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Are you seeking a meaningful career that will allow you to use your talents to make a real impact on the lives of others? We’re always on the lookout for talented professionals to add to our team.

Check back here often for new job postings, or contact us to inquire about current openings.

 

Current Available Positions:

 

Administrative Assistant Medical Biller

Position Description

The Administrative Assistant Medical Biller will primarily be responsible for data entry, accounts payable, and billing. This position will also perform general secretarial duties, various office functions and processes including but not limited to reception, answering phones, and scheduling for Turning Point. In essence, this key player in the medical facility is responsible for making sure information is kept accurate and that the practice runs smoothly.

Essential Job Functions

The following duties are mandatory requirements of the job:

  • answering communications, scheduling appointments, performing electronic medical coding, filing insurance claims, maintaining and filing records, performing accounting, and managing billing.

  • Managing day to day operations of a medical facility

  • Updating and organizing medical records

  • Scheduling and coordinating appointments

  • Verifying patient insurance

  • Completing and submitting insurance claims

  • Preparing correspondence between medical providers and their patients

  • Providing quality customer service to patients

  • Working in a professional environment

Education and Certification

Minimum High School Diploma or GED. Medical office experience in a community mental health center or similar setting preferred. agencies and clients and follow written and verbal instructions. Spanish speaking preferred.

Special Skills and Knowledge

Administrative Assistant Medical Biller will have proficiency with English, spelling, math, and composition. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook and other computer software, skill in use of photocopier, and fax preferred. Applicant must have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.

 

Controller

Position Description
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Controller will be responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities. As the COO’s chief deputy, the Controller will be involved in supporting presentations to the board finance and audit committees and will work closely with the senior leadership team.

The Controller will lead all day-to-day finance operations of a budget of $10 million and supervise a team of four staff members including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and grants administration. The Controller will ensure that Turning Point has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct timely and accurate audits. The Controller will work closely with program leaders and their staffs, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures but also to explore how the finance function can support program operations.

Essential Job Functions

Finance and Accounting Leadership

•    Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
•    Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
•    Coordinate all audit activity.
•    Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of Turning Point’s financial status;
•    Assist Turning Point’s leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
•    Support the COO in engaging the board’s audit and finance committees around issues and analyses in financial data.
•    Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants;
•    Manage organizational cash flow forecasting; continuously collaborate with leadership to assess the financial efficiency of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations.

Team Leadership
•    Leverage strengths of the current finance team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals;
•    Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.

Desired Qualifications and Experience

Education and Certification
•    Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or other Business related fields
•    Seven to ten years of Accounting or Finance experience
•    Experience leading a team of financial management professionals
•    CPA license required

Special Skills and Knowledge
This is an extraordinary opportunity for a mature leader with seven to ten years of accounting and finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience gathering, evaluating, presenting and reporting financial information to executive teams and external stakeholders. S/he will ideally have experience in a complex nonprofit that has multiple programs.
Other skills and knowledge includes:
•    Leverage strengths of the current finance team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals;
•    Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.
•    Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to Turning Point’s mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the COO, the responsibility for finance.
•    Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, and payroll
•    A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants is essential
•    Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software
•    Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly
•    Keen analytic and problem solving skills which allow for strategic data interpretation versus merely simple reporting.  Highly organized.
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners
•    Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers

To Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter by e-mail to controller_position@crenyc.org and type “Turning Point Controller” in the subject line.  The application deadline is April 9, 2014.

No phone calls please.

 

Chief operating Officer

Position Summary
Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as an integral member of the senior management team, the Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O.) will be responsible for the development of Turning Point’s financial management strategy and contribute to the development of the organization’s annual goals. In addition to the strategic components of this position, the C.O.O will be charged with developing and implementing more sophisticated policies and procedures both in the finance and general operational realms. This is an outstanding opportunity for a finance executive with operational experience and a proven track record of creative problem-solving and change management to join a high-growth, mission-driven organization.

