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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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The Bridge operates under a 36-hour work week for full-time employees.

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Development & Philanthropy Director

Development & Philanthropy Director                             Exempt                                  $65,000 annually 

The Development Director at The Bridge reports to the Executive Director and is part of the senior management team. The Development Director plans, directs and coordinates agency fundraising activities including, major gifts program, planned giving, special projects/events, the annual fund, and capital campaigns. The Director works closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors to meet the annual operating expenses to ensure the agency fulfills its mission. Create and implement annual development plan and strategy to meet agency operating expenses through annual campaign, fundraising, and in-kind donations. Coordinate fundraising events hosted by community groups and volunteers. Retain and enhance donations through growth of monthly giving program, targeted donation requests, and donor engagement activities and communications. Develop and implement comprehensive marketing and public relations program to increase visibility of agency in southeast Harris county, Baytown and the greater Houston areas. Act as liaison between agency and the board of directors by communicating agency’s fund development strategic plan, providing on-going education to equip board of directors in identifying donor and board prospects, and actively working with the finance committee. Create a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs tailored to the needs of the organization that will enable it to attract, retain, and motivate donors. Research, prospect, and write grant proposals to private foundations, corporations, government entities, and individuals. Coordinate with the Executive Director, Finance Director, and various staff in developing and/or writing proposals. Submit updated information on fundraising efforts and online giving to the Communications Director to be included on agency website and social media platforms. Act as an agency spokesperson, as requested, by participating in local civic organizations, businesses, corporations and, chambers of commerce. Manage program by providing ongoing supervision of hired staff or interns, by performing, but not limited to, hiring, orientating, training, conducting annual performance evaluations, ongoing staff development, and terminating employees. This also includes reviewing timesheets for accuracy and forwarding to Finance Department in timely fashion. Communicate agency updates, policy and procedures, and other information related to the department’s position on a regular basis. Train and mentor development staff and executive leadership on fundraising goals, networking and philanthropy. Contribute, support and assist as requested with the preparation and distribution of the annual newsletter/report along with the Communications Director. Participate in ongoing development education, seminars, and conferences to further the agency’s fundraising potential. Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations or an equivalent course of study. Minimum of three years with Corporate/Foundation fundraising experience. Preferred experience as a supervisor for a minimum of two years. Possess a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance; and submit yearly Motor Vehicle Report. Must pass criminal background check and drug screening. Must be able to life/carry 40 lbs. and ascend/descend stairs in emergency shelter setting.

 

 

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Counseling & Therapy Director

Counseling & Therapy Director                                     Exempt                                                $70,000 annually 

The Counseling & Therapy (CT) Director plans, directs and coordinates all activities of the program to include direct supervision of licensed therapists and interns, scheduling and activities of staff, events, and support groups. They are responsible for coordinating and providing culturally and linguistically competent support for clinical services, programs, operations, and training; and will be expected to maintain a reasonable caseload, as well as adherence to/compliance with all state and federal counseling standards and guidelines for the ethical and professional provision of services.  Supervise and oversee all aspects of clinical services. Assess services on an on-going basis. Set department goals and objectives. Establish, monitor and revise procedures and contracts as needed to ensure compliance. Responsible for staff on-boarding, hiring, conducting annual performance evaluation; ongoing staff development; terminating employees; reviewing schedules and reviewing timesheets for accuracy and ensuring timely submission. Conduct individual and department supervisions and meetings on a regular basis. Assist in the strategic planning, budgeting, and reporting for program. Oversee the development of psycho-educational support groups for survivors of domestic and sexual violence to assist client in developing healthy coping mechanisms. Ensure compliance with policy and procedure manuals, workload standards, professional practice and monthly reporting requirements. Maintain liaison relationships with local mental health care systems and resource providers.

Provide preparation and coping methods through diagnostic and treatment procedures; provide 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. Oversees 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.

