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Placement Social Worker

$2,000 sign-on bonus for new Seneca employees in this position!
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.
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! 
Seneca’s comprehensive employee benefits package ensures that you are just as supported outside of work. We provide 75% of your medical premium, and full coverage for dental, vision, chiropractic, acupuncture, long term disability, and life insurance. We also cover 50% of premiums for dependents. Seneca offers a 403b Retirement Plan, and our fully-paid Employee Assistance Program provides mental health support as well as work and life services. You will accrue 5 weeks of paid time off every year. 
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 Familia, a 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.


  • 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
  • Must show proof of Covid-19 fully vaccinated and boosted


  • 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
  • Annual performance evaluations provide the potential for a generous salary increase each year
  • 5 weeks of Paid Time off and 11 Paid Holidays
  • Relocation assistance may be available
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage and partially paid premiums for dependents
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan
  • 403b Retirement 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

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

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