Careers

Employment Opportunities

We depend on the generosity of the Ventura County Community for a large portion of our program budgets. Your support ensures we can continue to provide critically needed services for people who are mentally ill, many of whom are homeless, in all areas of the county.

 
Job Class: Program Manager
Reports to: Clinical Director
Status: Full Time
Salary Range: $55,000-60,000 annual
Hours/week: 40
Type: Exempt

Position Summary

Accountable for the implementation, management and evaluation of high quality transitional residential housing, psychiatric rehabilitation and harm reduction services for severely and persistently mentally ill homeless Veterans. Assures timely completion of documentation as required by Veterans Administration, COR, other funding sources and ensures communication with collateral agencies and providers, conducts recruitment, orientation/training, scheduling, and supervision of program staff and interns and participates as a member of Turning Point Foundation’s Leadership Team.
Essential Functions
Assure design, implementation and evaluation of Veterans Transitional Housing and residential services programs including but not limited to:
  1. Oversee the Veteran Transitional Housing Program and contract to ensure the fidelity of all contracted services and documentation
  2. Ensures the timeliness of billing and reports
  3. Ensures timely submission of required reports, documentation and notification to COR or other HCHV staff as requested
  4. Oversee timely and accurate completion of all program and client record documentation: Assures completion of VA, HMIS and KIPU chart documentation
  5. Coordinate interagency communication and care plans with VA and homeless collaborators and other service providers for benefit of the Veteran.
  6. Participate with the local Continuum of Care, HMIS.
  7. With Clinical Director and staff, conduct bi-monthly training topics for staff.
  8. Monitor condition of property and assure timely coordination of any required inspections and/or repairs including COR inspections
  9. Provide 24 emergency on-call coverage during nights and weekends
Assure effective staffing including but not limited to:
  1. Recruitment, orientation, bi-monthly training, ongoing clinical supervision, and scheduling of staff in 24/7 program
  2. Conducting weekly staff meetings for administrative and clinical case review and regular individual supervision/performance review with staff
  3. Lead staff in the exploration, development and maintenance of community contacts and opportunities for maximum engagement of the Veteran.
  4. Monitor and develop the quality of services provided by staff via provision of direct services and observation of staff.
  5. Oversee staff productivity and ensure fulfillment of contractual productivity requirements.
Serve as an effective member of the Leadership Team including but not limited to:
  1. Attend regular individual supervision with Clinical Director and Leadership Team meetings
  2. Monitor and control program expenditures according to budget
Mental Health Services
  1. Oversee the provision of mental health services, clinical case management, medication management and life skills counseling to Veterans utilizing groups and individual meetings.
  2. Oversee the ongoing assessment of Veteran needs and the development of Individual Service Plans (ISP), review ISP every 30 days for adjustments and weekly progress note for each Veteran. 
  3. Conduct high-risk screening, psychosocial assessment, suicidal and homicidal risk, crisis intervention, treatment planning, actively involving the Veteran and their family or significant others, in coordination with the team members.
  4. Maintaining resident chart and documentation in KIPU
  5. Assist Veterans in obtaining mental health services.
  6. Assist Veterans in obtaining drug and alcohol services as appropriate.
  7. Assist Veterans in acquiring all appropriate benefits, including Veteran’s Benefits, VASH
  8. Evaluate and manage crisis situations in a calm and timely fashion; make determination of when the crisis team or police intervention is appropriate and proceed accordingly after consulting with case manager or program manager if possible.
Outreach
  1. Do intake and assessment with new Veterans. Do initial orientation of Veteran to the transitional resident program and related services.
  2. Identify potential program participants and provide them with information regarding transitional housing program services.
  3. Attend Veteran Administration, COR and other Homeless Services meetings as assigned by Clinical Director
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Qualifications
  1. Licensed in Clinical Social Work or Licensed in Marriage Family Therapy.
  2. Minimum of two years’ experience providing supportive services to severely and persistently mentally ill homeless population, (veterans), preferably within a psychiatric rehabilitation or Harm Reduction model.
  3. Two-year experience with supervising staff and scheduling of a 24/7 facility
  4. Demonstrated effectiveness in addressing complex consumer issues.
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  6. Bilingual/Bicultural skills desirable.
Licenses and Certificates
  1. Licensed Masters of Social Work (MSW) or Licensed Marriage Family Therapy (MFT), in good standing
  2. Valid California Drivers License
  3. Basic Life Support certification
  4. HHS/OIG cleared
Personal
  1. Ability to engage and empower Veterans in making goals to improve the quality of their life
  2. Ability to communicate with staff, clients and other agencies in a professional manner
  3. Military experience preferred
  4. Excellent organizational, communication and leadership skills
  5. Ability to work in a client centered, team oriented environment
  6. Ability to plan and manage multiple projects 
Contact

Kalie Matisek
Clinical Director at Turning Point Foundation

E-mail: Kmatisek@turningpointfoundation.org

Turning Point Foundation, a non-profit agency serving adults with severe and persistent mental illness has the following job opening at the Our Place Safe Haven program:

Job Description

Job Title: Counselor I (On-Call)
Status: Regular on-call, non-exempt
Salary: $11.00 per hour

Position Summary

The counselor is responsible for overseeing the safety and well-being of shelter clients and the security of the environment. Must be available to interact with clients on an informal basis, as well as mediate client conflicts, and manage crisis situations. Will observe and chart client behavior. Collect and record statistical data. Assist clients with medication management.

