Children’s Advocate

locationBaytown - Texas (TX), 77521

atThe Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Estimated salary $31,000 - $31,200 a year

Job Description:

Letters of interest and resumes accepted via E-mail ONLY! Please submit these documents to [email protected]


Once resumes are received, applicants of interest will be notified via phone. If you do not specify which position you are applying for, your resume will not be considered. It is not necessary to complete an application unless you have been notified to do so. There is no harm in submitting this with your resume but do know that it will not be viewed unless you are contacted for an interview.

The Bridge offers benefits to eligible employees.


The Bridge Over Troubled Waters (The Bridge) believes that equal opportunity for all employees is important for the continuing success of our organization. In accordance with state and federal law, The Bridge will not discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment because of race, disability, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, or non-job related factors in hiring, promotion, demotion, training, benefits, transfers, layoffs, terminations, recommendations, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. Opportunity is provided to all employees based on qualifications and job requirements.

NOTE: It is the policy of The Bridge not to hire applicants who have received services from our agency within the previous 12 month period.

IF you have been selected to have an interview, please download the application, fill it out and bring it with you to the interview.

Non-Exempt | Children’s Services/Shelter

The Children’s Advocate works to address the specialized needs of child and youth survivors of domestic violence and child abuse. The Advocate works in partnership with the family to ensure a comprehensive, timely response that addresses all areas of the young survivor’s

safety and survival. The Children’s Advocate also works closely with the Counseling Services and case management staff, as well as outside agencies to respond effectively to families living at a 100-bed emergency shelter setting.

Plans and facilitates children’s programs by coordinating educational and recreational opportunities for children and youth; maintain schedule of events; makes appropriate and timely referrals to Parent Educator. Encourages children’s participation by initiating and demonstrating interactive activities. Prepares and orients children and families to the program by providing information regarding the impact of domestic violence, minimizing psychological trauma, helping children and families to maintain normal routines.

Acts as liaison between school district and clients attending the schools to ensure district compliance with the McKinney-Vento Act, providing educational advocacy regarding special education services and addressing
behavioral issues with children. Provide transportation for children to school, field trips, etc. Bachelor’s/ Associate’s Degree in Child Development preferred. High School Diploma/GED required, plus two-three years’ experience working in child advocacy arena.

Basic understanding of childhood development. Must be able to work flexible schedule; primarily Sunday through Thursday, with occasional evening and weekend hours as needed to meet program needs. Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic/sexual violence and the impact on children of all ages. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, not required. Good communication skills; both verbal and written. Ability to quickly establish rapport and communicate effectively with diverse populations.

Ability to document in a clear and concise manner. Must pass criminal history background check. Must provide and maintain current auto liability insurance and annually update Motor Vehicle Report. Must be able to stand, bend, kneel, stretch, climb stairs and lift/carry up to 40lbs.Pay: $31,000-$31,200 yearly

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