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Employment

The Bridge Center relies on paid and volunteer staff to support all of its programs and operations.

In addition to our year-round professional staff, we hire a strong team of counselors and instructors both year-round and during the Summer.

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Current Job Openings:


RIDING CENTER- Part time Therapeutic Riding and Driving Instructor
We provide therapeutic riding and driving lessons to over 100 children and adults weekly. Our instructors also teach typical riding and driving lessons to our neighbors in the local community. We have a wonderful herd of safe, sound horses that are fun to work with. Our beautiful riding center is dedicated to continuous learning and improvement.

Under the supervision of the Riding Center Program Director, the Therapeutic Riding & Driving Instructor will teach up to 32 hours of therapeutic riding and/or driving lessons per week while supervising and providing direction to program volunteers and assisting with program related activities, as needed.

Qualifications
Experience
  • 2 years’ experience teaching at PATH accredited facility.
  • Experience working with children or adults with disabilities preferred.

Special Requirements
  • Possession of a motor vehicle operator's license.
  • Successfully complete pre-employment background checks (CORI/SORI, NSOPW).
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid.
  • PATH Registered level certification or higher.
  • MA Licensed Riding Instructor.
  • PATH Driving Certification, preferred.
  • Must have or be willing to pursue PATH advanced and/or specialty certifications.

For more information about the position contact Caitlin at candrus_chlosta@thebridgectr.org or call 508-697-7557 x11

Interested candidates should fill out a staff application online by visiting the link listed at the top of this page.


Posted on 1/1/2016



RIDING CENTER - Hippotherapy: OT, SLP or PT
According to the American Hippotherapy Association, “hippotherapy refers to how occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement to engage sensory, neuromotor, and cognitive systems to achieve functional outcomes.” Therapists that work in the hippotherapy program will be responsible for all duties associated with the practice including the successful execution of 30 minute long hippotherapy sessions that are planned and executed based on client goals.

We are seeking an Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologies, or Physical Therapists to join our team. Horse experience is not necessary as we are willing to train. We have a wonderful herd of safe, sound horses that are fun to work with. Our beautiful riding center is dedicated to continuous learning and improvement.

This position is Part Time.
Schedule can flexible as we are open 7 days a week.

Qualifications
Education and Experience
  • Licensed or registered to practice PT, OT, or SLP.
  • 1+ years of direct treatment service with clients.
  • 2+ years’ experience working with horses.
  • Maintains current professional and general liability insurance.
  • Experience working with children or adults with disabilities preferred.
  • Has received training in the principles of Hippotherapy, equine movement and equine psychology, preferred.

Special Requirements
  • Possession of a motor vehicle operator's license.
  • Successfully complete pre-employment background checks (CORI/SORI, NSOPW).
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid.
  • Must have or be willing to pursue PATH advanced and/or specialty certifications.

For more information about the position contact the Riding Director Caitlin at
candrus_chlosta@thebridgectr.org or call at 508-697-7557 ext. 11

Interested candidates should fill out a staff application online by visiting the link listed at the top of this page.

Posted on 1/1/2016



RIDING CENTER - Full Time Riding Instructor
We provide therapeutic riding and driving lessons to over 100 children and adults weekly. Our instructors also teach typical riding and driving lessons to our neighbors in the local community. We have a wonderful herd of safe, sound horses that are fun to work with. Our beautiful riding center is dedicated to continuous learning and improvement.

Under the supervision of the Riding Center Program Director, the Therapeutic Riding Instructor will teach up to 30 hours of therapeutic riding and/or driving lessons weekly. This individual will also oversee all barn related camps, and adjunct programs.

Qualifications
Education and Experience
  • 2 years of college coursework or Bachelor’s degree in equine sciences or other related fields preferred.
  • 2 years’ experience teaching at PATH accredited facility.
  • Experience working with children or adults with disabilities preferred.

Special Requirements
  • Possession of a motor vehicle operator's license.
  • Successfully complete pre-employment background checks (CORI/SORI, NSOPW).
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid.
  • PATH Registered level certification or higher.
  • MA Licensed Riding Instructor.
  • PATH Driving Certification preferred.
  • Must have or be willing to pursue PATH advanced and/or specialty certifications.


