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Overnight Intake Social Worker/Therapist for Youth

**$2,000 Sign-on Bonus for new employees that apply for this role!**


The Overnight Social Worker/Therapist serves as the primary behavioral health specialist for youth at the Welcoming Center. They will warmly welcome a youth into the center and conduct an intake consisting of an assessment of needs, safety planning, and crisis intervention as needed, as well as coordinate with county staff to assist their efforts in making appropriate, informed, and timely placement decisions for the child.

The Welcoming Center is a home-like receiving center that supports children and youth as they navigate the trauma of placement disruption. Our multi-disciplinary team provide safety, care, comfort, and therapeutic supports for up to 24 hours.

The Welcoming Center serves young people in Santa Clara County who:

Have just been removed from their home | Are returning from elopement | Otherwise experience a loss in placement

New arrivals are met with empathetic and well-trained therapists and counselors who provide a calm, stable environment while their individualized needs are assessed and placement is secured.

Seneca supports clinicians towards licensure and beyond. We provide individual and group supervision, regular clinical case conferences, and licensure and renewal courses led by field experts. Expenses such as outside trainings or licensure fees can be mitigated through your clinical training stipend, and you will receive a $4000 salary increase upon getting licensed. Looking to expand your clinical skills even more? Seneca’s Professional Development Scholarship awardees receive tuition reimbursement of up to $2500 each year for certifications in areas such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, or Spanish for mental health practitioners. Training and promotional opportunities in the agency are abundant, and Seneca is committed to helping you advance in your career! 

Seneca’s comprehensive employee benefits package ensures that you are just as supported outside of work. We provide 75% of your medical premium, and full coverage for dental, vision, chiropractic, acupuncture, long term disability, and life insurance. We also cover 50% of premiums for dependents. Seneca offers a 403b Retirement Plan, and our fully-paid Employee Assistance Program provides mental health support as well as work and life services. You will accrue 5 weeks of paid time off every year. 

As a nonprofit mental health agency, Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community-based, and educational services. We are committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourage people of color to apply. Our programs are deeply engaged in conversations and trainings on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in order to bring equity and justice to the youth and families we serve.

  • Welcome youth into the center and provide them with assessment, support, guidance, and individualized care.
  • Utilize the Crisis Assessment Tool (CAT) to assess immediate behavioral health needs and coordinate with the team to document and access needed supports and interventions.
  • Provide therapeutic interventions for youth and families as necessary.
  • Work closely with county staff to discuss youth needs, relay essential information, and assist with placement planning.
  • Facilitate communication between youth, families, and resource families as appropriate.
  • Facilitate treatment team meetings which can include youth, family members, community members, Probation Officers and/or Child Welfare Workers.
  • Contribute to a positive team culture that centers values of anti-racism and anti-oppression.
  • Participate in the review of policies, practices, and data through a lens of anti-racism to ensure equitable outcomes for youth and families and equitable opportunities for staff.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with community members and providers.
  • Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, or social work required.
  • Eligible to register with the BBS.
  • Own vehicle, California driver’s license and insurance.
  • TB test clearance, fingerprinting clearance, and any other licensing or certification requirements.
  • Experience in working with children in out-of-home care preferred.
  • Must show proof of Covid-19 fully vaccinated and boosted
  • Full time 
  • Wed - Sat , 11PM - 7AM
  • Participate in On-Call Crisis Response 24 hour shifts on a rotating basis
  • Starting at $80,000 - $94,000 annually. Actual salary dependent on creditable experience above the minimum qualifications
  • Additional $4000 salary increase for BBS licensure
  • Annual performance evaluations provide the potential for a generous salary increase each year
  • Relocation assistance may be available
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including 75% paid premiums for medical and fully covered dental, vision, chiropractic, acupuncture, long term disability, and life insurance, as well as 50% paid premiums for dependents
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan
  • 403b Retirement Plan
  • 5 weeks of flexible paid time off
  • Excellent clinical training, individual and group supervision, and assistance toward licensure.
  • Training stipend and professional development opportunities
  • Opportunities to develop specialized skills, including clinical supervision and evidence-based practices
  • Abundant promotional opportunities across the agency in California and Washington
*Please apply directly through our website, by clicking here!*

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