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Bilingual Youth Counselor: Transitional-Age Youth Program

$2,000 sign-on bonus for new Seneca employees in this position!
The Bilingual Youth Counselor: Transitional-Age Youth (TAY) Program provides family-based mental health counseling, support, crisis intervention, and case management services to transitional age youth and families. These are youth ages 18 - 25 who have received services through San Francisco's TAY Behavioral Health Services. This program works to support overall wellness goals for youth, access to community resources, and educational and employment opportunities. 
"For me, just knowing that I'm on this ride with young adults and seeing the changes and progress they have made is so rewarding. Working with clients and knowing that I have made an impact on their lives and them telling me about it makes it worth it". -Seneca TAY Member 
Seneca is always looking for ways to actively empower and uplift traditionally marginalized communities. We are honored to lead a nationwide effort, Todo Por Mi Familiaa campaign to find and connect families who sought asylum in the United States to mental health services. 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.


  • Work with the treatment team to provide crisis intervention and other mental health services as needed in client homes, schools, and the community.
  • Collaborate with community resources, service providers, and natural supports as indicated in the client’s treatment.
  • Provide counseling and case management services to ensure the successful transition of clients and their families to community-based resources, including but not limited to linkage to employment services, transitional age youth skills, housing programs, extra-curricular activities and substance abuse programs.
  • Complete other outside referrals as needed, including but not limited to therapy, psychiatry, and physician services.
  • Provide on-call coverage to the clients and their families to community-based resources.
  • Participate in weekly supervision with the program supervisor or designee.
  • Complete progress notes and other paperwork, and complete service tracking documentation as indicated, including but not limited to safety plans, life skills assessments, and action plans.
  • Attendance in all in-service trainings.


  • Education/Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree OR
  • Associate’s degree or equivalent + 1 year of applicable experience OR
  • High School Diploma/GED + 2 years of applicable experience
  • Applicable experience can include paid or unpaid experience working with youth or families or working in the social services field.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) abilities are required.
  • Experience with handling crises, intense situations, continuous change, or unexpected developments is a plus.
  • Capacity to engage and develop rapport with youth, families, and community partners from a wide variety of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Must be at least 21 years of age or older
  • Own vehicle, driver’s license, and insurability through Seneca’s automobile policy
  • TB test clearance, fingerprinting clearance, and all other state/federal licensing or certification requirements
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or booster


  • Full-time
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work evenings as needed.


  • Starting at $24 per hour. The actual salary is dependent on creditable experience above the minimum qualifications for the role
  • Additional salary increase upon passing the Spanish language proficiency exam.
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • 5 weeks of flexible paid time off
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • We provide a 403b retirement plan
  • Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities
Key Word: nonprofit, non-profit, mental health, behavioral health, healthcare, mentor, crisis work, crisis support, Spanish support, Mandarin support, Cantonese support, advocate, bilingual advocate, youth advocate, entry-level, senior-level.

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