Family Advocate - HomeSafe

Posting ID : A1068500786
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Nonprofit

SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week. Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.

WAGE/BENEFITS: $2773.00 per month. 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.

TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter to Kisa Quanbeck, 3308 NE Peerless Place, Portland, OR 97232 or by e-mail to Closes on August 31, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

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,! You can visit for more information about our Insights Teen Parent Services.

SUMMARY: The HomeSafe Family Advocate visits homes to provide intensive, in-home advocacy, life skills and hands-on parent education to young parents who have experienced homelessness and are in scattered site, supportive housing. Family Advocates provide individualized, strengths based case management services including needs assessments, child developmental screens and activities, independent living, skill building and parent education, employment, education and housing support and referral to community resources.

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:

Bachelor's degree in a social-service related field.
Experience demonstrating knowledge of community resources and ability to successfully access needed resources.
Experience in providing outreach and/or direct-service to at-risk adolescents and families.
Experience with early childhood and knowledge of child development
Experience providing parent education and/or support.
Preference may be extended to current employees of Janus Youth Programs, Inc.

Required Abilities:

Must value working in a multicultural/diverse work environment.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a broad variety of individuals, including clients, landlords, school staff, and resource providers.
Bi-lingual skills (English/Spanish) are preferred but not required.
Ability to speak and present information in both individual, small-group and large-group settings and to represent the program in community settings.
Ability to accurately read, write, and interpret information.
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage time and information efficiently.
Demonstrated ability to problem solve and exercise independent judgment.
Ability to work effectively both individually and within a team-dependent environment and a willingness to receive and act upon feedback.
Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries in working with others and in handling confidential information.
Ability to exercise tact, discretion and judgment in working with a variety of people.
Ability to consistently attend and be punctual for scheduled work commitments and meetings and be in a condition suitable for performing the functions of the position.
Math aptitude sufficient to provide education regarding home budgeting.
Manual/physical dexterity allowing for performance of routine office functions such as writing, copying, filing, computer use, phone use, faxing, etc.
Ability to lift up to 20lbs in order to deliver/carry supplies to parent/child-family activities or to trainings.
Ability to walk and climb stairs in order to access clients' homes and apartments is required.


Personal transportation allowing for travel within the greater Portland metropolitan area in a timely manner. Driving an agency vehicle is required so must have and maintain a valid driver's license for state of residency, and have a driving record that permits coverage under the corporate liability policy. If driving a personal vehicle for work purposes must also have and maintain valid auto liability coverage ($100,000/$300,000 levels strongly recommended). All employees driving for work purposes, whether driving a personal or agency vehicle, must complete the agency's driving approval process prior to driving for work.
Must pass criminal history clearance
Must attend training as a reporter of mandatory abuse which is provided at time of hire and annually thereafter.


Involves visiting various locations and home environments which may involve exposure to conditions and/or situations not typically found in an office environment (i.e., animals, second-hand smoke, etc.)
May involve exposure to communicable diseases which can encompass a variety of infections and illnesses, including the common cold, TB, hepatitis, Infectious Meningitis, and HIV.
May involve exposure to angry, hostile individuals.
Occasional time in excess of routine schedule or adjustment to routine schedule may be required.



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