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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  9/2/2014

FAMILY ADVOCATE – INSIGHTS TEEN PARENT PROGRAM - (Specific schedule to be determined but will be 20+ hours per week, working generally Monday-Friday). Insights Teen Parent Program has been providing parenting education and support services to teen parents through home visiting and support groups for over 30 years.  We offer 9 different programs with specialties including child development, domestic violence, homelessness and foster care involvement for teen parents or their children. The HomeSafe Family Advocate provides 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. Click here  for full position announcement. Beginning salary is $15.00/hour; eligible for pro-rated benefits that include medical, dental, life & long-term disability, EAP, 401(k), and paid time off.  Please submit cover letter and resume to Heather Baeckel at hbaeckel@insightstpp.org

Internal Case Manager -  Harry's Mother - The case manager is a responsible for providing a range of crisis intervention, case management, and counseling services with an emphasis on solution focused outcomes to high-risk and troubled adolescents and their families and for providing back-up supportive services to both the Juvenile Reception Center and Garfield House shelter program components and, on occasion, provide back-up support to Athena House. The position will work closely with community services staff to facilitate connection of adolescent and family to other community agencies, juvenile court, Department of Human Services/Child Welfare, and other support services.  This position may also provide on a limited basis back-up support to the after-hours child abuse hotline. Click here for full position announcement. Beginning salary is $14.42 per hour; excellent benefits including medical, dental, life and long-term disability, 401(k), EAP, and paid time off program.  Options for additional voluntary benefit programs are also available.  Benefit programs have varied eligibility waiting periods, depending on contract.  Submit cover letter and resume to Kevin Donegan, c/o Harry’s Mother, 738 NE Davis, Portland, OR 97232 or e-mail to him at kdonegan@janusyouth.org. This position is only open to current employees of Harry's Mother program (Harry's Mother, Juvenile Reception Center, Athena House and Garfield House).  This position closes on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Temporary Night Residential Counselor  – Garfield House - The Night Residential Counselor 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. Beginning rate of pay is $10.25 per hour; not eligible for benefits.  Submit resume and cover letter to Laurel North, c/o Harry’s Mother, 738 NE Davis St., Portland, OR 97232 or e-mail to her at lnorth@janusyouth.org.

Program Supervisor - Imani House is responsible for all facets of the supervision of Imani Skills Trainers, facilitating effective communication and working relationships among all staff, facilitating on-site implementation of the Imani Residential Treatment Program and insuring the safety of staff and clients by maintaining the facility. In addition, the Supervisor provides supervision, training and support to Skills Trainers and Clients by working two eight hour online shifts. The position reports to the Program Director regarding administrative, personnel and ongoing program and policy implementation, supervision and training of staff and facility maintenance and safety issues. The Program Supervisor participates in the Imani Clinical Team meetings and oversees the medical services at Imani. A typical background for the person who can fulfill the duties of this position is as follows: A.Master’s Degree with major study in social work or a closely allied field and one (1) year of experience in the care and rehabilitation of youth, OR a Bachelor’s Degree with major study in social work, psychology, sociology, or a closely allied field and two (2) years of experience in the care and rehabilitation of youth.  B.Minimum of two years' experience working with adolescents and families, including at least one year of residential treatment experience, preferably working with youth who are identified as sexually aggressive. C.Supervisory experience preferred.D.Experience working with the Oregon Department of Human Services or Juvenile Justice  system is preferred.
Click here for full position announcement. Beginning salary is $2340/month.  This position is eligible for Agency benefits that include medical, dental, life and long-term disability, EAP, 401(k), and paid time off.  Varied optional coverages are also available.  Benefit programs have varied waiting periods for eligibility. Please submit cover letter and resume to Melissa Allen at mallen@janusyouth.org or c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch St., Portland, OR  97232.  This position closes on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

PART-TIME INTAKE WORKER – ACCESS CENTER - Sundays 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Wednesdays staff meeting, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. May include opportunity to pick up additional hours as needed. The Access Center Intake Worker (hereafter referred to as "Intake Worker") will provide eligibility screening, community referrals, initial case coordination and advocacy for youth attempting to access the Homeless Youth System.  The Intake Worker position is often single-staffed and will be working alone at the program site for extended periods of time, operating a hotline, engaging with donors and youth in need of services.  The intake Worker will be stationed at partner agencies such as Outside In and New Avenues for Youth during each shift for the purpose of engaging new youth and support HYC staff. The Intake Worker will adhere to program policy to provide initial screening to determine eligibility for services and refer youth to appropriate agency.  As part of the initial screening, the Intake Worker will ensure youth follows through with referral by escorting youth or requesting staff assistance from referral agency. If youth is not eligible for Homeless Youth Continuum services, Intake Worker will work with youth to coordinate appropriate services. Intake Worker will be responsible for maintaining clear, consistent and timely communication with referral agencies to monitor progress, provide and maintain necessary information, and assist in problem resolution as needed to provide overall coordination of services to youth. The Intake Worker will engage in follow-up with youth to facilitate their engagement with service coordination agencies. Intake Worker will also provide updated documentation of all screenings, including data entry and timely file maintenance.  Intake workers will be mobile and are expected to engage with youth at various partner agencies and sites within the community as needed, primarily but not exclusively in the downtown core. Intake Worker will staff a program cell phone which serve as a general “hotline” resource for youth services and other service providers from 8am-6pm.  Click here  for full position announcement. Beginning salary is $11.25/hour;  not eligible for benefits.Please submit cover letter and resume to Dennis Lundberg at dlundberg@janusyouth.org.  

Second Overnight Skills Trainer  – CORDERO - (Position is 18 hours a week; Saturday/Sunday 2:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. plus possible additional hours for staff meetings and supervision). This position will work early morning hours (shift is 2:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. but exact hours may vary). The Second Overnight Skills Trainer 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. Beginning salary is $10.25/hour; benefits may apply. Submit cover letter and resume to Catherine Hughes at chughes@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 needed at Garfield.  These positions provide oversight of day-to-day or overnight operations of shelter facility and supervision of youth.  Flexibility and availability to work varied shifts is important.  The Substitute Residential Counselor oversee the day-to-day or overnight operation of our shelter facility and  provides 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.  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 lnorth@janusyouth.org

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 lnorth@janusyouth.org

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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