For more information about the position contact Caitlin at candrus_chlosta@thebridgectr.org or call 508-697-7557 x11

Interested candidates should fill out a staff application online by visiting the link listed at the top of this page.

Posted on 1/1/2016



SUMMER CAMP POSITIONS

Posted on 12/14/2015



Summer Camp Positions
The Bridge Center is looking for experienced, patient, and professional individuals to fill many open positions during their summer camps beginning in June.

The positions needing to be filled at this time include:

-Camp Connect Assistant Director
-Camp Connect Director
-Camp Connect Group Leader
-Camp Discover Director
-Camp Discover Assistant Director
-Camp Discover Group leader
-Camp Lifeguard
-Camp Nurse
-Cooking Specialist
-Counselor Positions
-Creative Movement Specialist
-Head Lifeguard
-Multi-Camp Assistant Director
-Multi-Camp Director
-Multi-Camp Group Leader
-Music Specialist
-Outdoor Adventure Specialist
-Sports and Recreation Specialist
-Student Nurse
-Therapeutic Art Specialist
-VIP Assistant Director
-VIP Director
-VIP Group leader

A typical day in these position begins at 8:30 and ends at 3:30. Looking for Nurse's to do extended day.
Positions begin June 20th for camp training and end August 26th.

Experience required depends on position being filled as well as the pay range.
For job descriptions and more information please search for job postings on indeed.com.

Interested candidates should fill out a staff application online by visiting the link listed at the top of this page.

Additional information including a resume and cover letter can be sent to:
Jennifer Stark, Program Coordinator
JStark@thebridgectr.org

Interviews will begin on 1/4/2016 and will be open until filled.

Posted on 12/14/2015



Weekend Recreation Counselors
The Bridge Center is looking for experienced, patient, and professional individuals to serve as counselors and 1:1 support staff for participants with disabilities during weekend recreation programs.

Counselors provide daily direct support for campers with disabilities ages 4-22 and are responsible for ensuring that our children have a safe, fun and rewarding time. Counselors lead children through a daily activity schedule while encouraging and empowering them to participate in activities such as sports, cooking, music, art, and horseback riding. We are looking for individuals who will provide physical, social, and emotional support for participants while helping them to navigate the day.

The right candidates should possess patience, consistency and flexibility. The Bridge Center will provide staff training and instruction.

This person would work in our Saturday Recreation program from 10AM-3PM weekly and as needed during other programs and holiday vacation camps.

Interested candidates should fill out a staff application online by visiting the link listed at the top of this page.

Additional information, including a cover letter and resume, can be sent to Jennifer Stark at JStark@thebridgectr.org

Posted on 10/22/2015



Registered Nurse
A nursing role at The Bridge Center is a very multi-faceted, fast paced position. Those in this role must love and embrace not only the camp environment but also the camp philosophy, which is that our campers come first, we work as a team, and campers are here to have fun! We strive to assure that all campers, regardless of their medical needs, are engaged in all camp activities while having the care and medication needs met. The Camp Nurse position involves working hands-on with children and adults with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses. Nurses are responsible for assisting campers with all activities of daily living (toileting, eating, dressing, etc.) as well as dispensing medications, administering first aid for minor injuries, providing g-tube feedings, adhering to seizure protocols, and obtaining accurate medical records. Nurses must communicate clearly with all staff, parents, and leadership staff to assure health and safety for all campers and staff. The camp nurse is needed on Saturdays from 9:30AM-3:15PM during the school year starting January 9, 2015. Nurses are also needed for our 9 week summer camp, June-August 2015 and during school vacation weeks (December, February and April).

Required experience:
•The candidate has worked as a registered nurse in a school health, child health, community health, o: 1 year

Required license or certification:
•Current Massachusetts Registered Nurse License Required

Required education:
•Bachelor's

$18/hour


Interested candidates should fill out a staff application online by visiting the link listed at the top of this page.

Additional information, including a cover letter and resume, can be sent to Jennifer Stark at JStark@thebridgectr.org
Posted on 1/15/2014
My son always talked about his day and how nice the counselors were!
- Saturday Program Camper parent