• Awake Overnight Psychiatric Clinician: Triage and Stabilize Youth

    Job Locations US-CA-San Leandro
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3/8/2018 11:07 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Clinical (Master's level with BBS registration)
  • Overview

    The Awake Overnight Psychiatric Clinician provides direct services to clients and families in crisis in conjunction with Psychiatric Health Facility triage staff at Willow Rock Center. This 23-hour Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) serves adolescents from Alameda County who are in need of acute/crisis mental health services and can benefit from a structured, safe environment. This is a short-term program for adolescents, providing ongoing assessment and crisis stabilization with the goal of discharge to the community or transfer to an acute inpatient psychiatric facility in less than 24 hours.

    The Crisis Stabilization Unit staff and inpatient staff provide a safe and nurturing environment as they assist youth in regaining the stability necessary to safely return home or to a community-based placement. The Psychiatric Clinician position works as a part of a multidisciplinary team comprised of nurses, psychiatrists and counselors. This is an excellent position for gaining experience in the field of medical social work!


    Seneca is committed to hiring and maintaining a culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse workforce that is reflective of the local client community. 


    • Work with triage staff to assess the need for psychiatric hospitalization.
    • Conduct psychosocial evaluation to determine additional client needs.
    • Develop case plan in conjunction with county social workers, family and/or community based placement.
    • Provide referrals and linkages for additional services as necessary.
    • Coordinate and implement treatment and services for assigned clients.
    • Work with treatment team to determine course of action for follow-up services.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with community members and providers.
    • Chart mental health notes, treatment plans, outcome measures, incident reports, and other documentation as necessary.
    • Intervene with the clients’ behavior management programs as needed. This includes physical management of the clients (implementation of Seneca’s Ahimsa Model Training) as necessary.
    • Provide assistance in case planning and consultation to team members on clinical and casework issues.


    • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling
    • Eligible to register with the California BBS
    • TB test clearance, fingerprint clearances, and any other State/Federal licensing or certification requirements
    • Valid California driver's license and insurability through Seneca's automobile policy
    • Experience working with children in out-of-home care a plus
    • Ability to work with a diverse population
    • Good organizational and writing skills


    • Multiple shifts available
    • One weekly 24 hour on-call shift


    • Competitive salary, with an additional shift differential for overnight hours worked
    • Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage and partially paid premiums for dependents
    • 5 weeks of Paid Time Off
    • 403b retirement plan
    • Employer-paid Employee Assistance program
    • Excellent clinical training, individual and group supervision, and assistance towards licensure
    • Yearly stipend for additional training

    Employment opportunities are, and shall be open to all qualified applicants solely on the basis of their experience, aptitudes and abilities. It is the policy of Seneca Family of Agencies to grant equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, Vietnam Era Veteran status, age, religion, political affiliation, gender or sexual orientation. Seneca is committed to providing a fair, equitable, and inclusive work environment. We welcome candidates that will promote and value diversity and exercise teamwork and collaboration.

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