We currently have the following employment opportunities:
Applicants MUST submit a letter of interest and a resume in order to be considered for employment.
Job Openings and Descriptions
Housing Support Aide provides supportive services to clients in housing programs. Duties to include, but not limited to, client assessments, transportation of clients to/from apartments, important appointments, support groups, etc., and clerical assistance to Housing Services program team. Provides backup support to Children’s Services program by conducting parent/child intakes when necessary due to staff shortage, etc. Provides support to Advocacy Services program by conducting walk-in assessments as necessary. Provide coverage for 24-hour crisis hotline as necessary. High School Diploma/GED required, plus one-two years' experience working with at-risk clientele, to include driving. Must be able to work flexible schedule; primarily Monday through Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours as needed to meet program needs. Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic/sexual violence and homelessness preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, not required. Good communication skills; both verbal and written. Ability to quickly establish rapport and communicate effectively with diverse populations.
Ability to document in a clear and concise manner. Must pass criminal history background check.
Must have clean driving record; provide and maintain current auto liability insurance and annually update Motor Vehicle Report. Must be able to stand, bend, kneel, stretch, climb stairs and lift/carry up to 40lbs.
The Children’s Advocate works to address the specialized needs of child and youth survivors of domestic violence and child abuse. The Advocate works in partnership with the family to ensure a comprehensive, timely response that addresses all areas of the young survivor’s safety and survival. The Children’s Advocate also works closely with the Counseling Services and case management staff, as well as outside agencies to respond effectively to families living at a 100-bed emergency shelter setting.
Plans and facilitates children’s programs by coordinating educational and recreational opportunities for children and youth; maintain schedule of events; makes appropriate and timely referrals to Parent Educator. Encourages children’s participation by initiating and demonstrating interactive activities. Prepares and orients children and families to the program by providing information regarding the impact of domestic violence, minimizing psychological trauma, helping children and families to maintain normal routines.
Acts as liaison between school district and clients attending the schools to ensure district compliance with the McKinney-Vento Act, providing educational advocacy regarding special education services and addressing behavioral issues with children. Provide transportation for children to school, field trips, etc. Bachelor’s/ Associate’s Degree in Child Development preferred. High School Diploma/GED required, plus two-three years’ experience working in child advocacy arena.
Basic understanding of childhood development. Must be able to work flexible schedule; primarily Sunday through Thursday, with occasional evening and weekend hours as needed to meet program needs. Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic/sexual violence and the impact on children of all ages. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, not required. Good communication skills; both verbal and written. Ability to quickly establish rapport and communicate effectively with diverse populations.
Ability to document in a clear and concise manner. Must pass criminal history background check. Must provide and maintain current auto liability insurance and annually update Motor Vehicle Report. Must be able to stand, bend, kneel, stretch, climb stairs and lift/carry up to 40lbs.
Provide childcare in office setting at Baytown office location for clients attending counseling sessions and/or support groups on Wednesdays. Primarily 11:30AM to 7:30PM with a one-hour lunch brea – 8 hours/week. Up to one year of childcare classroom experience preferred, not required – ability/willingness to work with children from infants to 12 years of age and basic knowledge of childhood developmental stages. Bilingual, English/Spanish preferred, not required. Must pass criminal background check and have reliable transportation to and from Baytown office. Must pass drug screen.
First Aid/CPR/AED certification preferred, not required. Must be able to bend, kneel, stretch and stand for extended periods. Must demonstrate safety-conscious attitude and adopt safe practices to ensure safety of children. Must be able to lift/carry up to 40lbs.
Childcare Teacher supervises children impacted by domestic/sexual violence and homelessness in childcare setting provided to residents at 100-bed Emergency Shelter & Housing Program. Applicants must have the ability to adhere to Childcare Licensing Minimum Standards. Applicants must have a strong understanding of DAP (Developmentally Appropriate Practice for children in all age groups from infant to school-agers. The successful teacher will be required to attend, support, implement ongoing professional development; i.e., one full Saturday every three months. The Bridge childcare facilities are NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)-accredited programs requiring teachers to demonstrate the willingness to value the teaching and learning process, as outlined by accreditation standards according to NAEYC.
Applicant must have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications for use in observation, documentation and children’s learning experiences. Teachers must demonstrate progressive improvements as outlined by the use of Early Education assessment tools and strategies, observation and documentation; i.e., GOLD, CLASS, ITERS, ECERS, NAEYC and Reggio-inspired Family Engagement program. Orientate parent to childcare to include review of childcare guidelines, parent/child initial assessment, and information as requested from parent. Develop, implement and monitor daily lesson plans to increase physical, cognitive, emotional and social skills for children in assigned classroom. Document all services provided to child and parent on daily basis in compliance with grant collecting objectives.
Transport children to and from school, fieldtrips and other childcare related activities, as necessary. Assist children with activities of daily living (which may include feeding/toilet training, homework assistance, conflict resolution, etc.). Ensure that childcare is clean, organized, and well maintained and is a safe environment. Daily cleaning will include sweeping, mopping and sanitizing. High School Diploma or GED required. Child Development Associate (CDA) required; if not complete, at least close to completion. Ability to work with all age groups, including infants through school-age children. Minimum of one-two years’ experience providing childcare in childcare setting. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, not required.
Must pass criminal history background check and drug screen. Must provide and maintain current auto liability insurance and annually update Motor Vehicle Report. Must be able to bend, kneel, stretch, climb stairs and stand for extended periods. Must be able to lift/carry up to 40lbs. Must be able to work flexible schedule – primarily Monday through Friday, from 10:30AM to 7:30PM; with the possibility of occasional later evenings and Saturday trainings once every three months.
Letters of interest and resumes accepted via E-mail ONLY! Please submit these documents to HR@tbotw.org.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
Once resumes are received, applicants of interest will be notified via phone. If you do not specify which position you are applying for, your resume will not be considered. It is not necessary to complete an application unless you have been notified to do so. There is no harm in submitting this with your resume but do know that it will not be viewed unless you are contacted for an interview.
The Bridge offers benefits to eligible employees.
ALL NEW HIRES ARE REQUIRED TO UNDERGO MOTOR VEHICLE & CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR EMPLOYMENT!
The Bridge Over Troubled Waters (The Bridge) believes that equal opportunity for all employees is important for the continuing success of our organization. In accordance with state and federal law, The Bridge will not discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment because of race, disability, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, or non-job related factors in hiring, promotion, demotion, training, benefits, transfers, layoffs, terminations, recommendations, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. Opportunity is provided to all employees based on qualifications and job requirements.
NOTE: It is the policy of The Bridge not to hire applicants who have received services from our agency within the previous 12 month period.
IF you have been selected to have an interview, please download the application, fill it out and bring it with you to the interview.