Job Details

BRS Mental Health Therapist/Counselor

Janus Youth Programs, Inc, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 03/01/2018

SUMMARY: The Mental Health Therapist is responsible for providing individual, family and group
therapy to sexually aggressive youth and their families at two residential treatment facilities. Duties
include participation in the clinical team; assist in treatment planning, and creation and implementation
of client service documentation and record keeping for each youth and family served. Responsibilities
also include participation in the day-to-day operations of the residential program and its activities.

SCHEDULE: To be determined plus additional hours for staff meetings and supervision. However, this
schedule may be adjusted according to the needs of the program

WAGE/BENEFITS: $2730.00 per month. 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 coverages are also available.

TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter to Trina Strand c/o 707 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232, by email
to, or through Paycom:

Due to the volume of applications received, we regret that we can contact only those applicants who are
invited to interview. If it happens that you are not contacted to arrange an interview, please know that
we are grateful for your interest in employment opportunities at Janus Youth Programs.
Janus Youth Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Find out more about Janus at our website,!

QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education, experience and training that demonstrates the ability to
perform the duties of the position is qualifying. This would typically include:
• Master’s degree in social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy or related field.
• At least 2 years of experience providing services in a mental health setting, preferably to
sexually aggressive and/or emotionally disturbed youth and their families.
• Experience working with adolescents in a residential setting required.
• Experience utilizing (or knowledge of) Positive Peer Culture preferred.
• Value working in a multicultural/diverse environment.
• Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to accurately write, read, record and interpret information.
• Ability to stay calm and emotionally available in an environment serving
emotionally/behaviorally disturbed youth.
• 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.
• Ability to regularly attend and be punctual for scheduled work commitments and meetings and
be in a condition suitable for assuming responsibilities of position.
• Good understanding of and ability to use DSM V Diagnostic categories
• Knowledge or experience with the therapeutic issues surrounding sexual abuse and how it
affects family systems.
• Ability to effectively monitor safety and demonstrate group management skills and effectively
de-escalate potentially chaotic or volatile situations.
• Ability to provide visual and auditory supervision of clients.
• Computer keyboarding skills and knowledge of computer software allowing for timely
completion of reports and documents.
• Manual dexterity allowing for computer keyboarding, copying, phone usage, and general office
• Driving is required; a personal vehicle for travel and/or transport clients required. 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
• Provides emergency first-aid, as needed, and must have and maintain standard first-aid/CPR
• Must pass criminal history background check.
• Food Handler’s Certification.
• Must obtain National Provider Identification Number through the National Plan and Provider
Enumeration System.
• 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.
• Position requires flexible scheduling and some evening and weekend hours; May involve time in
excess of routine schedule and/or overtime, including evening and/or weekend hours.
• 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.).

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