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

  • Resident Advocate/Crisis Line Worker (24-29 hours)

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

  • Camp Child Advocate

    Reports to: Shelter Children’s Services Coordinator
    Classification: Part Time Temporary Non Exempt

    General Description and Qualifications: The Camp Child Advocate is responsible for providing support, advocacy, crisis intervention, childcare and transportation to children participating in Turning Point’s Summer Camp Program. This position entails that the advocate interact with community organizations to create, schedule, and implement child centered activities. The advocate is responsible for providing transportation. A Bachelor’s Degree in human service or child focused concentration preferred, OR an Associate Degree and at least 1 year experience working in a setting that services children and/or families. Experience working with children is a must. Empathic listening skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Must be energetic and motivated. Must be able to work flexible hours, including weekends, holidays and evenings. Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence preferred. Must have the ability to work with diverse populations. Must have reliable transportation, insurance, a valid Michigan Driver’s License and a good driving record. Must pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. Part time temporary position. June 1, 2018—August 31, 2018.

    Pay Rate: $11.00-$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. Utilize appropriate empathy, active listening and conflict resolution skills
    5. Have a working knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault and homelessness
    6. Complete necessary documentation
    7. Attend meetings, workshops and in-services as requested by program coordinator
    8. Follow Turning Point’s policy on reporting suspected/witnessed abuse or neglect to Child Protective Services
    9. Assist in updating and maintaining an accurate children’s resources/referrals manual
    10. Ensure the safety and well being of all children
    11. Supervise children on and provide transportation for fieldtrips
    12. Responsible for any other job activities as required by Program Director
    13. Act as an advocate to parent and staff on behalf of the child
    14. Role model for children and mothers appropriate interaction including praise, choices and consequences, confrontation and problem solving
    15. Gathering materials, coordinating activities/childcare and clean up afterward
    16. Meeting with families for children’s dept. intake
    17. Facilitate a domestic violence support group for children
    18. Crisis Intervention and Prevention
    19. Conduct relationships with staff to promote mutual respect, improvement of services, and interdepartmental program development and planning
    20. Notify the Youth & Family Program Director, Director of Programs 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 Youth & Family Program Director

     

    Working Conditions:

    1. Must be able to work independently
    2. Ability to lift 30 lbs
    3. Allow for flexibility in schedule and job function
    4. Must be able to swim
    5. Must be able to climb stairs

     

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

  • Shelter Children’s Services Coordinator

    Reports to: Director Shelter/Crisis Services
    Classification: Full Time Exempt

    General Description and Qualifications: The Shelter Children’s Services Coordinator is responsible for leading staff to provide quality trauma informed programming for children living in Turning Point’s emergency shelter that addresses their crisis and helps them feel safe and secure. The Children’s Services Coordinator provides support services on parenting issues, parenting through trauma, and family safety planning The Coordinator works with local schools for a child’s educational plan. The Shelter Children’s Services Coordinator is responsible for providing advocacy, crisis intervention, childcare and activities to children in shelter and for training and overseeing child advocates. Coordinates and plans child day camp for summer months. Responsible for timely accurate program data collection and meeting all grant/contract and program evaluation reporting requirements. A Master’s degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with equivalent experience is required. This position supervises Children’s Program staff. Travel is required to meet in participants homes, and driving the agency vehicles for children’s outing is required. Excellent writing and communication skills are essential. Must have the ability to work with diverse populations. Must have reliable transportation, insurance, a valid Michigan Driver’s License and a good driving record. Must pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

    Salary: $33,000-$52,000

    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. Provide training, supervision, evaluation for staff, interns, volunteers
    5. Provide a safe, comfortable, caring environment that focuses on the needs of the child
    6. Maintain children’s area physical environment and donations
    7. Create & provide activities to strengthen children’s life skills, safety planning and social skills
    8. Responsible for timely accurate program data collection and meeting all grant/contract reporting requirements
    9. Demonstrates ability & opportunities to provide confirming and corrective feedback for the goal of developing and enhancing staff skills
    10. Acts as a role model for children and mother’s appropriate interaction including, praise, choices and consequences, confrontation and problem solving
    11. Follow Turning Point’s policy on reporting suspected/witnessed abuse or neglect to Child Protective Services
    12. Oversee the maintenance of accurate children’s resources/referrals manual
    13. Supervise children on and provide transportation for field trips
    14. Act as an advocate on behalf of the child to parent, staff, when necessary
    15. Develop and facilitate child & family groups and workshops
    16. Orient volunteers and interns to children’s program and coordinate schedules to ensure service delivery
    17. Conduct relationships with colleagues to promote mutual respect, improvement of services, and problem solving
    18. Demonstrate self as a team leader working to solve problems across departments
    19. Utilizes program data for program improvement and staff education
    20. Reviews policies with staff/volunteers and recommends updates and improvements when necessary
    21. Ability to set direction, delegate tasks and manage workflow to meet administrative needs
    22. Notify 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
    23. Perform all other duties as assigned by the Director of Shelter/Crisis services
    24. Attend meetings, workshops and in-services as requested by program director

     
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

    1. Knowledge of cultural and societal influences on domestic violence/sexual assault survivors & the healing process
    2. Knowledge of marginalized victim populations and needs
    3. Knowledge/skills of crisis intervention theory and its application to children
    4. Knowledge/skills of empowerment strength based model and its application to children
    5. Knowledge/skills of trauma informed counseling for adult and child survivors
    6. Knowledge/skills to assist survivors to assess their lethality and plan for their safety
    7. Knowledge/skills assessing/intervention with suicidal clients
    8. Knowledge /skills with team building
    9. Knowledge of group dynamics and process with children and adults
    10. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills

     
    Working Conditions:

    1. Must be able to work independently and in a team
    2. Ability and willingness to be available for non-scheduled emergency calls when necessary
    3. Ability to lift 30 lbs
    4. Allows for flexibility in schedule and job function and adapt workday to meet emergency situations
    5. Ability to climb stairs
    6. Ability to stand for long periods of time

     

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