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May 22, 2013 - Floating Teacher for Model Centers Initiative
Compass Children’s Center is one of six high quality early learning centers in San Francisco participating in the Model Centers Initiative of the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund. The Floating Teacher will work in two Model Center sites in San Francisco, Compass Children’s Center in the Tenderloin neighborhood and FranDelJA Enrichment Center in the Bayview. The Floating Teacher is part of a new, shared service pilot providing substitute coverage for planned release, training and professional development of classroom staff. full description
May 21, 2013 - Program Director, Compass Connecting Point
Compass Connecting Point is the point of entry into the homeless family shelter system for children and families who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. The only program of its kind, Compass Connecting Point is the centralized intake, assessment, resource and referral center for families waiting to enter family shelters in San Francisco. Compass Connecting Point also provides one time loans and short-term subsidies in order to help families obtain and maintain permanent housing. full description
May 15, 2013 - Bi-Lingual (Spanish) Family Case Manager, Compass Clara House
Compass Clara House provides an intensive, yet supportive, environment where great things can happen. With a focus on education, the two-year live-in program helps families build a lasting foundation for future success. full description
April 24, 2013 - Toddler Teacher, Compass Children’s Center
Compass Children’s Center (CCC) is a high quality, early childhood and intervention program for low-income and homeless families primarily from the Tenderloin community. CCC provides full-time childcare, family and individual therapy, parent support groups and a nutrition program. CCC is a program of Compass Family Services. full description
March 28, 2013 - Camp Compass Counselor
Camp Compass provides enriched summer activities for children ages 4-14 living in our family shelter. This flexible, on-site program allows us to meet the needs of children living in families that often have unpredictable schedules and provides a broad range of educational, recreational and cultural opportunities that are designed to be fun as well as expose them to enriching activities they would not otherwise have access to. Camp activities include daily trips to the park, arts and crafts and field trips to local museums and other attractions. Educational games are also a big part of the camp experience and Camp Compass staffs tailor these activities to suit the abilities and needs of the campers. In every aspect of camp, special care and attention is given to the support of children who are living in or have recently transitioned out of homelessness. full description
March 18, 2013 - Intake Coordinator/Family Therapist Compass Clara House
Compass Clara House, a two-year transitional housing program of Compass Family Services, seeks a Part-Time Family Therapist/Intake Coordinator to provide on-site clinical support to homeless families in our milieu setting. Be part of our small team providing intensive services to homeless families as they transition to self-sufficiency and permanent housing. License, experience with substance abuse recovery, and Spanish-speaking a plus but not required. full description
Providing Therapy at Compass Family Services
Compass Family Services offers therapy to families engaged in the six Compass programs. Therapy is available for the individual adults in the family, for the couple, for the children and/or for the whole family. Therapy is free for the families and they can be seen for up to a year (or the length of the therapist’s internship). Therapy is voluntary for most families. Some families are mandated by Child Protective Services to engage in therapy and we do work to coordinate required services for these families.
Therapy at CFS means a fair amount of what is often thought of as “Case Management.” Ideal applicant needs to be flexible in their thinking about “what is therapy?” and “what is therapeutic?” Applicants should have an interest in working with clients who have experienced early childhood traumas and are now struggling in their adult lives. CFS offers a wide range of experiences for training. We value the work done in the milieu setting and expect Interns and Trainees to participate in the daily life of a Family Resource Center and/or Shelter. You will gain invaluable experience, not just in performing therapy, but in working in a social service agency in San Francisco. We use an eclectic approach to providing therapy, although you will get experiences doing intakes and assessments with an emphasis on working with a trauma lens or psychodynamic understanding of our clients.
Days and hours
Trainees 12+ hours/week
Post-graduate Interns 15+ hours/week
Interns and Trainees will have the opportunity to attend agency wide trainings, retreats and activities.
If applying for an intern position, please send cover letter and resume to Susan Reider, Clinical Director at:
If applying for a non-intern position, please send cover letter and resume to: