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Larkin Street Youth Services

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Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Education Liaison Specialist

REPORTS TO: Associate Director


Develop innovative and engaging curriculum and lesson plans to meet the needs of the students. Assess student readiness to take GED test(s) and provide support in registering for the GED test





  • Provide Math, Reading, and Writing instruction to students (ages 17-24 years old) with varying academic levels.
  • Regularly meet with the youth to gauge progress and develop short term and long term educational goals
  • Assist with the recruitment and assessment of prospective GED students
  • Provide support to programs offering academic preparation
  • Collaborate with education team to implement strategies to link youth to postsecondary education
  • Provide college counseling drop in hours
  • Submit monthly reports and maintain daily student case notes
  • Maintain relationship with GED testing center
  • Collaborate with education staff and case managers
  • Keep records in accordance with funding and program needs
  • Attending all staff meetings and participating in programmatic activities
  • Aid in the running of the Larkin Street Academy (education and employment) center


  • Maintain professional standards of performance, demeanor and appearance at all times.
  • Flexibly address concerns that arise in a fast paced, demanding environment.
  • Perform tasks and responsibilities in a complete and timely manner, complying with agency policies and standards and conforming to the requirements of this job description.
  • Maintain a creative, team-building, cooperative approach to job performance and seek to bring a constructive, problem-solving orientation to all tasks.
  • Maintain an awareness of the agency’s mission and work to promote the positive individual and social change goals it embodies.
  • Exercise discretion and professional judgment at all times keeping with the responsibilities carried personally and by the agency for the care and welfare of staff and to the youth in which we serve.
  • Actively strive to upgrade professional skills through engaging in appropriate professional training and experience.
  • Maintaining the strictest of confidentiality.
  • Ability to work with a diverse staff and excel in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Requires ability to lift, transfer, push/pull, maneuver, and reposition 25 lbs.
  • Ability to reach, bend and walk.
  • Finger manipulation.
  • Ability to comprehend complex materials.
  • Ability to speak and write English clearly and accurately.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work or related field.


  • Ability to develop creative curriculum and education plans for youth using an assets building approach.
  • Desire to work in Social Services and/or with homeless and runaway youth.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize projects in a fast paced environment.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.


$17.69 - $21.58 an hour DOE

Larkin Street reserves the right to revise job descriptions or work hours as required.

About Larkin Street Youth Services

   Larkin Street provides youth between the ages of 12 and 24 with the help they need to rebuild their lives. Each year, more than 3,000 youth walk through our doors seeking help. We give them a place where they can feel safe; rebuild their sense of self-respect, trust, and hope; learn school, life and job skills; and find the confidence to build a future.

We raise the bar by redefining success from securing independent housing to achieving a permanent pathway out of poverty. We have established bold goals for the youth in our services:

• Living-wage employment
• Two years of post-secondary education
• Safe and stable housing
• Physical and emotional well-being  

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