The Bilingual (English/Spanish) Child and Family Social Worker coordinates services and planning for youth who are referred through social service, probation or behavioral health departments and are at-risk or in the process of stepping down from institutional into family or family-like settings. Services will be provided almost exclusively in the community: in families’ homes, group homes, foster homes, schools, etc. The primary role is to ensure that all parties are working together toward stability for the child and family.
“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 progresses, as well as my privilege at being a small part of their lives, make it all worth it.”
– Seneca Employee, Child and Family Social Worker
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.
- Meet with youth and caregivers on a weekly basis to further treatment goals and address behavioral, relational, and ecological needs.
- Develop Child and Family teams comprised of providers and natural support persons for the purpose of treatment planning and support.
- Facilitate the Wraparound action planning process through Child and Family Team meetings.
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with community members and providers.
- Coordinate and implement overall treatment and services for an average 8-10 youth and families.
- Provide assistance in case planning and consultation to team members on clinical issues, as well as casework issues, as appropriate.
- Provide case management and coordinate linkage to other community resources as necessary.
- Complete all documentation needed accurately and in a timely manner.
- Maintain availability to provide crisis intervention services and participate in crisis response system.
- Participate in individual and group supervision.
- Commit to and engage in self-evaluation as well as organizational efforts goals, strategies, and systemic practices regarding diversity, equity and inclusion.
- 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.
- 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
- Starting at $60,500 annually, commensurate with experience + 10% salary increase upon passing Spanish language proficiency exam
- Additional $4000 salary increase for BBS licensure
- Annual performance evaluations provide the potential for a generous salary increase each year
- 5 weeks of Paid Time off and 11 Paid Holidays
- Relocation assistance may be available
- Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage and partially paid premiums for dependents
- Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan
- 403b Retirement Plan
- Training stipend and professional development opportunities
- Excellent clinical training, individual and group supervision, and assistance toward licensure
- 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!