Employee Development & Training Specialist

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $50,000
Details: annually paid twice a month




134 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco
United States


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


POSITION TITLE: Employee Development & Training Specialist


REPORTS TO: Director of Employee Development & Training


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: The Employee Development & Training Specialist

will work in partnership with the Director of Employee Development & Training to coordinate, design and deliver training for Case Managers, Residential Counselors, and Program Teams in collaboration with the Chief of Talent and the Program Directors. Training will focus on behavioral health issues, skill building, non-violent crisis intervention, cultural Humility, community building, restorative practices, and best practices for Transitional Aged Youth. The Training Specialist will also support the Director’s work with Leadership to establish staff and agency needs in meeting agency objectives and outcomes.


SUPERVISES:                                 Non


EXEMPT STATUS:                        Exempt


UNION STATUS:                            Non Union


  • Support the coordination and management of the Employee Development & Training program across Larkin Street.
  • Design, develop and deliver training for Larkin Street employees.
  • In collaboration with the Director, identify, assess and understand the current strengths and areas of development of Larkin Street employees for training opportunities
  • Ensure the provision of regular trainings to Case Managers, Residential Counselors, and Program staff including community building circles.
  • Ensure the development and creation of appropriate training materials and resource guides for staff in attendance.
  • Ensure training aligns with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiative.
  • With the support from the Director, evaluate the training programs, facilitators, or materials to find better or more effective ways to teach employees in the future
  • With the support from the Director, evaluate or provide evaluation measures to ensure employees are adequately implementing the desired knowledge and skills.
  • Assist in strengthening inter-agency and community collaboration.
  • Attend agency and community meetings.
  • Ensure the facilitation of groups at various agency programs addressing issues of independent living skills, behavioral health concerns, implementation of restorative practices, and additional topic areas.
  • Attend Case Consultation/Collaborative Case Conferences, as appropriate.
  • Provide technical assistance for employees that are developing and delivering workshops and trainings to clients
  • Continually research new training trends, programs, techniques, skills and methods of content delivery that is aligned with the needs at Larkin Street


  • Work with the Director to establish training needs to address agency outcomes and objectives.
  • Ensure the recording of training data (attendance, evaluations) for grant reports ensuring compliance with grants and budgets.
  • Maintain the LMS and ensure effectiveness of system training.

·        Other duties as assigned.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Proficient in organizing training and dissemination of training materials.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Experience with eLearning and LMS, preferred
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred.
  • 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, write, communicate English clearly and accurately.



  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health or related field preferred or related experience


  • Strong knowledge of training delivery best practices
  • Experience designing, developing and delivering training to employees.
  • Experience developing and facilitating training in culturally informed behavioral health issues.
  • Familiarity with Professional Practices in a social service setting.
  • Experience with substance use, harm reduction, trauma informed care, restorative practices, motivational interviewing, or community-based care, preferred.
  • Familiarity with Adult Learning Theory
  • Experience working with diverse youth and staff.


·        Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits:

·        Salary DOE

·        Choice of Kaiser medical plans, plus dental and vision- (with coverage at no cost for one of the Kaiser and Dental plans as well as Vision for Employees only)

·        Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible spending accounts

·        Life Insurance

·        Vacation- (starting at 3 weeks, increasing to 5 weeks by year five)

·        Sick time

·        11 Paid Holidays + Floating Holidays

·        Employee Assistance Program

·        Health Advocate Service

·        Commuter Benefits Program

·        Paid Sabbatical following 5 years of employment

·        403(b) retirement plan

Compensation: $50,000 annually

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



Larkin Street is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in Spanish and English a plus.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


All qualified applicants should apply with a resume and cover letter.