Seneca Family of Agencies

Student Support Assistant

Job Locations US-CA-Richmond
Job ID
Direct Care
Job Type
Regular Full-Time


Seneca is hiring a Student Support Assistant (SSA) to provide instructional, therapeutic, and behavioral support students at Caliber Public Schools for grades K-8 for the 2023-24 school year. Our SSAs provide a positive learning environment for students through behavior management, behavior modification, coaching, training, and skill building techniques. As an SSA, you'll also provides community and in-home support as an adjunct to the work being done in the school.


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 are deeply engaged in conversations and training on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to bring equity and justice to the youth and families we serve.


  • Provide direct behavioral intervention/modification for students that decreases engagement in disruptive, harmful or negative behaviors and increases engagement in positive replacement behaviors
  • Provide crisis management and intervention for students, including but not limited to: risk assessment, crisis counseling, creation of behavioral plans, and physical management 
  • Lead small groups of students in activities to enhance their academic, behavioral, and interpersonal and social skills 
  • Assist in monitoring students’ progress toward their goals through formal documentation methods 
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure all identified students get the support they need to achieve academic and personal success at school
  • Coordinate and collaborate with parents, classroom teachers and other providers in order to transfer skills and build capacity
  • Participate in weekly individual supervision and group supervision to expand skills and receive ongoing coaching and support
  • Maintain professional behavior at all times, appropriately representing Seneca's mission and philosophy
  • Light case management tasks related to treatment plan goals of open clients


  • Education/Experience requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree OR 
    • Associate degree and one year of relevant experience OR 
    • High school diploma and two years of relevant experience 
  • Experience working with youth in a mental health or classroom-facing setting 
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Valid California Driver's License 
  • Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination


  • School based schedule:
    • Monday to Friday: 8 AM- 4:30 PM
    • 5 weeks of paid time off, 11 paid holidays, and additional paid school break days


  • Starting at $22.66-$25.16 per hour, with actual salary dependent on creditable experience above the minimum qualifications for the role
    • Additional compensation provided upon passing a bilingual language proficiency exam 
    • Salary increases each year 
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package:
    • Medical, dental, vision, chiropractic, acupuncture, and fertility coverage
    • 50% paid premiums for dependants 
    • Family leave, life insurance, and long-term disability 
    • 403b retirement plan 
    • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) 
  • 5 weeks of paid time off and 11 paid holidays
  • Abundant professional development opportunities, including: 
    • Fully-funded embedded bachelor's degree program through Reach University 
    • Substantially funded embedded MSW and Education Specialist programs at various partner universities 
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