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.
24/7 Shelter Program Positions
Full Time (~36 hours/week), Part Time (~28 hours/week), and Relief Team (hours vary) positions available, starting at $17.10/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.“— Former staff member
Program Support and Administrative Positions
Part Time (20-30 hours/week), starting at 20.20/hour. The Maintenance Technician will join our Facilities team Maintain and repair assigned equipment, properties, and facilities including basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry, heating and cooling, groundskeeping, painting, and security and other building systems. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : High school diploma or equivalent with Basic knowledge and skills in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, drywall repair, painting, groundskeeping and anything else needed to maintain facilities and properties.
Next Steps positions
Full Time (40 hours/week), starting at 18.35/hour. Next Steps Skills Coach will work 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. This position reports to the Next Steps Program Manager. 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.
Student Internships & Practicums
Agency Contact: HR Specialist Abhinaya Ravi at email@example.com or 541-760-0872
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.
- Master’s Level Practicum can be individually-designed and may include mental health therapy, mentoring coordination, and other services.
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)
- Pre-Interview w/HR
- Interview w/Program Manager(s)
- Background check
- Internship Class paperwork
- Organizational Onboarding, Week 1 of term/semester
- Program-specific Training, Week 2-3
- Immersion in specific program