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 clients’ eligibility for insured options and provide culturally relevant referrals. Master’s Degree in Family Therapy (LMFT), Social Work (LCSW), or Counseling (LPC). Appropriate State of Texas licensure in their field of clinical practice.

5 years of postgraduate experience in counseling and/or therapy preferred. Minimum of one year of supervisory experience required. Must maintain appropriate professional liability insurance.

Current Approved Clinical Supervised credentials. Possess and maintain a valid TX driver’s license, current automobile liability insurance; and submit annual Motor Vehicle Report. Must pass criminal background check and drug screen. Must be able to lift/carry (40) lbs. and ascend/descend stairs in emergency shelter setting.

 

 

 

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Food Services Manager

Food Service Manager                                   Exempt                                                $50,000 annually 

Food Services Manager supervises the Food Services program at a 100-bed emergency shelter for survivors of domestic/sexual violence and homelessness, to ensure compliance with grant and other guidelines. Manage department by providing ongoing supervision of Food Services Program staff, including, but not limited to orientation and training of staff on proper utilization/cleanliness of equipment, ensuring cultural awareness and sensitivity to client nutrition needs, and ensuring adherence to agency policy and procedures. Oversee daily documentation of meals provided to all clients to ensure compliance with the USDA Child Adult and Care Food (CACFP) Program, Houston Food Bank, and City of Pasadena Health Department requirements. Complete/supervise the preparation of daily meal production records to ensure compliance with the Child Adult and Care Food Program. Plan weekly menus in compliance with Child and Adult Care Program (CACFP) grant. Responsible for all aspects of food preparation and service. Develop, implement and monitor ongoing inventory. Purchase commodities for emergency shelter. Oversee the collection of food donations within the community and of food products from the Houston Food Bank as necessary. Monitor and assist staff with meal preparation and serving of food to ensure understanding of and compliance with food preparation and handling safety guidelines & conduct regularly scheduled self-audits to monitor compliance. Ensure food storage and kitchen areas are kept clean and orderly. Oversee routine equipment cleaning and sanitizing. Assure proper temperatures and methods of food storage to include recording daily temperatures. Conduct all work in accordance with The Bridge’s service philosophies and mission; adhering to policies and procedures. High School Diploma/GED. Food Manager’s Certificate. A minimum of two years’ food preparation experience in a commercial/school lunch food setting. A minimum of one-year supervisory experience in commercial food setting. Preferred: Experience with school lunch program documentation requirements. Possess and maintain a valid TX driver’s license, current automobile liability insurance; and submit annual Motor Vehicle Report. Must pass criminal background check and drug screen. Must be able to lift/carry (40) lbs., and ascend/descend stairs in emergency shelter setting.

 

 

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Childcare Teacher - Early Childhood Educator

Childcare Teacher (Early Childhood Educator) – multiple positions                Non-Exempt                   $31,200 annually

