Bilingual Behavioral Health Therapist

Reports To

Program Director of Compass Family Shelter
and Compass Clinical Director


$66,000-$73,000 annually


Full time (37.5 hours/week)
Monday - Friday



Organizational Core Competencies

Accountable  I  Adaptable  I  Client-centered  I  Collaborative  I  Committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging  I  Resourceful 


Compass Behavioral Health Services provides trauma-informed therapy to families engaged in Compass Family Services programs. Our services reflect our understanding of the complexities of trauma as well as the range of traumatic experiences. Our approach involves training and education, supervision and support, attention to self-care for both the individual and the organization, attention to creating a welcoming and safe environment, and development of policies and procedures that reflect our understanding of how trauma has impacted our families.

Compass Family Shelter provides families experiencing homelessness with a safe place to stay. We offer intensive support services that help the families staying at our shelter to find housing, increase income, and address any underlying challenges to long term stability.


The Bilingual Therapist will provide individual, parent/child and family therapy to families at residing at Compass Family Shelter. This position will be primarily on site at the shelter, which is located at 626 Polk Street in San Francisco.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Provide individual, family and play therapy at Compass Family Shelter.
• Maintain a case load of 15-20 clients, meeting with each weekly.
• Provide mental health support to clients exiting the shelter.
• Provide Family Wellness assessment to every family entering the shelter.
• Lead or co-lead meetings and groups, including therapeutic activity group and “roster” meeting with shelter staff.
• Provide education to clients and staff concerning general mental health issues and specific mental health needs of Compass families.
• Maintain client records in Salesforce database and Coordinated Entry system.
• Participate and provide support with other shelter activities as needed and time allows.


• Spanish fluency required
• Graduate of clinical Master’s Program in Psychology or Social Work or related field required
• LCSW/MFT or license eligible required
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging work
• Specialized training in relational or parent and child psychotherapy
• Experience with trauma-informed services
• Experience with crisis intervention; ability to handle multiple crisis situations
• Experience working with homeless/ disenfranchised communities
• Experience working with individuals, families, children and groups
• Familiarity with data collection and reporting

Compass Family Services offers a competitive wage and benefits package that includes employer-paid medical, dental and vision coverage, long term disability insurance, and an employer-contributed retirement plan. Full time employees receive approximately 4 weeks of paid vacation their first year, increasing to approximately 5 weeks in each year after, as well as generous paid sick and holiday leave and paid time off for education.

COVID-19 Considerations

Currently, this position will be performed primarily onsite, with the option of some remote work. The therapist should be comfortable providing teletherapy via zoom and phone. In the longer term, this will be a fully in-person position.

To Apply

Please send a detailed cover letter and resume to Resumes sent without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively seek to recruit a diverse workforce. Employees must embrace the idea that Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging contribute to the success of our underserved communities, and therefore to shared prosperity in our city and region. Compass Family Services is committed to the continuous work of implementing specific actions that will disrupt systemic prejudice and improve equity across programs and departments, to become an example to partners who also believe in a culture of inclusion that leverages diversity.