Below you will find our current openings. Inquiries regarding these positions can be directed to our HR Director, Ronit Peikes. Please email Ronit Peikes with your resume and cover letter to be considered for one of these positions. Be sure to specify which position you are applying for.
Due to the volume of inquiries and applications received, we are unable to respond to every application individually. If we are interested in more information or setting up an interview, we will reach out to you directly.
Living Room Therapist (2 positions available)
Turning Point seeks two clinicians to serve as a Full-Time Living Room Therapists. This is a 40-hour per week position providing assessment of individuals who present to Turning Point’s Living Room program (a mental health respite program) in acute psychiatric crises. The Living Room Therapist will be greeting guests of the Living Room, conducting brief assessments of presenting issues, and referring guests on to a recovery support specialist for de-escalation, or discharging them from the Living Room if appropriate. Strong skills and knowledge of crisis intervention are required for this position. Applicants must have experience in managing psychiatric crises and be able to demonstrate that knowledge with concrete examples. The Living Room Therapist is a member of Turning Point’s crisis stabilization team and may be called upon to provide phone-based crisis intervention services as well.
This position requires flexibility with one’s work schedule and evening and weekend work is required. Candidates must be available to work during Living Room hours, Sunday through Saturday 12:00pm to 8:00pm. When not working in the Living Room, the Living Room Therapist will also provide outpatient therapy services to clients of Turning Point. This position will be completed remotely as Turning Point’s facilities are not yet reopened.
Applicants must have a minimum educational attainment of a master's degree in Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or a related field. Full Clinical Licensure (LCSW, LCPC, LMFT, etc) is highly preferred, but individuals with a Master’s Degree and relevant experience will be considered.
To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest/cover letter to email@example.com by July 31, 2020.
Recovery Support Specialist
Turning Point is seeking On-Call Recovery Support Specialists (Peer Counselors) for our innovative Living Room program. The Living Room is a nonclinical alternative to a Hospital Emergency Department for people experiencing acute psychiatric crisis. Recovery Support Specialists must self-identify as current or previous consumers of mental health services, as well as have comfort with self-disclosure in both private and public settings regarding their mental health challenges and recovery.
The Recovery Support Specialist works in the Living Room, providing support and interventions to help manage crises of guests of the Living Room. This position requires some flexibility with one’s work schedule and must be available to work during Living Room hours, expanding to Sunday through Saturday from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. **Evening and weekend availability are required for this role.**
Hourly salary for this role is $16/hour. Candidates for this position must have minimum educational achievement of either a Bachelor's degree, or a certification of CRSS or CADC issued by IAOADAPCA.
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.