The Early Childhood Educator provides trauma informed services to youth ages 6 weeks to 12 years with developmental delays for survivors of domestic/sexual violence and homelessness. The Early Childhood Educator utilizes a hands-on, child led engaging environment to enhance and promote developmental skills in both the classroom and outdoor environments.  Develop, implement, and monitor long-term investigations to increase physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development delays for children exposed to trauma.  Complete all required documentation daily to remain in compliance with our agency, NAEYC, DFPS Childcare Licensing, Bright Beginnings & Collaborative for Children.  Transport children as needed to fieldtrips and other childcare related activities.  Assist children with daily activities and age-appropriate life skills.  Ensure that the environment meets NAEYC’s sanitation and safety requirements, by utilizing daily opening/closing and classroom checklist, in addition to completing daily chores.  Adhere to and maintain the center’s status as a Bright Beginnings Stellar Center by: (a) actively embracing and modeling the program philosophy of a pedagogical leader utilizing the Reggio Emilia approach, children, and parents; and (b) ensuring compliance and implementation of all program requirements for ongoing education/training for staff; for example: Annual SIDS, Civil Rights, Child Abuse and Neglect, HHSC webinars, Mental Health 101 and Understanding Trauma training, etc.  Responsible for maintaining CACFP requirements, such as daily meal counts, and infant meal production forms, meal preparation and serving to ensure compliance.  Ensure optimal coverage is provided (ratio of staff to children) to maintain compliance with accreditation and licensing requirements.  Keep abreast of developmentally appropriate practices and childcare standards and implement as appropriate.  High School Diploma/GED required.  Child Development Associate (CDA) highly desired.  Bilingual Spanish/English highly desired.  Must be at least 18 years of age, in accordance with Childcare Licensing requirements.  Must provide and maintain a valid driver license, current auto liability insurance, and annually update Motor Vehicle Report.  Must pass criminal background check and drug screen.  Must be able to lift/carry up to forty (40) lbs. and ascend/descend stairs.  Knowledge of the dynamics of sexual/ domestic violence and the impact on survivors; specifically, infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-agers; preferred, not required, but willingness to learn essential.  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; preferred not required.  Ability to effectively communicate with diverse populations and people with mental disabilities.  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. For example: Supervise by sight and sound at all times.  Demonstrated skill in classroom control and discipline as indicated by ability to set rules/let children know what is expected, orient attention away from inappropriate behavior and show approval/ reinforce appropriate behavior.  Demonstrated program management proficiency, as indicated by ability to provide detailed team planning for consistency/coordination and provide feedback/ instruction to teachers on a consistent basis.  Possess self-management skills by setting limits and boundaries as indicated by ability to set professional limit on role separate from parents and provide full information so parents can make decisions in the best interest of the child(ren).  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 that are age-appropriate.  Ability to identify professional boundaries and adhere to Social Work Code of Ethics.

 

 

 

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Children’s Advocate

Children’s Advocate (multiple positions)                Non-Exempt                  $20/hr – $37,440 annually                 

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 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.

 

 

Childcare Provider- Baytown (Part-Time/ 10 hours per week)

Childcare Provider-Baytown (Part-Time/10 hours per week)                 Non-Exempt                   $15.00 p/h

The Childcare Provider supervises children in an office environment while their parents attend individual counseling or support group sessions at the Baytown Office of The Bridge. Monitor daily activities of assigned work space and keep Advocacy Manager abreast of any safety, health or client-related issues that may arise. Orient parent to babysitting guidelines, parent/child initial assessment, and information as requested from parent. Develop, implement and monitor activities 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. Assist children with activities of daily living (which includes serving/assisting with feeding/snacks, changing soiled clothing, etc.). Ensure that assigned space is clean, organized, and well maintained and is a safe environment. Ability to effectively communicate with diverse populations. Demonstrated ability to handle crisis situations and implement a plan of action with little to no supervision. High School Diploma/GED required. Child Development Associate (CDA) highly desired, or 1-2 years’ experience with children. Bilingual Spanish highly desired. Must pass criminal background check and drug screen.  Must have current auto liability insurance and provide Motor Vehicle Report.  Must be able to lift/carry up to forty (40) lbs. be able to work independently and as a team member.

 

Housing Advocate

Housing Advocate (multiple)                        Non-Exempt                     Housing Advocate $20/hr – $37,440 annually

                                

The Housing Caseworker provides case management services to residents in a Permanent Supportive Housing Program setting for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and women and children experiencing homelessness. Provides 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. Collaborate and actively participate in community organizations to develop capacity-building opportunities for the agency. Implement and monitor monthly calendar of life skill building, psycho educational, and empowerment activities for adult residents that are culturally relevant utilizing staff and volunteers. Attend all Permanent Supportive Housing Program and Agency meetings. Be available for on-call duty to provide direct services. Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences or related subject preferred, not required. High School Diploma/GED required. Must have a working knowledge of MS Office suite of programs, specifically MS Word and Excel. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, not required. Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written. Must pass criminal background investigation and drug screening. Must provide and maintain clean driving record and annually update driving record. Must have own reliable transportation and provide/maintain auto liability insurance. Must be able to lift/carry up to 40lbs and ascend/descend stairs.

