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Seneca Washington

Seneca Washington Headquarters:
3438 S 148th St.
Tukwila, WA 98168
 (206) 822-6233
Hours of Operation: 8:00AM-5:00PM

 
 

OVERVIEW

Seneca’s programs in Washington State represent the agency’s first, and currently, only full-time presence outside of California. Seneca Washington provides a continuum of care ranging from school based to community based programs.

Seneca currently partners with Seattle Public Schools and charter schools in the Puget Sound area to provide assistance in designing inclusive school-wide practices and systems with a focus on early identification and intervention. Our work is guided by Seneca’s Unconditional Education model, which offers a framework for integrated and multi-tiered systems of support that promote the academic, social-emotional and behavioral development of ALL students at each school. Seneca direct care staff - including therapists, school psychologists, student support counselors and other education specialists – are embedded within the existing school framework to support achievement of the best possible outcomes for students, no matter how challenging their needs and circumstances.

In addition to its school-based services, Seneca Washington continues to develop a continuum of supports that span the fields of child welfare, juvenile justice, and mental health. In partnership with King County and other community-based organizations (CBOs), Seneca is implementing an outreach program for commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) and works as part of the Juvenile Justice Assessment Team  at the Children and Family Justice Center. In addition, Seneca provides comprehensive mental health services through an outpatient clinic and Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) throughout South King County.

 

AREAS SERVED
  • Seattle
  • Greater King County area
  • Tacoma

 

SERVICES

  • Technical assistance: implementation of the positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) model, trainings in trauma-informed practices, CSEC (Commercially Sexual Exploitation of Children) outreach and trainings

  • Student Supports, including:
    • Behavioral: crisis management and re-integration of students with behavioral needs back into the classroom as quickly as possible so that they can continue to learn
    • Academic: generating and implementing specially designed instruction that is aligned with and enriches the grade-level curriculum
    • Mental health: treatment planning and provision of individualized therapeutic services for youth

 

Community-Based Programs

  • Outpatient Clinic – South King County
    For local young people and families impacted by trauma, anxiety, depression, and other profound challenges, Seneca’s outpatient clinic offers individual and family therapy, intensive social-emotional support and crisis services, as well as psychiatry services. The Outpatient Clinic is actively accepting referrals.
    Our main service areas are: South Seattle (below I-90), West Seattle, White Center, Burien, Tukwila, SeaTac, Des Moines and Renton. We can, however, be flexible and serve children and families in other areas in King County as needed. Please send any Medicaid eligible clients our way. If you have any questions please email KCOutpatient@senecacenter.org or call (206) 490-0865.
  • Juvenile Justice Assessment Team – King County
    Seneca partners with Ryther Center for Children and Youth and King County Superior Court to staff a five-member Juvenile Justice Assessment Team (JJAT) stationed at the Children and Family Justice Center. JJAT aims to prevent and divert youth with behavioral needs from further involvement in the King County juvenile justice system and decrease incidences or severity of chemical dependency and mental health diagnosis in young people.
  • Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Outreach – King County
    The Seneca CSEC Outreach Program partners with schools, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and healthcare providers to build the capacity of school and other professionals to identify and engage with youth who are at risk of sexual exploitation or are currently exploited. Seneca also offers Empowerment and Prevention groups to schools and the community.  
  • Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe)
    The WISe program is a family-centered, individualized, and strength-based intensive service for Medicaid-eligible children and youth from birth to 21 years old. This program uses a team-based approach to address complex needs for youths and families and support them in meeting their identified goals.
    • For questions or to make referrals call the Seneca WISe line (206) 490-0985 or (877) 949-4647. 
    • To learn more about WISe program contact WISe Supervisor Helen Roubinian at helen_roubinian@senecacenter.org.

School-Based Programs

  • Unconditional Education, Charter Schools  - Seattle, Tacoma
    Implemented in California and Washington State, Seneca’s Unconditional Education (UE) model empowers the entire school community with the skills and resources they need to implement a multi-tiered system of academic, behavioral, and social emotional supports for all students.
    • For more information on the Unconditional Education program in Washington charter schools, contact Gini Sanders at gini_sanders@senecacenter.org.
  • Unconditional Education, Seattle Public Schools – Seattle
    Seneca provides direct service support to multiple Seattle public schools, as well as school- and district-level systems development.
  • InTandem - Seattle
    • For information on Seneca’s day treatment program at InTandem, contact Director of School Partnership, Erin Galloway at erin_galloway@senecacenter.org.

 

OUR STAFF

Seneca Family of Agencies staff are committed to providing high quality care in partnership with the children and families we serve. In accordance with WAC 388-877-0640(1) and RCW 18.19.060, please see our Counselor Disclosure for a list of our staff and their credentials. 

 

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

Seneca Washington is committed to practicing cultural humility and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within our workplaces, schools, and communities. To read more about Seneca Washington's DEI commitment, click here.

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

For information on current Seneca Washington employment opportunities, click here. Questions? Our recruiting team can be reached at hr@senecacenter.org or 510-317-1437.

 


For general inquiries, feel free to reach out to us at washingtoninfo@senecacenter.org. Please no referrals.