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Crisis Social Worker

Do you consider mental health services should be provided preventively rather than reactively? At Seneca, we are seeking for Crisis Social Worker for our Mobile Response Team (MRT)!
We are looking to hire English or bilingual Spanish speaking-candidates.
Now $2000 sign-on bonus for new Seneca Employees!
As a Crisis Social Worker for our mobile response team, you'll deliver proactive, early interventions before crises escalate to divert youth from more restrictive interventions and reduce the criminalization of mental health for young people. Mobile Response Staff provides these same-day crisis intervention services in homes, schools, and community locations in Contra Costa County. Mobile Response Staff completes a comprehensive risk assessment and works with youth and caregivers to develop a safety plan. Mobile Response Staff collaborates with existing treatment team members and/or can provide linkage and advocacy to support youth in connecting to other mental health services. 

The Mobile Response Team is a team of Crisis Response Staff who provide 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. 
Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. Seneca’s agency-wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Board, Employee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families we serve.  


  • Provide community-based crisis intervention and stabilization services for youth and their families, including conducting risk assessments, creating safety plans, and supporting youth in accessing higher levels of care when needed.
  • Provide case management services, including collaborating with a youth’s existing treatment team members (e.g., therapists, psychiatrists, child welfare workers, school staff, etc.) and/or providing referrals and linkage to additional mental health or community-based resources.
  • Process referrals received from Psychiatric Emergency Services, including conducting initial outreach to families to introduce MRT services.
  • Maintain flexibility with schedule changes and availability to provide on-call weekend rotation coverage as needed.
  • Collaborate and communicate regularly as a team member with other crisis response staff
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation and paperwork.
  • Participate in weekly individual and group supervision, team meetings, and any required trainings..
  • Commit to and engage in self-evaluation as well as organizational efforts goals, strategies, and systemic practices regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.


  • Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, or social work required
  • Monolingual or Bilingual Spanish/English abilities required
  • Eligible to register with the California BBS
  • Strong communication skills and flexibility
  • Experience working with children in mental health settings or out of home care a plus
  • Own vehicle, California driver’s license and insurance
  • TB test clearance, fingerprinting clearance, and any other licensing or certification requirements
  • Must show proof of Covid-19 fully vaccinated and boosted


  • Full-Time
  • Flexible schedule required, with the ability to on-call weekend and holiday rotation coverage


  • Starting at $67,000- $81,000 annually, the actual salary is dependent on creditable experience above the minimum qualifications for the role
  • $4000 salary increase upon licensure
  • $2000 sign-on bonus!
  • 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 Paid Time off and 11 Paid Holidays 
  • Relocation assistance may be available
  • Seneca supports clinicians towards licensure and beyond. 
  • We provide individual and group supervision, regular clinical case conferences, and licensure and renewal courses led by field experts.
  • Expenses such as outside trainings or licensure fees can be mitigated though your clinical training stipend, 
  • Abundant promotional opportunities across the agency in California and Washington
 Key Words: Social Worker, Mental Health, MFT, MSW, PCC, ASW, AMFT, APCC, LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, Therapist, Therapy, Social Work, Non-profit, Nonprofit, Youth, Advocate, Family, Children, Families, Behavioral Health, Healthcare

Please apply directly through our website by clicking here!