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

  • 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.

  • Shelter Program Case Advocate

    Reports to: Director Shelter/Crisis Services
    Classification: Full Time Non-Exempt 40 Hours per Week

    General Description and Qualifications: The Case Advocate will work closely with shelter residents to develop individualized plans of service and goal setting. They will provide information, support, referrals, follow-up, and advocacy to assist residents to meet their individual service goals. A Bachelor’s Degree in a human services field and 2-5 years full-time work experience in human services is required. Master’s Degree and at least one year full-time work experience in anti-violence or human services is preferred. This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Transporting shelter residents is required. Must be able to flex schedule to fill in weekend and midnight shifts. 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.

    Pay Rate: $16.35 to $21.15 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. Develop strengths-based individualized service plans, and regularly monitor and evaluate progress on the goals and activity plans of each participant
    5. Meet with assigned residents within 24 hours of arrival
    6. Complete accurate and timely daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly documentation and other reports as required by the program and funding sources
    7. Meet with all assigned residents individually at least once per week to ensure meeting housing, financial and safety plans
    8. Manage multiple service providers internal and external to Turning Point, Inc. to ensure a coordinated service delivery plan for each participating family and individual
    9. Facilitate weekly or bi-weekly case team meetings with internal and external stakeholders to ensure all services are coordinated and effective
    10. Facilitate weekly regularly scheduled support group meetings for residents in shelter: domestic violence, sexual assault, recovery, and other groups as needed/requested, and update staff regularly
    11. Address communal living issues with residents
    12. Develop and maintain updated referral list of local service agencies and resources
    13. Create on-going positive relationships with employment and housing partners. Conduct weekly housing and employment search trips with current residents as needed
    14. Work with Crisis Line/Resident Advocate Coordinator to create, plan and implement a basic computer skills competency curriculum that will assist residents to meet their housing, employment, and plan-related goals
    15. Provide advocacy as need with community organizations
    16. Support the work of resident advocates and crisis line workers on a daily basis by filling in to assist, as needed
    17. May be required to transport residents in personal vehicle as needed
    18. Assess danger of client situation and safety planning
    19. Assess lethality of suicidal clients and take appropriate action
    20. Regularly attend all staff meetings, in-services and workshops
    21. Conduct relationships with staff to promote mutual respect, improvement of services, and interdepartmental program development
    22. Notify the Director of Shelter/Crisis Service, Director of Programs 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

    Working Conditions:

    1. Must be able to work independently
    2. Allows for flexibility in schedule and job function
    3. Ability to climb stairs
    4. Ability to lift 20-30 lbs
    5. Ability and willingness to be available for non-scheduled emergency call-in when necessary

     

    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.