Jobs At TBOTW

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

Our Current Career Opportunities

Effective 1/1/2022, The Bridge adopted a 36-hour work week for full time employees, with no reduction in pay or benefits.

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

Childcare Teacher - 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                $31,200 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.

 

 

Housing Advocate

Housing Advocate (multiple)                        Non-Exempt                                 $31,200 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 Education & Prevention Advocate

Bilingual Education & Prevention Advocate                                    Non-Exempt                    $35,000 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.

 

 

Resident Advocate (Full-Time)

Resident Advocate                            Non-Exempt                                         $31,200 annually

Full-Time: Available Shifts Below

  • Wed/Thurs/Fri:  7 pm – 7 am
  • Thurs/Fri/Sat:  7 pm – 7 am

The Resident Advocate provides direct services to residents in a 100-bed emergency shelter setting for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and women and children experiencing homelessness. Provide direct services by conducting initial intake of residents, provide orientation to educate resident about emergency shelter guidelines, services available, make room assignment; supervise residents to ensure compliance with shelter guidelines and maintain overall safety while providing quality client services. Prepare documentation of services provided in compliance with grants using clear and concise narratives; and maintain statistical records for files as assigned; update daily house census and log report each shift to keep peers abreast of resident’s status. Provide assistance to Food Services staff by conducting daily meal counts on all residents attending meals. Oversee the residents during meal time to ensure safety and cleanliness. Answer 24-hour hotline, LIVEchat and text to provide telephone assessments to include safety planning, crisis intervention, information and referrals. Update and assist with overseeing the HCDV shelter bed database. Ensure TBOTW account is updated and accurate bed availability is noted, daily. Conduct routine walk through of facility to monitor, and assist with the cleanliness of the shelter to help ensure resident safety; and compliance with shelter guidelines. Provide orientation to volunteers and new staff as designated. High School Diploma/GED; Bachelor’s degree is highly desired. Two years’ experience providing direct care in social services or residential setting with at-risk clientele. Bilingual highly desired, not required. Possess a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance; and submit Motor Vehicle Report. Must pass criminal background check and drug screening. Must be able to lift/carry (40) lbs, and ascend/descend stairs in emergency shelter setting.

Resident Advocate (Part-Time: Saturday & Sunday 7:00pm-7:00am)

Resident Advocate                               Non-Exempt                                      $16.67 hourly

(Part-Time:  Saturday & Sunday 7:00pm-7:00am)

The Resident Advocate provides direct services to residents in a 100-bed emergency shelter setting for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and women and children experiencing homelessness. Provide direct services by conducting initial intake of residents, provide orientation to educate resident about emergency shelter guidelines, services available, make room assignment; supervise residents to ensure compliance with shelter guidelines and maintain overall safety while providing quality client services. Prepare documentation of services provided in compliance with grants using clear and concise narratives; and maintain statistical records for files as assigned; update daily house census and log report each shift to keep peers abreast of resident’s status. Provide assistance to Food Services staff by conducting daily meal counts on all residents attending meals. Oversee the residents during mealtime to ensure safety and cleanliness. Answer 24-hour hotline, LIVEchat and text to provide telephone assessments to include safety planning, crisis intervention, information and referrals. Update and assist with overseeing the HCDV shelter bed database. Ensure TBOTW account is updated, and accurate bed availability is noted, daily. Conduct routine walk through of facility to monitor, and assist with the cleanliness of the shelter to help ensure resident safety, and compliance with shelter guidelines. Provide orientation to volunteers and new staff as designated. High School Diploma/GED; Bachelor’s degree is highly desired. Two years’ experience providing direct care in social services or residential setting with at-risk clientele. Bilingual highly desired, not required. Possess a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance; and submit Motor Vehicle Report. Must pass criminal background check and drug screening. Must be able to lift/carry (40) lbs. and ascend/descend stairs in emergency shelter setting.

Shelter Advocate

Shelter Advocate (multiple)                       Non-Exempt                                           $31,200 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.

 

Mobile Advocate

Mobile Advocate                               Non-Exempt                               $31,200 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.

 

Accounting Specialist

Accounting Specialist                               Non-Exempt                                      $38,000 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

Qualifications Education: Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or equivalent experience. 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. Must pass criminal background check and drug screen. Must have reliable transportation, maintain current auto liability insurance and provide Motor Vehicle Report. Must be able to lift/carry (40)lbs., and ascend/descend stairs in emergency shelter setting. Hours primarily 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

Bilingual Mobile Advocate

Bilingual Mobile Advocate                          Non-Exempt                               $31,200 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.

