J Bar J Youth Services is an organization that has been changing the lives of youth in Central Oregon for over 50 years. Our programs are as varied as are the populations they serve, but all focus on helping the new generation to overcome challenges in their path to adulthood and self-sufficiency. This is your opportunity to be a part of that change.
TO APPLY: There are 2 steps: First complete the short contact form. Second email your application and/or resume to the email address in the confirmation page for the form.
Contact Form Link Here.
J Bar J Youth Services offers a competitive benefit package (medical, dental, vision, life, 401k) with eligibility beginning 60 days from date of hire for full time employees. Learn more about our Core Values here.
Openings By Department
J Bar J Youth Services is has been changing the lives of youth in Central Oregon for over 50 years. Our programs are as varied as are the populations they serve. All focus on helping the new generation to overcome challenges in their path to adulthood and self-sufficiency. Central to all J Bar J Youth Services our programs is the idea that our thoughts and beliefs influence our choices, and our choices define our futures. If youth can learn recognize unhelpful thoughts and mistaken beliefs, they can choose a brighter future.
J Bar J Youth Services: Centralized administration providing support for all programs.
– No current openings
J BAR J BOYS RANCH and J5: The boys ranch is a residential treatment program for adjudicated teen boys, providing an opportunity to restructure thinking, succeed academically, and grow in responsibility. J5 offers short-term stabilization, assisting boys on parole or probation to move to lesser level of support by teaching intervention and de-escalation skills.
– Overnight Resident Monitor (both locations)
– General Education Teacher J5 (Learning Center description below, J5 campus)
– General Education, GED, and Career Readiness Teacher (J5 campus)
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CENTRAL OREGON: Matching professionally screened adult mentors and kids (aka Bigs and Littles). Mentoring improves the futures of mentees through better grades, achievement of higher levels of education, and improved relationships. Young people with a mentor grow personally and have better social and economic opportunity than those who do not.
– No current openings
CASCADE YOUTH & FAMILY CENTER: Providing runaway and homeless teens with street outreach, crisis intervention, family mediation, and emergency shelter. Longer-term, transitional Living at the LOFT offers safe, stable living conditions which helps them complete their education and develop skills for self-sufficiency. CYFC offers only shelter and programs of its kind within 200 miles.
– Housing Navigation Case Manager
AT: PROJECT: Working directly with victims of human trafficking to help them regain independence, safety, and stability, and to rebuild their lives. Providing comprehensive case management and crisis intervention, assist in creating safety plans, as well as offering much needed emotional support to survivors of sex and labor trafficking.
At: project also coordinates the Deschutes County Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Response Team, the group responsible for responding to cases of human trafficking in Central Oregon. This team is a collaboration of agencies working together to coordinate and leverage resources to provide a comprehensive approach to child sex trafficking and services to victims and survivors.
– No current openings
GRANDMA’S HOUSE: Providing emergency and transitional shelter to pregnant girls and parenting youth. Offering education to help young parents make good life decisions and become self-sufficient and to learn about health and parenting, continue their education, and gain life skills for a smooth transition into independent living or a safe return to family. The only shelter and program of its kind east of the Cascades in Oregon.
– No current openings
KINDRED CONNECTIONS: Mobilizing and equipping mentoring families and partnering with area church communities to provide support to families in crisis. Providing mentoring relationships for parents and temporary housing for children while parents work to secure stability for their families. Connecting families with needed support during a time of challenge, including possible job loss, serious illness, homelessness, or other issues that complicate parenting.
– No current openings
ACADEMY AT SISTERS: A therapeutic boarding school for girls using an approach blending both traditional and experiential therapies, such as:
– Accountability-Based Cognitive Awareness helps address patterns which influence thoughts, emotions (feelings), choices, behaviors, and decision making.
– Dialectical Behavioral Therapy offers additional tools and coping strategies to help manage the behaviors and issues that are creating stress and discord.
– Equine Assisted Psychotherapy affords a way to engage youth who are resistant to traditional talk therapy through the use of horses as a medium and metaphor to treatment.
– Outdoor Experiential & Leadership Teacher
THE LEARNING CENTER AT J BAR J: An accredited, alternative high school with campuses at the Boys Ranch, J5, & The Academy at Sisters. Re-engaging youth in the learning process and offering academics to develop the whole person, socially, emotionally, and academically, with diploma and GED tracks.
Our vocational program on the boys ranch campus teaches hands on subjects like construction, culinary arts, and gas engines. This program not only gives youth work skills, it helps them develop problem solving and teaches ways in which training can help them build a future.
