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Employment Opportunities

Turning Point is always looking for motivated, growth-oriented people to join our team. If you are interested in joining the Turning Point’s team, we are looking to fill the following positions.

Community Advocacy Worker

Details coming soon.

SHR Sales/Stock Clerk

Reports to: SHR Store Manager
Classification: Part Time 10 – 20 hours/week

General Description and Qualifications: The Sales/Stock Clerk is responsible for generating sales, providing customer service, operating a cash register, greeting and assisting donors, sorting, organizing and pricing donated items, and stocking merchandise for sale in the store. Must have retail/resale experience, as well as the ability to operate a cash register and communicate with the general public. Must also have excellent organizational, public relations, and basic math skills. Must have a high school diploma or GED. Must have the ability to work with diverse populations. Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and/or holidays as required. Must pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

Pay Rate: $11.00/hour

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Implement agency and program mission and empowerment philosophy
  2. Administer and implement Turning Point and Second Hand Rose policies and procedures
  3. Maintain agency policy on confidentiality
  4. Generate sales of merchandise
  5. Ensure the highest level of customer service and donor relations
  6. Interact with donors and customers to answer questions and solve problems. Provide a friendly, service oriented environment by greeting and acknowledging every guest and assisting as needed
  7. Supervise volunteers working in your area to ensure they are doing it correctly. Offer coaching if needed
  8. Maintain knowledge of current prices, sales and changes
  9. Accurately and efficiently complete all sales transactions and maintain proper cash accountability at the cash register
  10. Maintain complete and accurate records as required
  11. Coordinate the next day’s sale with the Manager
  12. Create and maintain in-store and window displays
  13. Keep log book for furniture, estate sale and special pickups
  14. Respond to requests for donation pick-ups and schedule the pick-ups
  15. Responsible for upkeep of donor station at back door. Maintain supply of donor receipts, pens, handouts
  16. Generate sales of furniture using price negotiation as necessary
  17. Remove all HOLD tags at time of expiration
  18. Rearrange and/or rotate furniture and merchandise as required to ensure optimal traffic flow, display and safety
  19. Advise Manager of merchandise that is not selling, areas in the store that need restocking or items that are priced incorrectly
  20. Assist cashier on duty to ensure proper customer service
  21. Sort, price and stock merchandise for sale in the store, being aware of store inventory
  22. Assist in floor moves, merchandising, display maintenance and general store/backroom organization
  23. Responsible for following SHR safety procedures and for maintaining a safe and clean environment inside the store and backroom, as well as the outside premises of SHR
  24. Be able to perform the basic functions of the day-to-day store/backroom operations of SHR
  25. Be aware of store surroundings, report all possible shoplifters to management, or call the police if management is not immediately available
  26. Be aware of and adhere to Second Hand Rose policies with regard to staff purchases. Report all possible losses to management
  27. Keep store manager (or Lead Staff) informed of all potential problems
  28. Participate in applicable staff, committee meetings, and other meetings deemed necessary by Turning Point
  29. Conduct relationships with SHR and agency staff and volunteers to promote mutual respect and a positive and productive work environment
  30. Notify the SHR Store Manager, or Chief Operating Officer of any emergency situations that may affect Turning Point staff and clients
  31. Perform all other duties as assigned by the SHR Store Manager

Lead Staff Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead Staff are experienced staff who has been designated to assume the responsibility for the management of SHR in the absence of the Store Manager. When so designated, they will have the following additional duties & responsibilities:

  1. Perform store opening & closing procedures, including setting up cash register drawers and turning daily cash receipts over to Turning Point Accounting or placing in SHR safe
  2. Supervise and direct the daily activities of all SHR staff, volunteers, and community service workers. This includes scheduling replacements for staff that calls in sick and scheduling daily lunch coverage
  3. Coordinate the daily sales & post on board
  4. Handle all customer or donor problems that staff are not able to resolve
  5. Perform any other duties necessary to ensure the safe & smooth operation of the store

Working Conditions:

  1. Must be able to work independently
  2. Allows for flexibility in schedule and job function
  3. Must be able to lift 25 pounds
  4. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time
  5. Must be available to work week-ends
  6. Must be able to work flexible hours
  7. Must be prepared to work in all weather conditions

Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume to: hr@turningpointmacomb.org

Or mail to:
Turning Point
Attn: Vicki Putnam
PO Box 1123
Mt. Clemens, Mi 48046

No phone calls will be accepted

Individuals with diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Turning Point is an equal opportunity/equal access organization fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Truck Driver for Donation Pick-ups

Reports to: SHR Store Manager
Classification: Part Time Non-Exempt, 10-15 hours per week

General Description and Qualifications: The truck driver is responsible for picking up donations of furniture (with a partner) from homes and businesses. Must have excellent customer service skills to deal with donors in a kind and courteous manner. Must have the ability to lift a minimum of 80-100 lbs. and move furniture. Must be able to read a map and plan a route. Must have a high school diploma or GED. Must have the ability to work with diverse populations. Driver must have a valid Michigan Chauffeur License and a clean driving record. Driver must also hold a valid DOT medical exam card. Must pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. Flexible schedule.

Pay Rate: $20.00 per hour

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Implement agency and program mission and empowerment philosophy
  2. Administer and implement agency and Second Hand Rose policies and procedures
  3. Maintain agency policy on confidentiality
  4. Ensure the highest level of customer service and donor relations. Interact with donors to answer questions and solve problems. Provide a friendly, service oriented environment
  5. Pick-up regular furniture donations and occasional Turning Point pick-ups as scheduled by the Store Manager
  6. Responsible for planning route and preparing maps for daily pick-ups to ensure timely, accurate and efficient pick-ups
  7. Responsible for loading and unloading donated furniture and miscellaneous items on truck, taking care not to damage donor’s property, the donated goods, and SHR property
  8. Responsible for maintaining adequate fuel supply and the cleanliness of the inside and outside of the truck
  9. Responsible for following SHR safety procedures and utilizing the proper safety equipment as required
  10. Responsible for the secure and safe operation of SHR truck and equipment
  11. Report any problems with the vehicle immediately to the Store Manager
  12. Prior to pick up prepare furniture department for new items. Rearrange and/or rotate furniture and merchandise as required to ensure optimal traffic flow, display and safety
  13. Responsible for accepting or refusing donations based on SHR guidelines
  14. Assist with the removal of purchased furniture and the disposal of unwanted items
  15. Be aware of and adhere to Second Hand Rose policies with regard to staff purchases. Report all possible losses to management
  16. Keep Store Manager informed of all potential problems, incidents and donor concerns/comments
  17. Participate in applicable staff, committee meetings, and other meetings deemed necessary by Turning Point
  18. Conduct relationships with SHR and agency staff and volunteers to promote mutual respect and a positive and productive work environment
  19. Notify the SHR Store Manager, or Chief Operating Officer of any emergency situations that may affect Turning Point staff and clients
  20. Perform all other duties as assigned by the SHR Store Manager

Working Conditions:

  1. Must be able to work independently
  2. Allows for flexibility in schedule and job function
  3. Must be able to lift 80-100 pounds
  4. Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  5. Must be able to work flexible hours
  6. Must be prepared to work in all weather conditions

Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume to: hr@turningpointmacomb.org

Or mail to:
Turning Point
Attn: Vicki Putnam
PO Box 1123
Mt. Clemens, Mi 48046

No phone calls will be accepted

Individuals with diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Turning Point is an equal opportunity/equal access organization fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Resident Advocate/Crisis Line Worker (Part Time-Flexible Shifts)

Reports to: Crisis Line/Resident Advocate Coordinator
Classification: Part Time/Non-Exempt 24-29 hours per week

General Description and Qualifications: Serve as staff member on duty for crisis response and resident advocacy at domestic violence and sexual assault program. Must have work experience, volunteer work, or internship in the field of domestic violence, sexual assault, and crisis counseling and/or enrollment in a degree program in social work or human services. Must demonstrate sensitivity to survivors of violence and members of diverse populations, and working knowledge of empowerment, oppression, and violence models. Must be able to flex schedule to fill in weekend and midnight shifts. Some holidays are required. Must have the ability to work with diverse populations. This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Travel is not required. Must have reliable transportation, insurance, a valid Michigan Driver’s License and a good driving record. Must pass a central registry and criminal background check as a condition of employment.

