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:

Adult Education Instructor

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Education and Career Development Program is a three tier program to assist in youth’s academic and career success. The programs tiers are 1: classes to prepare them for an alternative high school degree, 2: College Pathways, which serves as a guidance counseling service for those who seek to enter or continue college or job training programs, and 3: Career Development which offers open job search training and soft skills development.

The Adult Education Instructor will be responsible for helping individuals reach their educational goals by preparing a curriculum that will help them meet their needs, monitoring their progress and providing feedback, integrating technology into the classroom,  preparing students in all HiSet subjects and for the HiSet test.

Adult Education Instructor should be attentive to individual student needs and be adaptable to situations as they arise.

Bachelor’s degree in education and two or more years in special or alternative education or related field required. Eligible candidate must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office.

Date Added: 07.06.16


College and Career Instructor

POSITION SUMMARY

The Education and Career Development Program is a three tier program to assist in youth’s academic and career success. The programs tiers are 1: classes to prepare them for an alternative high school degree, 2: College Pathways, which serves as a guidance counseling service for those who seek to enter or continue college or job training programs, and 3: Career Development which offers open job search training and soft skills development.

The College and Career Counselor will prepare youth for higher education or job training programs in order to be successful in their careers.

College and Career Counselor will help youth find best careers by educating them by organizing workshops emphasizing career readiness, job search skills, and college preparation. They will also be responsible for youth articulate their career needs through counseling and administering aptitude and competence tests. S/he will help youth develop long-term and realistic career goals based off of labor trends and the labor market.

Bachelors in education or relevant field required and two or more years working with adolescents or career counseling required. Eligible candidate must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office.

Date Added: 07.06.16


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.

 

Outreach Worker

POSITION SUMMARY

The Street Outreach and Mobile Medical Van provides constant care for youth on the streets by going to the streets and neighborhoods of Boston and Cambridge where homeless youth are known to gather. The Mobile Medical Van helps Outreach Workers provide critical care including: medical attention, survival kits, clothes, food, and referrals to in-depth, low barrier, open-intake care at Bridge and other agencies as required.

Outreach Workers will find youth on streets, intervene and assess needs, and refer youth to Bridge and other agencies to provide assistance. They will also be responsible for follow up and keeping records.

Outreach Workers must be alert and adaptable to situations that might arise on the streets.

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.

Date Added: 07.06.16

 

Residential Counselor

POSITION SUMMARY

The Transitional Living Program (TLP) is an open intake transitional living program for young men and women between 18-24.The Single Parent Home (SPH) is an open intake transitional living program for pregnant and parenting homeless young women and their children. Residents are required to maintain employment, continue with their education, meet weekly with their Bridge counselor and work with their case managers to accomplish their goals. Residents have access to all the programs at Bridge and may stay in them for up to two years.

Residential Counselors are responsible for providing a safe, secure environment for the individuals we provide services for. They are responsible for the supervision of residents. This includes duties such as assisting them with daily activities, providing residents with advocacy, referrals, crisis intervention and supportive counseling, and ensuring resident safety.

Residential Counselors need to be adaptable to respond to any issues that may arise and the ability to work a full-time schedule during the day.

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology or a related field preferred and/or two or more years working with adolescents or experience with homeless population. Eligible candidate must be at least 21 years old with a current, valid driver’s license.

Date Added: 07.06.16

 

Residential Counselor - Team Lead

POSITION SUMMARY

The Transitional Living Program (TLP) is an open intake transitional living program for young men and women between 18-24.The Single Parent Home (SPH) is an open intake transitional living program for pregnant and parenting homeless young women and their children. Residents are required to maintain employment, continue with their education, meet weekly with their Bridge counselor and work with their case managers to accomplish their goals. Residents have access to all the programs at Bridge and may stay in them for up to two years.

Residential Counselor Team Lead will be responsible for assisting in the overall operations of the Transitional Living Program (TLP) and Single Parent Home (SPH) by serving at a supervisory role for the Residential Counselors. Residential Counselor Team Lead will assist in helping Residential Counselors with case load within the program. They will coordinate service implementation plans with residential staff, provide staff schedules and provide them with adequate training. They will work closely with youth in each program providing intake assessments, weekly evaluations and managing program expectations. Residential Counselor Team Lead will be responsible for monitoring all runaways and making sure that runaway program is within compliance with HHS and EEC and monitoring all records and statistics. They will also be responsible for creating and adhering to a program budget.

Residential Counselor Team Lead must be adaptable to situations that arise and express strong leadership skills in his/her day to day work. S/he must be able to have a flexible schedule in order to work daytime shifts, weekends and as needed for nighttime shifts.

Masters in Social Work or related field and three or more years of experience working with adolescents or homeless population. Candidates must be at least 21 years old and have a valid, current driver’s license.

Date Added: 07.06.16

 

Resource Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY

The Counseling and Support Services Program meets youth where they are at using a variety of counseling methods tailored to individual youth in order to provide services within Bridge or other agencies and counseling sessions.

The Resource Specialist will be responsible for providing a warm and welcoming environment for the drop-in area and will help clinicians locate services in order to help youth transition out of homelessness.

Resource Specialist will maintain a welcoming drop-in center for all youth and keep a log of all client visits and services provided. Resource Specialist will be in touch with agencies regularly in order to assist clinical team in providing referrals for youth for outside agencies.

Resource Specialist will be required to have a warm, outgoing personality in order to engage with youth in Counseling and Support Services program and be alert and adaptable to address situations that might arise in the program.

Bachelors or Associates degree in Social Work or related field is required and previous experience working with youth, homelessness, substance abuse or trauma. Candidate must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office.

Date Added: 07.06.16

 

Workforce Development Instructor

POSITION SUMMARY

The Education and Career Development Program is a three tier program to assist in youth’s academic and career success. The programs tiers are 1: classes to prepare them for an alternative high school degree, 2: College Pathways, which serves as a guidance counseling service for those who seek to enter or continue college or job training programs, and 3: Career Development which offers open job search training and soft skills development.

The Workforce Development Instructor will provide training for youth in job related skills as well as coming up with plans in order to accomplish work goals.

The Workforce Development Instructor will work with youth to develop action plans in order to overcome challenges with regards to seeking employment, provide students with information on how to participate in workforce development programming, coordinate workshops to prepare them for workforce and professional development including (creation of resumes and cover letters), career coaching and soft skills. S/he will also be responsible for attending job fairs, open houses and community events in order to create network base with the hiring community.

Workforce Development Instructor must be adaptable to address any situation as it may arise with regards to youth’s career development.

Eligible candidate must have Bachelor’s degree in education or related field and two or more years of experience working with adolescents or career services. Candidate must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office.

Date Added: 07.06.16