Bridge Over Troubled Waters is Boston’s premier organization working to transform the lives of runaway, homeless, and high risk youth. 

Bridge Over Troubled Waters is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please email cover letter and resume to: HR@bridgeotw.org
 

Bridge Over Troubled Waters is seeking applicants for the following positions:

Street Outreach Worker

POSITION SUMMARY 

Street outreach work at Bridge is the front-line service on which the entire program is based. Outreach worker will be responsible for working directly with homeless, runaway and at risk youth to provide case management, advocacy, referrals, and community resources as needed. Make as many new contacts as possible each evening, while maintaining on-going relationships and support with previous clients. This position will focus on assessment, survival aid, and placement for street youth.  The Outreach Worker works closely with the Outreach Coordinator and Medical Coordinator to accomplish the mission and service goals of Bridge.

BA/BS degree or equivalent. Minimum of one year related experience. Applicants with positive youth development experience, specifically with homeless youth and LGBTQ youth, preferred. Must be familiar with local resources for homeless youth. Minimum of 30 hours spent directly on the streets. Must be at least 21 years of age, pass a background check, and have a valid driver's license.

Date Added: 03.23.17

 

Development Associate

POSITION SUMMARY 

Reporting to the Director of Development, you will support the operations of the Development Department and be the lead person in managing our Raiser's Edge donor database. You will process gifts, enter data and run reports; provide and mail out gift acknowledgments; assist in the preparation and implementation of direct mail, appeals, and e-blasts. In addition, as a member of out three person Development team, you will be involved in other department priorities including communications, donor stewardship, in-kind gifts, product and food drives, and events. This is a great opportunity to use your database expertise to support our operations while broadening your experience and knowledge of other areas of Development.

You should have a Bachelor's degree, two to four years of experience in Development, and be knowledgeable in the use of database management tools. Experience with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge is strongly preferred. You should be a strong communicator with solid writing skills; have a proven ability to effectively manage your time while handling multiple projects; and an aptitude for analyzing data with a keen attention to detail.

Date Updated: 03.23.17

 

Substance Abuse Counselor

POSITION SUMMARY 

Reporting to the Program Coordinator, you will support the operations of the Counseling Department. You will be responsible for providing substance abuse and supportive counseling to homeless and disadvantaged youth. Counselors "meet youth where they are at" during their initial intake and set up appointments for follow up counseling sessions or provide referrals to Bridge's in-house services or to outside agencies. Responsible for intake, assessment, long and short term counseling, group work, case management, advocacy, referral, crisis intervention, treatment and discharge planning with substance abuse and high risk clients.

Date Added: 03.23.17

 

Emergency Residence Counselor

POSITION SUMMARY 

Reporting to the Program Coordinator you will be responsible for the supervision of the clients of Emergency Residence Program. Provide clients with advocacy, referrals, crisis intervention and supportive counseling appointments. To ensure clients are following the guidelines and expectations of the program. Monitor their behaviors to ensure the safety of themselves and those around them. Prepare clients for independent living through various life skills activities. Which includes cooking, socialization, and group interaction. Ensure that all activities, services and programs through Bridge are conducted in a manner that is sensitive to and shows respect for the cultural and ethnic diversity for all Bridge clients.

Date Added: 03.23.17

 

Awake Overnight Emergency Counselor

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Emergency Residence Program (ER) is short-term transitional living program where youth commit to intensive counseling, continue education maintain employment and save 70% of their income. Youth work with case-managers to find either long term transitional housing or permanent residences. From November to April, Bridge opens the Warming Center, a place for youth to find overnight shelter adjunct to the Emergency Residence Program.

Reporting to the Program Coordinator you will be responsible for the supervision of the clients of Emergency Residence Program. Providing clients with advocacy, referrals, and supportive counseling and monitoring the safety of clients. Must have the ability to remain awake during the overnight and needs to be alert and able to respond to any issues that may arise.

Bachelor's degree in social services or a related field preferred and two or more years working with youth or those who are homeless. Eligible candidate must be at least 21 years of age.

Date Added: 03.23.17

 

Emergency Residence Team Leader

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Emergency Residence Team Leader is responsible for assisting in the overall program operations of the Emergency Residence and the Warming Center on a daily basis. Responsibilities include case management (providing supervision to ER staff within the program, coordinate assessment and on-going services for clients who have completed the Program), administration (provide individual staff supervision, assist in the development of program staff schedule, provide or access appropriate staff training), public relations (serve as liaison/advocate between the program and the community including surrounding neighbors to build partnerships) and other related tasks as required/requested.

Masters’ Degree in Social Work or related degree is required. Also required are three to five years’ experience working with adolescents and at risk youth between the ages of 16 and 24; experience in residential management and or administration, or recreational counseling and supervising others; and freedom to work a flexible schedule.

Date Added: 11.30.16


Emergency Residence Counselor

POSITION SUMMARY

The Emergency Residence Program (ER) is short-term transitional living program where youth commit to intensive counseling, continue education maintain employment and save 70% of their income. Youth work with case-managers to find either long term transitional housing or permanent residences. From November to April, Bridge opens the Warming Center, a place for youth to find overnight shelter adjunct to the Emergency Residence Program.

Emergency Residence Counselors provide a safe, secure environment for those in greatest need and provide emergency residential services on a daily basis. They are responsible for responsible for providing clients with advocacy, referrals, and supportive counseling and monitoring the safety of clients.

Emergency Residence Counselor should be adaptable and alert to quickly respond to members of the Emergency Residence Program and situations that arise.

Bachelor’s degree in sociology, psychology or related field preferred and two or more years working with youth or those who are homeless. Eligible candidate must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.