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' mission is to enable high-risk, runaway youth, and homeless youth to achieve healthy and productive adulthood through prevention, intervention, and education services. Serving 2,500 youth ages 14 to 24 each year; Bridge offers a comprehensive range of emergency drop in services and overnight accommodations, healthcare, mental health counseling and risk reduction, education and career development, and long-term transitional housing. Bridge is the only agency in the Boston area to provide a continuum of age-appropriate services for youth who are homeless and on the streets due to issues of abuse and neglect for over which they have no control.

Located in downtown Boston, Bridge Over Troubled Waters is the city's premier organization dedicated to transforming the lives of runaway, homeless and high risk youth through safe, supportive, and encouraging relationships and effective and innovative services that guide them toward self-sufficiency and fulfilling, meaningful futures. After more than 40 years, it remains a national model and program incubator for youth development services which are effective in helping the most troubled and vulnerable homeless youth to turn their lives around. If you care about making a difference in the lives of young people, we are interested in hearing from you!

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:

Executive Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing primary administrative support to the Executive Director including regular interaction with the Board of Directors, senior staff and external constituents. The Executive Assistant functions as an ambassador for the Executive Director and the organization, and ensures that employees, clients of Bridge and external stakeholders are well served by our administration. The Executive Assistant will provide and/or coordinate administrative support to the Senior Management team and others as needed. This is a great opportunity to use your administrative and organizational expertise to support our mission and the critical work that we do on behalf of at risk youth in our city.

You should have a Bachelor's degree and at least 5 years of senior level administrative experience or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. You must be highly proficient in Microsoft Office and have demonstrated in your employment:

  • Flexibility: high energy with ability to work occasional early mornings and late evenings 
  • Resourcefulness: ability to conduct research, and seek solutions to problems
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A high degree of integrity and professionalism
  • Excellent verbal and written skills including proofreading skills
  • An ability to work independently, while exercising good judgment and initiative

We provide competitive compensation and excellent benefits including: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Employer paid Life, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Holiday, Sick, Personal and Birthday Time, 401(k) Retirement Plan.

Date Added: 03.27.17

 

Awake Overnight Residential Counselor

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Awake Overnight Residential Counselor will be responsible for the supervision of the residents of the Transitional Living Program and Single Parent House on an overnight basis. Awake Overnight Counselor is responsible for providing a safe, secure environment for the individuals we provide services. Must have the ability to remain awake and alert during the overnight shift, and be able to respond to any issues that may arise. We are looking for consistent and reliable candidates who aren't afraid of a challenge, and who has lots of patience, consistency and dedication.

Bachelor's degree in social services or a related field preferred and two or more years working with adolescents. Previous experience in one or more of the following areas: house management, job development, substance abuse, homelessness, community relations or recreational counseling. Valid Massachusetts driver’s license required (car not required), and continuous clean driver's record. Eligible candidate must be at least 21 years of age.

We provide competitive compensation and excellent benefits including: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Employer paid Life, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Holiday, Sick, Personal and Birthday Time, 401(k) Retirement Plan.

Date Added: 03.27.17

 

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.

We provide competitive compensation and excellent benefits including: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Employer paid Life, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Holiday, Sick, Personal and Birthday Time, 401(k) Retirement Plan.

Date Updated: 03.27.17

 

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.

We provide competitive compensation and excellent benefits including: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Employer paid Life, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Holiday, Sick, Personal and Birthday Time, 401(k) Retirement Plan.

Date Updated: 03.27.17

 

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.

Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field. Three to five years' experience working with adolescents and young adults, substance abuse, high risk behaviors, and homelessness. Must have a valid driver's license and continuous clean driving record.

We provide competitive compensation and excellent benefits including: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Employer paid Life, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Holiday, Sick, Personal and Birthday Time, 401(k) Retirement Plan.

Date Updated: 03.27.17

 

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.

Bachelor's Degree and two years or more experience working with adolescents. CPR/First Aid Certified. Previous experience in one or more of the following areas: homelessness, substance abuse, human service organization. Valid Massachusetts driver's license required and continuous clean driver's record.

We provide competitive compensation and excellent benefits including: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Employer paid Life, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Holiday, Sick, Personal and Birthday Time, 401(k) Retirement Plan.

Date Updated: 03.27.17

 

Awake Overnight 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.

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.

We provide competitive compensation and excellent benefits including: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Employer paid Life, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Holiday, Sick, Personal and Birthday Time, 401(k) Retirement Plan.

Date Updated: 03.27.17