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Therapist/Social Worker

Are you a compassionate and dedicated therapist looking to make a real impact in the lives of youth and families? Our Multisystemic Therapy (MST) program is seeking a skilled Therapist to provide family-based mental health counseling, support, crisis intervention, and skill-building services to youth and families referred through Alameda County’s juvenile probation program.
*Now offering a $2,000 sign-on bonus!*
As a Therapist in our program, you will be responsible for delivering family-based mental health counseling, support, crisis intervention, and skill-building services to youth and families referred through Alameda County’s juvenile probation program. You will regularly attend delinquency court and work closely with probation officers, school staff, and other community providers to ensure that the families receive the support they need. In addition to providing traditional therapy services, you will also have the opportunity to work with families in their homes, schools and other community settings, which will allow you to provide a more holistic approach to treatment and make a real difference in the lives of those we serve. It is a challenging but rewarding role, and we are looking for a therapist who is passionate about empowering families to make positive changes in their lives, and ready to join our team to make an impact in the community.
“My program stands out because of the amazing amount of expertise and generosity of all of my coworkers. My clients are some of the most inspiring and resilient humans, and their progress, as well as my privilege at being a small part of their lives, make it all worth it.”
- Seneca Employee, Child and Family Clinician
Our program is built on the belief that involving families and caregivers in every aspect of treatment is essential to promoting and sustaining behavioral change. Multisystemic Therapy is an evidence-based practice aimed at reducing behaviors like substance use, school truancy/failure and parent/child relationships. Services are based in community locations in order to truly meet the youth and family where they are. The goal of the MST program is to maintain youth in their family’s homes and reduce further criminal justice involvement.
Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. Seneca’s agency-wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory BoardEmployee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families we serve.  


  • Provide short-term, intensive and targeted intervention to youth and caregivers
  • Maintain a caseload of 5 to 6 clients
  • Collaborate regularly with community partners including juvenile probation, school teams and other community resources
  • Provide therapeutic services to youth and families in their community or home setting
  • Engage and empower youth and their caregivers
  • Participate in all treatment reviews, program staff meetings, and IEP meetings when necessary
  • Maintain timely and accurate clinical documentation and agency-assigned paperwork
  • Participate and engage colleagues in racial equity work and conversations of power, privilege, and race


  • Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, or social work required
  • Eligible to register with the BBS
  • Own vehicle, valid California driver’s license and insurability through Seneca's automobile policy.
  • TB test clearance, fingerprinting clearance, and any other state/federal licensing or certification
  • Experience in working with children and families in community-based settings a plus
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Familiarity with Alameda County communities
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster required


  • Full-Time.
  • Monday to Friday from 9:00 am -5:00 pm
  • Flexible schedule required, with the ability to work evening hours as needed
  • Participate in on call schedule for family support line 


  • Starting at $67,000- $81,000/year, the actual salary is dependent on creditable experience above the minimum qualifications for the role
  • Additional compensation provided upon passing bilingual language proficiency exam
  • A $4000 salary increase upon licensure 
  • $2000 sign-on bonus!
  • Salary increases each year
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package:
  • Medical, dental, vision, chiropractic, acupuncture, and fertility coverage
  • Long-term disability, family leave, and life insurance
  • 50% paid premiums for dependents
  • 403b retirement plan
  • Employer-Paid Assistance Plan
  • 5 weeks of Paid Time off and 11 Paid Holidays 
  • Relocation assistance may be available
  • Abundant promotional opportunities across the agency in California and Washington
  • Seneca supports clinicians toward 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 training or licensure fees can be mitigated through your clinical training stipend.
Key Words: Social Worker, Mental Health, Therapist, Therapy, Social Work, Non-profit, Nonprofit, Youth, Advocate, Family, Children, Families, Behavioral Health, Healthcare

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