Primary Responsibilities

Organizational Leadership and Strategic Direction
•    Work collaboratively with ED and the other functional heads to establish the strategic plan for the organization, including annual operating objectives as well the strategies and tactics for attaining these objectives.  Ensure that Turning Point is adhering to this strategic plan, delivering status reports to the board.
•    Establish priorities for each department, create forward-looking operational plans to address department-specific priorities, and create and monitor metrics that measure progress against these priorities.
•    Lead, coach and mentor a diverse team of finance, operations, facilities, and HR professionals.
•    Develop and manage strong financial and operational reporting metrics and processes, including leadership and facilitation of the organization’s regular executive committee meetings and operational reviews.
•    Provide analytical support to Turning Point’s internal management team including development of internal management reporting capabilities.


Financial Leadership

•    Oversee the organization’s financial and cash management operations and financial reporting to ensure stability and growth.
•    Further define operating drivers of the organization’s key financial metrics, set appropriate targets, and then drive departments to exceed those goals.
•    Plan, coordinate, and execute the organization’s annual budget process.
•    Oversee cash management activities and other balance sheet related actions and decisions.
•    Provide expert advice for, oversee development of, and execute organization’s strategic plan.
•    Oversee the collection and analysis of financial information for internal and stakeholders.
•    Report financial results to executive team and Board of Directors.
•    Establish and manage key financing relationships for the organization, as directed by the CEO and Board.
•    Oversee the upgrading of new policies, internal controls, accounting standards, and procedures.
•    Improve administrative and operational accounting services such as treasury management, 403-B plan, grants payment processing, payroll, accounts payable, and purchasing.
•    Support the organization’s fundraising efforts, both prospectively and through measured retention of existing donors.

Customer Service
•    Create and manage a market-leading customer service culture, providing feedback and annual measurement of our results.
•    Within the framework of high customer satisfaction, reduce costs and integrate new, technology-enabled efficiencies where possible.

Human Resources 
•    Proactively manage our organization’s human resources 1) to maximize our social return on investment and 2) to provide competitive compensation and staff development/advancement opportunities for our employees.
•    Manage the organization’s benefits package to be an important, but cost-effective, component of compensation.
•    Communicate compensation, benefits and employment value to employees on a regular basis.
•    Lead organizational staff recruiting efforts, attracting strong talent for open positions.
•    Manage sales compensation as an important component of the organization’s cost structure and its attractiveness to sales team members.
•    Advise the Executive Director and other key members of senior management on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, investment priorities, and policy matters.
•    Serve as the management liaison to the full Board of Directors and the Board’s Audit Committee; effectively communicate and present critical financial matters at select full Board as well as committee meetings.
•    Contribute to the development of Turning Point’s annual strategic human capital goals and objectives as well as the overall ongoing management of the organization.
•    Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping the Executive Director informed of all critical issues.
•    Represent the organization externally, as necessary, particularly in banking and lease negotiations.

Leadership of the Finance and Operations Team
•    Oversee, direct, and organize the work of the finance and operations team.
•    Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
•    Ensure staff members receive timely and appropriate training and development.
•    Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance appraisals, and administer salary adjustments.
•    Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach.

Desired Qualifications and Experience

Education and Experience

•    Bachelor’s Degree is required; a Master’s in Business Administration, Public Administration (or related degree) is preferred.  CPA a plus.
•    Minimum ten years of experience in a senior management role ideally with in-house financial management experience gained in a high-growth nonprofit organization. Candidates with public accounting and/or management consulting experience will also be considered.

Special Skills and Knowledge
In addition to the above-listed job responsibilities and educational requirements, the ideal candidate for this position possesses most or all of the following:
•    Passion for Turning Point’s mission.
•    Experience either as an employee or Board member of a nonprofit organization; must be familiar with nonprofit finance and accounting best practices.
•    Proven track record of success facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization.
•    Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills; ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts skillfully.
•    Strong mentoring, coaching experience to a team with diverse areas of expertise
•    Entrepreneurial team player who can multitask.
•    Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers.
•    Self-reliant problem solver who is results oriented.
•    Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance and administration initiatives.
•    Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, Turning Point’s board of directors, and staff.
•    Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker.

To Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter by e-mail to turningpoint_search@crenyc.org.  The application deadline is April 4, 2014. No phone calls please.

 

Teacher – ESOL and ABE

Position Description

Turning Point is hiring a teacher to lead an ESOL class that meets 3 days per week, and computer/digital-literacy classes (for ESOL and ABE students) that meet 4 days per week. We project this FT position will work afternoons and evenings, with some flexible prep time, totaling 30 work hours each week.

