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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.

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.

Turning Point Foundation, a non-profit agency working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness, has the following job available:

Job Description

Job Title: Facilities/Compliance Manager
Status: Full Time (40 Hours/week) Regular Non-exempt Employment
Pay Range: $45,000 to $50,000 DOE – with Benefit Package

Position Summary

Accountable for the compliance and maintenance of Turning Point Foundation facilities. Knowledge of and experience with HUD Affordable and Multi-family Housing programs including PRAC 811, California Low Income Housing Tax Credit, Rural Development, Continuum of Care. Behavioral Health experience preferred.

Accountabilities

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Facilities/Compliance Manager will:

  1. Examine tenant files in preparation for Management Occupancy Reviews (MOR) and LIHTC file audits and review responses corresponding to agency audits;
  2. Prepare and oversee all annual recertification’s;
  3. Work with the accounting department to develop a deferred maintenance schedule and purchase order system with a detailed schedule of key dates for expenditures exceeding $500;
  4. Stay current with HUD, state and local policy updates in relation to various program requirements;
  5. Read and synthesize regulatory documents;
  6. Prepare and update Compliance Narratives to summarize regulatory as well as state, city and local requirements for properties;
  7. Assist in preparing and submitting HUD documents for residential programs, such as Management Entity Portfolio, Project Owner’s Certification for Owner/Managed Multifamily Housing Projects, Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plans, Capital Needs Assessments, Utility Allowance Analysis, Tenant Selection Plans, and lease packages, etc.;
  8. Establish a document control system including all internal and external correspondence related to the project, compliance deadlines and procedures, coordinate documentation, progress/status reports, and permit processing, and approvals by involved public agencies
  9. Coordinate all agency efforts to obtain required governmental permits and approvals, including, without limitation, planning department approval of special use permit and building department approvals.
  10. Work with all funding sources to meet requirements and obtain funds.
  11. Assist in the transition from development to operations and rent-up.
  12. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications
Education/Experience
  1. Minimum BA degree and two (2) years’ experience providing housing development and management services. Additional related experience may substitute for educational requirement.
  2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  3. Computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and database management.
  4. Bilingual/bicultural skills desirable.
  5. Behavioral Health knowledge and experience preferred.
  6. Knowledge of and experience with HUD Affordable and Multi-family Housing programs including PRAC 811, California Low Income Housing Tax Credit, Rural Development, Continuum of Care.
License

Valid California Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to our insurance carrier.

Personal

Excellent organizational and leadership skills. Ability to work in a team-oriented environment. Ability to resolve conflicts productively. Ability to plan and manage multiple projects. Flexibility in scheduling.
Intern hours available.

Contact to Apply:

Linda Fazzone
E-mail: lfazzone@turningpointfoundation.org
Fax: 805-247-0754 to the attention of Linda Fazzone
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.