 

 

Bilingual Housing Advocate

Bilingual Housing Advocate                           Non-Exempt                             $20/hr – $37,440 annually

                            

The Bilingual Housing Advocate provides case management services to residents in a Permanent Supportive Housing Program setting for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and individuals experiencing homelessness. Provides 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. Collaborate and actively participate in community organizations to develop capacity-building opportunities for the agency. Implement and monitor monthly calendar of life skill building, psycho educational, and empowerment activities for adult residents that are culturally relevant utilizing staff and volunteers. Attend all Permanent Supportive Housing Program and Agency meetings. Be available for on-call duty to provide direct services. Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences or related subject preferred, not required. High School Diploma/GED required. Must have a working knowledge of MS Office suite of programs, specifically MS Word and Excel. Bilingual Required – English/Spanish. Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written. Must pass criminal background check and drug screening. Must provide and maintain clean driving record and annually update driving record. Must have own reliable transportation and provide/maintain auto liability insurance. Must be able to lift/carry up to 40lbs and ascend/descend stairs.

 

 

Bilingual Education & Prevention Advocate

Bilingual Education & Prevention Advocate                                    Non-Exempt                             24.04/hr. – $45,000 annually       

The Education & Prevention Advocate provides comprehensive and interactive programming to Southeast Harris County concerning domestic and sexual violence education. This position serves to engage the community in sexual and domestic violence prevention and education efforts through trainings, presentations, outreach events, social media and networking.  Participate in local, regional, and statewide training addressing sexual and domestic violence.  Conduct community outreach and education to organizations such as, but not limited to, community agencies, elementary, middle and high schools, local businesses, faith based institutions and other anti-violence agencies in Harris County to enhance knowledge of these forms of violence and also to reduce beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that support sexual and domestic violence.  Attend community events hosted by various organizations and institutions, to enhance our program community partners and allies.  Facilitate approved primary prevention curricula, provide on-going learning based evaluations, and develop ongoing primary prevention campaigns.  Represent agency at community/health fairs, conduct public speaking presentations regarding agency services, domestic and sexual assault, crisis intervention, healthy relationships, and other related topics.  Plan, develop, and implement comprehensive and culturally specific outreach and educational activities internally and to the community to enhance awareness and knowledge of domestic and sexual violence.  Direct victim services: Provide crisis intervention services by answering 24 hour hotline and act as on call advocate a maximum of 1-2 shifts per month (including overnight and weekend hours) to survivors of domestic and sexual violence at local hospitals.  Assist with Education & Prevention Department events (i.e. training, awareness months, and special events) by coordinating sponsorship of meals, supplies, registration process, preparation of certificates, and set-up/clean-up of training area.  Assist in the development of content for organization’s social media outlets.  Keep abreast of current incidents of sexual and domestic violence by researching internet and local newspapers, and update social media as needed.  Associate’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology or a High School Diploma/GED and a minimum of two years’ experience in social services conducting community outreach.  Must be bilingual; English & Spanish.  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.  Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and monitor culturally competent programming to youth and adults.  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 and drug screen.  Must have and maintain a valid driver license, current auto liability insurance and annually update Motor Vehicle Report.  Must have reliable transportation; position is 50-75% travel.  Must be able to lift/carry up to forty (40) lbs. and ascend/descend stairs.  Knowledge of root causes of sexual and domestic violence; ability to facilitate discussions on oppression and gender socialization.  Conflict resolution and facilitation skills; ability to highlight common goals and perspectives in group setting.  Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence; homelessness and working with people with special needs.  Knowledge of community and legal resources to assist survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and homelessness and people with special needs.  Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.  Strong interpersonal skills, ability to establish rapport with diverse populations.  Ability to develop, implement and monitor a program budget.

