Program Manager

Janus Youth Programs, Inc | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 4/17/2023

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Atlas House - Portland, OR

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: Bachelor Degree Required

Salary Range: $56,784.00 - $63,856.00 Salary/year

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Job Shift: Day

Job Category: Nonprofit - Social Services

SCHEDULE: 40 hours a week, schedule TBD; plus additional hours for staff meetings and supervision. However, this schedule may be adjusted according to the needs of the program.

WAGE/BENEFITS: $56,784.00 starting annual salary. Janus offers an excellent benefits program including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and 401(k). Janus offers 8 paid holidays, 52 hours of sick time, and Paid Time Off that accrues as hours are worked with a maximum annual accrual of 80 hours in the first year. Voluntary optional coverages are 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.

The Program Manager is responsible for the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of all Atlas Youth Care Specialists. They are responsible for facilitating effective communication and working relationships among all staff and the on-site implementation of all agency and program policies. The Program Manager provides structure for clients and staff by managing the staff and daily schedules, ensuring consistency and required staffing on all shifts. The Program Manager oversees program compliance with applicable contract guidelines, licensing regulations, USDA, CARF and JANUS safety policies and procedures. The Program Manager provides after hours (ECELL) support on rotation and provides direct care coverage as needed to maintain staffing ratios and safety. 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.

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.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working with adolescents and families, including at least 1 year of residential treatment experience.
  • Experience providing services to sexually harmful youth in a treatment capacity.
  • Experience supervising a team of staff.
  • Experience working with regulatory agencies.


  • 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.


  • 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 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.
  • Must obtain National Provider Identification Number through the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System.
  • Full Covid-19 vaccination required.
  • Ability to participate in on call coverage, including 24/7 afterhours and weekend coverage.


  • 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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Listing Type
Management | Nonprofit | Social Services
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Entry Level | Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
$56,784.00 - $63,856.00 Salary/year
Salary Type

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