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BWC Staff

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 and Short Term Disability. In 2015, BWC’s launched our 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 martial arts, free lunch and learn sessions, walking groups, weight loss challenges and access to fresh, local fruits and vegetables via weekly veggie truck visit!

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

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

Current Openings

LGBTQ Programs

  • Under the direction of the Director of Youth Development, the Program Manager will manage the LGBTQ Program.

  • The Peer Outreach Counselor for Latino MSM must have lived experience and be passionate about HIV prevention, GBTQ leadership, and health equity. Ensure that highly marginalized GBTQ clients who are vulnerable to HIV have access to services including testing, access to PrEP and counseling. The Peer HIV Outreach Counselor will work in the field at a variety of locations conducting a range of services from community outreach and education to HIV test counseling, PrEP, and benefits navigation. The Peer HIV Outreach Counselor will play an important role in promoting the health and well-being of GBTQ youth in the community.

  • We have a wonderful opportunity for a Host Home Coordinator to implement, lead and help evaluate the Host Home Program. Recruiting of LGBTQ friendly host homes for youth age 18-24 in need of immediate housing. 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.

Mental Health Programs

  • Under the direction of the Division Director, the Director of Youth & Family Mental Health Services oversees and supervises the Youth and Family Mental Health programs, provides clinical guidance and culture of client driven services; supervises essential administrative, budget, and clinical staff. This leadership position guides the clinical team in providing direct care services and provides support to the Division Director as needed. This position directly manages the following program/services: intensive outpatient services, crisis intervention program, multiple outpatient services, and TBS.

  • We are actively recruiting a part time Psychiatrist (8 hours per week) who will be an Independent Contractor and will work with Transition Age Youth (18-24) Mental Health Services. Hours may increase in January 2018.

  • The Clinician II will provide homeless prevention school based family advocacy services and mental health services to youth, family and school staff at two identified high schools and two identified middle schools. The Clinician 2 in partnership with the Parent Partner/Family Wellness Trainer will also provide a series of informational workshops for parents and a training workshop for school staff on identifying the needs of families experiencing homelessness or on the verge of homelessness.

  • The Family Wellness Trainer/Parent Partner provides peer support to family members of youth receiving School Linked Services and Intensive Outpatient Services. The Family Wellness Trainer/Parent Partner is REQUIRED to have lived experience as a parent, grandparent or foster parent dealing with mental health issues.

    The Family Wellness Trainer/Parent Partner partners with parents/family members as a peer advocate to increase empowerment in getting their needs met. As a crucial part of the provider team, the Family Wellness Trainer/Parent Partner engages families in services and works with caregivers individually so they can better support the youth in their lives. These services can include Special Education, Mental Health Services, Human Services such as CPS or Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice or Probation.

  • 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 II provides youth, families and support persons with outpatient mental health services such as individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, collateral sessions, outreach within regulations and standards of MediCal and MHSA. The Clinician 2 provides youth and families therapeutic Transformation Care Planning (TCP) services which includes client centered family individual and family counseling/therapy and skill enhancement and develop to capitalize on clients strengths and assets and build self-efficacy to enhance emotional wellbeing and improved functioning in life domains.

  • The Program Assistant for Mental Health Services receives callers at establishment, determines nature of business, and directs callers to destination, greets clients, completes paperwork and intake to open cases in MediCal Unicare system. This position will work with Independent Living Program (ILP) and the Mental Health programs located at our 1671 The Alameda San Jose office (and will drive between both locations). Supports program and staff by performing the following duties:

Residential Programs

  • The Program Manager supervises Residential Counselors and Relief/On-Call Residential Counselors and cares for youth housed in our Quetzal House.

  • The Case Manager II for THPP provides youth and young mothers with living arrangements, case management services, and preparation for independent living. Also provides guidance to Residential Counselors in the THPP program.

  • 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

  • Reporting to the Division Director of Residential Services, the Program Manager FFA/Adoption is responsible for ensuring compliant and trauma-informed services while providing leadership to the staff in these programs.

  • The Case Manager for Bill Wilson Center’s Resource Family Approval Program (Foster Care) has the responsibilities of determining the needs of the foster child and the resource/foster family and either providing the service or seeing to it that it is provided.

Housing Programs

  • The Housing Specialist will be responsible for locating housing for homeless families The Specialist is required to work quickly and independently in the fast paced housing market in Santa Clara County in order to secure housing for families. In addition to locating housing, you will conduct housing inspections, negotiate, and build relationships with landlords, collaborate with community partners, as well as be personable and informative about the BWC programs when engaging with the public.

  • We have immediate openings for 2 full time Case Managers for our City of San Jose Rapid Rehousing program! Case Managers provide case management and supportive services which secures stable housing for homeless youth and families.

  • We have immediate openings for 1 full time (Central Santa Clara County) and 1 part time (20 hours per week – East Santa Clara County) Case Manager for our NEWLY EXPANDED Family Advocacy Services (FAS) program! 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 East and Central Santa Clara County.

  • We have immediate openings for 3 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.

  • We have an immediate opportunity for a Case Manager for our Transitional Housing Program for Parenting youth. This is a hands-on position that provides important oversight of housing as well as trauma-informed services to clients.

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

Independent Living Program (ILP)/HUB

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.

  • Under the supervision and direction of the Program Manager and Program Supervisor at the Drop In Center, the Outreach Case Manager conducts street outreach throughout Santa Clara County and engages homeless minors, young adults and homeless families with young adults as head of households, including those that are unsheltered.

  • Under the supervision and direction of the Director of Youth Development, the TEMP Outreach-Recruiting Counselor conducts school outreach and marketing efforts to inform youth and families of BWC services and increase the number of clients served in BWC 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 Director of Counseling Services oversees intern training and also directs staff engaged in providing counseling services. Responsible for supervision and management of all agency counseling services including the evaluation and quality of training and counseling services provided by staff and interns as well as contract goals.

  • 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 Resources


  • Reporting to the Accounting Supervisor the Accountant I performs various accounting activities including Processes/posts a variety of accounting transactions such as invoices, payments, bank deposits, expenses and credit cards in accordance with department procedures

  • Under the direction of the Volunteer Program Manager the TEMP Administrative Assistant supports the Adopt-A-Family program

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