The Plassman Athletic Center pool is closed for repair until further notice. Clients may access the small therapy pool until it reopens.

Employment

Working at Turnstone can contribute to a rewarding career serving people with disabilities.   We invite qualified applicants to apply for the positions listed below. For all positions, send cover letter and resume to Hannah Elzinga, Human Resources Coordinator, at hannahe@turnstone.org.

Turnstone is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Food Services Assistant

Turnstone, a Fort Wayne non-profit organization that provides comprehensive services for adults and children with disabilities, is seeking a Food Services Assistant, under the direction and supervision of the Director of Facilities, this position requires an individual to have a positive attitude in the preparation of the meals and snacks for the Early Learning Center (KELC) and the lunch program only for the Adult Day Services (ADS) program. This is a part-time, hours from 10am – 1pm, Monday through Friday. The employee must be able to lift, bend, push and pull up.

Substitute Teaching Assistants

The Kimbrough Early Learning Center at Turnstone is seeking 3 (three) Substitute Teaching Assistants with potential hours of: 6:30am – 5:30pm,  Monday through Friday. These positions are great opportunities for students in the following areas of study and/or retirees from:

  • Education and special education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Human Services

The Substitute Teaching Assistant provides assistance in group and individualized instruction and supervision of
the children. In addition, the candidate must have the ability to make independent decisions within the scope of
duties; ability to plan and prioritize; possess excellent communication skills; and the ability to maintain good
interpersonal relationships with peers and clients.

Requirements:

  • current and maintained certification in First Aid
  • a High School Diploma or equivalent.

The Substitute Teaching Assistant, under the direction and supervision of the Lead Teacher and the Director of
Kimbrough Early Learning Center, will:

  • Assist in the preparation of daily activities.
  • Provide for the physical, mental, and emotional needs of children.
  • Assist in personal needs of the children.
  • Assist in classroom activities: follow through with objectives, outcomes, and progress as established by the teacher. Assist with games, feeding, music and free-play.
  • Assist in keeping classroom area clean and orderly; organizing, washing toys, dishes and laundry.
  • Must possess adequate strength and endurance necessary to assist clients with transfers, ambulation and other functional mobility activities.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Physical Therapist


Turnstone is seeking two full time physical therapists who are flexible, energetic, self-directed professionals to join our expert team of therapists in providing direct services to children and adults in a positive and supportive team environment.  At Turnstone, we believe that people with disabilities should be empowered to achieve their individual goals and live their fullest lives.


Physical Therapist - pediatric and adult experience preferred, full-time (40) hours with benefits.

Lifeguard

Turnstone is seeking enthusiastic and outgoing lifeguards to work with people with disabilities of all ages in their warm water therapy pool.  

Lifeguards are responsible for creating and maintaining a safe and secure environment for all pool patrons. This includes constant surveillance of patrons while in the facility; acting immediately in an emergency and providing appropriate CPR and first aid skills; providing care and treatment as required until emergency personnel arrive; abiding by, and showing authority with all Board of Health and Turnstone rules and regulations; testing and maintaining balanced chemicals; completing annual lifeguard requirements and training; and maintaining equipment in good, working, and safe condition and stored appropriately.  Training includes current basic lifeguarding certification, adult/infant/child CPR, blood borne pathogens, and standard first aid (recognized sources – American Red Cross, Ellis, YMCA, or YWCA).

Must be at least 18 years of age.

These positions are part-time with flexible hours Monday through Saturday with evenings and possible Sunday hours.