Teachers are responsible for a class of 15-20 students at the Education Center and must be comfortable with learner-centered, participatory lessons and a project-based approach. While the Education Center has an overall set of class standards, teachers are responsible for creating her/his own curriculum and lesson plans. Teachers work closely with counselors and administrative staff to provide 360 degree service to students. Teachers are expected to attend staff meetings and trainings as needed. Turning Point’s Education Center is a community-based program in Sunset Park (Brooklyn) offering free ESOL, ABE, and GED/HSE classes, as well as support services. Our qualified staff is committed to creating an holistic learning community where students develop the skills to reach their goals. Peer support, student-centered learning, and critical thinking are central to the program. All classes are college-bound and career-bound.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide quality instruction in a learner-centered classroom
  • Develop meaningful curricula and stimulating lesson plans based on student needs, including citizenship preparation, job readiness, and civic engagement skills
  • Guide students in setting goals and developing realistic effective plans for achieving them
  • Monitor student progress and conduct end-of-term conferences to assess and share progress with students
  • Conduct post-assessments through Best Plus and Best Literacy, and other necessary assessments
  • Maintain roll books and regular attendance of students
  • Maintain up-to-date certification in Best Plus testing
  • Foster student leadership in the classroom
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and staff development sessions.

Other responsibilities
The following duties are to be performed as assigned by the supervisor:

  • Keep abreast of trends and developments in the fields relevant to the work of the Educational Center, represent its work at professional networks and meetings, and advance the work and reputation of the Educational Center in the professional community, and city/state/nation-wide arenas.
  • Integrate Educational Center’s mission statement into curriculum and classroom
  • Coordinate special events in the classroom to connect the students with the community at large
  • Attend professional development workshops and trainings.
  • Coordinate with other parts of the Turning Point agency
  • Expose students to meaningful out-of-classroom experiences (“learning on foot”)

Education and Certification
Candidate should have college degree and at least 3 years experience.

Special Skills and Knowledge
In addition to the above-listed job responsibilities and educational requirements, the ideal candidate for this position possesses most or all of the following:

  • Self-starter and independent worker
  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • Ability to communicate with diverse population
  • Work in a learner-centered teaching environment that emphasizes holistic learning
  • Ability to adapt to evolving and changing agency
  • Familiarity with and commitment to learner-centered philosophy
  • Knowledge of authentic assessment
  • Microsoft Office skills, Internet skills, and willingness to learn more computer skills as required
  • Commitment to developing innovative teaching methods

 

 

ESOL Counselor

Position Description

Turning Point’s Education Center is a community-based program in Sunset Park (Brooklyn) offering free ESOL, ABE, and HSE classes, as well as support services. We are committed to creating a holistic learning community where students develop the skills to reach their goals. Peer support, student-centered learning, and critical thinking are central to the program. All classes are college-bound and career-bound.

The ESOL Counselor works with our English students (primarily immigrant adults, but also youth) to identify, predict, and prevent obstacles to learning. S/he provides individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, goal setting, employment readiness, and student leadership development. Counselors work closely with teachers and administrative staff to provide 360 degree service. Counselors are expected to attend staff meetings and trainings as needed.

Essential Job Functions

  • Regular, confidential, individual supportive counseling for students, proactively resolving issues that may interfere with academic success. Crisis intervention conferencing as needed.
  • Refer students as needed, and assist and/or advocate for students to obtain: benefits, housing, school, employment, citizenship, emergency assistance, shelter, daycare, and additional services
  • Build student leadership skills via one-on-one counseling, developing peer mentor programs, and supporting student-led We Are New York groups on and off site.
  • Facilitate group sessions that support holistic personal growth, provide resources to help overcome obstacles, and build career, college, and citizenship skill sets
  • Provide students with basic pre-professional and job guidance
  • Create and maintain student files, for use both with other case managers and teachers, with special focus on information and documentation relevant to the student’s success at Turning Point
  • Data: collect and maintain accurate data on student outcomes. Submit accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as required
  • Collaborate with teachers by sitting in on classes and case conferencing on a regular basis to co evaluate student progress
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and staff development sessions.

