Clinician - Intensive Services Foster Care

San Jose, California
Starting at $66,000 to $77,000 annually, with a comprehensive benefit package!
Oct 30, 2019
Nov 29, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
50 - 75%
Experience Level

The Intensive Services Foster Care Program (ISFC) Clinician is responsible for both the clinical treatment and case management of up to eight children placed in treatment foster homes. Seneca’s ISFC program serves children aged 6-18 who have emotional and behavioral challenges due to histories of trauma, neglect and abuse. In this home-based, therapeutic approach, Seneca foster parents are valued team members who receive weekly support and guidance from Seneca clinicians and counselors. With a focus on the strengths and value of each child, the team helps foster youth to recover and flourish as they learn coping skills and improve their ability to regulate feelings and behaviors. 

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 awards employees with 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 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 Board, Employee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families we serve.


  • Function as the team leader and coordinate all treatment and placement activities
  • Design and implement each child’s treatment plan in conjunction with the Support Counselor
  • Assist in screening and selection of foster parents
  • Coordinate all activities involving the birth parents, including counseling, court appearances, home visits and reunification efforts, in conjunction with the Support Counselor
  • Provide in-home training and support to the foster parents during weekly meetings
  • Provide weekly support for each foster child/foster parent and visit child in the foster home at least once per week
  • Attend all program staff meetings, treatment reviews, IEPs and other agency meetings as necessary
  • Supervise the Support Counselor on clinical issues, casework issues and written reports for each case
  • Chart documents needed for treatment services, including assessments, diagnoses, treatment plans


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) abilities a plus!
  • Eligible to register with the California BBS
  • Own vehicle, valid California Drivers License, and insurability through Seneca’s automobile policy
  • TB test clearance, fingerprinting clearance, and any other State/Federal licensing or certification requirements
  • Experience working with emotionally disturbed children in out-of-home care a plus!


  • Full-time
  • Flexible schedule with ability to work some evening/weekend hours as needed


  • Starting at $66,000 - $77,000 annually, commensurate with experience
  • 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 

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