The Maya Angelou Academy program provides caring, therapeutic interventions for K-5th grade students; who have struggled with behavioral and emotional difficulties and may have been removed from other schools. Maya Angelou Academy fosters the growth of each child’s potential for learning, creativity and social-emotional development in a safe and nurturing environment. The program’s therapeutic milieu incorporates a careful balance of structure and free play that supports each child in building a bridge to great emotional stability and in preparing to attend mainstream elementary schools.
The Classroom Therapist provides therapeutic mental health, case management and consultation services to children and their families. The Therapist provides assessments, as well as individual, group, and/or family therapy, and assists in creation and implementation of individual behavioral plans for each child.
“Through my employment, Seneca has been nothing short of a wealth of knowledge. I have gained a wide variety of perspectives from working within a group of such compassionate people. It is truly a gift to be able to experience families and clients of such resilience and strength and to help them grow.”
– Seneca Therapist
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’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 Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. Seneca’s agency-wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Board, Employee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families we serve. Our bilingual Spanish/English employees receive an additional 10% salary increase upon passing a language proficiency exam.
- Conduct weekly individual and family therapy for each student.
- Create and monitor individual behavioral goals for each student.
- Monitor classroom behavioral interventions for each student.
- Provide case management and social services for each student.
- Monitor psychotropic medications.
- Complete all documentation required for each student.
- Develop initial, individual, and family therapy contacts for each student.
- Assist with crisis intervention and special activities as per schedule.
- Provide consultation to classroom staff.
- Attend weekly meetings; present cases to be discussed as pre-assigned.
- Master’s degree in Social Work/Psychology/Counseling.
- Registered or licensed with the California BBS.
- Bilingual Spanish/English abilities a plus!
- Experience working in a day treatment or residential facility serving children and their families a plus.
- Valid California Driver’s License and insurability by Seneca’s automobile policy.
- Fulfillment of TB test, fingerprinting and state clearance, and any other mandatory state/federal requirements.
- Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
- Starting at $60,500 annually, commensurate with experience + 10% salary increase upon passing Spanish 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