Careers

Come Join Our Team!

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to ending homelessness one person at a time through access to employment, training, and housing. In addition to the Ready to Work program – which provides paid work, housing, and support services for adults experiencing homelessness who are working to re-entering the workforce – Bridge House also provides outreach case management services and basic needs for those seeking a pathway out of homelessness.

 

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Positions Open for New Applicants

Ready2Live Case Manager - Ready to Work Program

Bridge House is a premier provider of services and resources to people experiencing homelessness. Working to walk alongside people to self-sufficiency, we are seeking an individual to provide case management to graduates of the Ready to Work program. Graduates have successfully completed our innovative Ready to Work transitional employment program. The program for graduates is called Ready2Live.

Description of Work

Bridge House’s Ready to Work Program which provides paid transitional employment and housing for individuals transitioning to stability, seeks well-qualified, self-motivated candidates to provide post-graduation case management services for adults experiencing homelessness and ex-offenders. This position is responsible for coordination of Ready2Live, the aftercare component for people that have successfully navigated the program. This includes developing relationships with graduates as they transition from the program, and offer support as they navigate life after leaving the house.

Shift Hours: This 40-hour/week position works a schedule that will be determined at the time of hire. All full time positions include options for medical and dental plans, paid sick, holiday and vacation time.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Ready to Work case management staff on people getting ready to graduate, to identify potential barriers to a successful transition from the program.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics that can lead people to experience homelessness.
  • Sensitivity to cultural issues and norms that contribute to a diverse community.
  • Operate from a strength based perspective, understanding that everyone, when given a chance, can be successful.
  • Maintain our social media platforms to inform and communicate with graduates.
  • Development of a robust tracking and communication system for all graduates.
  • Maintain a graduate data base, and coordinate quarterly reports with our data team.
  • Coordinate and run a monthly Ready2Live meeting, in consultation and collaboration with our Housing Specialist and Transition Case Manager.
  • Work with Employment Specialist to help graduates update resumes, and explore better paying jobs in their identified career choice.
  • Work with transition Case Manager on issues related to housing that can potentially put their housing in jeopardy.
  • Support and work with Transition Case Manager on the transition to a new place to live, and the challenges that often comes during this critical time in the program.
  • Coordinate activities for graduates on a quarterly basis, including participation in regular activates with trainees. These include Rockies games, picnics, game nights, fundraising events, etc.
  • This position requires reliable transportation, as much of the work will be outside the house. Schedule regular meetings to support and check-in with graduates.
  • Responsible for getting graduates to come to house events, picnics, and other community building events.
  • Maintains and updates client data in Salesforce.
  • Participates in case conferences, staff meetings, and shift changes to promote communication between all staff involved with residents in program.
  • Promote and model the values and vision of Bridge House and Ready to Work, in day to day work and in relationships with community partners and the public.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: BA or equivalent work experience. Lived experience will be considered as an alternative to formal college degree.

Experience: 6 months of human service experience or other relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong commitment to providing opportunities for homeless men and women to reach stability.
  • Lived experience is a plus.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision.
  • Working knowledge of issues relevant to homelessness and legally mandated clients.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of (or ability to learn) program policies and procedures.
  • Ability to verbally de-escalate situations, or the willingness to learn verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Ability to work effectively with angry, argumentative, resistant, and possibly intoxicated clients in an understanding, consistent, and stable way.
  • Must show excellent judgment regarding client-related issues, including confidentiality, legal and
    emergency crisis situations.
  • Physical assessment and intervention skills, including basic first aid training and CPR training.
  • Culturally sensitive, with the ability to work effectively with clients from diverse populations.
  • Ability to work well under stress.
  • Ability to work well with coworkers and the public.
  • CAC II or higher preferred.
  • Must have CPR certification (current or within three months of hiring).

Employment Specialist - Ready to Work Program

Bridge House – Denver Metro’s provider of services and resources leading to self-sufficiency for the homeless and working poor – is seeking an individual to provide case management to residents in our 50-bed Ready to Work Aurora House and Employment Center. Residents are participants in our innovative Ready to Work transitional employment program. Ready to Work provides paid work, housing, and support services for homeless men and women re-entering the workforce.

