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Lead Clinician

  2020-05-18     Seneca Family of Agencies      Petaluma  

The Lead Clinician supports the Director of the Priya STEP team to provide clinical training, oversee documentation and to support the clinical integrity of the program. STEP stands for SkillsTransitionsExploration and Progress. This program is a partnership between Kaiser Permanente and Seneca, providing Partial Hospitalization services to youth ages 12-17. Youth in the STEP program receive services provided by a Psychiatrist, Registered Nurse, Master’s level Clinicians, and a Bachelors level Counselor. The goal of the STEP program is to provide intensive, short-term and stabilization services to enable our clients to step down to lower levels of outpatient mental health treatment.

The main treatment modality is group therapy. Groups include a skills group, recreational group, circle group, and future focus.  All groups are designed to teach youth the skills necessary to help them learn about their mental health, provide psychoeducation, and help them learn skills to feel better and be safe.

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 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.  IN


  • Serve as the clinical lead and work with the treatment team to provide mental health services. 
  • Facilitate group, individual and family therapy, risk assessments, case management, and discharge planning.
  • Assist with intakes as needed.
  • Provide supervision for graduate-level interns.
  • Provide appropriate clinical trainings and information to staff when needed.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community members and providers.
  • Work collaboratively with Health Information Sepcialsit to make sure all documentation and corrections are completed prior to due date. Act as a liaison for Nurse and Psychiatrist in URC-related tasks.
  • Proactively problem solve when issues arise.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation and paperwork.


  • Registered with the California BBS
  • Master’s degree in Social Services/Social Work/Psychology/Counseling
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, computer and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize projects and excellent time management skills
  • Previous supervisory experience a plus
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Valid California Driver's License and ability to be insured by Seneca's insurance carrier
  • Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements


  • Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm


  • Starting at $63,000 - $70,000 annually, commensurate with experience
  • Additional salary increase for bilingual (English/Spanish) abilities
  • Annual performance evaluations provide the potential for a generous salary increase each year
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including 75% paid premiums for medical and fully covered dental, vision, chiropractic, acupuncture, long term disability, and life insurance, as well as 50% paid premiums for dependents
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan
  • 403b Retirement Plan
  • 5 weeks of flexible paid time off
  • Excellent clinical training, individual and group supervision, and assistance toward licensure.
  • Training stipend and professional development opportunities
  • Opportunities to develop specialized skills, including clinical supervision and evidence-based practices
  • Abundant promotional opportunities across the agency in California and Washington

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