If you are interested in joining the Turning Point team we are looking to fill the following positions:

  • Resident Advocate/Crisis Line Worker

    Reports to: Crisis Line/Resident Advocate Coordinator
    Classification: Non-Exempt/Part Time (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.

    Salary: $10.00 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: vputnam@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.

  • Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Therapist/Shelter Children’s Specialist

    Reports to: Children’s Services Coordinator
    Classification: Full Time – Exempt

    General Description and Qualifications:The Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Therapist/Shelter Children’s Specialist works as part of a team providing emergency and supportive counseling, groups and services to adolescent and child survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault residing in shelter, and/or Turning Point’s Community Advocacy Program. Therapist will also provide support services to parent/guardian. A Master’s Degree in Social Work or other related field is preferred, however a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 5 years’ sexual assault/domestic violence related work experience may be considered. Will be required to complete Level 1 training from the Trauma & Loss Center or equivalent training. Must have the ability to work with diverse populations. This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Must be available to work non-traditional schedule. Must have reliable transportation, insurance, a valid Michigan Driver’s License and a good driving record. Must pass a DHS central registry and criminal background check as a condition of employment.

    Salary: $42,000-$49,000 annually

    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. Demonstrate flexibility to provide therapy and group services outside traditional work hours, and at off-site locations
    5. Provide therapy, crisis intervention and referrals/resources to children/teens
    6. Plan, coordinate and facilitate a children’s or teen domestic violence group and/or structured family activities
    7. Assist with facilitation of support groups or educational workshops
    8. Work with the parents of children receiving services, which may include facilitating a parent support group
    9. Demonstrate crisis interventions skills
    10. Assist clients in building/enhancing appropriate resources, supports and coping skills
    11. Assist survivors with assessing danger and planning for their safety
    12. Assess lethality of suicidal clients and take appropriate action
    13. Report potentially dangerous situations to supervisor
    14. Foster maximum self-determination of client
    15. Maintain case records with activities and contacts and submit monthly statistics to Program Director for funding reports and program evaluation
    16. Attend/ participate in peer review & supervision
    17. Collaborate and communicate with other agency providers to coordinate services
    18. Participate in staff meetings, trainings and workshops required by Turning Point
    19. Conduct relationships with colleagues to promote mutual respect, improvement of services, and interdepartmental program development
    20. Notify the Shelter Children’s Services Coordinator, the Director of Shelter/Crisis Services, Chief Program Officer or Chief Executive Officer of any emergency situations that may affect Turning Point staff and clients
    21. Perform all other duties as assigned by the Shelter Children’s Program Coordinator and Director Shelter/Crisis Services.



    Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

    1. Knowledge of child development and impact of domestic violence, sexual assault on development
    2. Knowledge of cultural and societal influences on domestic violence survivors
    3. In-depth knowledge about the impact and long-term consequences of domestic violence/sexual assault
    4. Knowledge of marginalized victim populations and needs
    5. Knowledge of medical and criminal justice systems response to victims
    6. Knowledge of victims’ rights
    7. Knowledge/skills of crisis intervention theory and its application to child survivors
    8. Knowledge/skills of empowerment strength based
    9. Knowledge of community resources
    10. Knowledge/skills of trauma informed counseling for adult and child abuse survivors
    11. Knowledge of group dynamics and process with children and adults
    12. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills



    Working Conditions:

    1. Must be able to work independently and in a team
    2. Allows for flexibility in schedule and job function
    3. Ability and willingness to be available for non-scheduled emergency call-in when necessary
    4. Ability to lift 20 pounds.

    Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume to: vputnam@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.