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Overnight Residential Counselor

Janus Youth Programs, Inc, Portland, Oregon

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 08/03/2020

Want to make a difference in the lives of youth? Join Janus Youth Programs today and help empower youth to become their best selves! Janus Youth Programs is a non-profit that focuses on youth services.

We are seeking passionate people to work at Harry's Mother Shelter, a short term shelter that works with at-risk youth by providing a safe space off the streets!

The Overnight 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.

SCHEDULE: Sunday through Wednesday 10:30pm to 8am. However, this schedule may be adjusted according to the needs of the program.

WAGE/BENEFITS: $14.50 per hour. Janus offers an excellent benefits program including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance; EAP; 401(k) and paid time off (varied eligibility waiting periods apply). Voluntary optional coverage is also available.

Applications for all positions may be forwarded to appropriate similar positions within Janus Youth Programs. Positions may vary by location, pay structure, union, and supervisory staff.

TO APPLY: Please apply online through Paycom

QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education, experience and training that demonstrates the ability
to perform the duties of the position is qualifying.

Prior experience working with adolescents in a residential treatment or shelter setting preferred.
Prefer residential/shelter or other night shift experience.
Bi-lingual in English/Spanish preferred.
Must value working in a multicultural/diverse environment.
Preference may be extended to current employees of Janus Youth Programs, Inc.


Ability work effectively in the following areas: cultural diversity; team-dependent models; crisis
management; systemic theory; strength-based theoretical orientation; adolescent development, and
family reunification. Ability to work effectively may be demonstrated through academic experience, job
experience, references, and interview answers.
Ability to climb at least two flights of stairs.
Ability to accurately read, record, and interpret information.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to provide visual and auditory supervision of clients.
Ability to stay calm and emotionally available in an environment serving adolescents.
Ability to stay awake and alert throughout assigned shift.
Ability to work effectively within a team-dependent environment.
Ability to exercise tact, discretion, and judgment in working with a variety of people.
Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries in working with others and in handling
confidential information.
Demonstrates openness to feedback and supervision.
Ability to perform and/or supervise routine household tasks (cleaning, cooking, emptying trash).
Ability to regularly attend scheduled shifts and meetings, be punctual for all shifts and meetings, and be
in a condition suitable for assuming the responsibilities of the position.
Manual/physical dexterity allowing for performance of routine office and household functions, such as
copying, faxing, phone use, computer use, cleaning, meal preparation, laundry, etc.


Driving is preferred. All employees who drive for work purposes must have and maintain a valid driver’s license for state of residency, have a driving record that permits coverage under the corporate auto liability policy, and complete the agency’s driving approval process before driving for work. If driving a personal vehicle for work purposes drivers must also have personal auto liability coverage ($100,000/$300,000 levels strongly recommended). Employees are not to drive for work purposes until they have received written authorization to do so.
Bloodborne Pathogens training is required on first day of employment and annually thereafter.
Must complete Mandatory Abuse Training within the first 30 days of employment and annually thereafter.
Provides emergency first-aid, as needed, and must have and maintain standard first-aid/CPR certification.
Must pass criminal history background check.
Food Handler's Certification required within 5 days of hire.


May involve exposure to communicable diseases, including a variety of illnesses and infections such as the common cold, TB, Hepatitis, flu, meningitis, and HIV.
May involve exposure to upset, angry, severely traumatized or emotionally disturbed children, adolescents and families.
May involve time in excess of routine schedule and/or overtime, including evening/overnight, weekend hours, and/or holidays.
May require working and providing services at locations other than program site (i.e., restaurant, café’, clients’ apartments, etc.,) and may, therefore, be exposed to environments not under agency control (i.e., second-hand smoke, varying hygiene practices, etc.).

This position description is intended to give the reader a general idea of the overall purpose and the main activities and responsibilities that are intrinsic to this position. While this description is intended to be representative, it is not intended to be limiting.

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