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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  7/25/2014

PART-TIME (JOB SHARE) FAMILY COUNSELOR – RUNAWAY YOUTH SERVICES PROGRAM - (Schedule: Thursday and Friday plus may include some hours on Wednesday). The Family Counselor is responsible for providing counseling and support to adolescents and their families, identifying their strengths, and working with them to gain access to needed services.  This position will participate in regular service coordination/planning meetings.  This position functions with moderate supervision.  This position must participate in regular clinical supervision from qualified/contracted sources and will receive administrative supervision from the Program Director. Typical backgrounds for the person who can fulfill the duties of this position are as follows: A.Master's degree in psychology, social work, or counseling; or equivalent experience. B.Minimum of three years' experience working with families. C.License in psychology, counseling, social work, or related field preferred. Click here for full position announcement. Beginning salary for this position is $1500 per month; eligible for pro-rated benefits including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance, EAP, 401(k), and paid time off.  Optional voluntary coverages also available.  Benefit programs have varied eligibility waiting periods. Please send cover letter and resume to Kevin Donegan at kdonegan@janusyouth.org or mail to him c/o Harry’s Mother, 738 NE Davis, Portland, OR 97232.  This position closes on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 5 p.m.

OVERNIGHT (2nd) SKILLS TRAINER –Cordero-(Shift is Monday thru Friday, 2:30 a.m. –  8:30 a.m. plus supervision, staff meetings and possibility of additional hours available during school breaks). Responsible for assisting in the coordination of mental health and residential services provided by the treatment team.  The overnight/early morning position provides quality youth care and close intensive supervision of male adolescent clients in a residential treatment setting during overnight and early morning hours. This position closely monitors the clients and the facility throughout the night and morning hours. In addition, this position prepares meals for the day and assists in maintaining food and household supplies. Also, involves recordkeeping, report writing, and data entry and active participation as a member of a skills training team. Click here for full position announcement. Beginning salary is $10.25/hour; excellent benefits including medical, dental, life & long-term disability, EAP, 401(k) and paid time off.  Voluntary coverages are also available.  Benefit programs have varied eligibility waiting periods, depending on contract and involve employees’ portion of premium for medical coverage. Submit cover letter and resume to Catherine Hughes c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch Street, Portland, OR 97232 or at chughes@janusyouth.org.

Overnight Residential Counselor - Athena House -  oversees the overnight/early morning operation of 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, planning, supervision of  nightly/early morning 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 position is approximately 30 hours per week and shift is Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11 p.m. - 8:15 a.m. plus supervision and staff meetings. Click here   for full position announcement. Beginning salary is $10.25/hour; excellent benefits, including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance; EAP; 401(k) and paid time off; eligibility waiting periods vary.  Voluntary optional coverages are also available. Submit resume and cover letter to Andrea Siede at asiede@janusyouth.org or mail to her c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch Street, Portland, OR 97232.  

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 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 Craig Gerke, c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch, Portland, OR 97232 or email to him at cgerke@janusyouth.org.

Substitute Skills Trainers - Cordero - needed for residential facility providing individual and group skills training, family coaching, recording daily observations, targeting treatment goals, and maintaining a safe, structured living environment in accordance with program expectations.  Program is staffed 24/7; individuals filling this position must be able to work overnight shifts; strong advantage for those having flexible schedules allowing them to work on short notice & a variety of shifts (but ability to work overnights is mandatory). Click here  for full position announcement.  Driving is preferred but not required.  Bachelor's degree in a related field or 2 years experience is preferred. Please submit cover letter and resume to Catherine Hughes at chughes@janusyouth.org.  Beginning pay is $10/hour; excellent opportunities for professional training.

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.  

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