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rreyes@janusyouth.orgJanus 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  5/29/2015

Residential Advocate - Porch Light Youth Shelter - SCHEDULE: 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. 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. 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.  

Mental Health Support Specialist - Bridge House/Street Light & Porch Light Youth Shelters - Wednesday 3 p.m. - 12 a.m.; Thursday 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.;  Friday 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.; and Saturday 3 p.m. - 12 a.m. However, this schedule may be adjusted according to the needs of the program.The primary role of the Homeless Youth Continuum (HYC) Mental Health (MH) and Alcohol and Drug (AOD) Specialist is to provide services as part of a system of care to address the mental health and alcohol and other drug needs of transition age homeless youth (aged 16-24).  The MH Specialist will work with the other HYC MH/AOD Specialists to develop the program and services in a manner that assists the Homeless Youth Continuum in fulfilling its mission of improving engagement and support of street youth considering or involved in drug and alcohol recovery or youth who need additional mental health support to maintain and/or engage in HYC services. This position (1 of 6 in the HYC) provides primary support to the homeless youth shelters (Short Term and Crisis Shelters) staff and youth accessing shelter.  The MH Support Specialists will provide crisis intervention services to youth in shelter and support shelter staff in maintaining a safe environment in shelter.  The MH Support Specialists will work for Janus Youth Programs but will also have work responsibilities throughout the other HYC agencies via engaging with youth in drop-in programs, facilitating and/or coordinating recreational and/or group activities, or participating in outreach services.  Valid driver’s license for state of residency and driving record meeting criteria permitting coverage under the Agency’s driving policy is required.  Although this position does not require driving a personal vehicle, any employee who drives a personal vehicle for work-related purposes must also have and maintain personal auto liability coverage ($100,000/$300,000 level strongly recommended).  All employees driving for work purposes, regardless of whether driving a personal or agency vehicle and regardless of whether driving with or without clients, must complete the Agency’s driving approval process before driving for work purposes. Click here  for full position announcement. WAGE/BENEFITS: $15/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 Dennis Lundberg at dlundberg@janusyouth.org.  

Overnight (2nd shift) + Swing Shift Skills Trainer  – Cordero House- SCHEDULE:  Overnight shift is Saturday & Sunday, 2:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. plus Tuesdays,  3 p.m. -11 p.m. & Wednesdays, 1 p.m. - 11 p.m. This position will work early morning hours and is responsible for assisting in the coordination of rehabilitative and residential services provided by the treatment team. The 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 client’s and the facility throughout the night. In addition, this position prepares meals for the day and assists in maintaining food storage areas in compliance with USDA and sanitation guidelines. Position responsibilities also involve USDA recordkeeping, report writing, and data entry.  This position requires active participation as a member of a skills training team in staff meetings and participates in ongoing trainings. Click here   for full position announcement. Salary:  $10.25/hour; excellent benefits including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, EAP, 401(k) and paid time off.  Optional voluntary coverages also available. Benefit plans are subject to various waiting  periods for eligibility. Application Process:  Please submit resume and cover letter to Catherine Hughes at chughes@janusyouth.org or mail to her c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch Street, Portland, OR 92732.  

Lead RC - Athena House - 36 hours per week. The initial expected schedule for this position is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and on Wednesday 4-8 hours (offline, TBD). However, the schedule may be adjusted according to the needs of the program. Ability to provide coverage for other shifts may be required. This position provides support and assistance to the residential program supervisor in the day-to-day operation of Athena House.  Athena House is a 7 bed residential facility for commercially sexually exploited children.  The position may also provide general office support or case management support as needed.  The position provides individualized youth care, planning, supervision of daily routine, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and close intensive supervision of clients.   The Lead Residential Counselor  participates in team decisions regarding treatment of clients and issues related to facility operation. The position assists the Athena House Program Supervisor in new and current Residential Counselor training, overseeing medication administration and is responsible for coordinating recreational outings (excluding daily activities), volunteer opportunities, donations, and special events.  The successful candidate will be cross-trained in the Harry’s Mother programs and will be able to provide support/assistance as needed with emphasis on Case Management and coordination for CSEC clients at Athena House. Click here  for full position announcement.  WAGE/BENEFITS:  Beginning wage is $12.25/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 Andrea Siede, c/o Harry’s Mother, 738 NE Davis St., Portland, OR 97232 or by e-mail to asiede@janusyouth.org. Position closes June 6, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Youth Care Specialist - Oak Bridge and Oak Grove -  Saturday Swing at Oak Grove and Sunday- Tuesday Swing at Oak Bridge plus additional hours for mandatory staff meetings. Position is expected to being on June 14, 2015. 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. 

Overnight Youth Care Specialist - Oak Bridge and Oak Grove - 36 hours per week: Friday and Saturday overnights at Oak Grove, Sunday and Monday overnights at Oak Bridge plus additional hours for mandatory staff meetings. Oversees the 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 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. Please note that this position involves 4 overnight shifts per week. Click here for full position announcement. WAGE/BENEFITS:  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 are 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

Temporary Skills Trainer  – Imani - Expected Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm. Expected duration:  This temporary position is expected to begin June 11, 2015 and end on September 8, 2015. 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:  Beginning wage is $10.25/hour.  TO APPLY:  Submit a resume and cover letter to Anna Nowickiweiss, c/o Janus Youth Programs, 707 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232, or e-mail to anowickiweiss@janusyouth.org.

Therapist - Imani House - 30 hours per week with schedule to be determined but is expected to include some week-end hours. This position is responsible for providing individual, family and group therapy to sexually aggressive youth and their families.  Duties include participation in the clinical team; assist in treatment planning, and creation and implementation of client service documentation and record keeping for each youth and family served. Responsibilities also include participation in the day-to-day operations of the residential program and its activities. Experience/Education Required: 1.Master’s degree in social work, counseling or marriage and family therapy. 2.At least 1 year of experience providing services in a mental health setting, preferably to sexually aggressive youth and their families. 3.Experience working with adolescents in a residential setting preferred. 4.Experience utilizing (or knowledge of) Positive Peer Culture preferred. Click here  for full position announcement. WAGE/Benefits:  Beginning salary is dependent on experience but anticipated to start at $2210.00 per month.  Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, life & long-term disability, EAP, and 401(k).  Optional voluntary coverages are also available.  Benefit programs have varied waiting periods for eligibility, according to plan contracts and agreements. TO APPLY:  Please submit cover letter and resume to Devin Vaughn, c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch Street, Portland, OR 97232 or e-mail to him at  dvaughn@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 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 $10.50/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 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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