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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.

Director of Wellness and Recovery Programs

Working with the CEO and COO, the Director of Wellness and Recovery Programs will: develop and direct the Wellness and Recovery Programs of the Mental Wellness Center, recruit, train and develop a team of employees and volunteers to carry out multiple education programs, lead collaborations with other social service and government agencies to expand programs and evaluate the impact of the programming, work with MWC Senior Leadership to develop and manage program budgets, oversee program contracts and grants, work with other MWC Directors and Managers to build a cohesive connection to all of MWC’s programs, establish and lead a comprehensive training program that supports the efforts of volunteers, peer staff, and clinical interns so that they build a strong base of effective skills that benefit the client and programming needs of the MWC, have the ability to oversee the program expansion that will include work on weekend and evening hours, and will be bilingual in both English and Spanish.

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

Transportation Coordinator

Providing transportation with company van to and from a variety of places for clients with mental illness. This includes transporting to and from medical appointments, assisting them with the process as needed and taking part in planned outings and day program activities. The driver will provide supervision for clients while in his/her care. Promoting client well-being and satisfaction through support with activities of daily living is an important part of the position. Medical appointments and grocery shopping for four residential facilities is also part of the position. The hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.

Wellness and Recovery Coach

The Wellness and Recovery Coach will function as a role model to peers; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and coping skills; providing consumer information and peer support. The Wellness and Recovery Coach performs a wide range of tasks to assist peers of all ages to aid them in their own recovery process. Providing resources such as groups, classes, books and other materials. The Wellness and Recovery Coach will check in with club members consistently and also monitor the facility.

Development & Marketing Associate

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 (MWC), a local nonprofit organization, is looking for a talented development professional, interested in leveraging their passion for helping others, to join our team. We are seeking a full-time Development & Marketing Associate to join our dedicated team in Santa Barbara, CA. This position supports the Development & Marketing Director and will help strengthen our existing efforts as we celebrate 75 years of serving our community.

Family Advocate

The Mental Wellness Center is proud to offer our community a dedicated Family Advocate who is trained and familiar with issues faced by families impacted by mental health disorders. And now, we are pleased to share the need for an additional Family Advocate to support our existing Family Advocate and help us help more individuals and families in need. This full-time Family Advocate position will supplement our current Family Advocate's position. This role is special to our community, and so an essential requirement for this position is that you possess a personal lived experience as a caregiver of a family member of a person living with a serious and/or persistent mental illness.

Both Mental Wellness Center Family Advocates will work together, assisting families who are trying to understand and deal with the impact of serious mental health disorders in their family and provides assistance in understanding and navigating the local public and private mental health systems. This role also assists families in accessing various clinical and support services available in our community and can offer one-on-one support in times of challenging times. To learn more about our current Family Advocate and how this role would support them as well as our organization, CLICK HERE.



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