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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  10/21/2014

Temporary Residential Advocate (Internal) needed with our Porch Light Youth Shelter serving street-dependent youth.  This is an overnight shift working Thursday and Friday overnights, 8:15 p.m. – 9:00 a.m. and Saturday 6:00 p.m. – midnight. In addition to scheduled overnight hours, there is also a mandatory staff meeting on Thursdays, 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. This position is responsible for providing client supervision in a shelter environment and upholding program protocols and program agreements. Primary focus is on providing a safe, secure setting for overnight shelter of clients. Prior experience working with high-risk adolescents, especially knowledge of issues impacting homelessness and street dependency, is preferred. This is a temporary position of limited duration (expected to be no more than 2-months’ duration). Beginning pay is $10.50 per hour.  Please submit cover letter and resume to Ryan Sotomayor at This position is open only to current employees of Janus Youth Programs, Inc., and the position closes Monday, October 27, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Director of Human Resources - Janus Administrative Office responsible for department operations and overseeing compliance with relevant Federal and State laws concerning employment.  Duties include strategic planning, policy development and implementation, employee and labor relations, benefit administration, supervisory trainings, and recruitment and selection.  This is a “hands-on position” that encompasses both the day-to-day functions of an HR Department serving 250-300 employees as well as “big picture” planning and implementation. The Human Resources Director participates as a member of the agency’s management team. Experience and Education Requirements: 1. Bachelor’s degree in related field or any combination of education and experience providing the necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary for successfully performing the responsibilities of the position. PHR/SPHR or similar professional certification is preferred. 2. Five years of progressively responsible experience in human resources, including at least two years in an HR management position with supervisory capacity. 3. Experience working as part of a leadership team. 4. Experience working in the non-profit sector is strongly preferred. Other Requirements: 1. Personal vehicle allowing for travel within the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan areas in a timely manner is preferred. If driving a personal vehicle for work purposes must have and maintain a valid driver’s license for state of residency, personal auto liability coverage ($100,000/$300,000 levels strongly recommended), and a driving record permitting coverage under the corporate auto liability policy.  All employees driving for work purposes must complete organization’s driving approval process prior to driving for work. 2. Must pass criminal history background check and meet qualifications as Qualified Entity Designee by Oregon Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority. 3. Mandatory Abuse Report training upon hire and annually thereafter. Salary/Benefits: Beginning annual salary will range between $60-$65,000; Excellent benefits including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance, EAP, 401(k), and paid time off.  Optional voluntary coverage also available. Benefit programs have varied waiting periods for eligibility, depending on contract. Application Process: Please submit cover letter and resume to Melissa Allen, Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch, Portland, OR 97232 or email to her at  This position closes on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.  Candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted to arrange a time for interview; interviews will be scheduled between November 13 – 19, 2014.

Food Works Farm Assistant - Village Gardens - Part-time Position - 20 hour a week.  In the Food Works program youth focus on growing 4 things: business, community, farm, and self. Food Works youth grow their vegetable business by selling and marketing produce at farmer’s markets and local grocery stores; they grow their community by supporting community gardens, mentoring smaller children and providing free vegetables to their neighbors; they grow their farm by managing a 2-acre certified organic vegetable farm on Sauvie Island; and they grow themselves through leadership development, work readiness support, and developing transferable work skills such as public speaking and customer service. The Farm Assistant is responsible for providing maintenance to the Food Works Farm including tractor work (tilling, mowing, disking and cultivating), general tractor maintenance, amending and bed preparation, seeding and transplanting, weeding, moving and tending to irrigation, tending greenhouse crops, harvesting and other farm-related duties as instructed by the Food Works Program Supervisor or other program staff. The Farm Assistant will also support the Food Works youth during planning, harvest and work days on the farm. Education/Experience Requirements: 1. 2 years’ experience working on a production vegetable farm required. 2. Experience operating, changing implements and maintaining both tilling and cultivating tractors preferred. 3. Experience and working knowledge of irrigation systems. 4. Experience with greenhouse propagation. 5. We consider education, training, experience and demonstrated skills. Other Requirements:  1. Personal transportation allowing for transport of supplies and equipment, valid driver’s license for state of residency, personal auto liability insurance ($100,000/$300,000 levels strongly recommended), and a driving record permitting coverage under the corporate auto liability policy.  All employees driving for work purposes must complete the agency’s driving approval process before driving for work, regardless of whether driving a personal or agency vehicle. 2. Current First Aid and CPR Certificate. 3. Current Food Handlers Card.  4. Must pass criminal history background check. 5. Annual Bloodborne Pathogens Training is required. Wage/Benefits: Wage is $10.00/hour. Eligible for pro-rated benefits including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance, EAP, 401(k), and paid time off. Optional voluntary coverage also available.  Benefit programs have varied waiting periods for eligibility, depending on contract. Application Process: Please submit cover letter and resume to Mikael Brust at or mail to him c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch Street, Portland, Oregon 97232. This position closes Friday, November 7, 2014 at 5p.m.

SKILLS TRAINER - Cordero -  Shift is Wednesday 1pm-4pm; Thursday, Friday and Saturday swing hours plus possible hours on Sunday. Skills trainers are responsible for providing close supervision and care for male adolescents referred to residential treatment by the Oregon Youth Authority.  Responsibilities include provision of individual and group skills training, family coaching, recordkeeping, maintaining program structure, and crisis management/response.  A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education, experience and/or training (defined as at least one year work experience AND two years education, training or additional work experience, all in the care and rehabilitation of youth) is required. For full position announcement please click here.  Beginning rate of pay is $10.25/hour.  Please submit cover letter and resume to Catherine Hughes at  

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 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

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

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.  Please submit cover letter and resume to Laurel North at

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/hrSubmit cover letter and resume to Trina Strand, c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch, Portland, OR 97232 or email to her at

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  


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