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

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:

Awake Overnight Emergency Residence Counselor

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Awake Overnight Counselor will be responsible for the supervision of all clients during the overnight shift at the Emergency Residence Program. Maintaining a safe and positive environment and ensure clients well-being. Overnight Counselors need to be alert and able to respond to any issues that may arise.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • •      Familiarize new youth with the  program

    •      Provide clients with advocacy, referrals, crisis intervention and supportive counseling appointments

    •      Ensure clients are following the guidelines and expectations of the program

    •      Monitor clients behaviors to ensure the safety of themselves and those around them through direct client/ staff interaction

    •      Prepare clients for independent living through various life skills activities.  Which includes cooking, socialization, and group interaction

    •      Participate in monthly all staff meeting

    •      Supervision with Emergency Program Coordinator

    •      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 

    •      Must have the ability to remain awake and alert during the overnight shift

Qualifications and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree and two or more years’ experience working with adolescents or equivalent combination of education and experience. CPR/First Aid Certified, and 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 Added: 09.18.18

 

Residential Counselor

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Residential Counselor will be responsible for the daily supervision of the residents of our Transitional Living Program.

Specific responsibilities include:
Case Management:

  • Supervise the activities of residents in the program

  • Orient new youth to the program

  • Maintain an active client caseload

  • Provide residents with advocacy, referrals, crisis intervention and supportive counseling

  • Assist in developing and implementing appropriate service plans with residents

  • Ensure residents are following the guidelines and expectations of the program; giving consequences or discharging when appropriate

  • Monitor residents behaviors to ensure the safety of themselves and those around them

Administration:

  • Assist residents in maintaining household standards of cleanliness

  • Coordinate recreational activities

  • Assist in the maintenance of program statistics and client records

  • Participate in weekly program staff meeting

  • Participate in monthly all staff meeting

Diversity:

  • 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

Qualifications and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Sociology, Psychology, Social Work or Human Services and Previous experience in one or more of the following: homelessness, substance abuse or human services organizations through internships or work experience.  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 Added: 04.09.18

 

Transitional Day Program (TDP) Counselor

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Transitional Day Program (TDP) Counselor is responsible for the practical functioning of the TDP on a daily basis. This position will focus on the survival aid, assessment, referral, and placement for the ‘hard to reach’ street youth that we serve.

Specific responsibilities include:
Case Management:

  • Respond to drop-in clients including: breakfast, lunch, showers, laundry, computer games, field trips, outings, and physical exercise

  • Provide regular skills-building activities and prevention workshops

  • Provide educational and job development referral

  • Assist homeless youth in obtaining permanent housing

  • Provide advocacy services

Public Relations:

  • Serve as liaison/advocate between the program and the community including surrounding neighbors to build partnerships

Diversity:

  • 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

Qualifications and Experience: Bachelor's Degree and one year experience working with young adults. Previous experience in one or more of the following areas: housing search/placement, job development, community relations, and recreational counseling. 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 Added: 04.13.18

 

Emergency Residence Counselor

POSITION SUMMARY 

Reporting to the Program Coordinator, you will be responsible for the supervision of the clients of our Emergency Residence Program and for providing them with advocacy, referrals, crisis intervention and supportive counseling appointments. You will ensure that our clients are following the guidelines and expectations of the program and monitor their behaviors to ensure the safety of themselves and those around them. In addition, you will prepare clients for independent living through various life skills activities including cooking, socialization, and group interaction ensuring that all activities and services through Bridge are conducted in a manner that is sensitive to and shows respect for the cultural and ethnic diversity for all of our clients.

Schedule: 4 ten-hour days per week; 2 first shift days, 8 AM to 6 PM and 2 second shift days, 12 PM to 10 PM. May include weekend days.

Qualifications and Experience: You should have a Bachelor's Degree and two or more years’ experience working with adolescents in one or more of the following areas: homelessness, substance abuse or in a human service organization.  CPR/First Aid Certification preferred.

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: 03.19.18

 

Awake Overnight Residential Counselor

POSITION SUMMARY 

With oversight and direction from the Residential Coordinator, 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 Counselors are responsible for providing a safe, secure environment for the individuals to whom we provide services. Overnight Counselors need to be alert and able to respond to any issues that may arise.

Specific responsibilities include:
Case Management:

  • Orient new youth to the program (as needed)

  • Provide residents with advocacy, referrals, crisis intervention and supportive counseling

  • Ensure residents are following the guidelines and expectations of the program.

  • Monitor residents’ behaviors to ensure the safety of themselves and those around them

  • Must have the ability to remain awake and alert during the overnight shift

Administration:

  • Assist residents in maintaining household standards of cleanliness

  • Assist in the maintenance of program statistics and client records

  • Participate in weekly program staff meeting

  • Participate in monthly all staff meeting

Diversity:

  • 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

Other:

  • Other related tasks as required/requested

  • Distribution of medication and update of medical log

  • Maintain the cleanliness of common areas on a nightly basis (i.e. mop, vacuum, dust, etc.)

Qualifications and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Social Services related field preferred and two years’ experience 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. A 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: 04.18.18