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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 8/26/12015

Relief Coordinator (Internal) - Runaway Youth Services - Schedule: 30-40 hours per week. The position provides relief coverage for Residential Counselors at Garfield House, Athena House, and Crisis Intake Specialists during planned and unplanned absences. The schedule will vary weekly depending on the needs of the program and includes day, swing, and overnight shifts.provides and coordinates on-call relief coverage for the residential programs for the Runaway Youth Services Program in Portland. The position provides relief coverage for residential counselors at Garfield House and Athena House and crisis intake specialists at Juvenile Reception Center. The position provides individualized youth care, planning, supervision of daily routine, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and close intensive supervision of clients. The position provides a range of crisis intervention and residential services to runaway troubled adolescents and their families. The position may also provide back-up support in answering the Child Abuse Crisis and Information hotline during designated times as a CIS II or III. The position participates in team decisions regarding treatment of clients and issues related to facility and program operations. The position provides relief coverage for Residential Counselors and CIS I, II and III’s during planned and unplanned absences. This position will also coordinate relief coverage services with the Willamette Bridge Programs Relief Coordinator for the downtown Homeless Youth Services on an as needed basis. Click here for full position announcement. WAGE/BENEFITS: $12.50 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 Mel Jett, c/o 738 NE Davis St., Portland, OR 97232 or by e-mail to mjett@janusyouth.org. Open to current employees of the Harry's Mother programs (Athena House, Garfield House, Juvenile Reception Center and Harry's Mother). Position closes on 9/2/2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Night Residential Counselor (Internal) - Athena House - SCHEDULE: 30 hours per week. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11:00 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. plus staff meeting every other Wednesday 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and supervisions. The position is responsible foris responsible for providing overnight supervision of residents and security for the CSEC shelter facility. 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, crisis intervention, bed checks, intake processing, logging information and specific house cleanup and chores are all parts of this position. 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. 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. Position is open to current employees of Harry's Mother programs (Athena House, Garfield House, Juvenile Reception Center and Harry's Mother). Position closes on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Night Residential Counselor (Internal) - Garfield House - SCHEDULE: 30.5 hours per week. Wednesday 10:45 p.m. - 10:15 a.m., Thursday and Friday 10:45 p.m. - 8:15 a.m. plus additional hours for staff meetings and supervision. However, this schedule may be adjusted according to the needs of the program.  The position is responsible for providing overnight supervision of residents and security for an emergency shelter for runaway, DHS-referred, and youth at risk of becoming homeless. Crisis intervention, bed checks, intake processing, logging information, and specific house cleanup and repair chores are all parts of this job. 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. Open to current employees of the Harry's Mother programs (Athena House, Garfield House, Juvenile Reception Center and Harry's Mother).

Family Advocate - Insights Teen Parent Services, HomeSafe program -  This position involves visiting homes to provide intensive, in-home advocacy, life skills and hands-on parent education to young parents who have experienced homelessness and are in scattered site, supportive housing. Family Advocates provide individualized, strengths based case management services including needs assessments, child developmental screens and activities, independent living, skill building and parent education, employment, education and housing support and referral to community resources.QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of education, experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position is qualifying. This would typically include: •Bachelor’s degree in a social-service related field. •Experience demonstrating knowledge of community resources and ability to successfully access needed resources. •Experience in providing outreach and/or direct-service to at-risk adolescents and families. •Experience with early childhood and knowledge of child development •Experience providing parent education and/or support. •Preference may be extended to current employees of Janus Youth Programs, Inc. SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week. Tentative Schedule is Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Click here for full position announcement. WAGE/BENEFITS: $2773.00 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: Submit a resume and cover letter to Kisa Quanbeck at 3308 NE Peerless Place, Portland, OR 97232 or by e-mail to kquanbeck@insightstpp.org. Closes on 8/31/2015 at 4:00

Residential Advocate - Porch Light -40 hours per week; Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 8:15 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. plus mandatory staff meeting every Thursday 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 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 homeless youth to sleep. Click here for full position announcement. WAGE/BENEFITS: $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. TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter and updated resume to Roberto Reyes at rreyes@janusyouth.org.

Residential Counselor- Garfield House - SCHEDULE: 32 hours per week. Schedule to be determined but expected to include a combination of day and swing shifts. 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.

Skills Trainer - Imani House - SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week. Friday, Monday, Tuesday 3:00p.m. -11:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 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.

Case Manager - Cordero House - SCHEDULE: Tuesday - Friday day/swing hours and every 3rd Saturday. However, this schedule may be adjusted according to the needs of the program. Is responsible for case managing an assigned number of clients, developing service plans, facilitating effective communication and working relationships with families, community partners and the Cordero staff, assisting in the on-site implementation of the Cordero therapeutic milieu; providing direct Behavioral Rehabilitative Services (BRS) which include direct care supervision of clients, individual, group and family skill building, and counseling therapeutic services. The position assists Skills Trainers in providing appropriate services to youth offenders and in reviewing weekly client progress in the staffing meetings. The position participates in rotation of emergency pager coverage for the BRS residential programs. Click here for full position announcement.  WAGE/BENEFITS: $12.25 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 Melodee Markovitz-Smith, c/o 707 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232 or by e-mail to mmarkovitzsmith@janusyouth.org.

Youth Care Specialist - Oak Bridge - SCHEDULE: 36 hours per week. Saturday - Tuesday Overnights: 10:45 p.m. - 7:45 a.m. plus additional hours for mandatory staff meetings/supervisions. 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. 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 Candy Lowe at clowe@janusyouth.org.

Youth Care Specialist - Oak Grove -  SCHEDULE:  40 hours per week. Monday - Friday Swing: 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. plus additional hours for mandatory staff meetings.  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. 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 Alaire de Salvo at adesalvo@janusyouth.org.

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.

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.

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

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 $11.00 per hour. Send cover letter & resume to Roberto Reyes, c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch, Portland, OR 97232 or email to him at rreyes@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 tstrand@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  - Juvenile Reception Center - SCHEDULE: 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. Provides 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.  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. WAGE/BENEFITS: $10.00/hour; ineligible for benefits except as required by law. TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter and updated 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 $10.00/hour. Please submit cover letter and resume to Alaire deSalvo at adesalvo@janusyouth.org

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