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Seneca Family of Agencies

Location: (Administrative Offices)
15942 Foothill Blvd.,
San Leandro, CA 94578
 
Age Group Served: 0-21 years
 
Program Description: At Seneca Family of Agencies, our mission is to help children and families through the most difficult times of their lives. Throughout the 1990s and into the 21st century, Seneca has dedicated itself to becoming a “system of care” agency providing a comprehensive continuum of community-based and family-focused treatment services for children and families. Seneca’s continuum of care now includes in-home wraparound services; foster family-based treatment; mobile crisis response services; integrated day treatment and special education services; after-school therapeutic recreation services; and public school-based mental health services. Seneca has employment and practicum opportunities in Northern California, Southern California, and the Central Coast of California.

Seneca offers a wide variety of fieldwork placements including: public or non-public school based programs, community based programs, wraparound programs, probation services, and crisis response programs, outpatient mental health clinics, foster care and adoption programs; all dedicated to serving children and their families throughout California. Programs in the bay area are based within the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma. Programs in Central Coast of California are based in Monterey County and San Luis Obispo County. Programs in Southern California are located in Orange County and San Bernardino County.
 
Placement Period: August/September – May/June
 
Program/Placement Hours: 16-24 hours per week
 
Preferred Discipline / Experience: Seneca provides fieldwork/practicum placements for students completing MSW, MFT, PsyD, School Psych, SLP, and Education Specialist Credential programs. Experience working with children and/or families is preferred.
 
First or Second Year Students: We provide placements for both first and second year students. The availability of these placements depends upon the programs ability to supervise a fieldwork student.
 
Supervision & Support:
  • An intensive 2 week orientation to Seneca’s population served, values, philosophy, and practice at the beginning of their fieldwork placement.
  • 2-day Clinical Documentation Training before beginning on site.
  • Training and supervision focused on the Seneca treatment model.
  • Training and Mini Grand Rounds presented on a wide range of topics applicable to working with children and their families.
  • Weekly supervision provided by a Seneca Clinician with an appropriate degree or license.
  • Weekly group supervision when applicable to the student’s fieldwork agreement.
  • Quarterly trainings and meetings for the cohort of Fieldwork students.
  • Opportunity to conduct case presentations with direct feedback from Seneca’s Clinical Director and senior Clinicians.
 
Send Resume to: Send Cover letter, resume and completed Seneca Fieldwork Application form to fieldworkprogram@senecacenter.org.
Visit www.senecacenter.org for the application form and more information.

Contact Seneca’s Fieldwork Program:
Jessica Scott, Fieldwork Coordinator
510-317-1437
fieldworkprogram@senecacenter.org
 
Application Due Date: Seneca will begin accepting applications on February 1st and conduct interviews on a rolling basis. Majority of placements are filled by June of each year.
 
Stipends Available: 1st year students (16 hours per week) : $3,000
2nd year students (24 hours per week): $5,000