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Bilingual Counselor for Stabilization Services

Are you looking to be part of a team who focuses on delivering short-term crisis interventions and case management? If your answer is yes, then our Bilingual Counselor for our Mobile Response team (MRT) is right for you!
$2,000 sign-on bonus for new Seneca employees in this position!
As a Bilingual Counselor for crisis stabilization services you will be delivering brief, solution-focused mental health interventions, crisis interventions, and case management services to children and families that are involved in San Francisco systems including child welfare, San Francisco’s Department of Public Health Child Crisis program and the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU), and youth enrolled in San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). As a Bilingual Counselor, you will work as a member of a treatment team and provide services in the community, including hospitals, schools, and family homes located both within San Francisco and up to 90 miles away. 
"As part of the mobile response team (MRT) showing up to a crisis and being able to speak Spanish brings a sense of relief to all those families who are scared and worried about not being understood. This removes many barriers our families face which can open the door to hope! love being able to share a strong bond with them by speaking their native language. It also expands on what I believe to be true, Bilingualism gives our clients a better perspective of the world."
-Seneca Member
The Mobile Response Team MRT is part of Seneca's San Francisco Hub. The team strives to provide care and resources to families involved in the child welfare system and foster care services by delivering community-based support to youth experiencing mental health crises. Seneca believes that crisis response programs are a vital service for youth and families and should exist within a spectrum of services designed to allow youth to remain in their homes and communities. The 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. Our goal is to strengthen permanence for children in their current placement, support them through transitions, and address their mental health and behavioral needs.
Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding 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 trainings on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in order to bring equity and justice to the youth and families we serve.


  • Provide Stabilization Team is for youth referred by, but not limited to, the San Francisco child welfare system, San Francisco’s Department of Public Health, SFUSD, and the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU)
  • Complete risk assessments, crisis counseling, creation of behavioral plans and safety plans
  • Participate in all treatment reviews, family team meetings and program staff meetings
  • Complete documentation identified by the supervisor in a timely and satisfactory manner
  • Collaborate on a regular basis with team members including but not limited to Child Welfare Workers, caregivers, school staff, therapists, and case managers.
  • 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


  • 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 in Spanish is 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
  • Sunday-Thursday
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed


  • Starting at $24.00. The actual salary is dependent on creditable experience above the minimum qualifications for the role
  • 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 (prorated; this is the full-time equivalent)
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Abundant promotional opportunities across the agency in California and Washington
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Please apply through our website by clicking here!