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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

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

Current Openings

LGBTQ Programs

Mental Health Programs

  • The Clinician 2 is responsible for administrative oversight of the School Linked Services Mental Health program while also carrying a partial client caseload.

  • 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.

  • The Clinician II provides youth with therapeutic, case management and referral services, and preparation for independent living and maintaining quality services to current and former foster youth engaged in ILP services.

Residential Programs

  • 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 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.

  • 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 or THPP/THP+ FC 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 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.

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

Housing Programs

  • The Program Manager supervises staff working in the BWC Young Adult Shelter for youth age 18-25 as well as the Interim Housing Program for youth age 18-25. These programs are residential programs for young adults preparing for permanent housing. This position requires collaboration with other BWC programs to ensure youth receive full scope services including employment, education, housing, mental health services and independent living skills.

  • 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.

  • We have an immediate opening for a full time Case Manager for our CAL OES Rapid Re-Housing Program. Case Managers provide intensive 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

  • No openings in this program at this time.

Drop-In Center Programs

  • Under the supervision of the Program Manager Drop In Center, the Employment Developer 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 these populations traditionally have difficultly finding and sustaining employment. Employment Developer will be responsible for individual employment assessments, plans, and employment counseling to homeless and runaway youth, as well as for spending time in the Drop-In Center itself developing relationships and providing basic services to clients.

  • 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.

  • 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..

Counseling Programs

  • The Family Therapist/Case Manager provides youth and families with therapy, case management, referral services, and skills-building to improve life domain functioning. The Child Abuse Therapy Program (CHAT), a component of the Family and Individual Outpatient Program at BWC, provides services to children and youth who have suffered from emotional, social and behavioral problems as a result of being victims of abuse, neglect, violence and or exploitation. This position reports to the Director of Counseling Services.

  • 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.


  • No openings in this program at this time.

Community Reources

  • No openings in this program at this time.

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.

  • We are actively recruiting a part time Psychiatrist (14 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.