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 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, 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 & Training Manager: Kevin.Grant@jacksonstreet.org or 541-321-6643 (work cell).
Interviews are scheduled as qualified applications are received. Once scheduled, 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
Full Time (40 hours/week), starting at $17.70/hour. This position qualifies for a pay bump if the staff is bilingual in Spanish and English. This position works with with youth and young adults (ages 10 – 24)–of all races/ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, religions, etc.–as a whole person to improve quality of life and prevent future problems; helping to build housing stability, permanent connections, and self-sufficiency. Guide and assist youth with personal growth and development, connecting them with their community and families, and modeling positive behavior to improve the well-being of the youth. MINIMUM QUALFICATION: Bachelor’s degree in human services or equivalent field or minimum of two years experience in direct care with youth in crisis.
24/7 Emergency 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. This position qualifies for a pay bump if the staff is bilingual in Spanish and 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
Full Time (40 hours/week), with starting salary of $37,856/year ($18.20/hour equivalency). This position qualifies for a pay bump if the staff is bilingual in Spanish and English. This position also qualifies for a pay bump if the person is bilingual in Spanish and English. This position works with young adults as a whole person to improve quality of life and prevent future problems; helping to build housing stability, permanent connections, and self-sufficiency. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field –OR– 1+ years as a case manager or youth skills trainer along with experience working with runaway & homeless youth (RHY) or youth in crisis.
Program Support and Administrative Positions
Full Time (40 hours/week), with starting salary of $37,856/year ($18.20/hour equivalency). This position qualifies for a pay bump if the staff is bilingual in Spanish and English. This position supports the development and implementation of our Activities program, Shelter Education program, and Mentoring program with focuses on growth and sustainability across our full continuum. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in social services or equivalent field –OR– Two years’ experience with program coordination and implementation AND at least one year experience working with youth and/or families who are runaway, homeless, or in crisis.
—PENDING HIRE (though still accepting applications)— Full Time (40 hours/week) with starting salary of $45,760/year ($22.00/hour equivalency). This position provides support for the processes and procedures associated with recruitment, hiring, onboarding, employee relations, compensation, and benefit programs, as well as workplace safety. This position provides general HR support to other positions. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management (accredited) –AND– 2+ years of HR experience.
Student Internships & Practicums
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR:
– WINTER 2023
Agency Contact: Kevin Grant at email@example.com or 541-321-6643
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.
- Program Support & Administration :
- Positive Youth Development: Working with our Youth Ambassadors (youth volunteer/advisory board) and mentorship programs
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 (currently via Zoom or Google Meet), 2-4 weeks of on-boarding and initial training, immersion in identified project and goals