Janus Youth Programs has the following positions available. Janus is a nonprofit agency providing community-based services, including residential and shelter care, to youth referred by OYA and/or DHS, as well as homeless and street-dependent youth. We operate facilities in Oregon and in SW Washington. Services also include Insights Teen Parent Program, the largest teen parent service provider in the country, and an Urban Agricultural program that includes operation of a healthy corner grocery store in North Portland. We are an agency that values diversity and values the contributions made by our staff in helping the children, youth and families we serve; candidates who will contribute to our diverse workforce are encouraged to apply. All positions involve working together with strong, supportive teams to support and make a difference in a young person's life.
We appreciate everyone who is interested in working for and with Janus and in supporting our mission. Unfortunately, due to the large number of responses we receive to posted job openings, it is not possible to respond to everyone who expresses interest in an open position. We will, however, contact you if you are selected as a candidate for further consideration and interview.
All positions are open until filled or stated otherwise. Postings updated 6/13/2013
Overnight Youth Care Specialist needed to work Thursday - Sunday overnight shifts. Two nights per week will be at Oak Grove and two nights per week will be at Oak Bridge Youth Shelters. This position will provide overnight (awake) client supervision, counseling, crisis management, recordkeeping, logging, and report writing, youth mentoring and guidance. Bachelor's Degree in social sciences or closely allied field OR Associates Degree OR two full years of college and one year of experience in a residential care program for adolescents is required. Position does involve driving so must be able to meet and maintain Agency's driving approval guidelines. Beginning pay is $10.25/hour; excellent benefits. Please submit cover letter and resume to Candy Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Supervisor needed at Cordero. This is a full-time position responsible for all facets of supervision of the Cordero Skills Trainers, facilitating effective communication and working relationships among all staff, facilitating on-site implementation of the treatment program, and insuring the safety of staff and clients by assuring facility is maintained and structure adhered to. The position will involve at least one scheduled 8-hour direct-care shift, in addition to providing other direct-care services as needed. Position requies a Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, juvenile justice, counseling, or related field, at least 3 years experience working with adolescents and families (including at least 2 years in residential or shelter serving adolescent males), and at least 2 years experience providing supervision and therapeutic services to sexually aggressive adolescent males and their families. Supervisory experience and working knowledge of positive peer culture is desired. This position does require driving a personal vehicle for work purposes so successful candidate must be able to meet Agency's driving approval criteria. Beginning salary is $2,340 per month; excellent benefits. Please submit cover letter and resume (identifying Program Supervisor as position interested in) to Melissa Allen at email@example.com or mail to her c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch Street, Portland, OR 97232.
Residential Counslor needed at Garfield House. Anticipated schedule will be combination of day/swing shifts, Friday - Monday. This position is responsible for day-to-day operation and supervision of shelter facility, including crisis management, client supervision and redirection, counseling, meal preparation, etc. Prior experience working with adolescents in a residential treatment setting is preferred. Driving is required for this position so successful candidates must meet Agency's driving approval guidelines. Beginning wages is $10.25/hour; excellent benefits. Please submit cover letter and resume to Laurel North at firstname.lastname@example.org. or mail to her c/o Harry's Mother, 738 NE Davis, Portland, OR 97232.
Part-Time Overnight Skills Trainer needed at Cordero to work 2:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. This position is responsible for assisting in coordination of mental health and residential services provided by the treatment team. The position provides intensive supervision of male adolescent clients in a residential treatment setting during overnight and early morning hours. The position will prepare meals for the day and assist in maintaining food and household supplies and will perform recordkeeping, report writing, and data entry. Bachelor's Degree OR equivalent education, experience and/or training defined as, at a minimum, one year work experience AND two years education, training or additional work experience, all in the care and rehabilitation of youth is required. This position does require driving so successful candidate must be able to meet Agency's driving approval guidelines. Beginning wage is $9.75/hour; excellent benefits including medical, dental, life & long-term disability, EAP, 401(k) and paid time off. Voluntary coverages also available. Benefit programs have varied eligibility waiting periods. Please submit cover letter and resume to Trina Strand at email@example.com.
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:
Cordero: Substitute workers 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). 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 Molly Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Beginning pay is $9.25/hour; excellent opportunities for professional training.
Harry's Mother/Juvenile Reception Center: Substitute Crisis Intake Specialists are needed to provide referral, initial case coordination and advocacy for youth accessing the runaway and homeless youth system as well as youth referred by police. These positions provide initial screening to determine eligibility for services and refer youth to appropriate services. Crisis Intake Specialists may also provide back-up support in answering the Child Abuse Crisis and Information hotline durng designated times and document all calls. This position does require driving so successful candidates must be able to meet Janus' driving approval guidelines. Bachelor's Degree in social service field or equivalent education, training and experinece working with adolescents and families is required. At least one year experience working in a setting requiring the identification and assessment of the needs of adolescents is preferred. Beginning wage is $10/hour ($10.50 for time spent answering crisis hotline). Please submit cover letter and resume to Amy Burke at email@example.com.