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Permanency Social Worker


About the Role
Want to help improve the lives of youth in your community? Seneca is looking for a highly motivated Permanency Social Worker to help youth! As a Permanency Social Worker, you will provide mental health services to youth and their caregivers, who are referred through department of social service department and are transitioning from congregate care to home based care with identified caregivers.
The Permanency Social Worker is part of the ASIST Program that provides integrated behavioral health interventions to youth with the goal of supporting youth and caregivers during the transition process. The ASIST program offers resources including support to youth with family finding, coaching to caregivers to support the youth's needs, and in-home mental and behavioral health support services to help youth and caregivers with the transition into a new home. Services will be provided almost exclusively in the community: in families’ homes, group homes, foster homes, schools, etc. The primary goal is to ensure that all parties are working together toward stability for the youth and family. 
If the Permanency Social Worker  position aligns with your passion and experience, consider joining our growing, caring, and ever-learning team with a $2000 sign-on bonus by applying today!
About Seneca
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.  


  • Meet with clients and caregivers on a weekly basis to further treatment goals.
  • Develop Child and Family teams for the purpose of treatment planning and support.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with community members and providers.
  • Coordinate and implement overall treatment and services for assigned clients.
  • Aid in case planning and consultation to team members on clinical issues, as well as casework issues.
  • Intervene with the clients’ behavior management programs.
  • Chart mental health notes, treatment plans, clinical assessments, outcome measures, incident reports, and other documentation accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Participate in crisis response system.
  • Participate in individual and/or group supervision.
  • Function as team leader and uphold the ideals of the program.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in Social Work/Psychology/Counseling.
  • Must be registered (Associates) or licensed with the California BBS.
  • TB test clearance, fingerprint clearances, and all other state/federal licensing or certification requirements.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Own vehicle, valid California Drivers License and insurance.
  • Experience working with children in out-of-home care.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English.


  • Full-time


  • Starting at $67,000 per year, with actual salary dependent on creditable experience above the minimum qualifications for the role.
  • $4,000 salary increase upon BBS licensure
  • An additional compensation upon passing a bilingual language proficiency exam.
  • $2000 sign-on 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
  • Seneca supports clinicians toward 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 training or licensure fees can be mitigated through your clinical training stipend.

***Please apply directly through our website by clicking here!***

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