Licensed Children’s Play Therapist

Licensed Children’s Play Therapist                      Non-Exempt                         $48,000 annually

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. Must be a Registered Play Therapist, or be willing to work towards this certification. Must be Bilingual, English/Spanish. 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.

 

 

Licensed Bilingual Therapist

Licensed Bilingual Therapist                       Non-Exempt                        $48,000 annually

The Therapist at The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc. (The Bridge) is responsible for providing therapeutic intervention for survivors of domestic/sexual violence.  Bilingual English/Spanish required.  Develop multidisciplinary therapeutic plan to assist in crisis resolution by conducting initial assessment with clients impacted by domestic/sexual violence.  Evaluate family goals toward self-sufficiency by conducting ongoing assessments and family/individual counseling.  Assist clients dealing with domestic/sexual violence by providing preparation and coping methods through diagnostic and treatment procedures; providing information regarding the impact of domestic/sexual violence; minimizing psychological trauma.  Provide opportunities for client based experiential learning by conducting home visits to observe clients and provide constructive feedback on interpersonal skills.  Provide legal advocacy by accompanying clients to court hearings, testifying as an expert witness, and debriefing clients after court appearances.  Provide on-call assistance to local hospitals for victims of domestic/sexual violence on a rotating basis for approximately one to two 24-hours shifts per month.  Answer 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.  Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications on social work; establish personal networks; benchmark latest psychological practices; participate in professional societies.  Must be a licensed Therapist in the State of Texas.  Bilingual English/Spanish required.  Must be able to work flexible schedule; primarily Monday through Friday with 2-3 later evenings per week, i.e. 10:00AM-7:00PM/11:00AM-8:00PM, with occasional weekend hours, as required by program needs.  Minimum of three years’ experience working with at-risk population.  Must possess and maintain a valid driver license, automobile insurance and submit annual Motor Vehicle Report.  Must pass criminal background check and drug screen.  Must be able to lift/carry up to forty (40) lbs. and ascend/descend stairs.  Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic/sexual 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.  Demonstrated ability to handle crisis situations and implement a plan of action with no supervision.  Must possess self-management skills by setting limits and boundaries as indicated by ability to set professional limit on role separate from clients.  Must 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 and adapt to change in a productive manner.

 

 

Shelter Advocate

Shelter Advocate (multiple)                       Non-Exempt                    $20/hr – $37,440 annually

                                      

The Shelter Advocate 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 rotate on-call responsibility a minimum of approximately 1-2 24-hour shifts per month 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.

 

Bilingual Shelter Advocate

Bilingual Shelter Advocate                           Non-Exempt                         $20/hr – $37,440 annually

The Bilingual Shelter Advocate provides legal advocacy, crisis intervention, on-call accompaniments, support groups and case management to survivors of domestic/sexual violence in a 100-bed emergency shelter setting. Provides 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 minimum of 2 years demonstrated experience in a related environment. Bilingual Required; English/Spanish. Must rotate on-call responsibility a minimum of approximately 1-2 24-hour shifts per month to provide accompaniments to victims of FV/SA at local hospitals, police departments, schools, etc. Must have own reliable transportation and valid driver’s license.  Must pass criminal background check and drug screening.  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.

 

Mobile Advocate

Mobile Advocate                               Non-Exempt                         $20/hr – $37,440 annually

The Mobile Advocate provides mobile support and advocacy to survivors of domestic and sexual violence connecting them with community resources to enable survivors to overcome barriers to safety and self-sufficiency.

