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Turning Point Community Programs is seeking a Program Director for our Abiding Hope Respite House 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 administrative direction of the Regional Director, manages the day-to-day operations of an assigned program within a specific geographic region.


This is an at-will leadership position within a program. This position is responsible for all aspects of program development, design, and implementation.  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 class is distinguished from the Regional Director by the latter’s overall executive responsibility for multiple programs within a specified geographic region while the former focuses on a specific 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.

  • Ensures staff compliance with productivity standards to ensure fiscal viability of program.
  • Assesses, develops and implements plans to meet programming and service provision needs.
  • Provides “on-the-spot” support that is both helpful to the members and consistent with the philosophy of the program.
  • Represents the Program at community meetings as assigned.
  • Liaises with County personnel with regard to program design, audit and other regulatory issues of contract.
  • Conducts public relations activities in coordination with administration.
  • Works with program staff and members to develop planning and evaluation strategies.
  • 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.
  • Insures the safety, health, and well-being of staff and members.
  • Monitors safety status of facility; represents or assigns a representative to the safety committee.
  • Facilitates all-staff meetings.
  • Responsible for budget development in conjunction with Fiscal Department; monitors budget on a monthly and annual basis.
  • Insures overall compliance with contractual agreement with County provider including outcomes.
  • Insures program meets quality management standards for documentation, billing and service provision.
  • Provides all necessary reports to the County and Administration in a timely fashion.

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.
  • Principles and goals of “family centered model.”

Ability To:

  • Work and communicate effectively with staff, families, community agencies, and professionals.
  • 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.
  • Develop, document, and improve work procedures, processes and systems.
  • Direct the preparation of and/or prepare clear and comprehensive reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • 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, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Compensation: $ 64,480 - 69,721.60 per year

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 associate’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related field; six (6) years of varied experience as a provider of mental health services; 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.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 3/21/2023  
Location Abiding Hope Respite  
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.  
adjustedSeniorityDate None Specified 

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