Jobs at TBOTW

Our Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity:

 

The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

We currently have the following employment opportunities:

Applicants MUST submit a letter of interest and a resume in order to be considered for employment.

Non-Exempt | Children’s Services

Parent Educator helps parents obtain the education and skills needed to raise physically, psychologically, and emotionally healthy children, who have witnessed and/or are survivors of domestic/sexual violence. Facilitate weekly parenting group addressing topics including healthy relationships, communication, self-esteem, setting boundaries, effective discipline, but not limited; to equip parents with non-violent strategies for parenting.

Conduct home visits to model and observe parents with children while providing constructive feedback and reinforcing non-violent parenting strategies. Conduct on-going safety and lethality assessment for non-abusive parent and children to assess current needs to decrease future harm from abusive parent. Attend training on conscious discipline with counterpart Parent Educator with a view to overseeing this training with childcare teachers and other staff. Develop and update community resource referrals for parents and children by attending local networking events and representing agency at local events.

Work collaboratively with Child Advocacy program to provide continuity in service plan with non-abusive parent and child(ren). Work collaboratively with teachers in childcare programs at both agency sites. Promote engagement between families and to foster a spirit of community between agency locations and programs. family engagement activities. Associates’/Bachelors’ Degree or High School Diploma/GED with two years’ experience providing parent education in lieu of degree. Minimum one year’s experience working with at-risk populations in a direct care capacity in the social services or residential setting. Bilingual English/Spanish required. Must be able to work flexible schedule; primarily Monday through Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM/9:00AM-6:00PM, to be adjusted as necessary to meet program needs.

Must pass criminal background check and drug screen. Must be able to lift/carry (40) lbs, and ascend/descend stairs in emergency shelter and/or housing program settings. Knowledge of the dynamics of sexual and domestic violence and the impact on victims; specifically infants, toddlers and school-agers preferred. Knowledge of community and legal resources to assist survivors of domestic/sexual violence, homelessness and legislation applicable to the education of children. Ability to effectively communicate with diverse populations. Ability to prepare written professional documentation using appropriate grammar. Demonstrated ability to handle crisis situations and implement a plan of action with no supervision.

Demonstrated ability to comprehend the impact of circumstances/environment on the children and the ability to provide children with support and appropriate attention. Knowledge of Child and Lifespan Development; theories of human growth, basic “ages and stages” in infant, toddler, child and adolescent development. Knowledge of the dynamics of family relationships; theories of family interaction, developmental stages of parenting and family life, value of intergenerational relationships to family life and child rearing. Strategies to deal with stressors that may negatively affect family interaction, such as financial hardship, domestic/sexual violence.

Knowledge of family support and parenting education; strength-based family empowerment approach to family support work; concepts of prevention, enrichment, and goal setting; adult and adolescent learning styles, and teaching strategies that meet adult and adolescent learners’ needs; and group process and facilitation skills. Pay: $35,000 – $36,000 yearly

Non-Exempt | Children’s Services

Parent Educator helps parents obtain the education and skills needed to raise physically, psychologically, and emotionally healthy children, who have witnessed and/or are survivors of domestic/sexual violence. Facilitate weekly parenting group addressing topics including healthy relationships, communication, self-esteem, setting boundaries, effective discipline, but not limited; to equip parents with non-violent strategies for parenting.

Conduct home visits to model and observe parents with children while providing constructive feedback and reinforcing non-violent parenting strategies. Conduct on-going safety and lethality assessment for non-abusive parent and children to assess current needs to decrease future harm from abusive parent. Attend training on conscious discipline with counterpart Parent Educator with a view to overseeing this training with childcare teachers and other staff. Develop and update community resource referrals for parents and children by attending local networking events and representing agency at local events.

Work collaboratively with Child Advocacy program to provide continuity in service plan with non-abusive parent and child(ren). Work collaboratively with teachers in childcare programs at both agency sites. Promote engagement between families and to foster a spirit of community between agency locations and programs. family engagement activities. Associates’/Bachelors’ Degree or High School Diploma/GED with two years’ experience providing parent education in lieu of degree. Minimum one year’s experience working with at-risk populations in a direct care capacity in the social services or residential setting. Bilingual English/Spanish required. Must be able to work flexible schedule; primarily Monday through Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM/9:00AM-6:00PM, to be adjusted as necessary to meet program needs.

Must pass criminal background check and drug screen. Must be able to lift/carry (40) lbs, and ascend/descend stairs in emergency shelter and/or housing program settings. Knowledge of the dynamics of sexual and domestic violence and the impact on victims; specifically infants, toddlers and school-agers preferred. Knowledge of community and legal resources to assist survivors of domestic/sexual violence, homelessness and legislation applicable to the education of children. Ability to effectively communicate with diverse populations. Ability to prepare written professional documentation using appropriate grammar. Demonstrated ability to handle crisis situations and implement a plan of action with no supervision.

Demonstrated ability to comprehend the impact of circumstances/environment on the children and the ability to provide children with support and appropriate attention. Knowledge of Child and Lifespan Development; theories of human growth, basic “ages and stages” in infant, toddler, child and adolescent development. Knowledge of the dynamics of family relationships; theories of family interaction, developmental stages of parenting and family life, value of intergenerational relationships to family life and child rearing. Strategies to deal with stressors that may negatively affect family interaction, such as financial hardship, domestic/sexual violence.

