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.

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.

Email Submission Only

Letters of interest and resumes accepted via E-mail ONLY! Please submit these documents to HR@tbotw.org.

Our Current Career Opportunities

Letters of interest and resumes must be submitted via E-mail ONLY to HR@tbotw.org when you click the "Apply Now" button inside the job position description. NOTE: We only accept resumes for OPEN POSITIONS.

Childcare Teacher (5 Positions)

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

Apply Now

Counselling Services Director

Exempt | Counseling Services

The Counseling Services Director plans, directs and coordinates all activities of the Counseling Services program, to include direct supervision, scheduling and activities of therapists, interns and all support groups. Responsible for enhancing/maintaining the quality of service delivery to clients, as well as adherence to/compliance with all state and federal counseling standards and guidelines for the ethical and professional provision of services. Establish, monitor and revise procedures to effectively render counseling services. Assist in the strategic planning process, budgeting and reporting for the entire program. As necessary, act as liaison between local universities to provide supervision to interns. Assess Counseling Services program on an ongoing basis to ensure that outcomes are met. Oversee the development of psycho-educational support groups for survivors of domestic and sexual violence to assist clients in developing healthy coping mechanisms. Prepare children and families 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; helping children and families maintain normal routines; minimizing the stress of transition. Oversee chemical dependency program to include educational programs, assessments and community partnerships. Oversee the development of programs that stimulate emotional, intellectual and social growth of children by developing and implementing therapeutic programs and activities tailored to children utilizing culturally competent resources. Actively participate in local and state coalitions, organizations and other networking; and keep abreast of legislation related to mental health, counseling and therapeutic services. Develop staff training for Counseling Services team, onboarding, hiring criteria, conducting annual performance evaluations and ongoing staff development; terminating employees; reviewing timesheets for accuracy and forwarding to Finance in a timely fashion. Communicate agency updates, policy and procedures and other information related to team on a regular basis through regularly scheduled departmental and individual meetings. Collect survey data and provide regular updates on client feedback in preparation for grant reporting and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). Manage the agency waitlist for counseling and therapeutic services, assess client eligibility for insured options and provide culturally relevant referrals. Must have a Master’s Degree in Family Therapy, Social Work or Counseling. Must have current licensure in Family Therapy (LMFT), Social Work (LCSW) or Counseling (LPC). Must have a minimum of five (5) year of postgraduate experience or supervision in at-risk settings or trauma-related industries. Must have current Approved Clinical Supervision credentials. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and submit annual Motor Vehicle Report. Must pass criminal background check and drug screening. Must be able to lift up to forty (40) lbs and ascend/stairs. Must have knowledge of the dynamics of sexual/domestic violence and the impact on victims, as well as training and knowledge in trauma-focused therapy. Must have knowledge of community and legal resources to assist survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and homelessness, as well as legislation applicable to the education of children. Must be able to quickly establish rapport and effectively communicate with diverse populations. Must be cognizant of the need for and demonstrate the ability to routinely make ethical decisions. Must be able to evaluate treatment outcomes and progress. Must be able to evaluate cases for appropriateness for treatment within professional scope of practice and competence. Must understand the legal requirements and limitations for working with vulnerable populations (e.g., minors). Must understand the principles of human development, human sexuality, gender development, psychopathology, psychopharmacology, couple processes and family development and processes (e.g., family, relational, and system dynamics). Must be able to screen and develop adequate safety plans for substance abuse, child and elder maltreatment, domestic violence, physical violence, suicide potential, and assess client potential for danger to self and others. Must be able to provide assessments and deliver developmentally appropriate services to clients, such as children, adolescents, elders and people with special needs. Must be able to identify and maintain professional boundaries and adhere to Social Work Code of Ethics.

Apply Now

Bilingual Therapist

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. 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 for approximately one to two 8-hour shifts per month; 8:00AM-4:00PM, 4:00PM to midnight or midnight to 8:00AM. 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. 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 and drug screening. Must be able to lift/carry (40) lbs, and ascend/descend stairs. Knowledge of the dynamics of sexual and domestic violence and the impact on victims. Knowledge of community and legal resources to assist survivors of domestic/sexual violence and homelessness, as well as 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. Possess self-management skills by setting limits and boundaries as indicated by ability to set professional limit on role separate from clients. Possess interpersonal competencies by demonstrating the ability to understand the perspectives and feelings of others; and the ability to interpret non-verbal messages. Demonstrated ability to facilitate support groups. Ability to identify professional boundaries and adhere to social work code of ethics.

