Workforce Development Peer Support Navigator


Title: Workforce Development Peer Support Navigator

Division: TransLatin@ Coalition

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Supervisor: Bamby Salcedo, Director

Pay Range or Rate: $16.00

Revised: April 2017



A new program granted from the California Workforce Development Board (CAWDB) from the State of California to work with underserved populations, a position for a Workforce Development Peer Support Navigator has been created under the direct supervision of Executive Director.  The Workforce Development Peer Support Navigator will be working to provide linkage to training to our partners in Workforce Development Services. Individuals of Trans and Gender Nonconforming experience who are in need of employment are to be linked to training opportunities with our partners in order to be able to obtain employment. The ideal candidate would be proficient in English and Spanish and will have clear professional guidelines about how to successfully work with people of trans and gender nonconforming experience and their employment needs. The ideal candidate will also be knowledgeable about trans subcultures, workforce development strategies and be able to work in collaboration with our partners in this grant (The Hospitality & Training Academy (HTA) and The Restaurant Opportunity Center of Los Angeles (ROC LA). Workforce Development Peer Support Navigator must be readily available to work with people of trans experience and support them to develop and individual service plan for employment and assess job readiness, and enter candidates in to the Caljobs system. Ideal candidates must be ready to provide coaching, resume building, job searches based on client’s job preferences, organize and conduct sensitivity training about trans issues to HR managers in the hospitality industry in the state of California. The Workforce Peer Support Navigator is responsible for providing direct workforce development linkage and services in collaboration with our partners in this grant. 



  1. Conduct comprehensive intake and work readiness assessment and training development services for new clients

  2. Assist clients with workforce development needs and identify training opportunities for clients to enhance their professional ability and knowledge on a particular field or industry

  3. Actively participate with our partners to enroll clients in to training and employment services

  4. Ensure enrollment of clients are successful and link them to obtain training and employment opportunities with our partners in this grant (HTA & ROC LA)

  5. Maintain documentation of all client contacts and assist in preparing timely reports subject to review and evaluation of internal and external stakeholders

  6. Must have legit transportation and current insurance to be able to transport clients to appointments and trainings

  7. Must be able to build relationships with employers and provide trans sensitivity training to HR managers across the state of California

  8. Organize and coordinate outreach activities where trans people congregate and gather

  9. Able to recruit at least 50 individuals to be enroll at partner agencies

  10. Work in collaboration with other existing staff from TransLatin@ Coalition to be able to do presentations to clients about workforce development and recruit from internal existing programs

  11. Other activities as required to conduct program and agency objectives.

  12. Other duties can be assigned by Executive Director.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – Knowledge, Skills, and Ability

  1. Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Public Health related fields or at least 2 years of working with people of trans experience. 

  2. Proof of employment eligibility, valid California Drivers License and/or California Identification, and yearly automobile insurance

  3. Updated tuberculosis test (annual requirement) – read, reviewed and dated by a clinician 6 months prior to employment

  4. Ability to coordinate multiple projects & tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment

  5. Ability to master a wide range of information, taking initiative and adapt in a team environment

  6. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

  7. Ability to work with diverse communities (e.g. multi-gender, ethnic, generation, lingual, Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, substance use)

  8. Basic knowledge of Social Determinants, Workforce Development, HIV/AIDS, and related issues

  9. Good problem solving and conflict resolution skills

  10. Great attitude and people skills a must

  11. Experience and knowledge of PC hardware and software (Windows, Power Point, Word and Excel a must)

  12. Ability to competently conduct trainings and workshops and coordinate outreach activities

  13. Knowledgeable about trans culture


NON-ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS – Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Relevant community outreach training

  2. Experience and knowledge of MS Access and Outlook Software

  3. Bilingual in Spanish and English

  4. Knowledge of Asian and Pacific Islander Communities

  5. Knowledge of behavior change interventions

  6. Excellent writing skills

  7. Four (4) year college degree with emphasis on Public Health related courses or a minimum of 2 years working with trans communities



  1. The incumbent in this position does not have formal supervisory responsibilities



  1. Ergonomically safe office environment with desktop computer, desk, chair, natural light from windows

  2. Occasional outreach at community festivals, conferences, nightclubs, and other outreach venues that target population frequents. Must be comfortable with environmental conditions at the outreach locations, such as noise level, aggressive patrons, substance use,



  1. In the course of performing this job, the incumbent typically spends time sitting, standing, walking, frequent driving, carrying (max.20lbs), lifting (max. 20lbs), listening, and speaking.



  1. The incumbent in this position must be able to accommodate to any/all of the following: constant distractions, interruptions; uncontrollable changes in priorities/work schedules; and availability for on call/duty after regular working hours, and exposure to inappropriate behavior and language of others



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