The Program Director is responsible for the daily operations of the programs and holds Seneca’s over-arching vision for service implementation and impact. The Program Director provides responsive leadership to ensure that services provided to youth and families are effective and relevant, to maintain positive and productive relationships with the contracting county and the community served, and to respond efficiently to changing needs and priorities.
The Welcoming Center is a home-like receiving center that supports children and youth as they navigate the trauma of placement disruption. Our multi-disciplinary team provide safety, care, comfort, and therapeutic supports for up to 24 hours.
The Welcoming Center serves young people in Santa Clara County who:
Have just been removed from their home | Are returning from elopement | Otherwise experience a loss in placement
New arrivals are met with empathetic and well-trained therapists and counselors who provide a calm, stable environment while their individualized needs are assessed and placement is secured.
Immediate Stabilization Services supports young people and their Resource (foster) Families in times of crisis and high need to reduce the likelihood of placement disruption and preserve their placement. These prevention and stabilization services are available 24 hours a day, with the goal of improving youth safety and well-being.
ISS staff provide:
Phone-based assessment | In-person stabilization | Short-term intensive services
ISS services are also utilized to facilitate successful transition into new placements for youth as they leave the Welcoming Center. In this way, the ISS team can be a stabilizing and consistent support team for young people as they experience a change in placement.
- Lead a multidisciplinary team and guide the operations of the Welcoming Center and Immediate Stabilization Services programs.
- Develop and implement new program models and service methods including evidenced-based practices to successfully address both the needs of the population served as well as the needs of the contracting entity.
- Develop, nurture, and sustain a positive team culture that centers values of anti-racism and anti-oppression.
- Implement and lead processes to continuously review policies, practices, and data through a lens of anti-racism to ensure equitable outcomes for youth and families and equitable opportunities for staff.
- Facilitate new relationships and maintain existing relationships with other community-based organizations, community resources, and county agencies including probation, behavioral health, and social services.
- Conduct outreach to the communities served and solicit feedback for ensuring successful program implementation.
- Provide regular and effective supervision to Assistant Director and Clinical Supervisor
- Ensure program viability and financial sustainability.
- Manage and analyze in-depth outcomes data and service delivery effectiveness in order to inform service provision and maintain adherence to the service models.
- Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or a related subject area
- Registration or licensure with the BBS required; license highly preferred.