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Per Diem Crisis Therapist/Social Worker

Per Diem Crisis Therapist/Social Worker provide in-person and phone crisis counseling and stabilization for youth, and assess the need for hospitalization. Therapist/Social Workers work with youth and caregivers to develop a safety plan to limit current and future crises, and collaborate with any existing treatment team members. Therapist/Social Worker also link the youth to further mental health services if needed.
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 awards employees with 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 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.


  • Serve as the clinical lead and work with the treatment team to provide crisis intervention and other mental health services as needed at Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES), in client homes, and in the community.
  • Provide counseling, therapy, and case management services to ensure the successful transition of clients and their families to community based resources.
  • Provide on-call coverage to the clients as needed.
  • Participate in all treatment reviews, program staff meetings, and IEP meetings when necessary.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation and paperwork. 
  • Assist with planning for transportation arrangements for school, therapy appointments, and court hearings.


  • Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, or social work required
  • Eligible to register with the California BBS
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Valid California driver's license and insurability with Seneca's automobile policy
  • Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster required
  • Bilingual Spanish/English abilities a plus.
  • Strong communication skills and flexibility
  • Experience working with children in mental health settings or out of home care a plus


  • Per diem


  • Starting at $30.28 - $32.78 per hour. Actual salary dependent on creditable experience above the minimum qualification.
  • Non-benefit position.

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