Tri-Counties Regional Center

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Service Coordinator II - Early Start ages 0-3


Our Santa Barbara Early Start team is looking for people who want to make a difference in their community and provide person-centered assistance to children ages 0-3 with developmental disabilities.


Service Coordinator IIs manage a caseload of 60-70 children who require specialized assistance.


Candidates must have at least 2 years in social work and 1 year working with children with developmental disabilities. Also required is a master's or bachelor's degree in human services. 


Please see our website at for more about who we are and what we do.


Primary Job Duties of Service Coordinators:

  • Support individuals we serve by maintaining regular contact and doing Individual Program Plans (IPP).
  • Participate in Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) staffings and attend meetings in the community as needed
  • Provide information and referral to generic services and resources in the community, including schools, recreational options and local support groups, supportive employment/ habilitation funded day programs, local agencies (C.C.S., Dept. Rehabilitation, Social Security, Medi-Cal, IHSS), specialist physicians/ specialists (speech therapist, O.T./P.T.).
  • Coordinate and secure TCRC funded services, including behavior services, training for independent living, supportive living, out-of-home placement, in home and out-of home respite, adult day programs, durable medical equipment and specialized services, non-Medi-Cal funded services.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in human services field or a related area, with 2 years of applicable experience in mental health or social work; at least 1 year experience with children with developmental disabilities required. 2 years of case management experience is preferred.
  • Valid California driver’s license and reliable, insured vehicle or equivalent means of transportation.
  • Able to travel to any location at any time (this position will require local travel)

This is a non-exempt, full-time, union bargaining unit position, to be paid hourly. The starting salary range is:

Bachelor’s Degree -- $19.39 - $21.37

Master’s Degree – $22.45- $24.74


In addition to salary, mileage reimbursement is provided at the current IRS rate of $0.535 per mile, and 5% annual salary increases according to union payscales.


Tri-Counties Regional Center also offers a wonderful benefits package which includes:

Employer Paid Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance

Voluntary Vision and Supplemental Life Insurance

CalPERS Retirement Pension Plan

Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program 

Flexible M-F work schedules


Please see our Employee Benefits page for more information about the comprehensive benefit package provided.


In order to apply, please send your cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Peer Advocate Specialist

Are you interested in advocacy and looking for work?

Do you live in the Santa Barbara area?

Are you receiving services from Tri-Counties Regional Center?


 We have an exciting, part-time job opportunity (10 hours a week) available with the TCRC team in supporting local self-advocacy groups in the Santa Barbara area.

Primary Responsibilities:

·       Serves as an advisor to the South Coast Self Advocacy Group, and other groups as needed.

·       Attends local advocacy groups and/or Hillside House Resident Council meetings, as appropriate. 

·       Supports individuals participating in community activities, such as Local Unmet Needs Transit Hearings, Grassroots Day, and local legislative visits.

·       Assist in the design of printed materials for persons and families served.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

·       Some knowledge of local programs and services, generic benefit programs (Medi-Cal, Social Security)

·       Demonstrated ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and as a team member.

·       Demonstrated ability to take direction from supervisor and team members, and ask for help as needed.

·       Ability to prioritize time and/or be flexible with work-related deadlines.


Minimum Qualifications:

·       Must be a resident of the Santa Barbara area, and must be a person served by TCRC

  • Minimal formal education (high-school graduate preferred)
  • Reliable source(s) of transportation in the community
  • Good verbal skills and/or proficiency in the use of personal communication device(s)
  • Some computer keyboarding skills and/or ability to complete such tasks with appropriate supports
  • Experience leading groups and/or giving group presentations
  • Demonstrated awareness of maintaining a professional image in role as Peer Advocate Specialist
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team  


Classification:                        Union, Hourly, Non-Exempt, Part-time (10 hours per week)

Starting Salary:                      $10.52 hourly (Step 2, Grade 2)


TO APPLY: Please email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Attachments must be in .pdf , .doc , or .docx formats in order to be considered.  Please submit before 2/3/17. 

If you any have questions regarding this position, please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or get in touch with your Service Coordinator.