Other Responsibilities
The following duties are to be performed as assigned by the supervisor:

  • Design / facilitate special events and student productions
  • Develop and maintain linkages/resources with city agencies (nutrition, employment, etc.) and community service providers (immigrant advocacy groups, citizenship programs, job trainers, etc.)
  • Develop leadership via outreach to student communities.
  • Keep abreast of trends and developments in the fields relevant to the work of the Education Center, represent its work at professional networks and meetings, and advance the work and reputation of the Education Center in the community.

Education and Certification

MSW degree preferred, or Bachelor’s and equivalent experience working directly with immigrants and immigrant communities in an advocacy/empowerment position.

Special Skills and Knowledge
The ideal candidate for this position possesses most or all of the following:

  • Bilingual in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, or Arabic.
  • Experience with and ability to positively engage a diverse population with many needs, and be
  • knowledgeable of the issues facing immigrant populations
  • Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn immigration law
  • Sensitivity / experience working with a primarily female population
  • Friendly, patient, helpful, and professional demeanor
  • Ability to think and act independently
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Knowledge and belief in the mission of the agency
  • Excellent leadership and collaborative skills
  • Spreadsheet, database, and word processing skills, or ability to quickly learn

 


Career and Vocational Counselor

Position Description

The Career Readiness Counselor will be the lead on providing job development and career advancement services for our students (primarily youth, but also adults), as well as for Literacy Zone participants who are also youth and immigrants, and/or incumbent adult job seekers. Counselors work closely with teachers and administrative staff to provide 360 degree service including, but not limited to, job placement support and retention. Counselors are expected to attend staff meetings and trainings as needed.

This is a fulltime position that requires a flexible weekday schedule, including 2 evenings per week.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide counseling to Ed Center students and Literacy Zone participants one on one, in groups, in class and extracurricularly
  • Develop career goals, job search strategies, & interview skills
  • Facilitate job readiness & world of work trainings designed to assist participants who may have barriers to employment and/or may need additional assistance to become job ready
  • Guide job development and career advancement skills
  • Collaborate with the Literacy Zone Program Director in working with caseloads of participants who may require wideranging and intensive job readiness assistance, thus resulting in more appropriate employment placement matches, and longer term employment placements
  • Facilitate case conferences with counselors, Literacy Zone Case Manager, and teachers in regards to students’ and participants’ career development skills and career mapping objectives
  • Ensure students/participants develop accurate career goal plans, including current job availability
  • Data: collect and maintain accurate data on employment related outcomes. Submit accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as required
  • Regular, confidential, individual supportive counseling for youth, immigrants, and adult students/participants, proactively resolving issues that may interfere with academic success
  • Refer students and participants as needed, and assist and/or advocate for: benefits, housing, school, employment, emergency assistance, shelter, daycare, and additional health related and social services

Other Responsibilities
The following duties are to be performed as assigned by the supervisor:

  • Assist in maintaining and fostering linkages with business community and community partners for placements and referrals, under the direction of the Literacy Zone Program Director
  • Design / facilitate and present at special events (such as job fairs, trainings, etc.) and student productions
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and staff development sessions.
  • Network and develop working relationships with other adult literacy and workforce development preparation programs
  • Keep abreast of trends and developments in the fields relevant to the work of the Education Center and the Literacy Zone and represent such work at professional networks and meetings, and advance the work and reputation of the Education Center and the Literacy Zone in the community.

Education and Certification
MSW or MHS degree preferred, or Bachelor’s degree in human, social services and /or equivalent experience working directly with adolescents,youth, and adults in an advocacy/empowerment positions. Extensive experience will be considered in lieu of the degree requirement.

Special Skills and Knowledge
The ideal candidate for this position possesses most or all of the following:

  • Wellorganized, motivated selfstarter with excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Minimum of three years job development and job readiness experience working with youth and adults, lowincome populations, immigrants, the underserved, and/or the formerly incarcerated, and be knowledgeable of the issues facing these populations
  • Commitment to youth leadership development and traumainformed care principles
  • Can relate to students and program participants: patient, caring, proactive, and professional demeanor
  • Willingness to work in small, fastpaced, and diverse office environments
  • Excellent leadership and collaborative skills
  • Word processing, spreadsheet, and database skills, or ability to quickly learn
  • Bilingual a plus (Spanish, Mandarin, or Arabic)

This is a full-time position that requires a flexible weekday schedule. Applicants must be available to work two evenings of the week and be willing to participate in special projects as assigned by the Education Center Program Director and the Literacy Zone Program Director.

