We value integrity, diversity, advocacy, empowerment, excellence, kindness, youth focus, and personal growth.
Jackson Street is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Racial/ethnic minorities, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and those with lived experiences of youth homelessness and related causes and effects are especially encouraged to apply.
Jackson Street Youth Services is celebrating its 20th year serving Oregon communities throughout Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties, working tirelessly to prevent youth homelessness. Our passionate staff and dedicated leadership team consistently deliver cost-effective and meaningful solutions to our communities.
To apply for a position, please go to our Employment Application — you will need the following:
- Position(s) applying for: see below for current openings and to review position descriptions before applying
- Uploaded Resume that clearly shows you meet minimum qualifications
- Uploaded Degrees (highest achieved and any for human services, related fields, or otherwise applicable to position)
- Qualifications checklist: education, experience, and expertise/skills
- Statements of Interest about relevant background, reasons for applying, and goals/ideas for the position(s)
- 3 Professional References with contact information
- OPTIONAL: uploaded Cover Letter(s) and Letters of Recommendation/Reference
For help, including requests for a paper/PDF application, please contact the Human Resource & Training Manager: Kevin.Grant@jacksonstreet.org or 541-321-6643 (work cell).
Employee Benefits include paid time off and holidays, medical insurance with substantial employer subsidy, voluntary vision and dental plans, enrollment in Oregon Saves retirement plan, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and discounted Verizon Wireless personal phone service.
NOTE: Staff are required to provide proof of being fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, with limited exceptions.
Administrative Positions Hiring
We are not accepting applications for administrative positions at this time.
Outreach Team Positions Hiring
The Outreach Case Manager for Department of Human Services Youth provides a full continuum of care to youth, in Linn and Benton Counties, who are referred Child Welfare clients, guiding and assisting them with personal growth and development, connecting with their community and families, and modeling positive behavior to improve the well-being of the youth. Pay starts at $16.00/hr ($16.50/hr after training period). MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Bachelor’s degree in human services or equivalent field or minimum of two years experience in direct care with youth in crisis.
Street Outreach Workers help us expand services in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties to runaway & homeless youth and young adults. SOWs engage with vulnerable youth on the street and within outreach centers, assist in coordinating a regional outreach team, collaborate with peers, volunteers, and service providers to locate and connect with youth on the street and in unsafe situations. SOWs, together with the rest of the Outreach team, meet the needs of these vulnerable youth populations through prevention services, harm reduction, providing resources, and connecting to referrals. Jackson Street is a 24/7/365 organization; this is a full-time position requiring flexible hours. Owning a reliable vehicle is required for this position. Pay starts at $13.50/hr ($14.00/hr after training period). MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Some combination of relevant college courses and work experience in human services or related fields and/or with vulnerable youth populations.
24/7 Emergency Shelter Positions Hiring
Youth Advocates work in our 24/7 emergency shelter for youth aged 10-17. Youth Advocates provide a safe and healthy living environment, teach and model life skills, lead activities, document activities and progress, and ensure policies and procedures are upheld. Staff are provided an abundance of training to be successful in this job as well as future endeavors. Pay starts at $13.50/hr ($14.00/hr after training period). MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Combination of human services or related college coursework and/or experience working with runaway & homeless youth (RHY) or youth in crisis.
Working as a Youth Advocate at Jackson Street Youth Services is ideal for me as a college student. With classes and other responsibilities during the week, working on the weekend is perfect. Not only can I work a job that more than pays the bills but one that I know also helps a population in need.“—Current staff member
Next Steps (Transitional Living Program) Positions Hiring
We are not accepting applications for this program’s positions at this time. Next Steps staff provide independent living skills-building support to young-adult residents in our transitional living program.
Student Internships & Practicums
Currently Accepting Applications for WINTER 2022 only
Contact: Program Director KendraSue Phillips-Neal at email@example.com or 541-360-0863
Field Supervision provided by Kela Lynn, MSW, LCSW
Internship Opportunities include;
- Street Outreach Program: Work with our Street Team in a 3-county region to provide harm reduction, educational support, and run groups for 10-24 year-olds.
- Emergency and Transitional Shelter Program: First hand experience working directly with Runaway and Homeless Youth, ages 10-17, in need of; skill building, safe and stable housing, mental health support, family mediation, and supportive adults to connect to.
- Transitional Living Program: Work with our Next Steps Team to support 18-24 year-olds in independent living through safe housing, skill building, and case management.
- Cover Letter (listing interested term, start and end dates, total hours and hours by week, program area interested in)
- Certifications (Copies of Food Handlers, First Aid, CPR, and anything relevant to youth services you may have completed)
- Reference Letter
Process: Panel Interview (currently via Zoom or Google Meets), 2-4 weeks of on-boarding and initial training, immerse in identified project and goals