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Title:Youth Development Specialist (Full-Time, Part-Time, and On-Call)
Company:Northwest Human Services
Description:Northwest Human Services is a non-profit leader in providing advocacy, quality healthcare and social services in Marion and Polk counties since 1970.

We are seeking a Youth Development Specialist to join our HOST Program in Salem, Oregon.


Our Youth Development Specialists engage with and empower clients in our HOST Program through positive youth development, skills training, and collaborative problem-solving. As a Youth Development Specialist, you will work collaboratively and compassionately with homeless and street-oriented young adults, ages 18-24 years. You will make a significant, positive impact by providing positive interventions, referrals to supportive services, and contributing input into service delivery planning and other program activities. Additional duties pertaining to service documentation and compliance monitoring will also be expected.


We currently have Full-Time, Part-Time, and On-Call positions available. This program is a 24-hour program, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. Please list your schedule availability in your application. Please note that this position is located on-site and is not a remote position.


Minimum one year experience working with youth is required; experience with at-risk youth is preferred
Associate's degree in psychology, sociology, human development, education, criminal justice or related field is preferred. Exceptions to education preference will be taken into consideration if experience requirements are met
Familiarity with emotional, physical, and chemical dependency issues faced by at-risk youth
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of an integrated team
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with youth, parents, and community
Demonstrated ability to provide unconditional positive regard and empathy toward others


Northwest Human Services offers competitive wages and a generous benefits package to staff that work at least 32 hours a week or more. Benefits include; Medical, Dental, Vision, Group Life: Short Term & Long Term Disability, 403(b) retirement plan with generous employer match, 8.5 Paid Holidays, and Paid Time Off.


HOST stands for Health, Outreach, Shelter, and Transitions. Our Resource & Engagement Center provides basic needs and support services for youth and young adults. We offer a safe space for young people who need help setting goals, planning for their future, and connecting to community resources. Things like a warm, safe place to sleep, access to healthcare and resources, and mentorship play a big role in ensuring our future leaders can live healthy lifestyles and leave a positive impact on our community. ​ To learn more about our HOST program, please visit

If you are interested in joining a team that makes a difference in the lives of many, please apply online at:

For more information, please contact the HR/Recruiting Department at:
Office: 503-588-5828 • Email: • Careers Page:

Equal Opportunity Employer: We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

All candidates who receive a written offer of employment will be required to undergo a criminal records check as well as testing for commonly abused controlled substances, including marijuana.
Contact:Sarah Perrotta
Address:681 Center Street NE
Salem, OR 97301



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