Living Room Coordinator

Turning Point is looking to hire an individual to serve as The Living Room (TLR) Coordinator. The Living Room is a mental health respite program funded by the state of Illinois to provide Crisis Intervention and care to individuals experiencing an acute psychiatric crisis. The Coordinator is a member of the Management Team and performs a variety of work involving program development, staff supervision, crisis management, community relations, and network/resource building. The Coordinator works with the Program Director to manage the day-to-day operations of TLR including facilitating weekly team meetings and supervising the RSS and CRSS staff working in TLR.

The Living Room Coordinator works with the Director of the Living Room to coordinate and expand community outreach and support services and activities. The Coordinator assigns work and manages the schedule for the Living Room and ensures adequate coverage for the program. The Coordinator also tracks program statistics, complies reports, and ensures that program goals are being met. The Coordinator supervises RSS and CRSS staff to ensure that agency policies and procedures are adhered to and enforced. The Coordinator participates in disciplinary actions and makes recommendations regarding discipline up to and including termination.

This position requires flexibility with one’s work schedule and candidates must be able to work during Living Room hours and cover for shift leads if they are unable to work scheduled shifts. Currently, TLR is open 7 days/week from 12-8 pm. The Living Room is scheduled to expand to a 24/7/365 service in the coming months. Late night and/or overnight shifts may be required. The Coordinator also covers on-call shifts as needed. Employees are expected to maintain regular and punctual attendance.

1. Must have minimum educational attainment of Master’s degree in field of Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Clinical Psychology from an accredited program.

2. Must have experience with crisis intervention and de-escalation of individuals experiencing acute psychiatric distress.

3. Must have experience working in a clinical setting, providing direct services to clients.

4. Must possess clinical licensure, or be in the process of working towards hours for licensure examination. Must complete licensure exam and attain clinical licensure within 6 months of attaining required hours.

5. Must be able to lift 10 pounds.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Ronit Peikes, HR Director, at [email protected].

Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center appreciates the opportunity to provide services to its diverse community, including people of color, low-income and financially insecure, non-English speakers, and LGBTQ individuals. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities and other marginalized communities to join our staff to better serve our clients. Turning Point makes hiring decisions without regard to any person’s race, color, sex, creed, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, military discharge status, disability, source of income, FMLA status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state or local statutes. 

Established in 1969, Turning Point serves diverse communities throughout metropolitan Chicago. We provide outpatient individual and group therapy for all ages, case management, and a residential living program for a diverse client base. Turning Point is conveniently located close to public transportation. Turning Point has consistently been awarded the highest rating from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Turning Point is an Equal Opportunity Employer.