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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

  • The Director of LGBTQ Programs works to fulfill BWC’s vision to create a region where LGBTQ people thrive. We support the health and wellness of the most marginalized, advocate for equality and justice and work to build a culturally rich LGBTQ community. This position plays a key leadership role on the management team and is responsible for development of a growing program staff in the areas of youth development and housing, mental health, HIV prevention, community outreach, education and training, advocacy, and community building.


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 Mental Health Specialist will provide youth and families with rehabilitation and restorative skill based services as well as case management and referral services, and preparation for independent living and/or improved self-sufficiency utilizing the Transformation Care Planning model to improve client’s emotional wellbeing and life domain functioning.


Residential Programs

  • Exciting NEW opportunity to oversee a cutting edge program providing mental health treatment to youth ages 12 - 24 in a Short Term Residential Treatment Program (STRTP) and emergency homeless youth shelter with average length of stay of 6 months. Reporting to the Division Director Residential Services, the Director of STRTP is responsible for the day to day operations of two sites.

  • 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.

    Sunday - Thursday 3:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

  • The Residential Counselor cares for youth housed in Quetzal House by performing the following duties. Some awake overnight and weekend coverage may be required.

    Wednesday - Sunday 3:30 PM – 12:00 AM

  • 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 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

  • The LEAD Case Manager provides youth with living arrangements, case management services, and preparation for independent living and provides supervision, training and support to the social work interns placed within the housing department. In addition, the Lead Case Managers will provide back support to the THP supervisor.

  • We have an immediate opening for a full time Case Manager for our Family Rapid Re-Housing Program. Case Managers provide intensive case management and supportive services which secures stable housing for homeless youth and families.

  • 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 immediate opening for 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 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 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.


Independent Living Program (ILP)/HUB


Youth Development

  • Exciting NEW opportunity to coordinate BWC’s Youth Advisory Board. The Youth Advisory Board is a structured Board comprised of BWC current/former youth clients who are interested in advocacy, leadership, and being the voice and representation of their peers (homeless and foster care youth) within the agency and the community.


Drop-In Center Programs


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.



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.