Matters, the Wellness Connection Council and the Youth Advisory Group. This person will assist in strategizing for outreach, organization, and administration of education activities and in-person trainings.

Special Programs Assistant

The Special Programs Assistant reports to the Director of Programming & Education as well as the Director of Development & Communications. As such, this person will support two divisions within Mental Wellness Center, specifically: Wellness & Recovery and Development & Communications. The Special Programs Assistant will report to both directors for assignments and review of tasks relevant to their specific area of responsibility.

Recovery Learning Center Program Manager

The Program Manager of the Fellowship Club of Santa Barbara – A Recovery Learning Center, supervises, directs, and coordinates daily operations and programming of this drop-in activity-based recovery and wellness program for members with mental health challenges. The Program Manager is responsible for creating, coordinating and facilitating day-to-day activities for the program’s members. The manager also provides hands-on support to the small staff and to clients. This position directly supervises (peer) staff, including assignment of duties and performance reviews.

Community Engagement and Education Coordinator

The Coordinator will work collaboratively across Santa Barbara County to engage the community and work to recruit and involve potential program participants. The coordinator will work with diverse community organizational representatives to coordinate programming and education curricula. This person will assist in strategizing for outreach, organization, and administration of education activities and in-person trainings.

Direct Care Staff

Provides direct personal care and supervision to clients at the facility. Promotes client well-being and satisfaction through support with activities of daily living



We are committed to granting equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, registered domestic partnership status, age (over 40), citizenship status, uniform service member status, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental health disorders, protected medical condition including AIDS/HIV and genetic characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance or regulation.

For questions regarding employment at
the Mental Wellness Center contact:

Julia Yanez
Human Resources Representative
MWCjobs@mentalwellnesscenter.org