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Therapeutic Behavioral Specialist 


Turning Point Community Programs is seeking a Therapeutic Behavioral Specialist for our Kaiser Therapeutic Behavioral Services (Kaiser TBS) program in Sacramento. 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 Team Lead/Program Director, this position is responsible for the treatment plan and development based on the strengths and expressed needs of the child and his or her parents.


This is an at-will direct service position within a program. The position is responsible for assisting and advocating for our members in all areas of treatment and help them apply for and receive services.


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.

  • Works in partnership with the provider and the parents who are treated as experts concerning their families.
  • Completes intake paperwork; conducts behavioral and strength assessment.
  • Facilitates meetings with the child, family, lead provider and other stakeholders.
  • Collaborates on treatment plans with the lead provider.
  • Responsible for assisting family and lead provider in implementation of the treatment plan.
  • Responsible for implementing performance outcome evaluations. 
  • With the direct input from the child and family, enlists the involvement of formal and informal community resources to support the family.
  • Sees the family weekly for periods of time/days that may vary depending on the need of the family.
  • Discharge planning/transitional service development.
  • Responsible for all required record keeping as indicated by county and agency.
  • 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 clients and consistent with the philosophy of the program.
  • Attends to the safety, health, and well-being of clients.
  • Responsible for periodic after hours on-call duties on a rotational basis.
  • Attends child/family team meetings at other lead provider agencies as needed.
  • Commitment to wrap around philosophy when working with families.

Knowledge Of:

  • Turning Point’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.
  • Principles and goals of community mental health.
  • Principles and goals of “family centered model.”
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation’s treatment and programming
  • principles and goals of the “self-help model.”
  • Knowledge of and commitment to principles and goals of the “consumer-driven
  • model.”

Ability To:

  • Work and communicate effectively with staff, families, community agencies, and professionals.
  • Perform crisis intervention strategies.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • 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.
  • Be well organized, flexible, and self-disciplined.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work, including County officials and managers, employee representatives, representatives of other governmental agencies, community, business and other groups, employees and the public.
  • Get to multiple locations typically via car.

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm with flexibility to work mornings, evenings, and weekends

Compensation: $ 24.00 - 25.98 per hour

Interested? Join us at our open interviews on Wednesdays from 2-4PM,

located at 10850 Gold Center Drive, Suite 325, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670




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 bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related field and four (4) years of varied experience counseling mentally disabled persons.

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.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 1/27/2023  
Location TBS - Sac  
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.  
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