Knowledge of family support and parenting education; strength-based family empowerment approach to family support work; concepts of prevention, enrichment, and goal setting; adult and adolescent learning styles, and teaching strategies that meet adult and adolescent learners’ needs; and group process and facilitation skills. Pay: $15.00

Non-Exempt | Children’s Services/Shelter

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.Pay: $31,000-$31,200 yearly 

Non-Exempt | Children’s Services/Shelter

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 9:30AM to 6:30PM; with the possibility of occasional later evenings and Saturday trainings once every three months. Pay: $13.00 Hourly

Non-Exempt | Housing Services/Destiny Village

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.

Non-Exempt | Children’s Services/Shelter

The Childcare Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Childcare Center at a 100-bed shelter setting for survivors of domestic/sexual violence. Maintain childcare center accreditation and ensure compliance with TX childcare center licensure requirements. Maintain childcare center status as a Bright Beginnings Stellar Center by: (a) actively embracing and modeling the program philosophy for center staff, children and parents; and (b) ensuring compliance with program requirements for ongoing education/training for center staff. Supervise childcare teachers, Assistant Manager – Childcare and volunteers to ensure grant compliance and management of daily services in on-site childcare center. Prepare childcare program reports documenting the outcomes of direct services to residents’ children in compliance with grant objectives.

Collaborate and actively participate in community organizations to develop capacity building opportunities for agency. Develop, implement and monitor curriculum to increase physical, cognitive, emotional and social growth for children in Long Term Housing Program. Ensure that the childcare facility is clean, organized, and well maintained and is a safe environment. Keep abreast of developmentally appropriate practices and childcare standards and implement as appropriate. Assist Children’s Program Manager with management of childcare by providing ongoing supervision (classroom monitoring and redirection, etc.); including providing input on hiring, orientation training, conducting annual performance evaluations and ongoing staff development.

Will also provide input on terminating employees; reviewing timesheets for accuracy and forwarding to Finance Department in timely fashion. Communicate agency updates, policy and procedures and other information on a regular basis through regularly scheduled departmental and one to one meetings. 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 or Tuesday through Saturday, 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. Pay: $31,000 – 31,200 Yearly

Non-Exempt | Counseling Services

The Therapist at The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc. (The Bridge) is responsible for providing therapeutic intervention for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Develops interdisciplinary therapeutic plan to assist in crisis resolution by conducting initial assessment with clients impacted by domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Evaluates family goals toward self-sufficiency by conducting on-going assessments and family/individual counseling.

Prepares clients dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault by providing preparation and coping methods through diagnostic and treatment procedures; providing information regarding the impact of domestic violence and sexual assault; minimizing psychological trauma. Caseload will consist of approximately 75% children (ages 4-17) and 25% adults. Provides opportunities for client based experiential learning by conducting home visits to observe clients and provide constructive feedback on interpersonal skills. Provides legal advocacy by accompanying clients to court hearings, testifying as an expert witness, and debriefing clients after court appearances. Provides on-call assistance to local hospitals for victims of domestic/sexual violence on a rotating basis. Answers 24-hour crisis hotline to provide crisis intervention to callers, as well as information and referrals to callers in need of services outside scope of agency’s programs.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications on social work; establishing personal networks; benchmarking latest psychological practices; participating in professional societies.  Contributes to overall Bridge mission by assisting with awareness events and community projects as requested and accomplishing related results as needed. Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling. Must be a licensed counselor in the State of Texas, or qualified to be licensed. Must be a Registered Play Therapist, or be willing to work towards this certification. Must be Bilingual, English/Spanish.

Must be able to work flexible schedule; primarily Monday through Friday with three late evenings per week; i.e., 11:00AM-8:00PM, with occasional weekend hours, as required by program needs. Minimum of three (3) years of experience working with at-risk populations. Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance; and submit annual Motor Vehicle Report. Must pass criminal background check. Must be able to lift/carry (40) lbs, and ascend/descend stairs. Pay $48,000 – $50,000 Salary

Non-Exempt | Advocacy Services/Admin

Bilingual Victim Advocate provides advocacy services primarily to survivors of domestic violence and some sexual assault, who do not require shelter services, to provide crisis intervention, information and referral; support groups, legal advocacy, and life skills that lead to self-sufficiency. Advocates for survivors using discretion by conducting the following activities: assessments, safety planning, financial education, goal setting, access to social services, peer counseling, weekly telephone follow-ups and providing culturally appropriate information and referrals. Provides crisis intervention services by staffing 24-hour hotline and providing on-call accompaniment to victims of domestic/sexual violence at local hospitals, police departments, etc. on a rotating basis, approximately once per month on a 24 hour shift. Provide legal advocacy by accompanying clients to court, assisting with filing of protective orders, educating clients about judicial system and laws pertaining to sexual and/or domestic violence; assisting with completion of crime victims’ compensation, referrals to other agencies and other legal related matters to ensure client safety. Actively engaging with local law enforcement to assist with legal advocacy and keeping abreast of local news to identify prospective clients who benefit from legal advocacy as a result of domestic and/or sexual violence. Facilitate self-sufficiency groups for survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence that will enhance their ability to develop healthy coping skills, develop and obtain goals, increase financial literacy (i.e. budgeting, accessing financial assistance, financial planning, etc), increase healthy relationships, identify and effectively use community resources; and develop self-advocacy skills. Provide translation services (verbal and written) to bilingual English/Spanish and monolingual Spanish-speaking clients. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from an accredited college or university preferred, or a High School Diploma with a minimum of two years’ demonstrated experience in a related environment. Bilingual English/Spanish required. Must pass criminal background check. Must possess own reliable transportation. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance; and submit annual Motor Vehicle Report. Must be able to lift/carry (40) lbs.

Letters of interest and resumes accepted via E-mail ONLYPlease 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. 

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