Education Liaison Specialist (GED Instructor)

REPORTS TO:         Assistant Manager of Education and Employment

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: 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 post-secondary education. Provide college counseling drop in hours.           

SUPERVISES:                      None

EXEMPT STATUS:             Non Exempt

UNION STATUS:                 Union


  • Provide Math, Reading, and Writing instruction to students (ages 17-24 years old) with varying academic levels.
  • Develop innovative and engaging curriculum and lesson plans to meet the needs of the students
  • Regularly meet with the youth to gauge progress and develop short term and long term educational goals
  • Assess student readiness to take GED test(s) and provide support in registering for the GED test
  • 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 HIRE UP (education and employment) center
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Ability to speak in front of large groups of individuals
  • Excellent Customer Service skills
  • 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.


  • Starting at $17.17 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

This position is represented by SEIU 1021 under a collective bargaining agreement.


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Larkin Street Youth Services is an equal opportunity employer. Larkin Street Youth Service seeks qualified candidates with interest in the non-profit sector. We are committed to embracing diversity and consider all applicants for all positions without regard to color, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply for any open position in which they feel qualified.