San Francisco Employment Specialist Position


Come work for a growing Company that offers great benefits with opportunities to advance and learn alongside a group of passionate people.  If you have a passion for working with homeless individuals, we need you.


The Company:

Rated as one of Best Nonprofits To Work For by Nonprofit Times 2016-2019 (highest ranked non-profit in CA!), Downtown Streets strives to end homelessness by enabling un-housed Individuals to restore their dignity and rebuild their lives. Team members prepare for permanent employment and housing by participating on work teams that serve their local communities. Our model was also recognized as one of only five Evidence Based Best Practices in 2018. 


The Position:

Downtown Streets Team is seeking an Employment Specialist to work with Team Members from San Francisco on their employment goals.  This position will report directly to the Project Lead.


Why You Should Apply:

              You are focused, dedicated and passionate about helping people. 

               Extra compensation for Spanish speakers

              Competitive benefits package including a 401k match of 6% after one year

                Flexible schedule

              Sabbatical after 5 years of employment

               Unique culture and passionate coworkers


Duties and Responsibilities

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assign.


              Assist up to 45 in individuals to secure sustainable income preferably through employment

              Assists with special projects as required.

              Market Downtown Streets Team to the community

              Assist Team Members in the creation of resumes and other job search collateral

              Support Team Members in professional development such as job search skills, soft skills and leadership classes

              Collaborate with businesses, community organizations, and volunteers to increase and improve employment prospects for Team Members

              Partner with local service providers to provide a continuum of care for Team Members

              Conduct outreach to the community to recruit potential Team

              Develop case files, track success metrics and update files for each Team Member based on daily, weekly and monthly activities



              A passion for working with individuals experiencing homelessness

              Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience preferred

              Demonstrated sales and/or partnership building ability

              Ability to work on multiple projects, prioritize and meet deadlines and metrics

              Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials in a professional manner

              Strong verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking ability

              Must be a self-starter who can work well independently and with minimal direction

              Knowledge of local economic conditions, homeless best practices, and homeless resources

              Working knowledge of data collection, data analysis, evaluation, and scientific method

              Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow

              Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm

              Demonstrated ability to supervise and motivate Team Members

              Proficient in Microsoft Programs (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access)

              Fluency in Spanish preferred


Work Environment

              Moderate noise associated with an open office work environment

              Meeting Team Members and partners within the community



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