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 5/23/2013
Youth Care Specialist needed to work Sunday-Wednesday swing shifts at Oak Bridge Youth Shelter. This position will provide 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 email@example.com.
Overnight Residential Counselor needed at Athena House to oversee the overnight/early morning operation of the CSEC Shelter facility. Specific schedule is to be determined but will include at least one weekend overnight and work 11 pm - 8:30 a.m. 38-40 hours per week. Athena House serves youth identified as Commercailly Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) between the ages of 14 and 17 in a co-ed facility. The position provides youth care, planning, supervision of nightly/early morning routine, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and close intensive supervision of clients. Experience in a mental health/case management setting working with adolescents and previous experience/knowledge of the issues impacting youth who have been sexually expoited is required. Prior experience working with adolescents in a residential or shelter treatment facility is preferred. Position does involve driving so must be able to meet Agency's driving criteria. Beginning salary 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.
Overnight Skills Trainer - Cordero: This position will work 2:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., Monday through Friday to provide close supervision of male adolescent clients in a residential treatment setting during overnight/early morning hours. The position will be responsible for food preparation and will assist in maintaining food and household supplies. The person filling this position will also be responsible for recordkeeping, report writing, and data entry and will assist in managing the program's USDA functions. Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education, experience and/or training which is defined, at a minimum, as one year work experinece AND two years education, training or additional work experience, all in the care and rehabilitation of youth is required. Position does involve driving for work purposes so must be able to meet Agency's driving approval criteria. Beginning salary is $9.75/hour; excellent benefits.
Living Skills Mentor (Internal) needed at Annex II. This is a 32-hour per week position working a Friday & Saturday split shift & Sunday & Monday swing-shift. This position is open only to current staff working at Annex I or Annex II. Duties involve supervision, crisis management, and helping clients follow-through with their case plan, as well as general supervision of clients & facility. Bachelor's degree in mental health, social work, juvenile justice, or related field OR two years experience working with youth is preferred (no less than 50% of the Direct Care Staff (including Living Skills Mentors) must have a Bachelor's Degree or 2 years experience working with youth). Previous relevant expreience and familiarity with applicable resources preferred. Beginning pay is $10.50/hour; eligibility for benefit programs including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurances, 401(k), EAP, and paid time off. Voluntary coverages also available. Please submit cover letter and updated resume to Jack Davidson at email@example.com. This position closes Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.
Overnight Direct Care Specialist (Internal) needed at Annex II. This is a 32-hour per week positoin working Friday-Sunday overnights. This position is open only to current staff working at Annex I or Annex II. Duties involve client and facility supervision during overnight hours; data entry and reporting, and general facility upkeep while clients are sleeping. Bachelor's Degree in mental health, social work, juvenile justice, or related field, OR two years experience working with youth is preferred (no less than 50% of the Direct Care Staff must have a Bachelor's Degree or 2 years experience working with youth.) Beginning pay is $10.50/hour; eligibility for Agency benefits including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance, EAP, 401(k), and paid time off. Voluntary coverages are also offerred. Please submit cover letter and updated resume to Jack Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org. This position closes Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.
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 email@example.com. Beginning pay is $9.25/hour; excellent opportunities for professional training.
Garfield House and Athena House: Responsibilities include oversight of day-to-day or overnight operations of shelters, supervising daily or nightly routines, crisis management, individual and group counseling, and supervision of clients. Experience or knowledge of issues impacting youth who have been sexually exploited is preferred, as is experience working with adolescents in a residential or shelter treatment setting. Driving is required. Beginning salary is $10/hour. Please submit cover letter and resume to Laurel North at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buckman House: Oversee day-to-day or overnight operations of a residential independent living treatmetn program for males, ages 17-24, who are re-entering the community from close custody juvenile correction institutions. Prefer Bachelor's Degree in mental health, social work, juvenile justice or related field or equivalent education, training and experience. Must pass DHS/OYA Criminal History clearance process. Beginning wage is $10/hour. Please submit cover letter and resume to John Weigel at email@example.com.