Provides case-management services, conducting intake, safety planning, and conducting case management meeting to develop and update goals. Provide crisis intervention, resource/referral, and support to individuals seeking shelter, housing, legal advocacy, counseling, and other community resources. Provide accompaniment to legal proceedings as needed, providing legal referrals and providing education 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 in compliance with grant objectives in a timely manner. Collaborate and actively participate in community organizations to develop capacity-building opportunities for the agency. Accompany survivors as needed to appointments and/or court. Maintain up to date information about community resources.  Attend all agency meetings as required. Be available for on-call duty to provide direct services. Provide community education in collaboration with the Education and Prevention Dept. regarding mobile advocacy, onsite crisis intervention for outcries, and participate in fairs. Conduct weekly support groups in the community and or onsite to empower survivors. Provide sexual assault advocacy services according to the OVAG, OAG-SAPCS grant to include, but not limited to, case management, support and education groups, applying for benefits and/or entitlements, job-readiness programs, housing assessments, financial literacy, legal advocacy, assisting with CVC, ACP, VINE, protective orders, child support, accompaniments, safety planning, information & referral and coordinating with law enforcement. Participate in roll calls at service area police departments adjusting schedules accordingly. Provide support to victim liaisons at service area police departments.  Provide transportation and or linking to transportation as necessary to remove barriers for survivors who have no transportation. 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.  Must be able to work flexible schedule, to be adjusted as necessary to meet program needs.  Provides accompaniments to victim/survivors of sexual/domestic assault at hospitals within the agency’s service area (southeast Harris County).   Must pass criminal background check and drug screen.  Must have own reliable transportation.  Must provide and maintain a valid driver’s license, current automobile insurance; and submit annual Motor Vehicle Report.  Must be able to climb stairs and lift/carry up to 40lbs.  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.

 

Bilingual Mobile Advocate

Bilingual Mobile Advocate                          Non-Exempt                              $20/hr – $37,440 annually

                             

The Bilingual Mobile Advocate provides mobile support and advocacy to survivors of domestic and sexual violence connecting them with community resources to enable survivors to overcome barriers to safety and self-sufficiency.

Provides case-management services, conducting intake, safety planning, and conducting case management meeting to develop and update goals. Provide crisis intervention, resource/referral, and support to individuals seeking shelter, housing, legal advocacy, counseling, and other community resources. Provide accompaniment to legal proceedings as needed, providing legal referrals and providing education 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 in compliance with grant objectives in a timely manner. Collaborate and actively participate in community organizations to develop capacity-building opportunities for the agency. Accompany survivors as needed to appointments and/or court. Maintain up to date information about community resources.  Attend all agency meetings as required. Be available for on-call duty to provide direct services. Provide community education in collaboration with the Education and Prevention Dept. regarding mobile advocacy, onsite crisis intervention for outcries, and participate in fairs. Conduct weekly support groups in the community and or onsite to empower survivors. Provide sexual assault advocacy services according to the OVAG, OAG-SAPCS grant to include, but not limited to, case management, support and education groups, applying for benefits and/or entitlements, job-readiness programs, housing assessments, financial literacy, legal advocacy, assisting with CVC, ACP, VINE, protective orders, child support, accompaniments, safety planning, information & referral and coordinating with law enforcement. Participate in roll calls at service area police departments adjusting schedules accordingly. Provide support to victim liaisons at service area police departments.  Provide transportation and or linking to transportation as necessary to remove barriers for survivors who have no transportation. 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.  Must be able to work flexible schedule, to be adjusted as necessary to meet program needs.  Provides accompaniments to victim/survivors of sexual/domestic assault at hospitals within the agency’s service area (southeast Harris County).   Must pass criminal background check and drug screen.  Must have own reliable transportation.  Must provide and maintain a valid driver’s license, current automobile insurance; and submit annual Motor Vehicle Report.  Must be able to climb stairs and lift/carry up to 40lbs.  Bilingual English/Spanish 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.

