Compass Job Opportunities

To apply for any posted employment opportunities, candidate MUST email resume and cover letter to opportunities@compassglcc.com




Position: Trans Economic Empowerment Program Coordinator

  • Position Overview

    The main goal for the Trans Economic Empowerment Program is to engage transgender individuals and help prepare them for employment. This will happen in two ways - one involving program participants themselves and the skills they acquire, and one involving area employers and their readiness to hire and employ transgender individuals, especially women. This program is intended to serve transwomen, transmen, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, genderfluid, non-binary, intersex individuals, and any other trans-identifying person in Palm Beach County.

    The coordinator role is currently part-time, with the intention to expand it to full-time in the next year.


    Responsibilities

    Working with the transgender population in Palm Beach County

    • Connecting with trans individuals in Palm Beach County and increasing awareness about this new program
    • Offering assessment tools to determine what needs they have in pursuing employment
    • Connecting program participants to social services & legal resources as necessary
    • Helping to update resumes, engage in job searches and prepare for job interviews
    • Working individually with each client and continuing to offer support by following up after they secure employment

    Working with career placement partners

    • Establish and maintain relationships with known partners like Career Source, Dress for Success, Legal Aid, Vocational Rehab
    • Work with banks and other organizations who offer relevant job readiness courses
    • Find new partners offering job placement services
    • Working with businesses as potential employers; offer training

    Deliver existing diversity and inclusion trainings

    • Help develop additional trainings for local agencies and businesses
    • Educate partner organizations’ staff and leadership about working with the transgender community as clients, customers and employees
    • Consult with agencies and businesses on barriers to having transgender people feeling welcome and included - for example, ensuring their forms/signage are inclusive
    • Meet with individual businesses about potential job openings and internships

    About You

    • Passionate about making a difference in the LGBTQ community
    • Empathetic towards the transgender community
    • Have an understanding of the issues the transgender community face as members of the work force, with an emphasis on challenges faced by transgender women of color
      • Lived experience as a transgender woman of color is preferred
    • Positive attitude and collaborative spirit to work closely with a high-functioning, productive team
    • Organized self-starter who can manage multiple priorities
    • Strong time management skills
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills to work with job readiness partners, participating businesses, as well as potential clients
    • ability to respond to communications in a respectful and timely manner
    • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Word & Excel and Google Docs & Sheets
    • Willingness and desire to learn new technologies and skills
    • Experienced in training adults, and comfortable presenting information to large, small and diverse groups of people
    • Minimum educational requirement: High School Diploma or GED Equivalency
    • Bilingual is a plus

    About Compass Community Center

    Compass's mission is to engage, empower and enrich the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and those impacted by HIV/AIDS in Palm Beach County. Compass offers supportive programming for youth, families, and elders of the LGBTQ community, and social and support groups for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

    Special Requirements and Physical Demands:

    • Night and weekend hours as scheduled by your supervisor will occasionally be required as part of the work week.
    • Position requires occasional travel in the local area. Must have a reliable vehicle, and requires maintaining a valid Florida State drivers’ license with a driving record eligible for coverage under any applicable agency insurance.
    • Ability and willingness to participate in ongoing professional development activities in order to keep current on new developments in the field and to enhance skills already maintained. May require hours outside of normal business hours.
    • Attend and participate in community outreach and fundraising events as requested. May require hours outside of normal business hours.
    • Requires safely lifting or moving up to 25 lbs on an occasional basis, for example movement of materials or texts.
    • Our constituents’ first impression of the facility is very important to the organization. Visits may be unannounced; therefore all work areas must be maintained in a clean and orderly fashion free of personal belongings. During hours of work flow, the management of Compass recognizes that there may, at times, be apparent disorganization.
    • Noise level is usually quiet to moderate.

    Confidentiality

    The protection of confidential agency information and trade secrets is vital to the interests and the success of COMPASS. Such confidential information includes, but is not limited to the following examples:

    • compensation data
    • computer processes
    • client information and lists
    • financial information
    • marketing strategies
    • pending projects and proposals
    • technological data
    • prospect mailing lists
    • donor giving information

    It is the policy of COMPASS to abide by all federal, state and local laws governing confidentiality of client records. Because of the services COMPASS provides, client confidentiality is an extremely important issue. Employees of COMPASS must always be aware of their responsibility to protect client/family information when engaged in the collection, handling, or dissemination of any client/family information, including, but not limited to: health/medical information and client/family identifiable information.


    Confidentiality includes, but is not limited to, those pieces of information determined to be confidential under Florida Statutes, such as Sections 384 and 381. Section 384.29, Florida Statutes, addresses the need for special discretion in the handling of sexually transmissible disease information. Sexually transmissible diseases, by their nature, involve sensitive issues of privacy and all programs designed to deal with these diseases should afford privacy and confidentiality to the client. Section 381.004, Florida Statutes, deals with confidentiality of HIV test results. There are penalties for violating this statute. These penalties range from disciplinary action by the agency to criminal penalties.

    In addition, any medical information may be discussed with other staff only on a “need-to-know" basis, and access to such information should be limited to staff necessarily involved in the client’s care. Failure to abide by this policy could violate the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act passed of 1997 (HIPAA), and may result in disciplinary action.

    All employees and volunteers of COMPASS, Inc. are expected to maintain the privacy of all agency clients and others receiving services from the agency. Employees and volunteers of COMPASS, Inc. may not disclose any client identifying information to anyone outside of the agency that would tend to identify any individual as a client of COMPASS.

    All client-identifying information including, but not limited to, files, materials, and databases must be kept in a secured location within the agency.
    All employees and volunteers are required to keep client/family information confidential and shall sign agency confidentiality statements upon hire.

    Re: Outgoing mail that contains client personal health information to third parties

    All outgoing mail that links a client with his/her HIV status, substance abuse or psychiatric/mental health history that is being sent to a third party will be double-enveloped. The inside envelope will be marked “Confidential” with the name or the department of the intended recipient. All measures are to be taken to ensure the integrity of the seal of the outside envelope, and should be reinforced as necessary

    Job Description and Requirements are Subject to Change

    The above job description information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by staff within this classification. This document is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The listing of particular duties does not exclude other duties not listed that are of similar kind or level of responsibility. Job descriptions will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

    Non-Discrimination Statement:
    Compass does not discriminate against employees or clients on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, HIV status or any other characteristic protected by Federal and State law. A non-discrimination clause concerning employment opportunity is incorporated in the Employee Policy and Procedure Manual. Compass will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Job Description and Requirements are Subject to Change

The above job description information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by staff within this classification. This document is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The listing of particular duties does not exclude other duties not listed that are of similar kind or level of responsibility. Job descriptions will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

Non-Discrimination Statement:

Compass does not discriminate against employees or clients on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, HIV status or any other characteristic protected by Federal and State law. A non-discrimination clause concerning employment opportunity is incorporated in the Employee Policy and Procedure Manual. Compass will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.