We value advocacy, diversity, empowerment, excellence, integrity, kindness, personal growth, and youth focus.
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 20+ years 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, 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
- Resume that clearly shows you meet minimum qualifications
- Qualifications checklist: education, experience, and expertise/skills
- Statements of Interest about relevant background, reasons for applying, and goals for the position(s)
- 3 Professional References with email addresses and phone numbers
- OPTIONAL: uploaded Cover Letter(s) and Letters of Recommendation/Reference
For help, including requests for a paper/PDF application, please contact the Human Resource Specialist: Abhinaya.Ravi@jacksonstreet.org or 541-745-4950 (work cell).
Interviews are scheduled as qualified applications are received. During the interview process, a background check and reference checks will be started,
Onboarding consists of a full week of orientation and training, beginning the second Monday of each month.
Employee Benefits include paid time off and holidays, medical insurance (for those working 20+ hours/week) 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 be–and provide proof of being–up to date on COVID vaccinations, per CDC guidance, with limited exceptions.
Outreach Program Positions
APPLICANT MUST BE BILINGUAL IN SPANISH/ENGLISH. Full Time (40 hours/week), starting at $16.50/hour (includes Spanish/English bilingual pay differential). This position works directly with homeless, runaway, or otherwise vulnerable youth and young adults; providing harm reduction and support to successfully exit from street life, provide leadership and support at youth service center and drop-in centers; implement street outreach and prevention groups, maintaining street outreach team(s) in the three-county region. MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Combination of human services or related college coursework and/or experience working with runaway & homeless youth (RHY) or youth in crisis. APPLICANT MUST BE BILINGUAL IN SPANISH/ENGLISH.
24/7 Shelter Program Positions
Full Time (~36 hours/week), Part Time (~28 hours/week), and Relief Team (hours vary) positions available, starting at $16.00/hour, plus $0.50/hour if bilingual in Spanish & English. 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. 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
There are currently no Next Steps (TLP) positions open.
Program Support and Administrative Positions
There are currently no program support or administrative positions open.
Student Internships & Practicums
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR:
– SPRING 2023
– Or, within 3 months of when internship paperwork is due
Agency Contact: Kevin Grant at email@example.com or 541-321-6643
Graduate-level Field Supervision provided by Kela Lynn, MSW, LCSW
Internship Opportunities may include:
- Street Outreach Program: Work with our Street Outreach 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.
Application: To apply, go to our online Internship/Practicum Application; you will need the following to complete it:
- 2 Reference Letters
- Certifications (copies of Food Handlers, First Aid, CPR, and anything relevant to youth services you may have completed)
- Answers to pre-interview questions
- COVID Vaccination Card (Practicum Students/Interns are required to show proof of being up-to-date with vaccinations, per CDC guidance, with limited exceptions)
Process: Panel Interview , 2-4 weeks of on-boarding and initial training, immersion in identified project and goals