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FEATURED JOBS - RESIDENTIAL/SHELTER COUNSELORS

BWC Staff

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

Administration

  • The new CEO will be a forward-thinking innovator who can lead the organization to new heights, with three overarching objectives:
    1) Financially and otherwise strengthen an already strong Santa Clara County-centered nonprofit providing a continuum of housing, counseling and behavioral health services.
    2) Sustainably grow programs and services by expanding services within the current geography and/or by extending the agency’s geographic reach.
    3) Advocate within the County, the State, and the Nation for policies and funding that improve housing, counseling and supportive services for youth and families.
    For additional information or to apply, please visit: https://www.moppenheim.com/bill-wilson-center/


Community Resources

  • No openings in this program at this time.

Counseling Programs

  • The Therapist and clinical supervisor has the responsibility of determining the clinical needs of clients and those of their interns and directing services to meet client needs. Population served includes children ages 2-17 years old who have experienced trauma and victimization. Victimization may include bullying by peers, assault, hit & run or DUI victim, physical abuse, sexual abuse, family violence, neglect, mass violence event survivor, or other qualifying experiences.

  • 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.


Drop-In Center Programs

  • Employment Specialist is responsible for networking within the community in order to help promote and create job opportunities for youth accessing services throughout Bill Wilson Center Programs. As are young adult population traditionally has difficulty finding and sustaining employment, Employment Specialist will be responsible for individual employment assessments, plans, skill groups and employment counseling to homeless youth as part of a team approach to providing comprehensive client care.

  • Under the supervision and direction of the Program Manager of the Drop In Center, the Outreach Case Manager conducts street outreach to areas frequented by street youth and performs case management for clients.

  • Under the supervision of the Program Supervisor - Drop In Center, the Life Skills Coach provides care and supervision and supports clients in daily functioning such as laundry, showers, storing their belongings, hygiene, etc. The Life Skills Coach interacts with clients and supports efforts in attending daily groups and activities or Needs & Service Plan goals.

  • The LEAD Case Manager provides case management, crisis intervention, counseling and referral services to homeless and parenting youth at the Drop In Center. The LEAD Case Manager is also responsible for “walking the floor” to ensure safety and to intervene with any crisis or inappropriate client interactions.

  • Under the direct supervision of the Program Supervisor the Case Manager provides respite clients with case management and referral services, develops a case plan to prepare for independent living and also provides oversight for Residential Counselors 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 Residential Counselor cares for and supervises youth housed by performing the following essential duties and responsibilities during the overnight shift.


Housing Programs

  • The Case Manager I for THP+ provides intensive case management services for emancipated former foster youth ages 18-25. Services provided center primarily around strengthening independent living skills and housing permanency along with career and education development.

  • 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 Central Santa Clara County.

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

  • The Housing Specialist will be responsible for locating housing for homeless young adults and 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 young adults and 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.

  • The Case Manager for THPP/THP+ Foster Care 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.

  • The Driver/Operator for the Homeless Housing Problem Solving and Call Center has the unique opportunity to house homeless individuals and families by transporting them and their belongings to an emergency shelter program that has been pre-arranged. The Driver is an important member of a team that is assessing and addressing challenges faced by a caller and providing immediate solutions that ensure their safety and get them off the streets.

    The housing problem solving approach supports the effective implementation of homelessness prevention, diversion and rapid exit strategies which are part of the coordinated entry process. If needed, the caller is also referred and transported to one of the open shelter beds available in the county. When needed, the HPS program will have the financial resources needed to help households avoid entering the homeless. This resource will be available to other community partners.

    The Homeless Services Call Center is in full operation 7 days/week, 10 hour/day. It is an integral part of the County’s Continuation of Care and Coordinated Entry System to end homelessness.

  • Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the RELIEF Residential Counselor performs the following duties and responsibilities for the program when covering for open shifts. The RELIEF Residential Counselor is not a full time position, but provides relief/coverage for open shifts at the DIC Respite, Interim Housing and Young Adult Shelter programs (overnight and swing) – hours, if any, are based on availability of open shifts.

  • The RELIEF Residential Counselor 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 Residential Counselor 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.

  • The part time Client Support Specialist for the LGBTQ Transitional Living program must have lived experience and be passionate about helping LGBTQ clients connect with appropriate services and role modeling appropriate behavior.


