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Program Supervisor

Janus Youth Programs, Inc, Portland, Oregon

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 04/30/2019

The Program Supervisor at Imani House is responsible for all facets of the supervision of Imani Skills Trainers, facilitating effective communication and working relationships among all staff, facilitating on-site implementation of the Imani Residential Treatment Program and insuring the safety of staff and clients by insuring the facility meets licensing, fire, sanitation and USDA guidelines for a Residential program. In addition, the Supervisor provides supervision, training and support to Skills Trainers on a weekly basis through observation and monthly in supervision. The position reports to the Program Director regarding administrative, personnel and ongoing program and policy implementation, supervision and training of staff and facility maintenance and safety issues.

SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week, schedule to be determined. However, the schedule may be adjusted according to the needs of the program.

WAGE/BENEFITS: $3293.33 per month, salary exempt. 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.

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 psychology, social work, juvenile justice, counseling, or related field OR equivalent education, experience and training.

Minimum of one years' experience working with adolescents and families, including at least one year of residential treatment experience with delinquent and/or emotionally disturbed youth.

Supervision experience and working knowledge of Positive Peer Culture are preferred.


Value working in a multicultural/diverse environment.

Working knowledge of licensing and regulatory standards and residential services.

Ability to maintain professional attitude, respond to difficult situations, and provide excellent clinical judgment under conditions that are variable, stressful and unpredictable.

Ability to work effectively within a team-dependent environment.

Ability to effectively monitor safety and demonstrate group management skills and effectively de-escalate potentially chaotic or volatile situations.

Ability to exercise tact, discretion and judgment in working with a variety of people.

Ability to maintain professional boundaries in working with others and in handling confidential information.

Ability to stay calm and emotionally available in an environment serving severely disturbed youth.

Ability to accurately read, record and interpret information.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with a wide variety of individuals, including clients, families, management staff, and community partner/referral sources.

Ability to climb at least two flights of stairs.

Ability to provide auditory and visual supervision of clients.

Ability to consistently attend and be punctual for scheduled meetings and work assignments and be in a condition suitable for carrying out responsibilities of position.

Openness to feedback and supervision.

Manual/physical dexterity allowing for performance of routine office functions such as copying, filing, phone use, computer use, writing, faxing, etc.

Ability to respond to phone calls at all hours of the day and night when covering On-Call coverage.

Ability to work a variable schedule, including day, swing, and overnight shifts.


Driving is required; a personal vehicle for travel and/or transport clients required; drives agency vehicle and/or 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 on first day of employment and annually thereafter.

First Aid/CPR Certification within 30 days of hire.

Must pass criminal history background check.

Food Handler's Certification required withing 2 weeks of hire.

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.

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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