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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 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 Housing Expeditor is an administrative position responsible for coordination, communication, and collaboration with AirBnB, and 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 towards 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

  • 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 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..

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


Housing Programs

  • The Program Manager supervises staff working in the housing programs for young adults and families age 18-24. These are programs for young adults preparing for permanent housing. This position requires collaboration with other BWC programs to ensure young adults receive full scope services including employment, education, housing, mental health services and independent living skills. Some of the programs include THP to Rapid Rehousing, Young Family Shelter and a Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program.

  • The Program Supervisor will provide supervisory oversight of the Rapid Rehousing programs including reports, attending meetings, scheduling staff, timesheet review and approval, time off calendar maintenance, etc. This position will also be responsible for assisting staff to locate and enroll participants into the Rapid Rehousing programs and assigning cases to Case Managers, Employment/Education Case Manager and Housing Specialist. The Program Supervisor may be required to carry a caseload depending on program needs.

  • 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.

  • The Case Manager will provide case management and supportive services for the San Jose State University Rapid Rehousing program which secures stable housing for SJSU students.

  • Reporting to the THP Program Manager, the Case Manager is responsible for co-facilitating parenting house meetings and ensuring appropriate and timely services are delivered to young adults in all the THP programs. This includes preparation for independent living. Provides hands-on oversight of the houses to ensure safety, cleanliness and compliance with HUD regulations.

    Tuesday - Saturday 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM

  • Case Managers provide case management and supportive services for the program which provides homeless prevention and intervention services for youth and families at identified schools in San Jose.

  • We have a wonderful opportunity for a Case Manager in our new Transition in Place Housing Program (TIP). The Case Manager provides 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.

  • 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 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

  • No openings in this program at this time.

LGBTQ Programs

  • Provide managerial leadership to program staff working in all LGBTQ related programs including LGBTQ Outreach, HIV Outreach, LGBTQ Host Homes, BWC Connections and LGBTQ TLP (transitional living program). This is a leadership role in client service delivery that will also have hands on duties of training, counseling clients if needed, etc. Provide leadership, direction and expert advice to ensure services meet the needs of LGBTQ clients and ensure services are provided throughout BWC programs and that BWC staff is properly trained. Leaders at BWC are involved in the oversight and management of all Continuous Quality Improvements and Quality Assurance.

    Under the direction of the Chief Program Officer, the Program Manager will manage the LGBTQ Program and Services.


Mental Health Programs

  • The Clinician 2 provides culturally appropriate, accessible, and supportive Mental Health services to Medi-cal and uninsured beneficiaries. The Clinician provides assessment services, then creates and implements a client-centered, holistic care plan including individual and family therapy, skills development, and clinical case management services. Services are community-based and provided both at the office and in settings that best meet client needs such as their home, school, or community location.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Clinician 2 provides culturally appropriate and affirmative mental health treatment to LGBTQ+ youth, including homeless and former foster youth. The Clinician provides assessment services, then creates and implements a client-centered, holistic care plan including individual and family therapy, skills development, and clinical case management services. Services are community-based and provided both at the office and in settings that best meet client needs such as their home, school, or community location.

  • The Mental Health Specialist provides young adults, youth and families with behavioral health services utilizing the Transformation Care Planning (TCP) model to improve client’s emotional wellbeing and life domain functioning. Services provided may include rehabilitation counseling, skill development, assessment and treatment planning under the supervision of a licensed therapist.

  • 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.


Residential Programs

  • The Residential Counselor cares for and supervises youth housed by performing the following essential duties and responsibilities during the overnight shift.

  • 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)

  • The Cook prepares and cooks family style meals for residents of the Shelter.

    (Monday – Friday 20 hours per week)

  • 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.