Apply Now

DVHRT Vitim Advocate

DVHRT Victim Advocate                                               Non-Exempt                                          Advocacy/Admin.

The DVHRT Victim Advocate, will provide on-call crisis intervention, advocacy, risk assessment, and supportive services to victims screened and referred through the Harris County Domestic Violence High Risk Team (DVHRT-P) or from other Harris County partner agencies within the DVHRT system. The Victim Advocate will at all times adhere to the safety measures employed by partner law enforcement agencies.    Be the primary on-call victim advocate for the Harris County High Risk Domestic Violence Team.  Provide on-scene advocacy to high risk victims when dispatched by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office ; assist with identifying emergency shelter/housing needs.  Prioritize cases needing immediate response and services based on the Danger Assessment for Law Enforcement (DA-LE) and contact victims to determine safety and willingness to proceed with services and support throughout case investigation.  Ensure victims have information on options related to orders of protection, Crime Victims Compensation, Victims’ Rights, VINE, and other resources.  Provide administrative support regarding operations of the Domestic Violence High Risk Team in conjunction with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Victim Liaison and the Victim Advocates at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.  Develop and maintain an efficient system of communication between all DVHRT-P members.  Attend and prepare any data and reports for DVHRT-P case review meetings and participate in all DVHRT trainings, presentations and professional development sessions.  Act as a liaison for The Bridge and victims between law enforcement agencies, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and the Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council. Maintain program statistics and data collection on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis to ensure compliance with funding and outcomes objectives.  Interpret and ensure compliance with agency policy and procedures and employee handbook. Must be able to work 40-hour week; primarily Monday through Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM/ 9:00AM-6:00PM.  Hours subject to change to meet program needs.  Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Criminal Justice or related social services or five (5) years’ demonstrated experience in working with crime victims in a law enforcement, social services, or health care setting.  Possess and maintain valid driver’s license, current automobile insurance; and submit annual Motor Vehicle Report.  Must be able to lift/carry 40lbs, and ascend/ descend stairs.  Bilingual in English and Spanish, required.  Must pass criminal background investigation check and  drug screen.

Apply Now

Housing Caseworker (Bilingual)

Housing Caseworker (Bilingual)                Non-Exempt      Housing Services/Destiny Village

The Housing Caseworker provides supportive services to clients in the Permanent Supportive Housing Program for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Assist clients by conducting initial assessment for housing programs and making appropriate referral.   Provide intensive case management services to link with and retain clients in housing and other necessary services, including but not limited to primary care services, and to coordinate these services with other services provided to the client.  Assist clients in locating housing per U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) guidelines.  Present Housing Program Orientation in individual and/or group settings to educate and inform clients of program availability, requirements and responsibilities.  Remain familiar with current (HUD) Federal Regulations as they relate to available housing programs.  Provide information and referrals to agency and other community housing programs.  Market housing programs by attending community meetings, fairs and or presentations.  Stay current with eligibility criteria with other housing programs in the community.

