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Assistant Program Director 


Turning Point Community Programs is seeking an Assistant Program Director for our Merced CARE Program. Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP) provides integrated, cost-effective mental health services, employment and housing for adults, children and their families that promote recovery, independence and self-sufficiency. We are committed to innovative and high quality services that assist adults and children with psychiatric, emotional and/or developmental disabilities in achieving their goals. Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP) has offered a path to mental health and recovery since 1976. We help people in our community every single day – creating a better space for all types of people in need. Join our mission of offering hope, respect and support to our clients on their journey to mental health and wellness.


Under the administrative supervision of the Program Director, this position is responsible for assisting the Program Director in all areas of program management, as needed, and is responsible for the supervision of all assigned staff in the absence of the Program Director.


This is an at-will leadership position within a program. Additionally, this position is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of assigned staff who perform the established duties of the program. This is a management position responsible for all phases of the management process within the assigned program. 


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that could be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class

  • Monitors productivity and intervenes as appropriate.
  • Assists with chart audits, internal and external utilization review.
  • Reviews and co-signs treatment plans as appropriate.
  • Provides clinical consultation as needed.
  • Provide trainings to staff as appropriate.
  • Attends outside meetings (county, other agencies) in absence of Program Director.
  • Problem solves communication difficulties between staff and members by providing intervention to enhance communication.
  • Oversees all clinical service delivery; conduct individual and group therapy (hours per week negotiable).
  • Provides support to other staff members as needed.
  • Responsible for insuring the health, safety and welfare of all staff and members.
  • Assist with completing reports and performance outcomes as requested.
  • Provides prompt intervention in the event of a crisis both to stop the crisis and to notify, when indicated, persons and agencies necessary for the resolution of the crisis situation; provides “on-the-spot” counseling that is both helpful to the residents and consistent with the philosophy of the program.
  • Completes paperwork as assigned.
  • Adheres to and upholds the policies and procedures of Turning Point Community Programs.
  • Attends staff meetings unless approval for non-attendance is secured from the Program Director.

Knowledge Of:

  • Turning Point’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.
  • Principles and goals of community mental health.
  • Principles and goals of the “consumer/family driven model.”
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation’s treatment and programming.

Ability To:

  • Perform crisis intervention strategies.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Understand budgeting requirements and budgetary implications for programming.
  • Work effectively under stress and conflict.
  • Exercise appropriate judgment and decision making.
  • Be flexible and adaptable in any given situation.
  • Work as a member of a team.
  • Supervise staff, delegate responsibility, and provide leadership and training.
  • Be well organized, flexible, and self-disciplined.
  • Plan, organize, implement and evaluate programs.
  • Get to multiple locations typically via car.

Schedule: Monday - Friday  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Position Requirements


Education, Training and Experience:

A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is through graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related field and valid registration with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS); minimum of one (1) year supervisory/ management experience.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:

  • California driver’s license & current vehicle insurance/registration if driving; and,
  • Reliable means of transportation capable of passing vehicle safety inspection if more than five years old excluding all modes of two-wheeled transport inclusive of bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles.
  • License eligibility/registration with BBS or CA Board of Psychology
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 5/17/2021  
Location Merced (CARE)  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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