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Counselor for Stabilization Services

Are you looking to be part of a team who focuses on delivering short-term crisis interventions and case management while helping children and youth in most need? If your answer is yes, our Counselor for Stabilization Services for our San Francisco Hub team suits you!
Now offering a $2,000 signing bonus!
As a Counselor for Stabilization Services you will deliver 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 Counselor you'll have the opportunity to bring your unique experience and knowledge to collaborate 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. 
“We are the net that catches our kiddos in their fall after an event or crisis. We get the opportunity to support their safe transition into long term services and back with family.”  
-Seneca Staff Member 
Seneca's San Francisco Hub team strives to provide care and resources to families involved in the child welfare system and foster care services. Our goal is to strengthen permanency 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 encourages 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 crisis management and intervention 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 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


  • Experience/education requirements:
  • • Bachelor’s degree OR
  • • Associate’s degree or equivalent + 1 year of applicable work experience OR
  • • High school diploma/GED + 2 years of applicable work experience
  • • Applicable experience includes any paid or unpaid experience working with youth or families, or working in the social services
  • field
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Cantonese or Mandarin ais preferred!
  • Strong communication skills and flexibility
  • Prefer at least 9 months to 1-year experience in working with children with mental health needs in out of home care
  • Own vehicle, California driver’s license and insurance
  • Clearance of TB test, fingerprints and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements
  • Ability to work as a team player and with diverse populations
  • Must show proof of Covid-19 fully vaccinated and boosted


  • Full time
  • Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday - Saturday 
  • Flexible schedule with ability to work evenings and weekends as needed


  • Starting at $24.00 per hour. The actual salary is dependent on creditable experience above the minimum qualifications for the role
  • Additional compensation provided upon passing bilingual language proficiency exam
  • Salary increases each year
  • $2,000 signing bonus
  • 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 
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Abundant promotional opportunities across the agency in California and Washington
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Please apply directly through our website by clicking here!