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.

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

Emergency Residence Team Leader


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


Development Associate


The Development Associate supports the operation of the Development Office and is the lead person in managing the Raiser’s Edge donor database. The Development Associate assists with communication materials as needed, donor stewardship, in-kind gifts, product and food drives, Jeans for Bridge and event assistance.  

The Development Associate manages gift processing and all database entries and reports, provides and mails out gift acknowledgments and all other types of donor stewardship as needed, and assists in the preparation and implementation of direct mail, appeals, and e-blasts.

Bachelor’s degree required and three to five years of experience in development or related field strongly preferred. Eligible candidate must be knowledgeable in database management tools and experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge required. Eligible candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills

Date Added: 10.24.16

Emergency Residence Counselor


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.