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Employment Specialist

Company: Turning Point of Central California
Location: Salinas
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionTurning Point of Central California, Inc.
Turning Point of Central California, Inc. was founded in 1970. For over 50 years now, we have been transforming lives across the state of California. From Mental Health to Community Corrections, Children's Services, Housing Programs, Recovery Services, Substance Abuse Disorders & more; we serve people in need. Our desire is to see individuals reach their full potential, and create lasting change that will stand the test of time.


Employment Specialist - Probation


Silver Star


344 Salinas Street, Suite 209, Salinas, CA 93901


Perla Sanchez Zepeda, Program Director


(831) 755-3240


Class 140 ($22.89 - $30.12/hour)


Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt


Until Filled



Company Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Company paid benefits package including medical, dental and vision and many other voluntary benefits
  • 403b Tax Deferred Annuity Retirement fund
  • 401a Pension Plan fund
  • Term life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • On the job training including paid professional development and career development
  • Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth
  • Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay
  • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
  • Family-oriented environment
  • Mileage reimbursement for travel
  • Qualified non-profit for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program
  • Regular work schedule (Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm)

    We are a diverse, inclusive and equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (40+), disability status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, protected military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
    The Employment Specialist reports to the Program Director as a member of the Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) participant service delivery system. The Employment Specialist provides pre-employment and job retention skills training while working closely with the employer community in the development of work experience opportunities for participants.

  • Provides individual and group job-related instruction and mentoring.
  • Develops job leads, arranges interviews and provides job placements
  • Develops volunteer and work experience sites.
  • Provides case management services.
  • Attends the Silver Star Program weekly meetings.
  • Prepares and monitors all participant status rosters and related forms.
  • Sets up new client files and performs file maintenance in accordance with contract.
  • Maintains database of initial inquiry and placement statistics.
  • Answers phones
  • Generates program forms and updates hard copy binder.
  • Coordinates and purchases client support service needs.
  • Provides Employer and Community awareness education.
  • Attends training seminars as required.
  • Will drive on Agency business.
  • Comply with all Turning Point Safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to: workplace safety, reporting work related injuries, Infection Control and preventing potential safety risks for staff, clients and others.
  • Punctual and regular attendance is an essential responsibility of each employee at Turning Point. Employees are expected to report to work as scheduled, on time and prepared to start working. Employees also are expected to remain at work for their entire work schedule. Late arrival, early departure or other absences from scheduled hours are disruptive and must be avoided.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director. Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • High school diploma or equivalent; some business college preferred.
  • Minimum two years of experience working in a business office.
  • Minimum one year of experience working with the community
  • Minimum one year of experience in group facilitation.
  • Ability to work on site with limited supervision.
  • Ability to use equipment necessary to complete the responsibilities of the job.
  • Minimum one year of experience working with court-involved youth ages 15-18
  • Ability to handle sensitive issues with confidentiality, integrity, and tact.
  • Possession of valid driver's license and access to a dependable means of transportation that is properly insured and operated per requirements of all laws.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, Office 365, Teams, Zoom and other communication/meeting platforms.
  • Possess a valid driver's license and have access to a dependable means of transportation that is properly insured and operated in accordance with all laws. Agency insurer authorization is required.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, general physical, and TB test.
  • Must maintain good relationships with current, future and past employees, co-workers, vendors, third party administrators, and others with whom the Agency is transacting business, and relate to them in a professional manner.

Keywords: Turning Point of Central California, Salinas , Employment Specialist, Human Resources , Salinas, California

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