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Janus celebrates diversity and values the contributions made by every staff to help the children, youth and families we serve. All positions involve working with strong, supportive teams to make a difference in a young person's life. 

We appreciate everyone’s interest in working for Janus and supporting our mission. Unfortunately, due to the large number of responses we often receive to posted job openings, it is not possible to respond to everyone who expresses interest in an open position. We will contact you if you are selected as a candidate for further consideration.

Janus is an equal opportunity employer.

Current Job Openings:

All positions are open until filled or stated otherwise. Postings updated 7/28/2015

Part-Time Skills Trainer - SCHEDULE: 2 openings available. Both are on Saturday 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. plus additional hours for bimonthly supervisions and a monthly staff meeting. However, this schedule may be adjusted according to the needs of the program. Is responsible for providing ongoing supervision and care for male adolescents. This position assists in the treatment and supervision of youth in the custody of the Department of Human Services through the provision of individual and group skills training, recording daily observations, targeting treatment goals, and by maintaining a structured living environment in accordance with program expectations. The position is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operation of a residential facility. The position provides quality youth care and close, intensive supervision of male adolescent clients. Click here  for full position announcement. WAGE/BENEFITS: $10.25 per hour, ineligible for benefits except as required by law. TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter to Anna Nowickiweiss at anowickiweiss@janusyouth.org or mail to her c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch Street, Portland, OR 92732.  

Skills Trainer - Imani House - SCHEDULE: 30+ hours per week.  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10:30 p.m. -8:30 a.m. plus additional hours for supervision and mandatory staff meeting. However, this schedule may be adjusted according to the needs of the program. SUMMARY: The Skills Trainer is responsible for providing ongoing supervision and care for male adolescents. This position assists in the treatment and supervision of youth in the custody of the Department of Human Services through the provision of individual and group skills training, recording daily observations, targeting treatment goals, and by maintaining a structured living environment in accordance with program expectations. The position is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operation of a residential facility. The position provides quality youth care and close, intensive supervision of male adolescent clients. Click here for full position announcement. WAGE/BENEFITS: $10.25 per hour. Janus offers an excellent benefits program including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance; EAP; 401(k) and paid time off (varied eligibility waiting periods apply). Voluntary optional coverages are also available. TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter to Anna Nowickiweiss at anowickiweiss@janusyouth.org or mail to her c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch Street, Portland, OR 92732.

Fiscal Director – Click here for full position announcement. SUMMARY: The Fiscal Director plans, directs, manages and oversees all fiscal department functions including financial transaction management, budget development and expenditure monitoring, fiscal analysis and reporting, grant/contract cost analysis and planning, payroll, and day-to-day departmental operations. This position ensures Agency compliance with all applicable financial regulations and restrictions, and it assures compliance with finance-related funder conditions specific to individual grants and contracts. QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position is qualifying. This would typically include: • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration or related field is required; Master’s degree preferred. • 5 years’ experience in a senior financial-management role that included staff supervision, partnering with executive staff, and the development and implementation of financial management strategies across an organization. • Experience in nonprofit accounting is strongly preferred, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting experience in an organization with multiple funding streams. WAGE/BENEFITS: Professional-level salary, DOE. Janus offers an excellent benefits program including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance; EAP; 401(k) and paid time off (varied eligibility waiting periods apply). Voluntary optional coverages are also available. TO APPLY: Please submit a resume and cover letter stating salary expectations to Melissa Allen, Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch, Portland, OR 97232 or email to her at mallen@janusyouth.org. Position closes on August 17 at 9:00 am.

