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Youth Relief Coordinator

Janus Youth Programs, Inc, Portland, Oregon

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 07/31/2019

The Youth Relief Coordinator provides on-call relief coverage for the Runaway Youth Services Program in Portland. Harry’s Mother provides 24 hour crisis intervention, emergency shelter, and individual and family counseling to youth ages 9 to 17 and their families. The position provides individualized youth care, planning, and supervision of daily routine; youth screening and intake to services; crisis intervention; and referral to services. The position provides a range of crisis intervention and residential services to runaway youth as well as youth in state custody who are in between placements. The position participates in team decisions regarding treatment of clients and issues related to facility and program operations. The position provides relief coverage for Residential Counselors and CIS during planned and unplanned absences.

SCHEDULE: Minimum of 32 hours per week; schedule will vary weekly depending on the needs of the program and includes day, swing, and overnight shifts plus attendance at program staff meetings (as appropriate) & monthly supervision.

WAGE/BENEFITS: $14.60 per hour (+$0.50 potential differential for Spanish Language). 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: 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.

Bachelor’s degree in social service field or equivalent education, training and experience working with adolescents and families is required.
A minimum of one year experience in a setting requiring the identification and assessment of the needs of adolescents preferred.
Prior experience working with adolescents in a residential setting preferred.
Bilingual Spanish skills preferred.


Values working in a multicultural/diverse environment.
Bilingual skills (Spanish) preferred.
Ability to work effectively in a team-collaborative environment and to professionally represent Harry’s Mother Mission and Programs.
Effectively use Trauma Informed Care (TIC), Harm Reduction, Solution Focus Approach, and Positive Youth Development and Assets strategies and philosophies.
Ability to effectively problem-solve, exercise independent judgment in significant matters within program guidelines, policies and procedures, and respond to crisis situations.
Ability to exercise diplomacy, discretion, professional engagement skills and judgment in working with a variety of people.
Ability to engage in supervision, follow program, procedural and supervisors’ directions, and receive feedback in a cooperative and positive manner.
Ability to effectively monitor safety and demonstrate group management skills and effectively de-escalate potentially chaotic or volatile situations.
Ability to stay calm and emotionally available in an environment serving high need.
Ability to stay awake and alert throughout entire assigned shift.
Ability to regularly attend and be punctual for scheduled work commitments and be in a condition suitable for assuming responsibilities of position.
Manual/physical dexterity allowing for performance of routine office functions such as phone use, computer use, faxing, filing, copying, etc.
Ability to climb at least two flights of stairs.


Driving is required; drives agency vehicle and/or a personal vehicle for travel and/or transport clients required. Personal transportation allowing for travel within the Portland metropolitan area in a timely manner. 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.
Blood borne Pathogens training is required on first day of employment and annually thereafter..
Provides emergency first-aid, as needed, and must have and maintains standard first-aid/CPR certification.
TB test within 30 days of employment.
Must pass criminal history background check.
Must be able to work overnight, weekend, and holiday hours.


May involve exposure to communicable diseases, including a variety of illnesses and infections such as the common cold, TB, Hepatitis, flu, meningitis, and HIV
The position will work closely with service access staff to facilitate connection of adolescent and family to other community agencies, juvenile court, and other support services.
May require exposure to and interaction with distraught and potentially volatile individuals.
May involve time in excess of routine schedule and/or overtime, including evening/overnight and/or 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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