The location of this position is in Aurora, CO.

Description of Work

Bridge House’s Ready to Work Program which provides paid transitional employment and housing for individuals transitioning to stability, seeks well-qualified, self-motivated candidates to provide employment case management services for homeless adults and ex-offenders. This position is responsible for individual employment case management, teaching employment classes, cultivating relationships with employers, and addressing issues that impact job readiness, job retention, and the ability to thrive in our transitional living program.

Shift Hours: This 40-hour/week position works a schedule that will be determined at the time of hire. All full time positions include options for medical and dental plans, as well as paid sick and vacation time.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Ready to Work case management staff on job readiness and job placement services within Ready to Work.
  • Identify client barriers to employment and help client’s access resources to eliminate them.
  • Assist clients with resume writing, online application and interviewing skills.
  • Coordinate the use of our computer lab and supervise volunteers.
  • Provide direct client assistance with creating employment plans and job search assistance.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining on-site employment support services in our transitional living program.
  • Cultivate new and existing employer relationships – provide info on RTW, visit employer location, initiate relationship with HR Department or manager.
  • Create weekly plan – including scheduled interviews – for RTW trainees who are job search eligible.
  • Meet with transitioning clients weekly.
  • Attendance at weekly house meeting and presentation of employment tip.
  • Assist aftercare participants in getting better jobs, and help out when employment problems come up.
  • Attend local and industry specific networking events, including job fairs, professional organizations, etc.
  • Maintains and updates client data.
  • Participates in case conferences, staff meetings, and shift changes to promote communication between all staff involved with residents in program.
  • Provide input to case management team on trainee performance.
  • Coordinates monthly review of trainee/supervisor performance reviews.
  • Responsible for hard copy files with relevant forms for work and housing related requirements.
  • Manages the collection of credit reports for trainees, and meetings with mentors to assist trainees in financial discussions.
  • Coordinate the use of our computer lab and supervise volunteers.
  • Work with outside providers that will be providing employment groups and activities in the building for residents, or at outside facilities.
  • Coordinate Intern Program, including supervising the work they do in the house.
  • Document and participate in discussion of potential interns for move in.
  • Monitors compliance with policies and procedures in resident handbook.
  • Promote and model the values and vision of Bridge House and Ready to Work, in day to day work and in relationships with community partners and the public.
  • Provides crisis intervention for residents.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: BA or equivalent work experience.

Experience: 6 months of human service experience or other relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong commitment to providing opportunities for homeless men and women to reach stability
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision.
  • Working knowledge of issues relevant to homelessness and legally mandated clients.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of (or ability to learn) program policies and procedures.
  • Ability to verbally de-escalate situations, or the willingness to learn verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Ability to work effectively with angry, argumentative, resistant, and possibly intoxicated clients in an understanding, consistent, and stable way.
  • Must show excellent judgment regarding client-related issues, including confidentiality, legal and emergency crisis situations.
  • Physical assessment and intervention skills, including basic first aid training and CPR training.
  • Culturally sensitive, with the ability to work effectively with clients from diverse populations.
  • Ability to work well under stress.
  • Ability to work well with coworkers and the public.
  • Must have CPR certification (current or within three months of hiring).

 

Please review the job description and send your resume in to [email protected] if you believe you qualify. 

On-Call House Manager - Ready to Work Program

Monitor and supervise residents in the 48-bed Ready to Work transitional housing program. This position will be responsible for covering a variety of shifts that require great attention to detail and flexibility. Program services include intervening in emotional and medical crises, providing a monitored safe living space, and providing support and encouragement to residents. All Bridge House and Ready to Work staff is responsible for creating a positive, client-centered culture.

