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Bill Wilson Center has been recognized as a Bronze Level Family-Friendly Workplace by the County of Santa Clara’s Commission on the Status of Women, Office of Women’s Policy, and Workplace Collaborative.

This award recognizes BWC’s outstanding efforts to create a workplace that supports the needs of working families and your commitment to ensure all of your employees have equal support and every opportunity to succeed and thrive in the workplace.


Bill Wilson Center is a nationally and regionally recognized leader for providing services to at-risk youth and families. Our agency -- from our executive team to our line staff -- is committed to improving the lives and conditions of the people we serve. Our staff provides services to more than 5,000 children, youth, young adults and families in Santa Clara County. We reach nearly 33,000 clients through our street outreach and crisis line programs. BWC provides services that meet the cultural and linguistic needs of our whole community. We value our unique ethnic diversity as well as the LGBTQ community and non-able body community. Join us and become a difference maker at Bill Wilson Center!

In addition to the personal rewards of changing the lives of the clients we serve, BWC provides a very competitive salary package as well as employer paid benefits for full time employees (including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance/AD&D, Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) and Travel Assistance Program). We offer 401(k) and 403(b) retirement savings options plans with discretionary employer contributions for qualifying employees! Employees also have the option to elect Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare, dependent care and commuter expenses or additional voluntary coverage for Life/AD&D, Accident, Short Term Disability, Cancer or Critical Illness insurance. BWC also offers a Staff Wellness Program which provides initiatives and opportunities for overall staff wellness including physical exercise, nutrition, self-care and much more! Our employees currently enjoy free yoga, free lunch and learn sessions, free weekly nutritional breakfast bar, walking groups and CEO hikes, weight loss challenges and access to fresh, local fruits and vegetables!


To Apply:

Are you ready to be a difference maker? If you are interested in applying for any of the following opportunities, submit your cover letter and resume to resumes@billwilsoncenter.org.

We prefer to receive all inquiries by email, however, you can also fax your information to (408) 244-4022.

Current Openings


LGBTQ Programs

  • No openings in this program at this time

Mental Health Programs

  • Become a difference maker and join Bill Wilson Center’s NEW Crisis and Aftercare program for youth and family! The Crisis program offers clients 1-3 sessions of short term therapy and the Aftercare program offers mental health services between 3-months to 6-months of therapeutic services. The Clinician 2 will provide mental health crisis intervention services to clients in the community (home, school, etc.). Clinicians will also provide aftercare services to clients following crisis. Salary starts at $57K per year for bilingual candidates.

  • Become a difference maker and join Bill Wilson Center’s NEW Crisis and Aftercare program for youth and family! The Crisis program offers clients 1-3 sessions of short term therapy and the Aftercare program offers mental health services between 3-months to 6-months of therapeutic services. The Clinician 2 will provide mental health crisis intervention services to clients in the community (home, school, etc.). Clinicians will also provide aftercare services to clients following crisis.

  • The Clinician 2 provides youth with case management and referral services, and preparation for independent living and also provides mentoring for Mental Health Specialist I’s in developing and maintaining quality services to TAY clients.

  • The Clinician 2 will provide school-based mental health and family advocacy services to youth, family and school staff at two identified high schools and two identified middle schools, with a focus on homeless and unstably housed youth/ families. The Clinician 2 will also partner with the SLS team as needed to support informational workshops for parents, training workshops for school staff, and engagement in school initiatives.


Residential Programs

  • The Residential Counselor cares for and supervises youth housed in our Crisis Residential Shelter by performing the following essential duties and responsibilities. Weekend and holiday coverage required.

    Friday - Tuesday 3:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

  • Exciting NEW opportunity to work in a cutting edge program providing recreational therapy to youth ages 12 - 18 in a Short Term Residential Treatment Program (STRTP) and emergency homeless youth shelter with average length of stay of 6 months. The Recreational Therapist plans and provides professional, creative, and age/developmentally appropriate recreational programs and activities of therapeutic value at two sites.

  • The Residential Counselor cares for and supervises youth who reside in our Mountain View THPP house by performing the following essential duties and responsibilities.

    Monday – Friday – 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
    Sunday – Thursday – 3:00 pm – 11:30 pm

  • The Rehabilitation Specialist cares for and supervises youth housed in STRTP programs by performing the following essential duties and responsibilities. Some awake overnight and weekend coverage may be required. Overnight positions require staff to be awake and performing work duties.

    Tuesday - Saturday - 11:30 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.

  • The Residential Counselor cares for and supervises youth who reside in our THPP and THP+ FC programs.

    Awake overnight, weekend and holiday coverage required.

  • RELIEF Residential Counselors provide shift coverage for openings in the Shelter or Quetzal House schedule and care for and supervise youth housed in our residential programs by performing the following essential duties and responsibilities when scheduled. There is no set schedule or guaranteed hours for relief workers.

    All shifts - Overnight/Weekend Availability Highly Desired!


