The Bilingual (Spanish/English or Vietnamese/English) Clinician 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 though 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.
Seneca is always looking for ways to actively empower and uplift traditionally marginalized communities. We are honored to lead a nationwide effort, Todo Por Mi Familia, a campaign to find and connect families who sought asylum in the United States to mental health services. Seneca’s agency-wide DEI Advisory Board, Employee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the 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.
Bilingual Spanish/English abilities 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.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 3624
About Seneca Family of Agencies
At Seneca Family of Agencies, our mission is to help children and families through the most difficult times of their lives. Throughout the 1990s and into the 21st century, Seneca has dedicated itself to becoming a “system of care” agency providing a comprehensive continuum of community-based and family-focused treatment services for children and families. Seneca’s continuum of care now includes in-home wraparound services; foster family-based treatment; mobile crisis response services; integrated day treatment and special education services; after-school therapeutic recreation services; public school-based mental health services, and permanency services. Kinship Center, a member of Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to the core belief that every child deserves a family, Kinship Center provides the full spectrum of family-centered support to strengthen the families and communities we serve.