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
- Resume that clearly shows you meet minimum qualifications
- COVID-19 Vaccination Card*
- 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.
*Staff are required to provide proof of being fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, with limited exceptions.
Administrative and Program Support Positions
Full Time (40 hours/week) starting at $37,440 – $47,840/year ($18.00 – $23/hour). The HR Manager is responsible for compensation and benefit programs, workplace safety, including COVID protocols, and managing overall employee hiring, onboarding and employee relations. The Human Resource Manager oversee training programs and procedures and stay up-to-date with policies and local, state, and federal laws that govern employee rights, such as equal opportunity employment, family leave, and sexual harassment. MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, business administration, or a related field.
Half Time (20 hours/week) starting at $18.00 – $23/hour. The Grant Writer is responsible for coordinating federal, state, and local contract/grants, including the application process, reviewing documentation, and reporting to grantors as well as coordinating and updating grant-tracking software. MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience along with interest in developing professional skills as a grant writer.
Outreach Program Positions
Full Time (40 hours/week) starting at $16.00/hr ($16.50/hr after training period). Outreach Case Managers works with children and young adults (ages 10 – 24) as a whole person to improve quality of life and prevent future problems; helping to build housing stability, permanent connections, and self-sufficiency. They 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 QUALIFICATION: Bachelor’s degree in human services or equivalent field or minimum of two years experience in direct care with youth in crisis.
Full Time (40 hours/week) starting at $13.50/hr ($14.00/hr after training period). 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: Combination of human services or related college coursework and/or experience working with runaway & homeless youth (RHY) or youth in crisis.
24/7 Emergency Shelter Program Positions
Full Time (40 hours/week), with salary range of $35,568 – $43,680/year ($17.10 – $21.00/hour). Consistent on-site presence is critical as the Assistant Manager helps supervise staff, manage shelters, and mentor youth in services. MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Bachelor’s degree in human services or equivalent field or minimum of two years experience in direct care with youth in crisis.
Full Time (~36 hours/week), Part Time (~28 hours/week), and Relief Team (hours vary) positions available, starting at $13.50/hr ($14.00/hr after training period). 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
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
Agency Contact: Kevin Grant at email@example.com or 541-321-6643
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.
- Administration & Support: Currently seeking an HR intern (WITH PAID STIPEND) and a Positive Youth Development intern (working with our Youth Ambassadors youth volunteer group)
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 (Interns/Practicum Students are required to show proof of being fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, 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