Foster Care Programs

  • The Social Worker provides services and support to foster care clients and foster parents. In addition, provides support for adoption placements.

  • The Resource Families Recruiter and Trainer is responsible for marketing, foster care family recruitment, retention of foster parents, trainings and certification functions. Bill Wilson Center offers foster family certification for treatment foster care, Host Homes, Respite homes and Intensive Treatment Foster Care (ITFC). This position will also provide Case Management services to some foster care clients as required.


Housing Programs

  • We have a wonderful opportunity for a Case Manager in our new Transitional Housing to Rapid Re-Housing Program (TH-RRH). The Case Manager provides intensive case management services for young adults ages 18-25. Services provided center primarily around strengthening independent living skills and housing permanency along with career and education development.

  • We have an immediate opening a full time Case Managers for our NEW School Based Rapid Rehousing program through the SCC Office of Supportive Housing! Case Managers provide case management and supportive services which secures stable housing for homeless youth and families.

  • The Case Manager will provide case management and supportive service Rapid Rehousing program which secures stable housing for homeless youth and families.

  • The Employment/Education Case Manager will provide case management and supportive services for the Rapid Rehousing program in order to help clients find and retain employment and/or continue their education goals. This position will work with clients who are seeking career services such as job readiness skills, employment or work experience, career training, mentorship, leadership development, and/or educational programs (i.e. GED, tutoring assistance), as well as interfacing with other schools, employers, and service providers.

  • Case Managers provide case management and supportive services for the Family Advocacy Service (FAS) program which provides homeless prevention and intervention services for youth and families at identified schools in the city of Santa Clara.

  • The RELIEF Peer Mentor pool provides coverage for swing and overnight shift openings in Bill Wilson Center’s Interim Housing, Homeless Respite and Young Adult Shelter programs (all located in/near downtown San Jose). The RELIEF Peer Mentor is not a full time position, but provides relief/coverage for open shifts – hours, if any, are based on availability of open shifts. Swing shift and awake overnight work is required and looking for candidates available between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m.

  • Under the direction of the THP Program Supervisor, the RELIEF Residential Counselor cares for and supervises youth housed in SCC Interim Housing.

  • The Host Home Recruiter/Case Manager implements, leads and helps evaluate the Host Home Program in Santa Cruz County. Recruiting of host homes for youth age 18-24 in need of immediate housing including LGBTQ friendly host homes. Also responsible for retention of host homes as well facilitating trainings and certifications for host home members. In addition, will provide some case management to clients assigned to the program.


Independent Living Program (ILP)/HUB

  • The Program Manager of ILP plans, organizes, and directs delivery of services to youth participating in the Independent Living Skills Program (ILP) and at the HUB space. Supervises and works with Case Managers and Peer Mentors in developing and maintaining quality services to youth in the program.

  • Under general supervision of ILP Program Manager, the Peer Support Workers engage and provide peer-to-peer outreach support services to ILP and emancipated foster youth and assist with program operations of the Hub Youth space.


Youth Development

  • No openings in this program at this time.

Drop-In Center Programs

  • Under the direct supervision of the DIC Program Manager the Respite Case Manager provides respite clients with case management and referral services, develops a case plan to preparation for independent living and also provides oversight for Peer Mentors in developing and maintaining quality services to Respite clients and providing information to peers about clients so that everyone is on the same page. The Case Manager is also responsible for overall data entry of program statistics as well as some reporting and ensuring these are done within deadlines/timelines.

  • The Case Manager provides case management, counseling and referral services at the Drop In Center to help homeless and parenting youth meet basic needs, end their homelessness and connect them to permanent housing programs.

  • Under the supervision and direction of the Program Manager and Program Supervisor at the Drop In Center, the RELIEF Peer Counselors provide coverage and relief for staff on PTO, leaves, etc..

  • Under the supervision of the Drop In Center Program Manager. The RELIEF Peer Mentor is not a full time position, but provides relief/coverage for open shifts at the DIC Respite program (overnight) – hours, if any, are based on availability of open shifts.


Counseling Programs

  • The RELIEF Call Specialist will support the Contact Cares/Centralized Intake program by filling in shifts that need to be covered. The RELIEF Call Specialist will perform basic administrative duties, take calls when no volunteer is available and provide Centralized Intake services.


Community Reources

  • No openings in this program at this time.

Administration

  • Reporting to the Director of Agency PQI, the BWC Training Manager will coordinate and track all training of ALL BWC STAFF to ensure compliance with Bill Wilson Center Policy, Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Directives and Requirements, Community Care Licensing/Residential Programs, CCR requirements, etc. The Training Manager designs, implements and provides individual and group trainings.


Independent Contractors

  • The Contractor will develop a marketing campaign specific to the recruitment of Host Homes for LGBTQ youth and young adults needing a short term home for stabilization and life skills preparation moving towards reunification with family or permanent housing.

    GOAL: Secure a minimum of 6 new Host Homes by Dec 31, 2018.


EEO:
Bill Wilson Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.