Program Director – Village Gardens – Click here for full position announcement. SUMMARY: The Village Gardens Program Director plans, directs and manages Village Gardens Community Food Projects, which include a variety of community-led food initiatives involving youth, urban and rural food production, health promotion and micro-enterprise. This position oversees day-to-day program operations, develops and manages program partnerships in the community, coordinates program evaluation and reporting activities, facilitates the Village Gardens Advisory Committee, plans and leads program advancement activities, and develops and monitors program budgets. The Program Director leads both strategic program and long-term revenue planning processes to ensure program viability, and also ensures program compliance with grant, service contract and Agency standards. QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position is qualifying. This would typically include: • Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development, Social Services, Public Health, or equivalent education, training and/or experience. • Minimum of 3 years’ supervisory and/or leadership experience in a social service or non-profit setting. • Experience demonstrating knowledge of community development and/or community health, including food and nutrition. • Experience demonstrating knowledge of the community food security/food justice field. • Experience working in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic diverse environment or equivalent. • Bilingual in Spanish, Russian or African languages is desired. WAGE/BENEFITS: Salary is $4166 per month. Janus offers an excellent benefits program including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance; EAP; 401(k) and paid time off (varied eligibility waiting periods apply). Voluntary optional coverages are also available. TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter and resume to Melissa Allen, Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch, Portland, OR 97232 or email to her at mallen@janusyouth.org. Your cover letter (not to exceed two pages) must highlight experience and training related to no less than three of the following areas: 1) Work related to food security and food justice issues; 2) Fundraising and grant writing; 3) Community building; 4) Strategic planning; 5) Program management. Position closes on August 17 at 9:00 am. 

Outreach Specialist - Yellow Brick Road: Washington - SCHEDULE: 40 Hours per week. Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, with some occasional weekend and evening hours.The Outreach Specialist position provides crisis intervention services, information and referral, and assists youth ages 15-24 in eliminating/overcoming potential barriers to services while fostering resiliency and dignity. The purpose of the Outreach Specialist position is to engage and develop appropriate professional, trusting relationships with youth experiencing homelessness in order to transition them off the streets into safe, stable housing and introduce them to employment or educational opportunities. This position participates in street based outreach and drop-in center activities. Approximately 15% of the position will be spent in meetings, coordinating services and completing office tasks the remaining 85% of the time will be split providing outreach services in the community and “The Perch” drop-in center, working directly with homeless and street dependent youth. Click here for full position announcement.  WAGE/BENEFITS: Beginning wage is $11.50/hour. Janus offers an excellent benefits program including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance; EAP; 401(k) and paid time off (varied eligibility waiting periods apply). Voluntary optional coverages are also available. TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter to Heather Wilkins, c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch St., Portland, OR 97232 or by e-mail to hwilkins@janusyouth.org. Position closes on July 30th by 5pm

Living Skills Mentor - Annex II - SCHEDULE: 12 hours; Friday 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. The position provides quality youth support and guidance to its clients. The Living Skills Mentor is responsible for carrying out the daily routines of an independent living program for males, ages 18-24, who are re-entering the community from a structured residential setting. This position will assist the Independent Living Skills Coordinator with client community safety planning, activity planning, and skill development 3 hours per client per week. In addition the Living Skills Mentor is responsible for supervision, skill development, crisis intervention, and follow through with clients regarding their case plan, for up to six clients at any given time. This could include crisis management while still covering the floor and attending to the safety of other clients as well as tracking community clients all at the same time. Therefore it requires extensive exercise of independent direction and judgment as the Annex is primarily a single coverage program.  Click here for full position announcement. WAGE/BENEFITS: $11.00 per hour; Ineligible for benefits unless otherwise required by law. TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter to Jack Davidson, c/o 707 NE Couch St., Portland, OR 97232 or by e-mail to jackdavidson@janusyouth.org.

Residential Counselor - Garfield House - SCHEDULE: 32 hours per week. Schedule to be determined. The position provides individualized youth care, planning, supervision of daily routine, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and close intensive supervision of clients. Residential Counselors participate in team decisions regarding treatment of clients and issues related to facility operation. This program operates 24-hours per day, 365 days per year. Click here for full position announcement. WAGE/BENEFITS: Beginning wage is $10.25/hour. Janus offers an excellent benefits program including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance; EAP; 401(k) and paid time off (varied eligibility waiting periods apply). Voluntary optional coverages are also available. TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter to Sylvia Spencer, c/o Harry’s Mother, 738 NE Davis St., Portland, OR 97232 or by e-mail to sspencer@janusyouth.org.

