The entire corporation is directed by an Executive Director: Richard Barna, LAADC, a licensed Drug and Alcohol Therapist, who reports to a Board of Directors. One of the seats on the board belong to Rich Barna, while the other eight seats are held by Tahoe Turning Point, Inc. Chief Financial Officer Jody Sayre, and seven local professionals. The corporation hires employees in three primary areas:
- Administration: Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer, Accounting Assistant and Human Resources, Administrative Assistant, and Maintenance Director
- Social Work/Casework: Residential Supervisor, 2 Marriage & Family Therapists, A marriage & family therapist intern, and 5 Childcare Supervisors
- Childcare Workers: These are the backbone of the agency. They include counselors, 5 house managers, outdoor specialists and tutors.
In total we maintain approximately 45 full-time employees. We do not use the services of volunteers.
Basically all of our staff are raising children. If you don’t like kids, this isn’t the job for you! Your responsibilities are everything that a good parental figure would provide for a growing teenaged boy. This includes: supervision, meals, cleanliness and hygiene, transportation to events and appointments, teaching sports and related skills, help with schoolwork, teaching lifeskills, assigning chores, building relationships, counseling, guiding, and everything else that is part of being a good parent. Additionally, our staff have some paperwork responsibilities including: daily staff logs, medication logs, behavioral charts, and incident reports. You might also take on some additional responsibilities that are requested by your supervisor. These might include leading groups on certain subjects, facilitating a session, or organize a program or directing a scheduled trip or outing. Each of these will depend on your level of expertise and experience.
For each of our facilities, a certain level of skill and training is very beneficial. Job applicants applying to the Meyers and Heavenly Valley programs should be proficient in leading and directing outdoor adventure type programs. We don’t expect any one staff to be an expert in all fields, but some degree of training and safety knowledge is very helpful. Our outdoor programs include: rockclimbing, skiing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, kayaking, camping, backpacking, mountain biking and bouldering.
Group Home Work and Shifts
Each staff person works a 54 hour shift over the course of three and one half days. During the shift each staff shares the responsibility of sleeping over at the facility for two nights. The unpaid sleep portion of your shift is for eight hours a night. Should you be called into service for a client or emergency during that time, you are of course paid for your time. The staff sleeping areas are located in a separate staff room (or office with bed).
Pay and Benefits
The pay scale is based on factors such as: degree, experience in residential treatment and added responsibilities.
Starting salary for 54 hours per week is (gross) $ 511.92
(or $2,047.68 per month or $26,620.00 year)
With a bachelor degree the starting pay goes to (gross) $579.42 weekly
(or $2,317.68 per month or $ 30,130.00 per year)
With a bachelor degree and previous experience in this field starting pay is (gross) $606.42 weekly
(which is 2,425.68 per month or $31,534.00 per year)
Additional raises are available after one, two and four years with this program. Additional raises are also paid for additional responsibilities, such as managing a facility, becoming a caseworker, becoming a tutor or managing our food program.
- Aetna Health Insurance (after three full months of full time service)
- Dental Insurance (after three full months of full time service)
- Leave Time (sick, vacation, personal) figured at .06 hours of leave for each hour worked. This is accumulated upon employment, but may only be used with pay after three full months of full time employment.
- All meals while working.
- Free season ski pass (if you are teaching skiing and/or snowboarding)
- Free laundry facilities
- Paid training opportunities (college, seminars, conferences)
You may also take part in our 403(b) retirement program that is entirely staff funded but tax deferred.
The application process begins with your resume or application. It should include all of your experiences, both paid and not, as well as education and hobbies and interests. It should also include any credentials, certificates and trainings with dates and dates of expiration (First Aid, CPR, CPI, etc.) that you might have. Please get that to us as soon as possible by either E-mail, fax or mail. All correspondence should be addressed to our Executive Director, Rich Barna.
Fax: (530) 542-1200
Mail: Tahoe Turning Point Job
P.O. Box 17509
So. Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
After receiving your resume, if you meet our qualifications, we will call you for a phone interview. We then will forward your interview results and resume to our supervisors. They will interview you in person at the facility. Before starting work, all employees MUST be fingerprinted and pass the scrutiny of the California Department of Justice. They must also pass a physical exam. They must have a valid drivers license in California or Nevada and their drivers record must pass our insurance company review. They must also have adequate insurance on their vehicle, should they want to transport clients in their vehicle.
After all of these parameters are met, you can officially start work. Most applicants can clear all of these in 7 to 10 days from the start of the process.