– General Education Teacher J5 ( J5 campus)
– GED and Career Readiness Teacher (J5 campus)
– Outdoor Experiential & Leadership Teacher (Academy at Sisters campus)
Case Manager – Housing Navigation
Position: Case Manager – Housing Navigation
Department: Cascade Youth & Family Center Housing Department
Reports to: Department Manager, Program Director
The Case Manager for J Bar J Youth Services Housing Department position reports to the Program Manager and Program Director. In this position, the case manager is responsible for the following duties. The case manager in this position will work closely with the 20 individuals selected for the Direct Cash Transfer Program.
Outdoor Experiential & Leadership Teacher
Position: Outdoor Experiential & Leadership Teacher
Department: J Bar J Learning Center –Academy at Sisters
Reports to: Lead Teacher and Academic Director
The Academy at Sisters is one of the top therapeutic boarding schools in the nation. We are seeking a qualified, self-driven teacher to create and facilitate an outdoor experiential education & leadership class for our students over the summer of 2023. With stunning Central Oregon as your backdrop, you will be expected to provide an expansive range of engaging curriculum and activities that will offer diverse experiential learning opportunities for the students. You will be able to grow professionally and personally in a dynamic therapeutic working environment while given the freedom to be innovative within your curriculum development.
J5 GED and Career Readiness Teacher
Position: General Education Teacher/GED/Career Readiness Program Teacher Pod 300
Department: J Bar J Learning Center – J Bar J, J5 Program
Reports to: Academic Director
The J5 Parole and Probation program is a 30 to 90 day treatment stabilization program working with male students ages 13-18 who are under supervision of the Oregon Youth Authority. This classroom supports high school students, GED candidates and graduates. The program is located in the Deschutes County Juvenile Community Justice building.
Under supervision of the Academic Director, and the J5 Lead Teacher, the Pod 300 teacher will serve as a primary instructor for the year-round education program. The classroom serves as a mechanism to prepare students academically and socially for success in their next school or work setting. This position is a full-time, variable, 40 hours per week position.
General Education Teacher – J5
Position: General Education Teacher
Department: Learning Center – J5 Location
Reports to: Academic Director
The J5 Parole and Probation program is a 30 to 90 day treatment stabilization program working with male students ages 13-18 who are under supervision of the Oregon Youth Authority. This classroom is a general education supporting students from 8-12th grade in a one room classroom setting. The program is located in the Deschutes County Juvenile Community Justice building.
Under supervision of the Academic Director, and the J5 Lead Teacher, the Pod 500 teacher will serve as a primary instructor for the year-round education program. The classroom serves as a mechanism to prepare students academically and socially for success in their next school or work setting. This position is a full-time, variable, 40 hours per week position.
Under direct supervision of the Academic Director, the classroom teacher will serve as a primary instructor teaching high school math, language arts, social studies, science and other elective courses as assigned. The instruction model of the classroom is project based as well as proficiency based. Opportunities for professional growth in a supportive and collaborative environment.
Alternative Ed Educational Assistant J5
Position: Alternative Education Educational Assistant, J Bar J Boys Ranch and J5
Department: J Bar J Learning Center
Reports to: Teacher/Academic Director
Under direct supervision of the classroom teacher and the Academic Director, the classroom Educational Assistant will serve as a primary assistant in the year-round academic program. The classroom serves as a mechanism to prepare students academically and socially for success in their next school or work setting. This position is 8:30-2:30 M-F with increased hours occasionally for meetings and trainings.
Resident Monitor – Afternoon and Night Shift at JBJ Boys Ranch and J5
Would you love a job with meaning?
Do you have strong parenting or mentoring skills?
Consider becoming a Resident Monitor.
This position is much like being a parent to youth in our residential living facilities.
Choose who you would like to work with – we have several programs around Bend, Oregon: We operate a homeless shelter for youth where they may live for a year and a half or more, a shelter for pregnant and parenting girls, two residential treatment facilities for male juvenile offenders, and a therapeutic boarding school for girls.
Each population is working to overcome obstacles on their path to adulthood, and adults who care can have an enormous impact at this pivotal time ~ a time when youth are making choices that will determine their futures.
You can work full or part time, most current openings are evenings and awake overnights.
Let us know what program you would be most interested in working with (CYFC – homeless, Grandma’s House – pregnant or parenting, JBJ Boys Ranch & J5 – in the juvenile justice system, or The Academy at Sisters – young women or assigned female at birth in a therapeutic boarding school.
Position: Resident Monitor – Both Afternoon and Night Available, full and part time
Department: All departments with residential facilities have positions available
Reports to: Program Director
Responsible for the security, safety and supervision of residents through direct monitoring, active interaction and clear staff communication. Written documentation of all youth contact is required for smooth continuation of services to youth, client and staff safety, and to meet contract obligations.
This position is a full or part time position and includes days, awake overnights, swing, weekends and holidays with a variable schedule.