Hope Project Coordinator

Janus Youth Programs, Inc | Woodburn, OR

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Posted Date 7/22/2022

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Hope Program - Woodburn, OR

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: Bachelor Degree Preferred

Salary Range: $25.00 - $25.00 Hourly

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Job Shift: Day

Job Category: Nonprofit - Social Services

SCHEDULE: Schedule TBD; full-time position and may have additional hours for staff meetings and supervision. The schedule may be adjusted according to the needs of the program.

WAGE/BENEFITS: $25.00 per hour. 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.

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.

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.

The Hope Partnership Project Coordinator is responsible for providing diverse and inclusive opportunities through the Hope Partnership Project for incarcerated youth in OYA facilities to connect with community members who can teach skills that will support these youth during their transition into the community. The position involves strong collaboration with community partners, volunteers, government agencies, and youth to engage the public in the process of youth development, rehabilitation and re-entry from close-custody institutions. The position will also recruit, train and supervise program staff as the program develops.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Education, or Social Work related field OR any combination of experience and education that provides the necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary for successfully performing the responsibilities of the position.
  • Minimum of three years’ progressively responsible experience in volunteer management required.
  • Experience related to development and delivery of training material and presentations is required.
  • Prefer experience related to vocational/educational development of male adolescents.


  • Genuine concern for young people and the ability to treat all people with dignity and respect, and openness to learning and implementing a Positive Young adults Development approach to young adults work.
  • Ability to work effectively within: culturally diverse populations; team dependent models; crisis management; strength-based theoretical orientation; adolescent development; and family reunification.
  • Ability to screen, recruit, train, and supervise volunteers.
  • Strong group facilitation skills, especially in the area of life skills and young adults’ leadership.
  • Knowledge of stages of change, motivational interviewing, and trauma informed care.
  • Knowledge of Oregon Young adults Authority, Department of Community Justice, and/or other systems of care for adjudicated young adults.
  • A commitment to on-going training and a willingness to receive and act upon feedback.
  • Ability to accurately read, record, and interpret information and complete written documentation that meets contract and program guidelines.
  • Ability to make oral presentations, including ability to respond to questions.
  • Ability to provide visual and auditory supervision of program and young adults.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a broad variety of people, including young adults, families, staff, supervisors, and community partners.
  • Ability to stay calm and emotionally available in an environment serving young people who require a high level of supervision and redirection from staff.
  • Ability to exercise independent discretion and judgment within program guidelines.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-dependent environment and to act on the agenda of the program.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries working with young adults and in handling confidential information.
  • Ability to climb and descend at least two flights of stairs.
  • Ability to escort and supervise clients across a 7-mile campus which may require standing and walking up to an hour at one time.
  • Ability to stay awake and alert throughout entire assigned shift and to perform routine security walk-throughs.
  • Ability to effectively monitor safety and demonstrate group management skills and effectively de-escalate potentially chaotic or volatile situations.
  • Ability to regularly attend scheduled shift, be punctual for scheduled shift and meetings, and be in a condition suitable for assuming responsibilities of position.
  • Manual dexterity allowing performance of routine office tasks such as writing, phone use, filing, copying, and use of computer keyboard.
  • Manual/physical capability to bend, stoop, kneel, and reach, as well as occasionally lifting up to 20lbs (including overhead) in order to perform functions such as accepting donations or unpacking groceries.
  • Ability to perform and/or supervise routine household tasks such as cleaning, cooking, washing and folding laundry, emptying trash, sweeping/mopping, etc.


  • Personal transportation allowing for travel within the Portland and Salem metropolitan area is required; a personal vehicle for travel is 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.
  • Must complete Oregon Youth Authority mandatory staff training within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Food Handler's Certification required within two weeks of hire.
  • Must obtain National Provider Identification Number through the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System within 5 days of hire.
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination required.


  • 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, adults, and families.
  • May involve time in excess of routine schedule and/or overtime, including evening/overnight, weekend hours, and/or holidays.
  • May involve exposure to information that graphically describes physical, sexual and emotion abuse of children and may experience vicarious trauma.
  • Position involves working within a close custody facility which requires, as a primary responsibility, adherence to security measures t all times to ensure the custody, control and supervision of youth offenders.
  • May require working and providing services at locations other than program site (i.e., schools, café’, clinics, 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.



Listing Type
Nonprofit | Social Services
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
$25.00 - $25.00 Hourly
Salary Type

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