DUTIES may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Track sign in/out documentation to maintain accurate census.
  • Conduct hourly rounds on all residents, keeping an accurate count of all residents in the building.
  • Monitor building equipment for repairs and request outside service when necessary.
  • Maintain inventory of building supplies and communicate with House Managers on needed items.
  • Monitor compliance with policies and procedures in resident handbook.
  • Coordinate action in response to medical and other emergencies.
  • Provide crisis intervention for residents.
  • Maintain and update client data.
  • Provide input to case management team on trainee performance.
  • Monitor in-house janitorial crew based on daily checklist.
  • Communicate with supervisors on outside work crew’s schedules.
  • Oversee meal set up and clean up with assistance for trainees.
  • Promote and model the values and vision of Bridge House, in day-to-day work and in relationships with community partners and the public.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Shift Hours:
The hours of available shifts will vary; on-calls are not guaranteed a set amount of hours. On-calls will submit their availability by the 5th of the month for the following month’s schedule. On-calls must be available for 2 night shifts per week, including one weekend, and be able to work major holidays.


QUALIFICATIONS

Education: High school graduate or equivalent. Experience: 6 months of human service experience or other relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work with little or no supervision.
  • Desire to help homeless men and women transition to stability.
  • Working knowledge of issues relevant to homelessness and legally mandated clients.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of (or ability to learn) program policies and procedures.
  • Ability to verbally de-escalate situations, or the willingness to learn verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Ability to work effectively with angry, argumentative, resistant, and possibly intoxicated clients in an understanding, consistent, and stable way.
  • Must show excellent judgment regarding client-related issues, including confidentiality, legal, and emergency crisis situations.
  • Physical assessment and intervention skills, including basic first aid training and CPR training.
  • Culturally sensitive, with the ability to work effectively with clients from diverse populations.
  • Ability to work well under stress.
  • Ability to work well with coworkers and the public.
  • Must have CPR certification (current or within three months of hiring).

Part-Time House Manager - Ready to Work Program

Monitor and supervise residents in the 48-bed Ready to Work transitional housing program. This position will be responsible for covering a variety of shifts that require great attention to detail and flexibility. Program services include intervening in emotional and medical crises, providing a monitored safe living space, and providing support and encouragement to residents. All Bridge House and Ready to Work staff is responsible for creating a positive, client-centered culture.

DUTIES may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Track sign in/out documentation to maintain accurate census.
  • Conduct hourly rounds on all residents, keeping an accurate count of all residents in the building.
  • Monitor building equipment for repairs and request outside service when necessary.
  • Maintain inventory of building supplies and communicate with House Managers on needed items.
  • Monitor compliance with policies and procedures in resident handbook.
  • Coordinate action in response to medical and other emergencies.
  • Provide crisis intervention for residents.
  • Maintain and update client data.
  • Provide input to case management team on trainee performance.
  • Monitor in-house janitorial crew based on daily checklist.
  • Communicate with supervisors on outside work crew’s schedules.
  • Oversee meal set up and clean up with assistance for trainees.
  • Promote and model the values and vision of Bridge House, in day-to-day work and in relationships with community partners and the public.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Shift Hours:
This is a part-time position that requires 20-29 hours weekly. Part-time employees receive vacation, sick and holiday pay.


QUALIFICATIONS

Education:
High school graduate or equivalent. Experience: 6 months of human service experience or other relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work with little or no supervision.
  • Desire to help homeless men and women transition to stability.
  • Working knowledge of issues relevant to homelessness and legally mandated clients.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of (or ability to learn) program policies and procedures.
  • Ability to verbally de-escalate situations, or the willingness to learn verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Ability to work effectively with angry, argumentative, resistant, and possibly intoxicated clients in an understanding, consistent, and stable way.
  • Excellent judgment regarding client-related issues, including confidentiality, legal, and emergency crisis situations.
  • Physical assessment and intervention skills, including basic first aid training and CPR training.
  • Cultural sensitivity, with the ability to work effectively with clients from diverse populations.
  • Ability to work well under stress.
  • Ability to work well with coworkers and the public.
  • CPR certification (current or within three months of hiring).

Non-Discrimination Policy

Bridge House is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the spirit of the intent of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, or any other applicable status protected by state of local law. This policy applies to all areas of employment and includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classes. Unlawful harassment includes verbal or physical conduct that has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. This policy applies to all employees, including managers, supervisors, co-workers, and non-employees such as clients, vendors, consultants, etc.