The Bilingual (Spanish/English or Vietnamese/English) Clinician serves as the primary behavioral health specialist providing intake, assessment, safety planning, crisis intervention, targeted case management/intensive care coordination, and CFT facilitation. They are responsible for development and implementation of a short-term service plan to stabilize youth behaviors to preserve current placement.
Immediate Stabilization Services supports young people and their Resource (foster) Families in times of crisis and high need to reduce the likelihood of placement disruption and preserve their placement. These prevention and stabilization services are available 24 hours a day, with the goal of improving youth safety and well-being.
ISS staff provide:
Phone-based assessment | In-person stabilization | Short-term intensive services
ISS services are also utilized to facilitate successful transition into new placements for youth as they leave the Welcoming Center. In this way, the ISS team can be a stabilizing and consistent support team for young people as they experience a change in placement.
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.
- Serve as the clinical lead on a child’s ISS treatment team and work with the team to offer an array of behavioral health services to support placement stability, safety, and well-being in resource family homes and in the community.
- Provide behavioral health services aligned with Seneca’s Unconditional Care clinical treatment model to improve client functioning, safety, permanency, and wellness, including intake, assessment, safety, treatment, and discharge planning.
- Present to community partners as it relates to assigned youth’s treatment progress.
- 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.
- Participate in all treatment reviews and program staff meetings when necessary.
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with community members and providers.
- Assist with planning for transportation arrangements for school, therapy appointments, and court hearings.
- Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, or social work required.
- Eligible to register with the BBS.
- Bilingual in English and either Spanish or Vietnamese required.
- Valid CA driver’s license and insurable under Seneca Family of Agencies insurance policy
- Obtain fingerprint clearances with the DOJ and FBI, TB test clearance, and other regulatory requirements
- Experience in working with children in out-of-home care preferred.
- Full time Monday- Friday
- Flexible schedule required, with the ability to work some evening and weekend hours as needed
- Participate in On-Call Crisis Response 24 hour shifts on a rotating basis
- 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