The Intake Social Worker serves as the primary behavioral health specialist for youth at the Welcoming Center. They will warmly welcome a youth into the center and conduct an intake consisting of an assessment of needs, safety planning, and crisis intervention as needed, as well as coordinate with county staff to assist their efforts in making appropriate, informed, and timely placement decision for the child.
$2000 sign-on bonus for new employees
About the Welcoming Center
The Welcoming Center is a therapeutic, home-like setting that supports young people as they navigate the trauma of placement disruption. The Welcoming Center is specifically designed to minimize the impact of this trauma by providing safety, care, comfort, and therapeutic supports for up to 24 hours while the best and most appropriate placement is coordinated. The Welcoming Center serves young people in Santa Clara County who are removed from their home, returning from elopement, or otherwise experiencing a loss of placement. When they arrive at the Welcoming Center, they are met by empathetic and well-trained adults that provide a calm, stable environment while their individualized needs are assessed and placement is secured.
Seneca Family of Agencies is a non-profit with a simple but powerful mission: to help children and families through the most difficult times of their lives. Since then, Seneca has expanded to provide a broad continuum of permanency, mental health, education, and juvenile justice services, which today reach over 18,000 youth and families throughout California and Washington State each year. The agency’s growth has been guided by a commitment to our Unconditional Care® model – doing whatever it takes to help children and families thrive, even when faced with tremendous challenges. Seneca is committed to supporting historically underrepresented communities and informing agency policies and practices through its agency-wide DEI Initiative and DEI Advisory Board. Our agency’s values of love and compassion, hope and courage, respect, curiosity, joy, equity and justice anchor our work across all programs, ensuring our staff leverage the cultural strengths of the families and communities we serve. Seneca is committed to fostering an agency culture that is welcoming, cooperative, and inclusive of diverse peoples and worldviews.