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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 HourlyApply Now
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
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
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 preferred, not 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 Monday through Friday from 4:00PM to Midnight. 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 40lbsApply Now
Non-Exempt | Shelter Services/Shelter
The Shelter Caseworker provides legal advocacy, crisis intervention, on-call accompaniments, support groups and case management to survivors of domestic/sexual violence in 100-bed Emergency Shelter setting. Provide case management to clients in residential setting by conducting initial client intake, safety planning, and conducting case management meeting one to one with clients on regularly scheduled basis to develop and update goals, provide information and referrals regarding employment, healthcare, and other self-sufficiency related issues. Provide crisis intervention services by staffing 24-hour hotline on an as-needed basis. Advocate for residents by accompanying to legal proceedings as needed, providing legal referrals and providing educational information regarding legal system, assisting with documentation of services for referral to other social service agencies that lead to self-sufficiency. Prepare documentation of all services provided to residents in compliance with grant objectives in a timely manner.
Implement and monitor monthly calendar of culturally relevant life skill building, psycho-educational, and empowerment activities for adult residents utilizing staff and volunteers. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from an accredited college or university or a High School Diploma with a minimum of two years’ demonstrated casework experience in a related environment (victim services). Bilingual; English/Spanish, preferred, not required. Must be able to work flexible schedule; primarily either Tuesday through Saturday, or Sunday through Thursday 8:00AM to 5:00PM, or as needed to meet client needs. Must rotate on-call responsibility a minimum of approximately 1-2 eight-hour shifts per month, i.e. 8:00AM to 4:00PM; 4:00PM to midnight and/or midnight to 8:00AM) to provide accompaniments to victims of FV/SA at local hospitals, police departments, schools, etc. Must have own reliable transportation and valid driver license. Must pass criminal history background check and drug screen. Must provide and maintain current auto liability insurance and annually update Motor Vehicle Report. Knowledge of the dynamics of sexual and domestic violence, laws related to sexual and domestic violence and an overview of legal system. Ability to establish rapport and work with at-risk populations. Excellent communication skills required (both verbal and written); and ability to work independently. Ability to ascend/descend stairs and lift/carry up to 40lbs.Apply Now
Housing Svcs./Destiny Village
The primary objective of the Employment Specialist is to match clients with jobs that meet their needs, talents, and ensuring continued long-term employment. The Employment Specialist will assist clients by implementing job support by providing resume building, conducting mock interview sessions, instruction on how to fill out a prestige application, job search guidance, and individualized follow-up support. Engage clients to establish trust, collaborative relationships, coach, and determine the needs and strengths of clients to find the best employment match. Facilitate employability skills workshops and meet with clients who are struggling to become employed by administering skills tests to clients. Assist clients with scheduling job interviews, tracking employment status and advocate on client’s behalf, if needed, to resolve workplace issues. Alert clients to potential job opportunities and recruitment events; provide clients with access to job fairs, referrals to events, network with various employers and employment agencies. Encourage clients who experience rejections and promote client resilience, monitor clients’ progress and provide timely intervention if/when necessary. Ensure data accuracy, including but not limited to tracking of employment services, verifying and documenting placement information, and income. Submit monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as required. Follow up with employer inquiries by phone, email, or in person in a timely manner. Network with other local employment agencies, community partners and by participating in job fairs. Must have High School Diploma/GED. Must pass criminal background check and drug screening. Must provide and maintain valid driver’s license and annually update driving record. Must have two years of sales experience or 3-5 years of employment and job placement services. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, not required. Must be able to manage multiple priorities. Must have strong communication skills; both written and verbal. Must have strong problem solving, decision-making skills; as well as the skills to negotiate, and mediate when necessary. Must be proficient in MS Office suite programs; including Excel, Power Point & Publisher. Proficient in Outlook. Must have knowledge of workforce and education programs. Must have the ability to collaborate with potential employers and clients. Must have knowledge and understanding of the social service community. Must have the ability to maintain strict confidentiality and to take direction as necessary. Must be able to work a flexible schedule; to include some evenings and weekends as required to meet program/client needs.Apply Now
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
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.
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