Seneca Family of Agencies

Assistant Director of Clinical Services

Job Locations US-CA-San Jose
Job ID
Leadership/Supervisory Positions
Job Type
Regular Full-Time


As an Assistant Director of Clinical Services, you will lead and implement high-quality clinical service delivery at the Welcoming Center (TWC) and the Immediate Stabilization Services (ISS). Through regular supervision, paperwork review and approval, and collaboration with county partners, the Assistant Director ensures that staff provide adequate services to clients and families enrolled in the programs. The Assistant Director works to maintain close collaborative relationships with County partners and outside service providers.

This position required candidates to be registered with the California BBS as a licensed LMFT, LPCC, or LCSW.

Now offereing $2000 sign-on bonus for new employees!


TWC 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 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.


ISS provides prevention and stabilization-oriented services designed to support young people and their Resource Families in times of crisis and high need to reduce the likelihood of placement disruption and preserve their placement. ISS staff are available up to 24 hours a day to provide phone-based assessment, in-person stabilization, and short-term intensive services designed to improve youth safety and well-being. ISS services are also utilized to facilitate successful transition into new placements for youth as they leave the Welcoming Center. In this way, the ISS team can be a stabilizing and consistent support team for young people as they experience a change in placement.



Seneca Family of Agencies has been nominated among the Bay Area’s Top Workplaces for several consecutive years. We’re committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities with a network of excellent mental health, community-based, and educational services. We are committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourage people of color to apply. Our programs deeply engage in conversations and training on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to bring equity and justice to the youth and families we serve.


  • Supervise a team of clinicians (typically 6-8). Meet individually with each clinician weekly to provide clinical consultation, supervision around improvement of job performance, and training.
  • Develop an accurate assessment of the needs of the program and clinical team and provide training, consultation, and guidance to all staff as necessary.
  • Design and implement clinical interventions as needed to continue to provide a high quality of care to youth and families.
  • Assist staff with development and implementation of creative interventions for youth that promote Seneca’s mission of unconditional care.
  • Guide treatment planning and assist as appropriate with placement decisions for youth
  • Review clinical paperwork, ensure clinicians complete all paperwork within the agency timeline, and confirm that documentation meets Medi-Cal and other county requirements.
  • Coordinate consultation with therapists, direct service staff, and psychiatrist and provide support and resources to them as needed for the care of the clients in the program.
  • Lead and participate in the review of policies, practices, and data through a lens of anti-racism to ensure equitable outcomes for youth and families and equitable opportunities for staff.
  • Provide on-call response as part of a multi-disciplinary team.



  • Must be registered with the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as a licensed LMFT, LPCC, or LCSW.
  • Must be licensed for at least 2 years and able to provide supervision according to regulations of BBS.
  • At least one year of supervisory experience in a social work, direct care, childcare, or youth community care facility setting. 
  • TB test clearance, fingerprinting clearance, and any other state/federal licensing or certification requirements.  
  • Valid driver's license, clean driving record, and insurability through Seneca Family of Agencies’ insurance policy.  
  • Proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination or an HR-approved medical/religious exemption. 


  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, innovative environment. 
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement programs. 
  • Understanding of the needs of child welfare involved youth. 


  • Full-Time
    • Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
      • Flexibility for evening and weekend on-call phone consultation. 
    • Hybrid position; must be able to commute to San Jose


  • Starting at $107,117 to $121,117 per year, actual salary is dependent on creditable experience above the minimum qualifications for the role
    • Additional compensation provided upon passing bilingual language proficiency exam
    • $2000 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 flexible paid time off, and 11 paid holidays 
  • Abundant professional development, scholarship, and promotional opportunities across California and Washington


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