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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  3/31/2015

Crisis Intake Specialist II (overnight) – Juvenile Reception Center - Schedule: Saturday 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. (may require additional hours past 2 a.m. when continued staff support is necessary); Sunday and Monday 10:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.; Tuesday 8:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. CIS II provides referral, initial case coordination and advocacy for youth accessing the runaway and homeless youth system as well as youth referred by police. The position is responsible for providing initial screening to determine eligibility for services and referring youth to appropriate agencies. The Crisis Intake Specialist II also provides back-up support in answering the Child Abuse Crisis and Information hotline during designated times and documents all calls. Click here  for a full position announcement. Beginning pay is $12.50/hour; excellent benefits including medical, dental, life & long-term disability, EAP, 401(k), and paid time off.  Benefit programs have varied waiting periods for eligibility, depending on contract. Please submit cover letter and resume to Mel Jett, c/o Harry’s Mother, 738 NE Davis, Portland, OR 97232 or e-mail her at mjett@janusyouth.org.  

Internal Night Residential Counselor - Garfield House - (30 hour per week - Overnight hours: Sat., Sun., and Mon. 10:45pm-8:15am) 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. Salary/Benefits:  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. Application Process:  Submit resume and cover letter to Sylvia Spencer, c/o Harry’s Mother, 738 NE Davis St., Portland, OR 97232 or e-mail to her at sspencer@janusyouth.org.  This position  is open to current employees of the Runaway Youth Services Program (Harry’s Mother, Juvenile Reception Center, Garfield House & Athena House) and Willamette BRIDGE Programs (Street Light, Porch Light, Bridge House, Access, and YBR-OR/Street Outreach programs).  Position closes on 4/2/2015 at 5 p.m.. 

Temporary Skills Trainer - Imani - (Schedule: Wednesday 2:30 pm-4:00 pm; Thursday 3:00 pm-11:00 pm; Friday 5:00 pm-11:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am-10:00 pm and Sunday 5:00 pm-11:00 pm). This is a temporary position with an expected start date of April 21, 2015 and  end date in July, 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.  Salary:  $10.25/hour; Ineligible for benefits except as required by law.  Application Process:  Please submit 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. 

Part-Time Skills Trainer - Imani - (Schedule: Saturday 5:00 pm -11:00 pm plus hours for supervision, monthly staff meeting and additional hours maybe possible providing substitute coverage). 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. Salary:  $10.25/hour; Ineligible for benefits except as required by law.  Application Process:  Please submit 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. 

Overnight Skills Trainers –Imani House -Shift: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 10:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. plus additional hours for Supervisions, Staff meetings and providing substitute coverage as needed.This position is responsible for assisting in the coordination of mental health and residential services provided by the treatment team. The positions 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 and the facility throughout the night. In addition, this position collects, enters and files program data including daily progress notes and BRS service tallies. This position requires active participation as a member of a skills training team.   Click here  for full position announcement.   Salary:  $10.25/hour; eligible for full benefits which include medical, dental, life & long-term disability, EAP, 401(k) and paid time off.  Optional voluntary coverages are also available.  Application Process:  Please submit 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. 

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 -  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 e-mail 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 Mel Jett, mjett@janusyouth.org or mail to herc/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 $10.00/hour. Please submit cover letter and resume to Alaire deSalvo at adesalvo@janusyouth.org

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