Is there a way to left align the social icons on my website? Also, the links are not working- they are all prefaced with my own URL- where can I change that?

You can align social icons to left if you use this Custom CSS (Theme Settings/Style)

#social-menu a{ float: left; }

URLs are not working because they are local, so you have to use "http://" when you are inserting URL, for example http://www.facebook.com when for Facebook.