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Placement Social Worker


The Placement Social Worker is responsible for both the clinical treatment and case management of six to eight children placed in intensive Resource Family Approved (RFA) homes. As the Placement Social Worker you will support resource parents with meeting all expectations to gain and maintain RF approval as well as meeting the needs of the youth. You will support the youth through clinical assessment and direct care to meet their immediate and long-term needs. Our Placement Social Worker is part of a multidisciplinary team to support the youth in meeting all treatment goals and transition to a more permanent placement. $2,000 sign-on bonus for new Seneca employees in this position!
Seneca Family of Agencies was founded in 1985 as a small Bay Area residential and day treatment program with a simple but powerful mission: to help children and families through the most difficult times of their lives. Since then, Seneca has expanded to provide a broad continuum of permanency, mental health, education, and juvenile justice services, which today reach over 18,000 youth and families throughout California and Washington State each year. The agency’s growth has been guided by a commitment to our Unconditional Care® model – doing whatever it takes to help children and families thrive, even when faced with tremendous challenges. Seneca is committed to supporting historically underrepresented communities and informing agency policies and practices through its agency-wide DEI Initiative and DEI Advisory Board. Our agency’s values of love and compassion, hope and courage, respect, curiosity, joy, equity and justice anchor our work across all programs, ensuring our staff leverage the cultural strengths of the families and communities we serve. Seneca is committed to fostering an agency culture that is welcoming, cooperative, and inclusive of diverse peoples and worldviews.  
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, and you will receive a $4000 salary increase upon getting licensed. Looking to expand your clinical skills even more? Seneca’s Professional Development Scholarship awardees receive tuition reimbursement of up to $2500 each year for certifications in areas such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, or Spanish for mental health practitioners. Training and promotional opportunities in the agency are abundant, and Seneca is committed to helping you advance in your career! 


  • Function as the team leader and coordinate all treatment and placement activities
  • Design and implement each child’s treatment plan in conjunction with the treatment team
  • Assist in screening and assessing of RFA parents as needed
  • Coordinate all activities involving the birth family (including counseling, court appearances, home visits and reunification efforts) in conjunction with the treatment team
  • Provide in-home training and support to the RFA parents during weekly meetings
  • Provide weekly support for each child/parent and visit child in the home at least once per week
  • Attend all program staff meetings, treatment reviews, IEPs and other agency meetings as necessary
  • Provide direction to treatment team on clinical issues, casework issues and written reports for each case
  • Part of the Rapid Response Crisis on-call calendar
  • Meet at least once per week with supervisor
  • Chart weekly progress notes and all other documents needed for treatment services, including assessments, diagnoses and treatment plans


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapist, or related in field of social services to meet CCL requirements for “FFA Social Worker”
  • Must be eligible to register with California BBS
  • One year experience working with youth in the Foster Care system strongly preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) abilities a plus!
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Good organizational skills
  • Valid CA driver’s license and insurable under Seneca Family of Agencies insurance policy
  • Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster required


  • Full-time
  • Flexible schedule with ability to work evenings and weekend days as needed


  • Starting at $67,000 to $81,000 per year. Actual salary is dependent on creditable experience above the minimum qualifications for the role.
  • Additional compensation provided upon passing bilingual language proficiency exam
  • Additional $4000 salary increase for BBS licensure
  • $2000 sign-on bonus for new employees
  • 5 weeks of Paid Time off and 11 Paid Holidays
  • Relocation assistance may be available
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including:
  • 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 Employee Assistance Plan
  • Training stipend and professional development opportunities
  • Excellent clinical training, individual and group supervision, and assistance toward licensure
  • Opportunities to develop specialized skills, including clinical supervision and evidence-based practices
  • Abundant promotional opportunities across the agency in California and Washington

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