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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.

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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

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Communications Specialist

Non-Exempt              Communications/Admin.

The Communications Specialist will assist the Communications Director with varied and integrated communication products and services, including but not limited to printed materials, electronic communications, website updates, social media, content creation, marketing, and public relations. Additional tasks involved are filming and editing of videos and some administrative duties. The Bridge seeks a highly motivated, self-starter and detail-oriented person.  Assist in updating and maintaining The Bridge’s social media presence on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter using Hootsuite.  Assist in planning, writing, and managing monthly newsletter.  Assist with press releases.  Update website on WordPress platform.  Collaborate closely with the Communications Director on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and communications.  Video creation and editing.  Public speaking.  Assist with various administrative duties.  Prefer Associate’s/Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or similar field.  In lieu of degree, must have a High School Diploma/GED, plus a minimum of one year of experience working with social media/public relations.  Must have excellent communications skills; both verbal and written.  Must pass criminal background check and pass drug screen.  Must provide and maintain valid driver license, current auto liability insurance and annually update driving record.  Must be able to lift/carry up to forty (40) lbs. and ascend/descend stairs.  Ability to prioritize.  Good organizational skills.  Must demonstrate excellent time management skills.  Communicate professionally with clients, co-workers, press, and community.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.  Proficiency in Adobe Programs a plus.  Must be detail oriented.  Knowledge of graphic design.  Bilingual in English and Spanish, preferred.  Enthusiasm for The Bridge mission   Must be able to work a flexible schedule; primarily five days per week, Monday through Friday with evening and weekend hours as necessary to support agency events.  Must be able to work forty hours per week/eight hours per day.  Schedule subject to change to meet department needs and as determined by department management.

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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.

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Resident Advocate/PT Weekend

Non-Exempt              Shelter Services/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.  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; reading/writing and translating for shelter residents and co-workers.  One-two years’ experience providing direct care in social services or residential setting with at-risk clientele preferred.  Must be able to work weekends, Saturday and Sunday, 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 40lbs.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Development Coordinator

 

Development Coordinator            Non-Exempt                                      HR / Admin.

The Development Coordinator develops, implements, and monitors special projects, annual fundraisers, acquisition of both monetary and in-kind donations to meet the agency’s annual operational needs. From assisting department leaders in developing fundraising plans, maintaining donor relationships, and securing new ones, this position advances the agency’s initiatives through actively seeking partners. Additionally, this position will coordinate with various business partners and organize events. The Development Coordinator organizes with other members of the Development team and plans ways to increase agency mission awareness and funding.

Required Skills/Qualifications

-Coordinate all aspects of fundraising events and activities.
-Manage annual fundraising events by soliciting sponsorships, handling promotional tasks, securing venue, handling all aspects of coordinating event to meet fundraising goals as established.
-Establish a realistic budget for events and account for anticipated fundraising outcomes.
-Work closely with Communication Department to establish plans for marketing events and programs.
-Foster positive relationships with current and potential business partners.
-Acts as agency representative by actively working with local civic/business organizations, schools, faith-based sector, and individuals within the community to cultivate relationships and potential donors.
-Coordinate with all managers and directors to provide monetary and in-kind donations to support programming needs.
-Develop and implement on-going drives for food and paper products to defray from daily operations budget by utilizing community networks and businesses.
-Coordinate holiday campaign to include securing Christmas gifts for clients residing in shelter, non-residential, and long-term housing programs.

Other Requirements

· Bilingual English/Spanish highly desired, not required.

· Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher.

· Knowledge of the dynamics of sexual and domestic violence.

· Demonstrated ability to facilitate educational group sessions and make public presentations.

· Ability to work flexible schedule, including weekends, evenings and holidays.

· Demonstrated proficiency in the preparation of written reports and general business correspondence.

· Must pass criminal background check.

· Must have own reliable transportation; must provide and maintain proof of current auto liability insurance and maintain clean driving record (annual update of driving record required).

 

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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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