Kitchen Assistant - Village Market -12-15 hours per week: tentative schedule is Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. position will be responsible for a full range of activities within the kitchen, including: daily preparation of Village Market prepared food items; quick and efficient fruit, vegetable, baked good preparation; safe use of professional meat slicer, stocking shelves and rotating kitchen inventory; tagging items and making signs; assisting with special events i.e. catering; washing and sanitizing dishes; supporting the prepared foods deli program; and maintaining a safe and positive environment in the market. Click here for full position announcement. WAGE/BENEFITS: Beginning wage is $9.75 /hour. Ineligible for benefits except those required by law. TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter to Megan Ashlock, c/o Village Market, 707 NE Couch St., Portland, OR 97232 or by e-mail to mashlock@janusyouth.org

Residential Counselor - Athena House -  30+ hours per week, Schedule to be determined.  Oversees the day-to-day operation of a shelter serving youth identified as commercially sexually exploited children between the ages of 14 and 21 in a coed facility. The position provides individualized youth care, planning, supervision of daily routine, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and close intensive supervision of clients. The Residential Counselor will work closely with community service providers such as Life Works Northwest, the Sexual Assault Resource Center and the Department of Human Services to provide wrap around services to youth. This program operates 24-hours per day, 365 days per year. Driving agency van and/or personal vehicle to transport clients is required. Click here for full position announcement. Wage: Beginning salary is $10.25/hour; excellent benefits program including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance; EAP; 401(k) and paid time off.  Benefit programs have varied eligibility waiting periods. Voluntary optional coverages are also available. To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to Andrea Siede, c/o Harry’s Mother, 738 NE Davis St., Portland, OR 97232 or by e-mail to asiede@janusyouth.org.  

Relief Workers:

Relief Workers are needed to fill-in for regular staff who are on vacation, ill, attending trainings, or are otherwise unavailable. Currently there is specific need for relief workers at: 

Substitute Residential Counselors work on an as-needed, sporadic basis to fill shifts that are available due to staff absences or temporary vacancies.  The program is staffed 24/7 so flexibility in availability to cover a wide variety of shifts, including overnights, weekends and holidays,  is strongly desired.  The CSEC shelter program serves youth identified as Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) between the ages of 14 and 21 in a coed facility.  The position provides individualized youth care, planning, supervision of daily routine, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and close intensive supervision of clients.   The Substitute Residential Counselors provide oversight to program operations and client supervision and may work with community service providers such as Life Works Northwest, the Sexual Assault Resource Center and the Department of Human Services to provide wrap around services to youth.   An as-needed, sporadic basis to fill shifts that are available due to staff absences or temporary vacancies.  This includes week-ends, overnights and holidays. Click here  for full position announcement. WAGE/BENEFITS:  $10.00 per hour. Ineligible for benefits unless otherwise required by law.   TO APPLY:  Submit a resume and cover letter to Andrea Siede, c/o 707 NE Couch St, Portland, OR  97232 or by e-mail to asiede@janusyouth.org.

Substitute Direct Care Staff - Buckman and Annex I & II - provides quality youth support and guidance to clients and is responsible for supervising overnight and/or daily routines of an independent living program for males, ages 18-24, who are re-entering the community from a structured residential setting.  Depending on the shift being filled, the position may work alone or in partnership with other staff.  Duties will vary, depending on the shift that is being filled but will generally involve supervision of clients, crisis management, monitoring client behavior, and assuring a safe living environment in accordance with Agency and program policies and procedures.  Substitute workers work on an as-needed, sporadic basis.  There is no guarantee of scheduled hours.  Because the program is staffed 24-hours per day, 365 days per year, substitute workers must have some flexibility in their availability and, generally, must be able to work overnight shifts, as well as weekends and holidays. Substitute Workers who do not work for 6 consecutive months are normally removed from the employment rolls. Click here   for full position announcement.  Salary:  Beginning pay is $10.50/hour. Application Process:  Please submit cover letter and resume to John Weigel at jweigel@janusyouth.org and Jack Davidson at jackdavidson@janusyouth.org or via mail c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch Street, Portland, OR 97232. 

Substitute Residential Advocates – WILLAMETTE BRIDGE PROGRAMS -  requires extensive flexibility and availability in order to provide relief coverage for a variety of shifts, particularly overnights, during both the week and on weekends. The position provides security, supervision and crisis management at both the downtown shelters and at a transitional living residence.  The primary responsibility is to provide a safe, secure, nurturing environment, and guidance for residents/guests who traditionally have been reluctant to access services.  Substitute workers work on an as-needed, sporadic basis to fill in for regular staff who are unable to work due to vacations, illnesses, trainings, etc., and for short-term vacancies. Click here   for full position announcement. Rate of pay is $10.00 per hour. Send cover letter & resume to Dennis Lundberg, c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch, Portland, OR 97232 or email to him at dlundberg@janusyouth.org.  