 

Food Service Aide

Food Services Aide                            Non-Exempt                                     $31,200 annually

Food Services Aide provides supportive services in food services program in 100-bed emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and individuals experiencing homelessness to ensure compliance with grant guidelines. Assist Food Services Manager and cook(s) in preparing/serving daily meals. Conduct daily inventory of food inventory to ensure that kitchen is fully stocked. Responsible for the organization and maintenance of the food pantry, to include the walk-in freezer and walk-in cooler. Conduct twice yearly complete inventory of all food products and update inventory spreadsheet. Assist with picking up donation of food products from Houston Food Bank, Houston Food Bank Retail and Harvest Programs and handle all other community-based donations. Monitor and assist staff with meal preparation and serving of food to ensure food handling safety rules are enforced. Ensure food storage and kitchen areas are kept clean and orderly. Assure proper temperatures and methods of food storage to include recording daily freezer/cooler temperatures. Assist Food Services Manager with all relevant documentation to meet program requirements, including CACFP meal production records, uploading data to Houston Food Bank Portal and other donation documentation requirements. High School Diploma/GED. Food Handler’s Certificate required. Must be computer literate. Must be organized and pay attention to detail. One year experience in food preparation. Possess a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance; and submit annual Motor Vehicle Report. Must pass criminal background check. Must be able to lift/carry a minimum of 40lbs and ascend/descend stairs in emergency shelter setting. Must be able to work flexible schedule; primarily Sunday through Thursday, from 9:30AM to 6:30PM, subject to change to meet program needs. Knowledge of food preparation and cooking methods on a large scale basis. Knowledge of the materials and equipment used in large scale cooking operations. Knowledge of health and safety standards utilized in food service operation and in commercial facilities. Knowledge of food inventory procedures, including FIFO. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to establish rapport with diverse populations. Ability to effectively make decisions in a multi-tasking and stressful environment independently. Demonstrated ability effectively communicate verbally and writing. Ability to comprehend written materials and follow directions. Ability to redirect inappropriate behavior in professional manner. Knowledge of domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness, and special needs populations highly desired. Demonstrated ability to prepare nutritional menus in compliance with grant guidelines and dietary needs of residents. Ability to perform basic arithmetic operations. Ability to establish client/provider boundaries.

 

IT Technician

IT Technician                                     Non-Exempt                                     $40,000 annually

The Information & Technology (IT) Technician assists the IT Manager to provide technology support to the administrative and residential offices, and also to agency satellite locations (currently 4). Must have ability to work within wired and wireless networks, in a Windows environment and Remote Desktop environment via an offsite server.  Must keep abreast of current technology. Trouble-shoots, repairs, maintains, installs and performs testing activities on various computer equipment, peripherals, data communication devices and computer network systems. Provides desktop support to users. Maintains current VOIP/PRI telecommunications system and video surveillance camera system. Assembles, installs, configures and tests computer equipment, broadband internet routers, switches, network- attached storage devices (NAS) and installs cable for VOIP phone system users. Maintains software and hardware inventory, inventory lists. Decommissions old computers in approved manner. Stores and organizes electronic components for back stock use and regularly disposes of obsolete inventory in approved manner. Sets up new users on local computers, adds users to network, domain and network printers, and provides Microsoft Outlook and Active Directory support to users. Transfers files. Employee desktop moves. Sets up users at satellite locations to work in wireless, hard-wired or hybrid environments. Installs software and creates local computer backups for individual users. Restores user data from server backups when necessary and wipes computer hard drives prior to disposal as necessary. Regularly performs updates, installs security patches and provides preventative maintenance on computers, peripherals and data communication devices to include deployment of antivirus and anti-malware software/scans and other methods of intrusion detection. Receives all inquiries regarding IT donations. Must be comfortable providing basic computer information and training to end users. Conduct all work in accordance with The Bridge’s service philosophies and mission, adhering to policies and procedures.  Performs other duties not mentioned here and as assigned to keep the agency’s systems maintained and current. Minimum High School Diploma/GED and at least 3 years of relevant experience. Preferred: Associate degree or higher. Preferred: A+ Certification or credentials from an accredited technical school. Ability to work flexible schedule to include evenings, weekends and holidays. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred bilingual Spanish. Must have valid Texas driver’s license, current auto liability insurance, and annually update Motor Vehicle Report. Ability to take ownership of user issues, be proactive with same and adequately communicate with users to determine their technology needs and provide solutions. Ability to prioritize – this includes effective time management skills – must be able to manage own time and prioritize assignments. Solid problem solving and analytical skills, to include assessing risk versus benefit. Demonstrated knowledge of computers and related information technology devices. Ability to push, pull, bend, stretch and carry up to 50 lbs. Ability to ascend/descend stairs.

 

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

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

The Bridge Over Troubled Waters (The Bridge) believes that equal opportunity for all employees is important for the continuing success of our organization. In accordance with state and federal law, The Bridge will not discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment because of race, disability, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, or non-job related factors in hiring, promotion, demotion, training, benefits, transfers, layoffs, terminations, recommendations, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. Opportunity is provided to all employees based on qualifications and job requirements.

NOTE: It is the policy of The Bridge not to hire applicants who have received services from our agency within the previous 12 month period.

If you have been selected to have an interview, please click HERE to download the application, fill it out and bring it with you to the interview. 

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