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Director Drop in Center & Emergency Housing

We are searching for a Program Director to provide supportive leadership and ensure a welcoming and supportive space for homeless street youth. Click here for additional information.


Program Supervisor – THPP/THP+ Foster Care

The Program Supervisor is an important part of BWC’s management team supporting the agency mission and vision to help our most vulnerable population of foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and life skills needed towards reaching their unique hopes and dreams. Click here for additional information.


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 TEMP Maintenance/Facility Technician is responsible for the safety and ongoing maintenance of Bill Wilson Center facilities, grounds and vehicles as well as serving as liaison to landlords where applicable. This is a hands on position that will also at times require moving furniture, cleaning, etc.

  • 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

  • Bill Wilson Center's annual Adopt A Family Program works directly with Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children's Services linking caring donors to local foster youth who would otherwise receive few, if any, gifts for the holidays.

    This position is temporary from September 2022 through January 2023. The hours will fluctuate from 20 per week to 40 per week (40 hours during busiest time, Nov/Dec) Must be flexible!


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

  • Located downtown San Jose, Bill Wilson Center’s Service Center offers a one-stop location where unhoused young adults (12-25 yrs) can get all their basic needs met including food, showers, laundry, and clothing and meet with a welcoming staff who will support them in obtaining housing, employment, education, life skills, mental health and substance abuse services as they are ready to receive. We are searching for a Program Director to provide supportive leadership to an enthusiastic team who want to help young adults attain self-sufficiency in a supportive and caring environment.

  • 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.

  • The Education Specialist will be responsible for working directly with clients on their education plans.

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

  • 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.

  • The Call Operator has the unique opportunity to reimagine a centralized call center for families and individuals at imminent risk of homelessness by providing them support and resources as well as link them to emergency shelter providers throughout the county. Through active listening and motivational interviewing, you can help an individual or family utilize their strengths, support networks and community resources to find housing or stabilize their current housing. If needed, the caller is also referred and transported to one of the open shelter beds available in the county.

  • The Housing Problem Solving Specialist will spend considerable time with clients in immediate need and must be able to not only assess the situation but also brainstorm creative alternative solutions and connect clients with mainstream services as needed. Mediation with family, landlords and other interested parties will be a major responsibility for this position.

  • Under the supervision and direction of the Program Supervisor, the Outreach Worker team (2) will identify, assess and refer homeless individuals in Santa Clara County to appropriate housing programs and services. The team will address a person’s mental health, substance use disorder and/or medical needs by building trust with the individual or family and identify opportunities through which services can be provided. The team’s responsibility is to build some level of rapport with the individuals over a period of time, help the individuals seek services that, at a minimum, would address their basic needs.

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Program Supervisor is an important part of BWC’s management team supporting the agency mission and vision to help our most vulnerable population of foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and life skills needed towards reaching their unique hopes and dreams. Through an intensive case management model, we support youth 16-21 yrs of age in attaining educational goals, employment, well being, develop permanent connections with caring adults and prepare for their transition to THP+ Aftercare or permanent housing. The Program Supervisor

  • 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.

  • The Case Manager for THPP/THP-NMD works directly with foster care youth (16 yrs-18 yrs) and foster care young parents to support them in all life domains that prepare them for independence and self-sufficiency. The Case Manager has a small caseload of up to 12 youth who are living in residential homes throughout Santa Clara County, attending school and/or employment learning life skills of shopping, meal preparation, maintaining a home, sharing space with other while focusing on higher education, careers, well-being, making permanent connections with caring adults, managing their health and dental care, and for some, parenting skills.

  • 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, mentor-ship 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.

    Available shifts
    Sunday-Thursday AM Shift (7:00am-3:30pm) (40-Hr)
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Monday AM Shift (7:00am-3:30pm) (32-Hr)
    Sunday-Thursday PM Shift (3:30pm-12:00am) (40-Hr)
    Tuesday-Saturday PM Shift (3:30pm-12:00am) (40-Hr)
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Monday PM Shift (3:30pm-12am) (32-Hr)
    Tuesday-Saturday ON Shift (11:30pm-7:30am) (40-Hr)

  • 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)

  • 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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