 

Residential Support Advocate

Residential Support Advocate                       Non-Exempt                                $31,200 Annually 

The Residential Support Advocate provides clerical support and transportation services to residents at a 100-bed emergency shelter for those fleeing domestic and/or sexual violence and homelessness. Answer 24-hour hotline to provide telephone assessment to include crisis intervention, information and referrals. Provide transportation services to program participants to goal related appointments and other needs. Provide crisis intervention and safety planning to program participants and assist advocates with completing assessment and making initial referrals. Document and log services given to program participants to ensure grant compliance. Assist Resident Advocates in daily operations of emergency shelter to ensure that resident needs are met and maintain safety and health in emergency shelter setting. Attend all emergency shelter and agency meetings to keep abreast of policies and procedures, agency updates and training requirements. Assist with the coordination of community donations by using agency vehicle(s) to pick up donations and encourage community collaboration by developing new relationships with potential donors and fostering existing donor relationships. Perform daily check of agency vehicles before and after each transportation to ensure overall maintenance, fuel levels and sanitation of the vehicles. Maintain the residential information boards, fliers and memos posted for program participants. High School Diploma or GED. Bilingual English/Spanish highly desired, but not required. Must be able to pass criminal history background check. Must possess and maintain a clean driving record. Must possess and maintain current personal auto liability insurance and annually update Driving Record. Must be able to lift/carry up to 40lbs and ascend/descend stairs in emergency shelter setting.

 

Food Services Manager Exempt

Food Services Manager                                  Exempt                                            $50,000 Annually 

Food Services Manager supervises the Food Services program at a 100-bed emergency shelter for survivors of domestic/sexual violence and homelessness, to ensure compliance with grant and other guidelines. Manage department by providing ongoing supervision of Food Services Program staff, including, but not limited to orientation and training of staff on proper utilization/cleanliness of equipment, ensuring cultural awareness and sensitivity to client nutrition needs, and ensuring adherence to agency policy and procedures. Oversee daily documentation of meals provided to all clients to ensure compliance with the USDA Child Adult and Care Food (CACFP) Program, Houston Food Bank, and City of Pasadena Health Department requirements. Complete/supervise the preparation of daily meal production records to ensure compliance with the Child Adult and Care Food Program. Plan weekly menus in compliance with Child and Adult Care Program (CACFP) grant. Responsible for all aspects of food preparation and service. Develop, implement and monitor ongoing inventory. Purchase commodities for emergency shelter. Oversee the collection of food donations within the community and of food products from the Houston Food Bank as necessary. Monitor and assist staff with meal preparation and serving of food to ensure understanding of and compliance with food preparation and handling safety guidelines & conduct regularly scheduled self-audits to monitor compliance. Ensure food storage and kitchen areas are kept clean and orderly. Oversee routine equipment cleaning and sanitizing. Assure proper temperatures and methods of food storage to include recording daily temperatures. Conduct all work in accordance with The Bridge’s service philosophies and mission; adhering to policies and procedures. High School Diploma/GED. Food Manager’s Certificate. A minimum of two years’ food preparation experience in a commercial/school lunch food setting. A minimum of one-year supervisory experience in commercial food setting. Preferred: Experience with school lunch program documentation requirements. Possess and maintain a valid TX driver’s license, current automobile liability insurance; and submit annual Motor Vehicle Report. Must pass criminal background check. Must be able to lift/carry (40) lbs., and ascend/descend stairs in emergency shelter setting.

 

Grant Billing Specialist

Grants Billing Specialist                               Non-Exempt                                            $40,000 Annually

The Grants Billing Specialist is responsible for assisting the Finance Department by performing a variety of moderately complex accounting activities related to the billing of grants and other funding sources that require monthly financial reporting; exercises independent judgment in the processing and resolution of non-routine accounting matters.  Grants:  Completing and submitting monthly expense reports, communicating reimbursement requests and issues with the grantor, and assisting with tracking expenses. Manage the grant billing activities by setting up and maintaining database for all grants and other funding sources (Foundations, United Ways, etc.).  Preparing monthly billing reports to each funder and keep abreast of any and all grant changes.  Reviews accounts payable for any and all amounts billable to funding sources.  Track and create check request for MOU contractors paid through grants.  Assist in grant monitoring visits as needed.  Accounts Receivable:  Maintains documentation for Accounts Receivable pertaining to grants and foundations. Follow up with grantors on any outstanding Accounts Receivable.  General Ledger:  Reviews general ledger and matches to billing during the billing period.  Creating and inputting any journal entries required to complete or correct billing.  Creating and inputting any journal entries required to assist the Finance Department.  Adjusting open batches to match current billing.  Administrative:  Provide relief at Reception Desk as needed.

