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SCHEDULE:  On-Call/as needed to fill vacant shifts.

WAGE/BENEFITS:  Beginning wage is $13.00/hour. Not eligible for benefits except as required by law.


TO APPLY:  Submit a resume and cover letter to Tynna Purtteman, c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch St., Portland, OR 97232 or by e-mail to


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,!


SUMMARY:  The Substitute Street Outreach Specialist position fills in as needed, providing crisis intervention services, information and referral, and assists street dependent youth, ages 15-24, in overcoming potential barriers to services while fostering resiliency and dignity. The role of staff is to engage and develop appropriate professional, trusting relationships with youth experiencing homelessness in order to transition them off the streets into safe, stable housing and introduce them to employment or educational opportunities. This position participates in street based outreach and drop-in center activities.

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:

  • High School diploma or General Equivalency Degree required.  Bachelor’s Degree in a related human services track preferred.
  • Responsible experience (paid or unpaid) working with street youth and/or youth who are involved in sex work, substance use/abuse, or have a history of mental health issues (multi-diagnosis) or past trauma preferred.
  • Demonstrated skill in working with youth who may be reluctant to engage in services.


        Required Abilities

  • Extensive exercise of judgment within program guidelines.
    • Must value working in a multi-cultural/diverse environment.
    • Knowledge of local juvenile/adult justice and local youth/adult social service systems (preferred).
    • Commitment to on-going training.
    • A commitment to the principles of Positive Youth Development.
    • A commitment to a harm reduction model and “meeting youth where they’re at.”
    • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve, exercise independent judgment within program guidelines, and respond to crisis situations.
    • Strong “people skills”, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of staff and people - including neighbors, parents, police, and professional “system” employees.
    • Ability to climb at least two (2) flights of stairs
    • Ability to walk for extended periods and long distances.
    • Ability to accurately read, record and interpret information using computerized and paper systems.
    • Ability to work effectively within a team-dependent environment and a willingness to receive and act upon feedback.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing and to give oral and written instructions.
    • Ability to maintain visual and auditory awareness of youth.
    • Ability to exercise tact, discretion and judgment in working with a variety of people.
    • Genuine concern for young people and ability to treat all people with dignity and respect.
    • 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.
    • Manual/physical dexterity allowing for performance of routine office functions such as phone use, computer use, faxing, copying, filing, etc., and allowing for walking, kneeling, etc., as needed for outreach functions.
    • Ability to carry outreach bag weighing approximately 15 pounds while performing outreach activities.


  • Valid driver’s license for state of residency and a driving record permitting coverage under Agency’s driving criteria is preferred.  If driving a personal vehicle must have and maintain personal auto liability coverage ($100,000/$300,000 levels strongly recommended).  All employees driving for work purposes (either an agency vehicle or their personal vehicle) must first complete the agency’s driving approval process before driving for work.
  • Must have TB test/clearance within 1 month of employment.
  • Must pass criminal history check.
  • Must have/obtain current CPR and First Aid certification.



  Job Location City Cowlitz
  Job Location State Oregon
  Job Location Zip 97232
  Job Location Country United States
  Compensation Hourly From: $13 To: $13.
  Job Category Youth Programs
  Prefered Experience 0 year(s)
  Job Type Temporary
  Language 1 English ( Speak Read Write )  
  Job Posting Date Aug. 11, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Janus Youth Programs, Inc
  Organizational Focus
  Contact Person Ian Yee
  Contact Phone (503) 542-4616
  Contact Fax (503) 542-4616
  Contact Email
  Web Address http://707 NE Couch St.

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