• Dialectical Behavioral Therapist

    Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/9/2019 3:27 PM)
    Job ID
    Clinical (Master's level with valid professional license)
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Seneca's Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Clinic supports teenagers with chronic suicidality or self-harm behaviors.  It is an evidenced-based practice that was designed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder; it is a structured, behavioral, skill-oriented and team-based treatment that has been said to “make you a better therapist faster” and we believe it! Seneca’s San Francisco Connections program is responsible for the ongoing provision of culturally competent mental health services to clients and their families, including individual, group,and family therapy


    We are now hiring for a Bilingual DBT Therapist.  We are participating with UCSF in a study to determine ways to bring DBT training as well as treatment to various populations, and will provide the training required.  This is an incredible opportunity to build your clinical repertoire, enhance your resume, work with an inspiring and talented team, and provide important access to treatment to youth and families.


    Amber Gonzalez has been on the DBT Team for a year and says: “Being on the DBT team just one year has enhanced my clinical skills and has shown me how effective DBT can be for our youth and their families.  It's incredibly rewarding to see our clients use these skills, increase connection to their families, and increase their connection to what's important in their lives, or as DBT says, what makes their "life worth living.”


    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!


    • Provide weekly individual therapy for 6-8 clients 
    • Provide family therapy as needed
    • Co-facilitate therapy groups
    • Provide availability for 24-hour phone skills coaching (Monday-Friday; weekend excluded)
    • Chart mental health notes, treatment plans, outcome measures, incident reports, and other documentation accurately and in a timely manner.
    • Maintain professional behavior at all times, appropriately representing the Seneca mission and philosophy
    • Function as team leader and uphold the ideals of the program.
    • Communicate with outside professionals involved with clients as needed
    • Meet weekly with other clinical staff for team supervision/case conference and present cases on a rotating basis
    • Attend weekly individual supervision meetings
    • Attend all relevant trainings, including in-services


    • Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, or social work required
    • Minimum 9 months direct clinical work 
    • 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 a plus!
    • Bilingual Spanish/English a plus!


    • Monday- Friday
    • Flexible schedule required, with the ability to work some evening and weekend hours as needed


    • Increased compensation package with an additional salary increase for bilingual (English/Spanish) abilities
    • Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage, partially paid premiums for dependents
    • 5 weeks of Paid Time Off, 403b retirement plan, and employer-paid Employee Assistance program
    • Excellent clinical training, individual and group supervision, and assistance towards licensure
    • Yearly stipend for additional training
    • Scholarships, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities! 
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