Independent Living Program (ILP)/HUB

  • No openings in this program at this time.

LGBTQ Programs

  • No openings in this program at this time

Mental Health Programs

  • As part of the leadership of Bill Wilson Center, the Mental Health Program Manager is a supportive resource to the clinical and paraprofessional staff on your team. In this leadership role, you will provide administrative and financial oversight to a portfolio of programs providing Mental Health Services to Medi-Cal and uninsured beneficiaries. As a leader in Bill Wilson Center’s mental health programs, you will have the opportunity to shape program and services offered to our clients as well as develop, coach, and mentor clinical services staff in their professional journey. The Program Manager collaborates closely with Division leadership and County and community partners to ensure the provision of culturally appropriate, outcomes-driven, and trauma-informed services to the clients and families we serve.

  • As a Bill Wilson Center Masters or Licensed Clinician, you will provide culturally appropriate, accessible, and supportive Mental Health services to Medi-Cal and uninsured beneficiaries. Your experience in providing assessment, treatment planning, individual and family therapy, and clinical case management will be leveraged to support clients as a member of a collective team. You will be serving a wide variety of individuals and families with 1:1 supervision and support from administrative and clinical supervisors. Our services are provided in settings that are flexible and best meet client needs including telehealth, in the office, client’s home, in the community, or school-based services.

  • Under the direction of the Lead Clinician, the Client Support Specialist will be primarily responsible to assist with linkage to resources and mental health services, and prevention outreach in both group and individual settings to youth and young adults aged 16-30. The Client Support Specialist will also provide direct service provision to assigned youth to support independent living skills, and referrals/ linkage to basic needs and resources in collaboration with Clinicians.

  • The Case Manager will provide direct care, clinical guidance and oversight, community planning and mobilization and mental health prevention efforts for adult consumers in the IHOT (In-Home Outreach Team) program. The goal of the IHOT program is to engage and link consumers with mental health needs to appropriate levels of care to increase stabilization and functioning.

  • The Client Support Specialist works as a member on our In-Home Support Team to provide engagement and support to adults with mental health challenges. The Client Support Specialist will provide case management, service linkage, outreach and engagement, peer support and other services to consumers of the IHOT program.


Residential Programs

  • Facilitates family reunification or alternate placement for at risk youth and their families through crisis intervention, family counseling, stabilization, parenting skills, case management and providing community linkages and resources through a strength based approach utilizing evidence based practices.

  • Under the direction of the Division Director, the Intake Clinician is responsible for intake, coordination and scheduling timely access to Mental Health and other services for youth, ages 12-18 yrs requiring emergency services through the Safety Net Shelter.

  • Bill Wilson Center is proud to partner with the County Probation Department in supporting the PIVOT (Providing Individual Valuable Opportunities Together) program to provide services for young adults coming out of detention facilities who are working hard to achieve stability and self-sufficiency.

    Available schedules:
    Thur, Fri 11:00 pm – 7:30 am and Tue, Wed 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm (26 hrs/wk – part time)
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm (25 hrs/wk – Part Time)

  • The Residential Counselor creates a safe and supportive environment for youth, ages 11-17 who are in need of immediate shelter or crisis stabilization due to homelessness, runaway, family conflict, school problems, trauma or encounter with law enforcement, juvenile probation or child protective services. The Residential counselor is the primary care provider offering empathy, listening skills, mentorship and coaching that empowers youth to heal and find healthy solutions and problem solving skills as part of their developmental stage towards self-sufficiency. Weekend and holiday coverage required.

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Monday AM shift (7:00 am -3:30 pm) (32-hour)
    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday PM Shift (3:30pm-12:00am) (32-hour)

  • RELIEF Residential Counselors provide part time or emergency coverage in Safety Net Shelter or THPP/THP+ FC gaining experience working with youth, 11-21 yrs of age who are healing from trauma, dealing with lift stressors and working towards independent living by providing supervision, mentorship, redirection and listening skills that empower youth to heal and make healthy life choices.

    All shifts - Overnight/Weekend Availability Highly Desired!


Youth Development

  • No openings in this program at this time.

Independent Contractors

  • We are actively recruiting a part time Psychiatrist (up to 16 hours per week) who will be an Independent Contractor and will primarily work with Transition Age Youth (16-24) and young adults (up to age 30) engaged in Behavioral Health Services in a dynamic service environment.


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

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