Inspect apartment to ensure Habitability Standards are met before client moves in.  Have knowledge of Rent Reasonableness per HUD regulations.  Have working knowledge of Fair Market Rents.  Have working knowledge of HUD 30% Low Income Limits (AMI).  Responsible for transitioning the client from emergency shelter to transitional, Rapid-Re-Housing and/or Permanent Housing by linking to appropriate resources.  Provide crisis intervention services by staffing 24-hour hotline on an as-needed basis.  Prepare timely documentation of all services provided to residents in compliance with grant objectives.  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from an accredited college or university or a High School Diploma with a minimum of two years’ demonstrated experience in a related environment.  Bilingual English/Spanish required.  Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance; and submit annual Motor Vehicle Report.  Must pass criminal background check and drug screening.  Must be able to lift/carry up to forty (40) lbs, and ascend/descend stairs.  Must have the ability to quickly establish rapport with diverse clientele and maintain appropriate professional boundaries, in accordance with the TX Social Worker Code of Ethics.  Must have good communication skills; both written and verbal in English and Spanish and the ability to translate documentation from English to Spanish (and vice-versa) for monolingual Spanish-speaking clients.  Must have demonstrated conflict resolution and mediation skills.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products, particularly MS Word and Excel.  Must be able to handle multiple priorities and work with little to no supervision when necessary, as well as to take direction and work well within a team.  Must be able to work a flexible schedule; primarily Monday through Friday from 9:30AM-6:30PM, with occasional Saturdays and some evening hours as necessary to meet program and client needs.  Must be able to assume on-call rotation one to two shifts per month (frequency determined by staffing levels), 8:00AM to 4:00PM, 4:00PM to Midnight, or Midnight to 8:00AM to provide accompaniment for victim/survivors of domestic/sexual violence at hospitals, police departments within service area.

Apply Now

Childcare Coordinator

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 and drug screening.  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.

Apply Now

Bilingual Crisis Counselor

Bilingual Crisis Counselor                                             Non-Exempt                      Counseling Services/Shelter

The Crisis Counselor at The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc. (The Bridge) is responsible for providing therapeutic intervention for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.   Must be fluent in speaking and reading English and Spanish. 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.  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 for approximately one to two 8-hour shifts per month; 8:00AM-4:00PM, 4:00PM to midnight or midnight to 8:00AM.  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.  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 and drug screening.  Must be able to lift/carry (40) lbs, and ascend/descend stairs. Knowledge of the dynamics of sexual and domestic violence and the impact on victims.  Knowledge of community and legal resources to assist survivors of domestic/sexual violence and homelessness, as well as 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.  Possess self-management skills by setting limits and boundaries as indicated by ability to set professional limit on role separate from clients.  Possess interpersonal competencies by demonstrating the ability to understand the perspectives and feelings of others; and the ability to interpret non-verbal messages.  Demonstrated ability to facilitate support groups.  Ability to identify professional boundaries and adhere to social work code of ethics.

Apply Now

Bilingual Resident Advocate/Overnight

Bilingual Resident Advocate/Overnight                Non-Exempt                          Shelter Service/Shelter

Resident Advocate provides direct services to residents in a 100-bed emergency shelter setting for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and homelessness.  Conduct initial residential intake and exits and orientate to emergency shelter.  Document services provided to residents in compliance with grant guidelines.  Answer 24 hour hotline to provide telephone assessments to include crisis intervention, information and referrals.  Assist Food Services staff in supervision of residents’ preparation and serving of meals.  Manage the daily activities of

emergency shelter by assigning chores, supervising chores, ensuring that emergency shelter rules and policies are adhered to by residents and cleaning facility as needed.  Provide orientation to volunteers and new staff.

Serve as mediator to assist residents with conflict resolution skills.  Oversee the safety, security and general welfare of residents and facility during assigned shift.  High School Diploma/GED required; Associates or Bachelor’s Degree highly desired.  Bilingual English/Spanish required.  One-two years’ experience providing direct care in social services or residential setting with at-risk clientele preferred.  Must be able to work flexible schedule; primarily Sunday through Thursday, 12:00am (Midnight) to 8:00am.  Must pass criminal history background check, driver license check, and drug screen.  Must provide and maintain current auto liability insurance and annually update Motor Vehicle Report.   Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly establish rapport with a diverse population.  Must have good communication skills; both oral and written.  Must have mediation/conflict resolution skills.  Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques preferred.  Must be able to bend, stretch, kneel, ascend/descend stairs and lift/carry up to 40lbs.

Apply Now

The Bridge offers benefits to eligible employees (who work a minimum of 30 hours/week).

ALL EMPLOYEES MUST pass a criminal background check, driver’s license check and drug screening. ALL EMPLOYEES ARE REQUIRED to provide and maintain a valid driver’s license, proof of current auto liability insurance and annually update their driving record.

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 click HERE to download the application, fill it out and bring it with you to the interview. 

Need Help? Call Our 24-Hour Hotline

713-473-2801

Interested in Learning More?

Contact Us