• Elementary Classroom Therapist

    Job Locations US-CA-Oakland
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/26/2019 1:21 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Clinical (Master's level with valid professional license)
  • Overview

    The Building Blocks/Maya Angelou Academy program provides caring, therapeutic interventions for preschoolers; and K-5 students; who have struggled with behavioral and emotional difficulties and may have been removed from other schools. Building Blocks/Maya Angelou Academy fosters the growth of each child’s potential for learning, creativity and social-emotional development in a safe and nurturing environment. The program’s therapeutic milieu incorporates a careful balance of structure and free play that supports each child in building a bridge to great emotional stability and in preparing to attend mainstream elementary schools.


    The Classroom Therapist provides therapeutic mental health, case management and consultation services to children and their families. The Therapist provides assessments, as well as individual, group, and/or family therapy, and assists in creation and implementation of individual behavioral plans for each child. 

    "Through my employment, Seneca has been nothing short of a wealth of knowledge. I have gained a wide variety of perspectives from working within a group of such compassionate people. It is truly a gift to be able to experience families and clients of such resilience and strength and to help them grow." 
    - Seneca Therapist


    Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. Celebrating diversity and creating a culture of inclusion increases creativity, innovation, problem solving, and teamwork. 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. For more information on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, click here!


    • Conduct weekly individual and family therapy for each student.
    • Create and monitor individual behavioral goals for each student.
    • Monitor classroom behavioral interventions for each student.
    • Provide case management and social services for each student.
    • Monitor psychotropic medications.
    • Complete all documentation required for each student.
    • Develop initial, individual, and family therapy contacts for each student.
    • Assist with crisis intervention and special activities as per schedule.
    • Provide consultation to classroom staff.
    • Attend weekly meetings; present cases to be discussed as pre-assigned.


    • Master's degree in Social Work/Psychology/Counseling.
    • Eligible to register with the California BBS.
    • Bilingual Spanish/English abilities a plus!
    • Experience working in a day treatment or residential facility serving children and their families a plus. 
    • Valid California Driver's License and insurability by Seneca's automobile policy.
    • Fulfillment of TB test, fingerprinting and state clearance, and any other mandatory state/federal requirements.


    • Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm


    • Competitive salary
    • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially 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.
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