Pay Rate: $11.00-$15.00 per hour

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Implement agency and program mission and empowerment philosophy
  2. Administer and implement agency policies and procedures
  3. Maintain agency policy on confidentiality, record keeping and professional ethics
  4. Respond to calls on the agency’s 24 hour crisis hotline
  5. Dispatch First Responders and Forensic Nurse Examiners
  6. Provide crisis support and counseling to hotline callers and women/children in residence utilizing Turning Point, Inc.’s empowerment counseling model
  7. Process phone and in-person intakes for shelter
  8. Assess danger of client situation and safety planning
  9. Assess lethality of suicidal clients and takes appropriate action
  10. Maintain records of crisis calls and service to shelter residents
  11. Provide information and referrals to callers and residents
  12. Provide for the safety and security of the shelter, its residents and staff
  13. Must complete all duties on resident advocate ”Mandatory Daily Log”
  14. Maintain referral manuals
  15. Must be able to work midnight shifts for the on-call emergency midnight schedule
  16. Regularly attend all staff meetings, in-services and workshops
  17. Coordinate services with other shelter units (children’s program, case management, facilities management, etc.) and with other departments in the organization
  18. Conduct relationships with staff to promote mutual respect, improvement of services, and interdepartmental program development
  19. Notify the Shelter Director, Director of Programs or Chief Executive Officer of any emergency situations that may affect Turning Point staff and clients
  20. Perform all other duties as assigned by the Shelter Director or Crisis Line/Resident Advocate Coordinator

Working Conditions:

  1. Must be able to work independently and as a team member
  2. Allows for flexibility in schedule and job function adapting work
  3. needs of residents
  4. Ability to climb stairs
  5. Ability to lift 20-30 lbs

Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume to: hr@turningpointmacomb.org

Or mail to:
Turning Point
Attn: Vicki Putnam
PO Box 1123
Mt. Clemens, Mi 48046

No phone calls will be accepted

Individuals with diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Turning Point is an equal opportunity/equal access organization fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Resident Advocate/Crisis Line Worker (Full Time—Midnights)

Reports to: Crisis Line Coordinator
Classification: Full Time/Non-Exempt 40 hours

General Description and Qualifications: Serve as staff member on duty for crisis response and resident advocacy at domestic violence and sexual assault program. Must have work experience, volunteer work, or internship in the field of domestic violence, sexual assault, and crisis counseling and/or enrollment in a degree program in social work or human services. Must demonstrate sensitivity to survivors of violence and members of diverse populations, and working knowledge of empowerment, oppression, and violence models. Must be able to flex schedule to fill in weekend shift. Some holidays are required. Must have the ability to work with diverse populations. This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Travel is not required. Must have reliable transportation, insurance, a valid Michigan Driver’s License and a good driving record. Must pass a central registry and criminal background check as a condition of employment. Must work midnights.

Pay Rate: $13.00-$18.00 per hour

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Implement agency and program mission and empowerment philosophy
  2. Administer and implement agency policies and procedures
  3. Maintain agency policy on confidentiality, record keeping and professional ethics
  4. Respond to calls on the agency’s 24 hour crisis hotline
  5. Dispatch First Responders and Forensic Nurse Examiners
  6. Provide crisis support and counseling to hotline callers and women/children in residence utilizing Turning Point, Inc.’s empowerment counseling model
  7. Process phone and in-person intakes for shelter
  8. Assess danger of client situation and safety planning
  9. Assess lethality of suicidal clients and takes appropriate action
  10. Maintain records of crisis calls and service to shelter residents
  11. Provide information and referrals to callers and residents
  12. Provide for the safety and security of the shelter, its residents and staff
  13. Must complete all duties on resident advocate ”Mandatory Daily Log”
  14. Maintain referral manuals
  15. Must be able to work midnight shifts for the on-call emergency midnight schedule
  16. Regularly attend all staff meetings, in-services and workshops
  17. Coordinate services with other shelter units (children’s program, case management, facilities management, etc.) and with other departments in the organization
  18. Conduct relationships with staff to promote mutual respect, improvement of services, and interdepartmental program development
  19. Notify the Shelter Director, Director of Programs or Chief Executive Officer of any emergency situations that may affect Turning Point staff and clients
  20. Perform all other duties as assigned by the Shelter Director or Crisis Line/Resident Advocate Coordinator

