Seneca Family of Agencies

Assistant Director- Mental Health Services ($5,000 Sign-on Bonus)

Job Locations US-WA-Tacoma | US-WA
Job ID
Leadership/Supervisory Positions
Job Type
Regular Full-Time


Are you a licensed mental health provider ready to lead and deliver critical mental health services to children and youth in our community who need them the most? If you are dedicated, assertive, and committed to making a positive difference in the lives of others, our Assistant Director position could be the perfect opportunity for you.

$5000 sign-on bonus for new Seneca employees in this position!

As our Assistant Director, you will supervise a team of Clinicians, Peer support, and Counselors within Seneca's MRT and START Programs in Pierce County. You will oversee all aspects of program operations, ensuring the delivery of the most effective services to youth and families. Additionally, you will be expected to maintain strong working relationships with representatives from the county, Managed Care Organizations, and other crisis providers to support the crisis continuum in Pierce County.



The Mobile Response Team (MRT) is a short-term program which supports youth and their families in crisis when there are concerns for immediate safety. The MRT service is intended to offer families, schools, and providers an alternative to calling 911 when law enforcement may not be necessary for the level of presenting concerns. The goal is to provide early intervention before crises escalate, to divert youth from more restrictive interventions, and reduce criminalization of mental health for youth.


The Short-Term Assessment of Resource and Treatment (START) Program provides stabilization services following a crisis involving a youth within the Pierce County community. The primary goals of the START Program are suicide prevention and safety planning, ongoing crisis management and development of coping skills for youth and their families along with collaboration with other treatment team providers serving the youth. The goal is to provide crisis stabilization and linkage to long-term services while providing same day crisis services in the home or community.



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


  • Work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team to design, manage and oversee program vision and operations for MRT and START 
  • Foster healing-centered organizational systems and a staff and program culture centered around the values of love & compassion, respect, equity & justice, curiosity, hope & courage, and joy. 
  • Supervise a team of staff members, including Clinicians, Peer Supports, and Counselors 
  • Perform the following personnel functions: interviewing, hiring, supervision, evaluation, and professional development. 
  • Provide weekly individual and group supervisions, as well as ongoing training of all team members 
  • Manage referrals/intakes and staff caseloads 
  • Oversee timely completion and approval all related documentation and reports 
  • Coordinate team’s support 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Participate in rotation for 24-hour, 7 days/week on-call crisis support line and participate in Administrator On-Call rotation for community-based employees.  
  • Attend all required meeting including but not limited to county partner meetings, staff meetings, clinical team meetings, and management team meetings 
  • Act as liaison with referring parties and outside providers 
  • Ensure program viability and financial sustainability 
  • Conduct outreach and provide presentations to the communities served by MRT and START and solicit feedback for ensuring successful program implementation.  
  • Manage and analyze in-depth outcomes data and service delivery effectiveness in order to inform service provision and maintain adherence to the service models.  
  • Actively participate as a member of the Seneca WA leadership team 


  • Demonstrated commitment to developing holistic, healing-centered systems and increasing access to mental health services, particularly for individuals and communities impacted by racism and poverty. 
  • Master’s degree in social work or related field required 
  • Licensed as LMFT, LICSW, LMHC required 
  • Experience supervising others to develop new capacities and skills. 
  • Prior experience with crisis services or high-risk behaviors preferred 
  • Knowledge of behavioral health and crisis services in WA State preferred  
  • Obtain fingerprint clearances with the DOJ and FBI in addition to other regulatory requirements  
  • A valid Washington driver’s license and a clean driving record.  
  • Strong writing, organizational, presentation and computer skills  


  • Full-Time
  • Typical schedule 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Flexible schedule required, with the ability to provide on-call weekend and holiday rotation coverage


  • Starting salary at $78,000- $92,000 annually, Actual salary is dependent on creditable experience above the minimum qualifications for the role
  • Additional compensation provided upon passing bilingual language proficiency exam
  • $5000 sign-on bonus for new employees
  • Salary increases each year
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package:
    • Medical, dental, vision, chiropractic, acupuncture, and fertility coverage
    • Long-term disability, family leave, and life insurance
    • 50% paid premiums for dependents
    • 403b retirement plan
    • Employer-Paid Assistance Plan
  • 5 weeks of Paid Time off and 11 Paid Holidays 
  • Relocation assistance may be available
  • Abundant promotional opportunities across the agency in California and Washington

Keywords: Leadership, Social Worker, Mental Health, LMHC, LMFT and LICSW, Therapist, Therapy, Social Work, Non-profit, Children, Families, Behavioral Health, Healthcare, Managerial




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