SubstituteSkills Trainers – Cordero House - works on a sporadic, as-needed basis to fill in for regular staff who are unavailable.  There is often a specific need for those available to work overnight shifts. The position is responsible for providing ongoing supervision and care for male adolescents.  This position assists in the evaluation of children served by DHS and/or the Oregon Youth Authority through the provision of individual and group skills training, family couching, recording daily observations, targeting treatment goals, and by maintaining a structured living environment in accordance with program expectations. The position is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operation of a residential shelter evaluation facility.  The position provides quality youth care and close intensive supervision of male delinquent adolescent clients.  Click here for full position announcement. Salary:  $10.00/hour.  Ineligible for benefits except as required by law. Application Procedure: Please send resume to Catherine Hughes at chughes@janusyouth.org or mail to her c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch Street, Portland, OR 97232. 

Substitute Skills Trainers - Imani House - work on a sporadic, as-needed basis to fill in for regular staff who are unable, for a variety of reasons, to work their scheduled shifts. Imani House is staffed 24-hours per day, 365 days per year, so flexibility in availability is a definite plus. There is currently a specific need for substitutes who are available to work overnight shifts to provide supervision and monitoring of clients and facility and assist in the treatment and supervision of youth in the custody of the Department of Human Services through the provision of individual and group skills training, recording daily observations, targeting treatment goals, and by maintaining a structured living environment in accordance with program expectations.  The position is responsible for assisting in the overnight operations and security of a residential facility serving male adolescents.  The position provides quality youth care and sight/sound supervision of clients. Click here     for full position announcement. Beginning pay is $10.00/hr. Submit cover letter and resume to Anna Nowickiweiss, c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch, Portland, OR 97232 or email to her at anowickiweiss@janusyouth.org.

SUBSTITUTE RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS - GARFIELD HOUSE - Substitute Residential Counselors work on an as-needed basis to fill in for other staff who are unavailable to work their scheduled shifts, including overnights, weekends, and holidays.  Substitute workers oversee the day-to-day or overnight operation of our shelter facility and provide supervision of daily routines, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, and close intensive supervision of clients. They may also work with other service providers to provide wrap-around services to youth.  Flexibility and availability to work various shifts is important.  Click here  for full position announcement. Beginning pay is $10.00/hour. Submit resume and cover letter to Sylvia Spencer, sspencer@janusyouth.org or mail to her c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch Street, Portland, OR 97232. 

Substitute Crisis Intake Specialist I and II - Juvenile Reception Center - provide referral, initial case coordination and advocacy for youth accessing the runaway and homeless youth system as well as youth referred by police. The Substitute Crisis  Intake Specialist provides initial screening to determine eligibility for services and refer youth to appropriate agency.  As part of the initial screening, the Crisis Intake Specialist will ensure youth follow-through with referral by escorting youth or requesting staff assistance from referral agency. Crisis Intake Specialists II also provide back-up support in answering the Child Abuse Crisis and Information hotline during designated times and document all calls.  Because of the sporadic nature of substitute positions, flexibility in availability is necessary, as is availability to work overnight shifts. Click here   for full position announcement.  Beginning pay is $10.00 per hour for all hours worked as CIS I and $10.50 for all hours worked performing specific CIS II duties. Submit cover letter and resume to Mel Jett, c/o Harry’s Mother, 738 NE Davis, Portland, OR 97232 or email to her at mjett@janusyouth.org.

Substitute Youth Care Specialists - Oak Bridge and Oak Grove Shelters - oversee the day-to-day and/or overnight operation of the facility.  The position provides a variety of services which may include individualized youth care, planning, supervision of daily and/or nightly routines, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention to high risk youth and their family-like support, and behavior management.  The position provides close, intensive supervision to youth and may involve working with community service providers to facilitate connection and referrals to youth and family-like support with other community agencies, juvenile court, and other support services.  Because coverage is provided in a facility open 24/7, it is important that Substitute Workers are flexible in terms of their availability, particularly in terms of providing coverage during overnight, weekend and holiday hours. Substitute Workers work on an as-needed basis to provide coverage for staff absences or during temporary vacancies. Click here   for full position announcement. Beginning rate of pay is $10.00/hour. Please submit cover letter and resume to Alaire deSalvo at adesalvo@janusyouth.org

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