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Bill Wilson Center is working toward ending youth and family homelessness.

Bill Wilson Center is a nationally and regionally recognized leader for providing services to at-risk youth and families. We are working to prevent poverty in the next generation by connecting youth and families to education, employment, housing and positive relationships.

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 4,100 children, youth, young adults and families in Santa Clara County. We reach more than 30,000 clients through our street outreach and crisis line programs.

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!

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!

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


  • The Housing Occupancy Specialist is an administrative position responsible for coordination, communication, and collaboration with AirBnB, and other internal and external housing opportunities for young adults and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. This is an exciting new position that is part of a larger collaboration in San Jose to prevent and end homelessness by providing resources that include housing, education, employment and life skills development to best prepare college-engaged homeless youth for sustainability and success.

Community Resources

  • No openings in this program at this time.

Counseling Programs

  • The full time Call Specialist for Contact Cares/Centralized Intake handles high risk/crisis calls and provides specialized support and intake services to clients who call. Also, provides support to volunteer Telephone Counselors assigned to the program.

  • 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

  • Located downtown San Jose, Bill Wilson Center’s Drop In Center (DIC) is a one-stop location where staff provide outreach, basic needs, case management, behavioral health services, housing resources, crisis management, employment and education assistance to transition age youth (18-24). We are searching for a Program Manager to provide supportive leadership and ensure a welcoming and supportive space for homeless street youth.

  • Under the supervision of the Drop In Center Program Manager. The RELIEF Residential Counselor 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.

Housing Programs

  • The Housing Specialist will be responsible for locating housing for local college students and is required to work quickly and independently in the fast paced housing market in Santa Clara County in order to secure housing for college students. In addition to locating housing, will also 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.

  • Case Managers provide case management and supportive services which secures stable housing for homeless youth and families.

  • 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 Santa Clara County.

  • We have immediate openings for a Full Time Employment Education Specialist for our Rapid Rehousing program! The Employment/Education Specialist 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.

  • Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Case Manager is responsible for providing general case management around education; housing, parenting, supportive counseling and connections to needed resources and services to clients in preparation for independent living.

  • 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.

Independent Living Program (ILP)/HUB

  • No openings in this program at this time.

LGBTQ Programs

  • Under the supervision of Program Supervisor, the LGBTQ Outreach Counselor is responsible for community, center-based, and street outreach to LGBTQ youth, and program evaluation and reporting.

  • Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Case Manager – TLP & Host Homes for LGBTQ is responsible for providing general case management around education; housing, supportive counseling and connections to needed resources and services to clients identifying as LGBTQ.

Mental Health Programs

  • An exciting opportunity to support our services for transition-aged youth ages 16-25! The Program Manager provides clinical/managerial leadership and oversight to Behavioral Health staff in young adult programs including TAY, TAY LGBTQ, and Independent Living Program serving current and former foster youth. Reporting directly to the Division Director, the Program Manager collaborates closely with our other programs serving this population

  • The Clinician 2 provides youth with counseling, 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.

  • Under the direction of the Director, the Intake Clinician is responsible for intake, coordination and scheduling timely access to Mental Health services for clients of all behavioral health programs. In addition to the core function of intake and referral, they will provide information visits and perform registration of new patients into electronic health record (AWARDS). The Intake Clinician holds the expertise in MediCal, Private Insurance and underfunded reimbursement and is expected to have an understanding of regulations regarding SCC Behavioral Health policies and procedures as well as BWC Mental Health policies and procedures.

  • 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

  • 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.

    Overnight - Sunday, Monday, Friday, Saturday 11:30 PM – 7:30 AM (32 hours)

  • 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.

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