Knowledge Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. Knowledge of cultural and societal influences on sexual assault survivors & healing
  2. Knowledge about the impact and long-term consequences of sexual assault
  3. Knowledge of marginalized victim populations and needs
  4. Knowledge pf assisting survivor assess their lethality and plan for their safety
  5. Knowledge of medical and criminal justice systems responses to victims
  6. Knowledge of victims’ rights
  7. Knowledge of empowerment strength based model
  8. Knowledge of community resources
  9. Knowledge/skills with assessment/intervention with suicidal clients
  10. Knowledge/skills with team building
  11. Ability to drive/respond to various sites i.e., hospitals, police depts. etc. where victims may present

Working Conditions:

  1. Must be able to work independently and as a team member
  2. Allows for flexibility in schedule and job function adapting work to needs of residents
  3. Ability to climb stairs
  4. Ability to lift 20-30 lbs

Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume to: hr@turningpointmacomb.org

Or mail to:
Turning Point
Attn: Vicki Putnam
PO Box 1123
Mt. Clemens, Mi 48046

No phone calls will be accepted

Individuals with diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Turning Point is an equal opportunity/equal access organization fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Resident Advocate/Crisis Line Worker (Part Time-Midnights)

Reports to: Crisis Line/Resident Advocate Coordinator
Classification: Part Time/Non-Exempt 24-29 hours per week, Midnight Shift

General Description and Qualifications: Serve as staff member on duty for crisis response and resident advocacy at domestic violence and sexual assault program. Must have work experience, volunteer work, or internship in the field of domestic violence, sexual assault, and crisis counseling and/or enrollment in a degree program in social work or human services. Must demonstrate sensitivity to survivors of violence and members of diverse populations, and working knowledge of empowerment, oppression, and violence models. Must be able to flex schedule to fill in weekend shift. Some holidays are required. Must have the ability to work with diverse populations. This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Travel is not required. Must have reliable transportation, insurance, a valid Michigan Driver’s License and a good driving record. Must pass a central registry and criminal background check as a condition of employment. Must work midnights.

Pay Rate: $11.00-$15.00 per hour

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Implement agency and program mission and empowerment philosophy
  2. Administer and implement agency policies and procedures
  3. Maintain agency policy on confidentiality, record keeping and professional ethics
  4. Respond to calls on the agency’s 24 hour crisis hotline
  5. Dispatch First Responders and Forensic Nurse Examiners
  6. Provide crisis support and counseling to hotline callers and women/children in residence utilizing Turning Point, Inc.’s empowerment counseling model
  7. Process phone and in-person intakes for shelter
  8. Assess danger of client situation and safety planning
  9. Assess lethality of suicidal clients and takes appropriate action
  10. Maintain records of crisis calls and service to shelter residents
  11. Provide information and referrals to callers and residents
  12. Provide for the safety and security of the shelter, its residents and staff
  13. Must complete all duties on resident advocate ”Mandatory Daily Log”
  14. Maintain referral manuals
  15. Must be able to work midnight shifts for the on-call emergency midnight schedule
  16. Regularly attend all staff meetings, in-services and workshops
  17. Coordinate services with other shelter units (children’s program, case management, facilities management, etc.) and with other departments in the organization
  18. Conduct relationships with staff to promote mutual respect, improvement of services, and interdepartmental program development
  19. Notify the Shelter Director, Director of Programs or Chief Executive Officer of any emergency situations that may affect Turning Point staff and clients
  20. Perform all other duties as assigned by the Shelter Director or Crisis Line/Resident Advocate Coordinator

Working Conditions:

  1. Must be able to work independently and as a team member
  2. Allows for flexibility in schedule and job function adapting work to needs of residents
  3. Ability to climb stairs
  4. Ability to lift 20-30 lbs

Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume to: hr@turningpointmacomb.org

Or mail to:
Turning Point
Attn: Vicki Putnam
PO Box 1123
Mt. Clemens, Mi 48046

No phone calls will be accepted

Individuals with diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Turning Point is an equal opportunity/equal access organization fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.