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What is STEPS?

What is STEPS? This is the new name for the Workforce Development & Transitional Employment Team. STEPS is an acronym for St. Anthony’s Employment Pathways to Stability. The STEPS Program includes pre-employment training, transitional employment, on-the-job training, job retention and career coaching, and after-care follow-up. We also provide hiring managers with pre-approved qualified candidates, and in collaboration with Learning and Development, supervisory support.

Why do we call it STEPS? There are many steps to finding and keeping sustainable employment. The STEPS team guides our community guests through the process from the beginning and supports individuals every STEP of the way. Many of our guests who receive job readiness training apply and are hired for transitional employment positions. This is a great opportunity for them to re-enter the workforce, gain additional skills and be part of the St. Anthony’s community. 

“STEPS opens a door that might not be open for somebody who had doors of opportunity slammed in their face because of their past.”

Bryan Young, St. Anthony’s Chief Talent Officer

A Path to Stability

At St. Anthony’s we strive to provide individuals with stability and create a society in which all persons flourish. This includes supporting physical and mental health, assisting with safe and affordable housing, spiritual support, and a pathway to a livable wage through job training and placement.

We envision a more prosperous city where barriers to employment are eliminated, and every member of the community is empowered with dignity through meaningful work. 

Through expanding STEPS, we will create employment opportunities and provide job readiness for members of our community seeking to rebuild from addictions, homelessness, and incarceration. 

St. Anthony’s employs values in every exchange with our clients. Our values are integrated into every aspect of what we do; STEPS is aligned with our desire to provide resources that support St. Anthony’s Stability Framework. STEPS is an important element of stability.

How it Works

As a participant in our program, you will become part of the St. Anthony’s community and have an entire team of people on your side, providing resources and rooting for your success.


Candidates are referred by a probation officer, sober living manager, current employee, St. Anthony’s Welcome Center, or outside partner agency.


Candidates fill out an online assessment form. Phone screens will be set up for the best candidates.

Due to high volume, it may take a couple of weeks for us to reach out. You can send us an email (te@stanthonysf.org) or call (415-592-2869) to check on the status of your inquiry.


Following a successful 15-minute phone interview, candidates will be invited to formally apply.


If necessary, candidates will be offered additional training as needed.


Candidates will be referred to the Hiring Manager for an interview.

If the initial process does not end in a Transitional Job Placement, candidates will stay in the Applicant Pool and will remain active for six months. After six months, candidates can reapply if still looking for a job.

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