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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  1/23/2015

Residential Advocate - Porch Light Youth Shelter - Shift: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday overnights and mandatory staff meeting  every Thursday 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Residential Advocate (Willamette Bridge Shelter Services) oversees the operation of the facility and  provides individual client response, including supervision of daily and/or nightly routines; interpretation and guidance regarding program agreements; crisis intervention; and close supervision.  The primary responsibility of this position is providing a safe, nurturing environment for clients.  Click here for full position announcement. Beginning Pay Rate:  $10.50/hour; agency benefits include paid time off program, medical, dental, life, long-term disability, EAP, Section 125 Plan and 401(k); benefit plans are subject to various waiting  periods for eligibility. Application Process:  Please submit cover letter and updated resume to Ryan Sotomayor at rsotomayor@janusyouth.org.  Position closes on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Overnight Youth Care Specialist (Internal) - Oak Bridge Youth Shelter -  oversees the day-to-day and/or overnight operation of the facility.  The position provides 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 works work closely with community services to facilitate connection and referrals to youth and family-like support with other community agencies, juvenile court, and other support services.  The position participates in team decisions regarding treatment of clients and issues to facility operation. This program operates 24-hours per day, 365 days per year.  Click here  for full position announcement. Salary: Beginning pay is $10.25/hour; excellent benefits including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance, EAP, 401(k), and paid time off. Various voluntary options also available.  Benefit programs have varied waiting periods for eligibility, depending on contract. Application Process: Please submit resume and cover letter to Candy Lowe  at clowe@janusyouth.org. Position is open only to employees currently working at Oak Bridge and Oak Grove Youth Shelters. Position closes on  January 29, 2015  at  5:00 p.m.

FAMILY ADVOCATE – INSIGHTS TEEN PARENT PROGRAM - (20 hours per week; specific schedule to be determined).  Insights Teen Parent Services the largest teen parent service provider in the country and has been operating in Multnomah County since 1979.  We are currently seeking an experienced and dynamic Family Advocate for our Supporting Early Emerging Developmental Skills (SEEDS) Program to provide in-home family advocacy and child development support to parenting youth age 21 and under and their children 0-5.  The SEEDS Program uses the Parents as Teachers (PAT) Curriculum to promote child development and school readiness.  SEEDS staff provide bi-monthly home visits to parenting youth in the City of Portland and participate in monthly Parent Child Interactive Community Events with many young parents and children. Click here for full position announcement. Salary/Benefits:  Beginning salary is $15.50/hour; eligible for pro-rated benefits.  Application Procedure:  Please submit cover letter and resume to  Lori Schroeder at lschroeder@insightstpp.org or mail to her c/o Insights Teen Parent Program, 3308 NE Peerless Place, Portland, Oregon 97232.  Position closes Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Project Facilitator- Hope Partnership Project (40 hours per week - does involve flexible scheduling and includes some weekend and evening work) - responsible for providing diverse and inclusive opportunities through the Hope Partnership Project for incarcerated youth in OYA facilities to connect with community members who can teach skills that will support these youth during their transition into the community.  The position involves strong collaboration with community partners, volunteers, government agencies, and youth to engage the public in the process of youth development, rehabilitation and re-entry from close-custody institutions. This position will also recruit and screen volunteers to work with our Buckman and Annex programs in order to provide community workshops and mentoring opportunities and staff development trainings. Click here  for full position announcement. Salary:  Wage is $13/hour; Excellent benefits including eligibility for medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, EAP, 401(k), and paid time off.  Optional voluntary coverages also available.  Benefit programs have varied eligibility waiting periods.  Application Process:  Please submit cover letter and resume to Jack Davidson at jackdavidson@janusyouth.org or via mail c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch Street, Portland, OR 97232.

Residential Counselor - Athena House -  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.  Click here for full position announcement. Salary/Benefits:  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. Application Process:  Submit resume and cover letter to Andrea Siede, c/o Harry’s Mother, 738 NE Davis St., Portland, OR 97232 or e-mail to her at asiede@janusyouth.org.  

Living Skills Mentor + Substitute (INTERNAL)  - Annex I/II Friday & Saturday (8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Annex I, plus additional hours providing substitute coverage (averaging at least 10 hours per week) at both Annex I and Annex II for a total of 30 hours per week) - The position provides quality youth support and guidance to 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. Salary:  Beginning pay is $10.50 /hour; excellent benefits including eligibility for medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, EAP, 401(k), and paid time off.  Optional voluntary coverages also available.  Benefit programs have varied eligibility waiting periods. Application Process:  Please submit cover letter and resume to Jack Davidson at jackdavidson@janusyouth.org or via mail c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch Street, Portland, OR 97232.  This position is open only to current employees of Janus Youth Programs, Inc.  Position closes on 1/23/2015 at 5p.m.

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 Direct Care Staff- 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 $10.00/hour. Application Process:  Please submit cover letter and resume to Jack Davidson at jackdavidson@janusyouth.org or via mail c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch Street, Portland, OR 97232. 

Substitute Direct Care Staff -  Buckman House (Shifts include day, swings,  weekdays and week-ends, overnights and holidays) - works on a sporadic, as-needed basis, to fill in for regular staff who are unavailable to work due to vacation, illness, trainings, etc.  The program is staffed 24/7, so substitutes may be asked to work any shift.  As a result, flexibility and availability is preferred.  Duties of the position include overseeing the day-to-day operation of a residential independent living treatment program for males, ages 17-24, who are re-entering the community from close custody juvenile correction institutions. Click here for full position announcement. Salary/Benefits:  $10.00/hour. Application Process:  Please send resume and cover letter to John Weigel at jweigel@janusyouth.org or mail to him c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch, 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 Ryan Sotomayor, c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch, Portland, OR 97232 or e-mail to him at rsotomayor@janusyouth.org.  

Substitute Overnight Skills Trainers – Imani House - Substitute Workers 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 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/hour; ineligible for benefits except as required by law.  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 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 Marc Hanks, mhanks@janusyouth.org or mail to him 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 e-mail 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 $9.50/hour. Please submit cover letter and resume to Alaire deSalvo at adesalvo@janusyouth.org

SUBSTITUTE RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS needed at CSEC Shelter.  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.  Please click here   for full position announcement.  Starting rate of pay for this position is $10/hour.  Submit resume and cover letter to Andrea Siede, asiede@janusyouth.org or mail to her c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch Street, Portland, OR 97232. 

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