Successful Transitions Resource Center

Teens, ages 15 to 18

Job & Career

In this section, you will find a variety of resources and services that are designed to assist teens and young adults with locating vocational/trade schools, career counseling, and and job readiness training in San Diego County.

Please note:

The resources and services in this directory are provided by external partners and not by San Diego Center for Children.

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Jewish Family Services

Since 1918, Jewish Family Services of San Diego has been a trusted community resource for individuals and families in times of need. Our wide range of integrated services empower individuals & families to move toward self-sufficiency, support aging with dignity, and foster community connection & engagement throughout San Diego County and the Coachella Valley. JFS provides essential services to people regardless of religion, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ability, gender identity/expression, or sexual orientation.

(See website for locations in other counties in San Diego.)

(858) 637-3210

Job Options Inc.

Job Options (JOI) is a San Diego-based not-for-profit company that provides professional service personnel, many of whom have severe mental, physical or psychological disabilities, in basic services such as janitorial, hospital environmental, food service, laundry, administrative and clerical, commissary inventory management and shelf-stocking services. We are proud to offer individuals with disabilities the opportunity for gainful employment without discrimination.


Mental Health Systems: Employment Services

The Employment Services program helps adults with behavioral health disorders prepare for, locate, and retain meaningful jobs. We are CARF accredited in Job Development and Employment Supports. Our program is certified by the Department of Rehabilitation in Vocational Assessment. Our services are customized to reflect job readiness, interests, and skills. Our well-trained staff are diverse in culture and language, and our gender responsive services are available countywide, near or within regional behavioral health programs. Our program focuses on rehabilitation and recovery and our philosophy is everyone can work.

(619) 276-8071

Mental Health Systems: Kinesis North Bio-Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program

Bio-Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program (BPSR) Kinesis North Clinic is an adult (TAY welcomed) outpatient mental health clinic that serves those who have serious and persistent mental health issues. Our program helps individuals with psychiatric disabilities to live and socialize within their communities. We also assist participants in finding work that matches their strengths and abilities. Our services include supporting recovery from mental health and substance abuse issues by assisting in developing skills to manage symptoms and improve quality of life.

(760) 480-2255

Mental Health Systems: San Diego Employment Solutions

Our San Diego Employment Solutions program integrates mental health, rehabilitation treatment and recovery services for adults who have psychiatric disabilities. The goal of this integration is to improve their mental health and quality of life in the community and to help them obtain competitive employment.

(619) 521-9569

Metro Community Ministries San Diego

Metro is the social service and community development arm of the forty-eight United Methodist Churches throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties. Since it was established, Metro has been a vehicle for churches to reach the least, the last, and the lost. Metro also works with community members to effectively live in society and assist them in becoming more knowledgeable regarding their rights and responsibilities as members of their neighborhood.


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Friends In Hand Clubhouse

NAMI’s Friends In Hand Clubhouse provides free support (not treatment) for recovery for adults recovering from mental illness.


National Foundation for Autism Research: Technical and Vocational Training Programs

NFAR is now offering technical training programs specifically designed to advance technical skills for teens and young adults with autism. These programs combine instructor-lead, hands-on training with real life applications, helping to build confidence, expertise and experiences that can lead to careers within the ever-growing and important field of software testing, computer programming and other technical professions.

(858) 679-8800

New Haven Youth & Family Services: Center for Community Connections

Community Connections offers supportive services (such as transportation, childcare, and interview attire), counseling, and educational and vocational assistance. The center is open Monday through Saturday, and young adults drop in or attend scheduled workshops and individualized tutoring. They also enjoy the basketball court, weight room, movie theater, computers, and special events.

(760) 630-4035

New Haven Youth and Family Services: Transitional Living Program

At New Haven, we recognize that many of our aging out youth face limited options that could jeopardize their healthy growth. Our transitional living program helps young men gain necessary independence, resources and work skills. Our homes are in proximity to North County colleges for this program to allow the young men to work, live, and grow in an environment that offers them stability as they continue their journey into adulthood.

(760) 630-4035

Search and Filter

Use the tools below to find the job & career resources that fit your unique set of needs.

  • Type of Need

  • Region

  • Services Specifically For

  • Clear Search Form

The resources and services in this directory are provided by external partners and not by San Diego Center for Children.

Funded by the Generosity of

Bank of America

St. Germaine Children's Charity

Agency Inclusion

If you would like to have your agency listed in our Successful Transitions© Resource Center or to update your agency’s information, please send
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We do not endorse any specific organization listed nor are we responsible for ensuring the quality of the services listed. Users should always select services at their own discretion. Additionally, this information is subject to change as funding for programs can shift over time, though we do our very best to keep the resource center as up-to-date as possible.

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