Accountabilities
  1. Interact with clients.
  2. Maintain awareness of clients’ moods, behaviors, and actions–noting changes in client chart.
  3. Mediate client disputes as necessary.
  4. Evaluate and manage crisis situations in a calm and timely fashion; make the determination of when police intervention is appropriate and proceed accordingly after consulting with the case manager or program manager if possible. Make the determination of when intervention from the crisis team is necessary and proceed accordingly after consulting with the program manager or case manager.
  5. Orient new clients to shelter and issue supplies (linen, soap,etc.) as necessary.
  6. Assign shelter chores as necessary; assure that clients have completed chores appropriately; teach the client how to complete chore appropriately if they don’t know how to do so; assist clients in completing chores appropriately as necessary.
  7. Prompt clients to take medication as prescribed by their physician.
  8. Transport clients to outside meetings as necessary for client safety.
  9. Participate in staff meetings.
  10. Other duties as assigned by the program manager.
Licenses and Certificates

California Driver License with driving record acceptable to our insurance carrier.
Intern hours available.

Personal

Ability to communicate effectively and solve conflicts in a productive way.

Contact

Linda Fazzone
E-mail: lfazzone@turningpointfoundation.org
Fax: 805-247-0754
No telephone calls please.

Job Description

Unpaid internship offered for 10 to 15 hours weekly which includes face-to-face time with clients, staff meetings and group supervision for Addictive Studies, MFT, MSW or Psychologist Interns. Internship positions are available at Our Place Safe Haven, Rehabilitation Programs, Stephenson’s Place, Wooley and River Haven. Our Internship program is a six-month contract between intern and agency.

Essential Functions

Duties

Interns provide at their level of expertise:

  1. Individual and group counseling
  2. Rehabilitation treatment
  3. Family Therapy and support
  4. Assessment
  5. Treatment Planning
  6. Documentation and notation
  7. Case Management
  8. Consultation
  9. Supervision
  10. Other duties as assigned
Supervision

A Marriage Family Therapist provides weekly group supervision. The Clinical Director supervises all Internship Placements.

Essential Functions
  1. Excellent professional skills and boundaries
  2. Organizational and communication skills
  3. Ability to develop trusting and effective working relationships with a diverse client population
  4. Able to work effectively in a team environment.
Contact To Apply:

Kalie Matisek, Clinical Director
805-652-0029 x 26
kmatisek@turningpointfoundation.org
Location: Ventura, California
Compensation: Unpaid
Status: Volunteer – 10 to 15hrs/week

Turning Point Foundation, a non-profit agency serving adults with serious and persistent mental illness, has the following position available in Oxnard:

Job Description

Duties:
  1. Case management for adults with severe and persistent mental illness in a psychosocial rehabilitation clubhouse model located in Oxnard.
  2. MFT Intern hours available
Qualifications:
  1. MA in Social Sciences or
  2. BA with 2 years experience working with this population in a community setting or
  3. High School plus 4 years experience working with this population in a community setting
  4. Case management and counseling experience
  5. Experience in facilitating group classes
  6. Community integration activities
  7. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus
  8. Problem-solving skills
  9. Emotionally mature
  10. Computer skills (MS Word & Excel)
  11. Experience in working with Caminar software a plus
  12. Valid California Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to our insurance carrier
  13. Verifiable personal automobile insurance and available vehicle
Hours/Pay:
  1. Full-time – regular non-exempt employment
  2. Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  3. $30,000 to $34,154 DOE
  4. Benefit Package
  5. Intern hours available
Contact to Apply:

Linda Fazzone
E-mail: lfazzone@turningpointfoundation.org
Fax: 805-247-0754
No telephone calls, please.

Veterans Transitional Housing On-call positions available

Job Description:

Position is responsible for overseeing the health, safety and well being of Veterans Transitional Housing Program residents and the security of the environment. Must be available to interact with clients on a peer counseling basis, as well as mediate client conflicts, and manage crisis situations. Observe and chart client behavior. Collect and record statistical data. Assist clients with medication management.

Essential Functions:
  1. Provide individual and group counseling as necessary.
  2. Assure safety of the environment.
  3. Maintain awareness of client’s moods, behaviors, and actions-noting changes in client chart.
  4. Evaluate and manage crisis situations in a calm and timely fashion; make determination of when the crisis team or police intervention is appropriate and proceed accordingly after consulting with case manager or program manager if possible.
  5. Assist with intake process.
  6. Orient clients to program.
  7. Communicate with program staff and participate in staff meetings.
  8. Prepare documentation, incidents, grievances, and maintenance requests meal logs, mileage logs, phone logs, staff logs, etc.
  9. Assist residents in developing the living skills in preparation for independent permanent housing.
  10. Educate clients regarding medication issues-including compliance, side effects, benefits, and how to communicate problems to their physician.
  11. Transport clients to outside meetings and appointments as required.
  12. Support community service relationships.
  13. On call as needed and capable of responding within 30 minutes.
  14. Additional duties as assigned by program manager.
Qualifications:
  1. A minimum of two years experience providing supportive services to severely and persistently mentally ill adults, preferably within a psychosocial rehabilitation model.
  2. Must possess knowledge of serious mental illness and the mental health system.
  3. Strong communication and conflict resolution skills.
  4. Ability to manage multiple tasks.
  5. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals.
  6. Veteran preferred.
  7. Bi-lingual/Bicultural skills highly valued.
  8. Ability to pass Live Scan background check.
  9. Flexibility in schedule.
  10. Basic Life Support certification.
  11. A valid California Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to our insurance carrier with an available vehicle.
Hiring for on-call positions

Compensation: $12.50 hr
Intern hours available.

Contact to Apply

Linda Fazzone
E-mail resume lfazzone@turningpointfoundation.org or
Fax: 805-247-0754 to the attention of Linda Fazzone
No telephone calls, please.