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Positions open with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.


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 alternative education (Lents Education Center) and an urban agricultural program. We are an agency that values diversity and values the contributions made by our staff in helping the youth we serve. All positions involve working together with strong, supportive teams to support and make a difference in a young person's life.

All positions are open until filled or stated otherwise. Postings updated 12/8/2009


Fiscal Accountant – This is a full-time position responsible for bank and general ledger reconciliations.  The position requires accounting knowledge sufficient for creating, posting and reconciling entries to a complex accounting system and ability to prepare financial statements though balance sheets and skill to analyze and resolve difficult accounting problems.  The position also provides supervision to a part-time fiscal assistant. Experience with full-cycle general ledger and accounting is required; experience with non-profit and fund accounting is preferred.  Submit resume and cover letter with salary expectations to Wayne Purrett, c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch Street, Portland, OR 97232 or e-mail to [email protected].  Position closes Friday, December 11, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.


Childcare Provider/Driver: Insights Teen Parent Program is seeking a part-time Childcare Provider/Driver.  Hours will be: Wednesday, 1-7:00 p.m.; Thursday, 2-8:00 p.m. and every other Monday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The first and last 2 hours of each shift will be devoted to transporting clients and parents to class site; the middle 2 hours of each shift will be devoted to providing child care activities to children ages 0-5 while parents attending parenting classes. This position requires experience working with children and demonstrating a strong understanding of child development. Driving is required and ability to meet agency’s driving requirements is essential. Food Handler’s certification is also required. Beginning rate of pay is $10 per hour.  Because this position is less than half-time, agency benefits do not apply.  Submit cover letter and resume to Mary Narkiewicz, [email protected].  For additional information about Insights, please visit our website at  www.insightstpp.org.


Skills Trainers  - Do you want to work at something that will make a difference? Skills Trainers are needed to work as part of a strong, supportive team to provide treatment and supervision to youth referred by DHS and residing in a residential facility. Duties include providing individual and group skills training, record keeping, and maintaining a structured living environment. Position does involve driving; Bachelor’s Degree in human services/social services field is preferred.  Specific shift is Wednesday-Sunday, 3:00 – 11:00 p.m. Beginning rate of pay is $9.75/hour; excellent benefits. Position is open until filled. Send resume to Trina Strand at [email protected]


Community Organizer to work 30 hours per week within an urban agriculture project based in North Portland and designed to bring a spirit of hope to the people within the community by growing and sharing healthy food, learning and teaching skills, and empowering community leadership. This position will recruit and partner with people who live in both the St. Johns Woods and New Columbia and Tamaracks public housing communities to (1) organize, implement and evaluate community-based health promotion programs and (2) promote resident leadership.  Position requires experience with and understanding of cultural traditions of low-income, urban African American, Latino and/or African Immigrant communities; experience demonstrating understanding of complex challenges and strengths present in poverty communities; experience with community organizing that promotes social justice; experience demonstrating understanding of adult and peer education; experience with customs of mainstream culture and power systems sufficient to assist low-income people in navigating these systems successfully; and experience facilitating and leading group decision making, goal setting, planning, project implementation and evaluation with diverse groups of people. Beginning wage is $14.43/hour; excellent benefits.  Submit resume to Amber Baker, c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch Street, Portland, OR 97232 to e-mail to her at [email protected].  Position closes 5:00 p.m. on December 31, 2009.


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:

Willamette BRIDGE Programs - providing coverage at downtown youth shelter providing overnight shelter to street-dependent youth and to provide coverage at a 24-hour residential facility providing transitional living services to youth. Prior experience working with adolescents in a residential or shelter setting is preferred. Beginning pay is $9.00/hour. Submit resume and cover letter to Mel Jordan at [email protected]. Buckman House/Buckman Annex, a program providing residential  and independent living treatment program for males re-entering the community from close-custody juvenile correction institutions. Prefer bachelor’s in social services field or related experience. Beginning salary is $9.00-$9.25/hour.  Submit resume and cover letter to Art Viloria, [email protected].


We Value Diversity. EOE 

Linda Murphy

Co-Director, Human Resources Department

Janus Youth Programs, Inc.

707 NE Couch Street

Portland, Oregon 97232

Direct Line: 503-542-4610

Fax: 503-542-4623