High School Diploma required; Associated Degree in Accounting or Business Administration preferred, not required.  Minimum of two (2) years of experience with financial accounting or bookkeeping.  Experience in non-profits preferred.  Excellent communication skills required; both written and verbal.  Must be able to work well with little supervision.  Must pass criminal background check and drug screen.  Must have reliable transportation, clean driving record, maintain current auto liability insurance and provide Motor Vehicle Report.  Must be able to lift/carry up to forty (40) lbs and ascend/descend stairs in emergency shelter setting.  Must be competent with Microsoft Office suite programs, specifically MS Excel and Word.  Experience with accounting and financial management software required.  Demonstrated ability to compose & prepare professional quality documents required.  Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail required.  Must have aptitude for numbers.  Must be able to work independently and as a team member.

 

Accounting Specialist

Accounting Specialist                               Non-Exempt                                            $41,000 Annually

The Accounting Specialist at The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc. (The Bridge) is responsible for assisting the Finance Department by performing a variety of moderately complex accounting activities related to the payment and receipt of money; computes, classifies, and records numerical data into the agency’s accounting systems; exercises independent judgment in the processing and resolution of non-routine accounting matters, and applies a working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.

Payroll

  • Process payroll bi-monthly by auditing all personnel timesheets for time and attendance; in addition to entering the time, mileage and non-tax benefits into the 3rd party Payroll Service templet.
  • Creating and maintaining agency timesheets for new hires and existing employees.
  • Manages vacation/sick leave time and prepares monthly report status for Accounting Manager.

Accounts Payable

  • Reviews invoices, receipts, check request, and/or other related documentation for completeness and compliance with financial policies, procedures, and contractual requirements and enters them into appropriate accounting system.
  • Manages due dates for all agency related bills by preparing and presenting a weekly report to Associate Finance Director.

Accounts Receivable

  • Maintains the “Cash” sheet for all revenue received by The Bridge.
  • Prepares bank deposits and delegates the delivery of the funds to an employee within the finance/administrative departments to physically deposit funds to bank.
  • Maintains the Accounts Receivable Module.
    • Prepares invoices for The Bridge on a monthly basis, and provides an AR Aging – Grants to the Billing Specialist & Associate Finance Director to insure all grants are received.
    • Prepares invoices for The Bridge on a monthly basis, and provides an AR Aging – Donations to the Development Manager & Associate Finance Director to insure all donations/pledges are received.
  • Maintains cash receipts journal and enters any other accounts receivable in accounting system.
  • Prepares monthly income report for Associate Finance Director.

General Ledger

  • Reconciliations:
    • Bank Accounts
    • A/R Accounts – Rent & Employee
    • Postage, Petty Cash, and Gift Cards
    • Vacation & Sick log
  • Creating Journal Entries for the following:
    • Payroll – including but not limited to Salary, FICA, and Employee Expense Reimbursements
    • Employee Benefits – including but not limited to Health, Life, LTD, and 403(b)
    • Year End Vacation Accruals

Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or equivalent experience. Minimum of four (4) years of experience with nonprofit financial accounting bookkeeping, Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal. Ability to work well with little supervision. Possess and maintain a valid TX driver’s license, current automobile liability insurance; and submit annual Motor Vehicle Report. Must pass criminal background check and drug screen. Must be able to lift/carry (40) lbs. and ascend/descend stairs in emergency shelter setting.

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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