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Children's Coordinator Job Opening

Turning Point, a program offering services to victims of domestic violence, is seeking the position of Children's Coordinator.

It is the job of every Turning Point employee to do whatever it takes to meet the needs of our clients. This job description defines areas for which an individual has primary responsibility.  This list is not intended to limit the scope of duties in any way.  We work together as a team to meet the needs of our clients.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Plan, coordinate and implement an ongoing children’s program, including therapeutic recreational and educational activities on an individual, group and family basis for resident and non-resident clients. Special attention should be given to holiday events, birthday parties, etc.

  • Provide individual and group peer support with children who have witnessed domestic violence.

  • Act as a facilitator for communication between mother and child, when specific conflicts may arise during shelter stay. 
    Provide independent consultation on parenting issues as needed.

  • Serve as a liaison for children with schools, social service agencies, and other Turning Point staff to coordinate service delivery.

  • Arrange appropriate plans for meeting children’s educational needs.

  • Respond to client needs within the shelter, share in coverage duties, implement house rules, respond to other emergency needs, and document case activity.

  • Provide age-appropriate personal safety and life skills training to children. 

  • Document case activity in each resident’s and non-resident’s file, and maintain other records as necessary.

  • Coordinate the “Follow-Up” survey program.

  • Act as Case Manager for Transitional Housing Program.     

  • Participate in staff meetings, appropriate agency programs and policy implementation.

  • Other appropriate duties as assigned.

Skills Needed:

  • Familiarity with child and adolescent development and the ability to incorporate this knowledge in children’s programming and counseling.

  • Knowledge of community resources and their relationship to client needs.

  • Familiarity with counseling theories, and the ability to incorporate theories into service delivery with children
    and parents. 

  • Ability to communicate with people of varying social, economic, and racial backgrounds.

  • Ability to establish good working relationships with school personnel and students.



This is a full-time position with benefits.  Salary range is commensurate with experience.


A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Child Development or related field preferred, or related work experience.


Please submit resume to:

Turning Point

Kathy King, Shelter Director

P.O. Box 875

Marion, Ohio 43302

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