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.

Please email cover letter and resume to Mark Schumacher at mschumacher@tpf-vc.org

Reports to: Program Director

Status: Full time Hours/week: 40 FTE: 1.0

Type: Exempt

Salary Range: $50,000-60,000

Position Summary
The Nursery Manager of Growing Works is responsible for the overall operation and supervision of the Growing Works Nursery and reports directly to the Program Director. The Nursery Manager works to maintain an environment, which promotes hope, empowerment, self-direction and dignity for all employees and all participants and employees of Growing Works.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Nursery Manager works to ensure optimal operation of the Nursery.
a. Identifying tasks needing to be completed daily.
b. Communicating tasks to the Growing Works project manager.

Oversees the scheduling of tasks, assembly of orders, distribution, facilities management, and employee wellbeing and safety.

Responsible for Government Compliance, pesticide application including tracking and reporting.

Takes the lead in the implementation of a wide range of activities; makes sure that needed equipment, supplies and other items are available.

Supervises and monitors the environment to ensure that a warm and safe atmosphere is maintained during open hours.

Makes any required observations, maintains lists, schedules, and records as required to monitor Nursery performance.

Attends weekly Growing Works staff meeting Qualifications:
1. Nursery Manager should have knowledge of plant production, pest ID and management, nursery staffing, government compliance, facilities management, and plant distribution.
2. Facilities Management includes water treatment and distribution systems, runoff, roads, plant blocks, benches and shade, clear and other structures.
3. Plant production to include plant propagation, pinching and shaping, plant health, potting soils, irrigation methods, fertilizers, familiarity with sampling for and reading of soil, water, and plant tissue reports, crop scheduling, labeling and tracking of inventory.

• High School graduate or GED and two years nursery experience

• Demonstrated ability in program implementation, record keeping and tracking interagency coordination and administrative duties as assigned

• Valid California Driver’s License

Please email cover letter and resume to Mark Schumacher at mschumacher@tpf-vc.org

Job Class: Management I
Reports to: Nursery Manager
Status: Full time Hours/week: 20 FTE: .5 Type: Non-Exempt
Salary Range: $15,600-$20,800
Position Summary The Assistant Nursery Manager provides assistance to the Nursery Manager of Growing Works in the overall operation and supervision of the program and reports directly to the Nursery Manager. The position helps to facilitate operations of the Growing Works Nursery. The Assistant Nursery Manager works to maintain an environment, which promotes hope, empowerment, self-direction and dignity for all employees and all members of Growing Works. The Assistant Nursery Manager demonstrates initiative and skill in running the Growing Works Nursery when the Nursery Manager is not present.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. The Assistant Program Manager works to ensure optimal operation of the Nursery.
a. Identifying tasks needing to be completed daily.
b. Communicating tasks to the Growing Works Project Manager.
2. Oversees the scheduling of tasks, assembly of orders, distribution, facilities management, and employee wellbeing and safety.
3. Assists Nursery Manager in Government Compliance, pesticide application including tracking and reporting.
4. Takes the lead in the implementation of a wide range of activities; makes sure that needed equipment, supplies and other items are available.
5. Supervises and monitors the environment to ensure that a warm and safe atmosphere is maintained during open hours.
6. Makes any required observations, maintains lists, schedules, and records as required to monitor Nursery performance.
7. Attends weekly Growing Works staff meeting
Qualifications:
1. Assistant Nursery Manager should have a working knowledge of plant production, pest ID and management, nursery staffing, government compliance, facilities management, and plant distribution.
2. Facilities Management includes water treatment and distribution systems, runoff, roads, plant blocks, benches and shade, clear and other structures.
3. Plant production to include plant propagation, pinching and shaping, plant health, potting soils, irrigation methods, fertilizers, familiarity with sampling for and reading of soil, water, and plant tissue reports, crop scheduling, labeling and tracking of inventory.

• High School graduate or GED and two years nursery experience
• Demonstrated ability in program implementation, record keeping and tracking interagency coordination and administrative duties as assigned
• Valid California Driver’s License

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.