Foster Care Clinician

Job Locations US-CA-Oakland | US-CA-San Jose
Posted Date 3 months ago(11/17/2017 1:53 PM)
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Clinical (Master's level with BBS registration)


The Intensive Treatment Foster Care Program (ITFC) Clinician is responsible for both the clinical treatment and case management of up to eight children placed in treatment foster homes. Seneca’s ITFC 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. 


“I love working for Seneca, and more specifically ITFC as it feels like I'm working with family. There certainly are challenges, but these challenges are easily outweighed by the successes I see within the work we do. To work with a team and agency that share both your vision and values is amazing.”
- Seneca employee


  • 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
  • Intervene with the clients’ behavior management program as needed.  This includes physical management of the clients (implementation of Seneca Center’s Ahimsa Model Training) as necessary


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) abilities preferred
  • 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


  • Some on-call responsibilities
  • Flexible schedule with ability to work some evening/weekend hours as needed


  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including; medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage
  • Partial paid premiums for dependents.
  • 5 weeks of flexible paid time off.
  • Employer paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • We provide a 403b retirement plan
  • Excellent clinical training, individual and group supervision, and assistance toward licensure
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