 

ABE/HSE Math Teacher

Position Description

Turning Point is hiring an ABE/HSE math teacher for afternoon & evening classes. The projected schedule for this FT position would be Monday to Thursday afternoons & evenings; Friday afternoons; and some flexible prep time.
Teachers are responsible for a class of 15-20 students at the Education Center and must be comfortable with learner-centered, participatory lessons and a project-based approach. While the Education Center has an overall set of class standards, teachers are responsible for creating her/his own curriculum and lesson plans. Teachers work closely with counselors and administrative staff to provide 360 degree service to students. Teachers are expected to attend staff meetings and trainings as needed.

Essential Job Functions
The following duties are mandatory requirements of the job:

  • Provide high quality instruction in all HSE math subject areas, within a learner-centered classroom.
  • Develop meaningful curricula and stimulating lesson plans based on student needs.
  • Participate in case conferences and counseling with individual students as needed.
  • Conduct mid-term and end-of-term conferences to assess and share progress with students.
  • Administer placement tests, post-tests, and other necessary assessments.
  • Guide students in setting goals and developing realistic effective plans for achieving them.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and staff development sessions.
  • Maintain roll books and regular attendance of students
  • Create opportunities for mentoring individual students; partner with counselors, administrators and other staff to develop strategies for providing support to individual students.

Other Responsibilities
The following duties are to be performed as assigned by the supervisor:

  • Be knowledgeable of Common Core changes, or able to quickly learn
  • Keep abreast of trends and developments in the fields relevant to the work of the Educational Center, represent its work at professional networks and meetings, and advance the work and reputation of the Educational Center in the professional community, and city/state/nation-wide arenas.
  • Foster student leadership in the classroom
  • Integrate Educational Center’s mission statement into curriculum and classroom
  • Design / facilitate special events and student productions.
  • Attend professional development workshops and trainings, both within and outside of Turning Point
  • Collaborate with Educational Center staff, Turning Point staff, and other agencies.
  • Participate in Turning Point outreach and fundraising events as requested.

Education and Certification
Bachelor’s Degree required; additionally, a minimum of two years teaching experience in a literacy program
is preferred. Bilingual (Spanish or Cantonese) is a plus.

Special Skills and Knowledge
In addition to the above-listed job responsibilities and educational requirements, the ideal candidate for this
position possesses most or all of the following:

  • Ability to work in a team setting.
  • Ability to work with adolescents and diverse populations.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with, understanding of, and commitment to learner-centered philosophy.
  • Understanding of different learning styles, and corresponding responsiveness in teaching style.
  • Commitment to developing innovative teaching methods
  • Experience in providing instruction to at-risk 16-24 years old youth, particularly court-involved youth, a strong plus
  • Microsoft Office skills, Internet skills, and willingness to learn more computer skills as required
  • Ability to adapt to evolving and changing agency

 

Social Worker

Essential Job Functions

  • Work with an HIV/AIDS population living in a scattered site housing program (SSHP)
  • Provide individual short term counseling and /or therapy, on-site or in clients’ home, as needed
  • Conduct home and hospital visits as indicated
  • Administer comprehensive psychosocial assessments of all SSHP clients
  • Liaison with in-house psychiatrist
  • Provide appropriate referrals to external providers as needed; monitor client compliance/progress
  • Lead meetings with Case Managers and Counselors for the purposes of treatment plan development and clinical support
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed, both on- and off-site
  • Maintain confidential case records and timely documentation
  • Complete all internal and external reports as assigned
  • Develop groups based on emergent client needs
  • Participate in utilization review, quality assurance, and continuous quality improvement activities for Turning Programs as assigned

Develop new linkages with community resources and HIV and Social Work networks

Special Skills and Knowledge

  • 3 years working/volunteer experience, including a working knowledge of primary population
  • Knowledge of HIV, substance abuse, mental health, homelessness, and other issues relevant to population served
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish) preferred.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To apply for any of these positions, please send cover letter and resume to:

Turning Point

Attn: HR Department

5220 Fourth Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11220

Fax: (347) 391-2124

Email: hr@turningpointbrooklyn.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!!