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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:


SUMMER CAMP -ACTIVITY LEADERS
This role at The Bridge Center is a very multi-faceted, fast paced position. The Specialists 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! The Specialists will develop and implement all activity plans in the respective area and assure that activities are skill and age appropriate for all camp groups.

- Art Specialist
- Lifeguards
- Sports Specialist
- Music Specialist
-Outdoor Adventure Specialist

Responsibilities:
• Ability and desire to work with individuals with disabilities in an outdoor setting where “campers come first”
• Ability and desire to work with persons of all ages, ability levels, and backgrounds in a dynamic outdoor environment which values growth and change of self and others
• Responsible for creating, analyzing and implementing skill and age appropriate art activities for nine camp groups daily
• Excellent communication, time management, and organizational skills
• Ability to interact with and work as a team player with other staff, participants, volunteers, and participant’s families/care-givers
• Ability to complete accurate documentation forms on participants as required on a regular basis

To apply, please email your resume to Leigh Carloni at LCarloni@thebridgectr.org
Posted on 3/18/2015



SUMMER CAMP- HORSE CAMP COUNSELOR

Position Purpose
Horse Camp Counselors provide daily direct support for campers with disabilities and are responsible for ensuring that our children have a safe, fun and rewarding time. Horse Camp Counselors lead children through their daily activity schedule while encouraging and empowering them to participate in activities such as horse related activities, and horseback riding. We are looking for individuals who will provide support for our students while providing enriching programming and activities during our Saturday Programs. The right candidates should possess patience, consistency and flexibility. The Bridge Center will provide staff training and instruction.

Responsibilities
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
  • Ability and desire to work with individuals with disabilities in an outdoor setting where “campers come first”
  • Ability and desire to work with persons of all ages, ability levels, and backgrounds in a dynamic outdoor environment which values growth and change of self and others
  • Provide daily support to one or multiple campers with disabilities including activities of daily living, facilitating friendships, and navigating the day (emotionally, physically, and socially)
  • Consistently communicate with Riding Director, instructors, and parents regarding camper’s daily experiences
  • Communicate appropriately and clearly with volunteer support
  • Act as a social role model for all children and staff at camp
  • Responsible for utilizing visual schedules, communication boards, positive behavior plans and other child specific throughout the day
  • Enforce Camp rules, regulations, and policies to assure safety of all children in attendance
  • Build relationship with campers to foster friendly, supportive and nurturing group dynamics
  • Lead campers through their daily schedule in a safe and orderly manner
  • Encourage and empower campers to enjoy a summer of fun by participating in all camp activities
  • Prepare daily write-ups for each camper in your care for review by group leaders
  • Help children learn and practice positive social skills and assist in developing individual camper goals
  • Attend all trainings and staff meetings

To apply, please email your resume to Kevin Eardley at KEardley@thebridgectr.org


Posted on 3/16/2015



SUMMER CAMP - GROUP LEADER
Group Leaders serve as leaders for their group and provide daily direct support for children with special needs as they move through their daily activity schedule. In addition to their responsibilities as counselor, group leaders are responsible for keeping their group on schedule and providing fellow counselors with support as needed.


Position Purpose:
The Bridge Center is looking for an experienced, patient, outgoing, and professional individual to serve as the Camp Connect Group Leader. Camp Connect is designed for children and young adults diagnosed with high functioning autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and related social challenges. The Group Leader will be responsible for collaborating with the Director to oversee all aspects of the Camp Connect program, including new camper intake assessments, group placement, and staff pairings. In addition, the Group Leader will work with the Director to create and implement social skills lesson plans on a biweekly basis. The Camp Connect Group Leader will report directly to the Camp Connect Director and will be responsible for supervising Camp Connect staff, as well as offering support to other summer camp staff as needed. Through the camp season, the Group Leader will be expected to develop rapport with each camper and staff, offering support to campers in need on a daily basis.


Responsibilities:
• Assist in overseeing the day-to-day operations of Camp Connect
• Help to oversee new camper assessments and proper camper placements (in collaboration with the other camp directors and the Program Director)
• Collaborate with the Camp Connect Director to determine camp groupings within Camp Connect
• Assist in planning and facilitating camp specific groups (social skills lessons)
• Assist in conducting training specific to Camp Connect
• Provide daily leadership for staff (i.e. positive attitude, high energy, enthusiastic, effective problem solving skills, etc)
• Willing to be direct care within a group during high enrollment or for additional support within the group, as needed
• Assist with crisis intervention to ensure the highest level of safety for campers and staff
• Develop rapport and effective consistent communication with parents and families
• Conduct mid-summer and end of summer staff evaluations, with the Camp Connect Director
• Responsible for managing specific administrative tasks (daily cleaning schedules, organization of daily sheets, lost and found, etc)
• Willing to ride the Boston Bus during high enrollment weeks, if necessary
• Supervise extended day from 3-5pm one-two times per week, if needed
• Facilitate group structure to ensure that the group as a whole is moving effectively and appropriately together to each activity throughout the day

To apply, please email your resume to Leigh Carloni at LCarloni@thebridgectr.org
Posted on 3/18/2015



SUMMER CAMP - CAMP DIRECTOR
Summer Camp Director: CAMP CONNECT

Position Purpose:
The Bridge Center is looking for an experienced, patient, outgoing, and professional individual to serve as the Camp Connect Director. Camp Connect is a 9 week summer camp program designed for children and young adults diagnosed with high functioning Autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and related social challenges requiring a ratio of 1:4 staff to camper support. The Director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Camp Connect including ongoing camper assessments, group placement, staff pairings, program development, activity analysis, and direct communication with families. In addition, the Director will create and implement social skills lesson plans on a biweekly basis, with assistance from the Program Coordinator. The Camp Connect Director will report directly to the Program Coordinator and will be responsible for supervising all Camp Connect staff, as well as offering support to other summer camp staff as needed. Through the camp season the Director will be expected to develop rapport with each camper and staff, offering support to campers in need on a daily basis.

Responsibilities:
• Oversee day-to-day operations of Camp Connect
• Ability and desire to work with individuals with disabilities in an outdoor setting where “campers come first”
• Ability and desire to work with persons of all ages, ability levels, and backgrounds in a dynamic outdoor environment which values growth and change of self and others
• Plan curriculum and daily schedules for Camp Connect in collaboration with the Program Coordinator
• Conduct training specific to Camp Connect during staff training week and throughout the summer
• Oversee new camper assessments and proper camper placements (in collaboration with the other camp directors and the Program Director)
• Create weekly staff schedules ensuring adequate coverage for the highest level of safety
• Provide daily leadership for staff (i.e. positive attitude, high energy, enthusiastic, effective problem solving skills, etc)
• Oversee crisis intervention to ensure the highest level of safety for campers and staff
• Develop rapport and effective consistent communication with parents and families
• Conduct mid-summer and end of summer staff evaluations
• Willing to ride the Boston Bus during high enrollment weeks, if necessary
• Supervise extended day from 3-5pm one-two times per week, if needed
• Plan morning meetings with staff and campers
• Conduct camp specific morning songs and end of the day camper rewards
• Collaborate with Program Coordinator to ensure group schedules
• Create Camp Connect Pick up/Drop off signs for parents and documentation sheet

To apply, please email your resume to Leigh Carloni at LCarloni@thebridgectr.org
Posted on 3/18/2015



RIDING CENTER: PART TIME BARN ASSISTANT

Position Purpose
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Responsibilities:
• Feed AM, noon, and PM hay grain and supplements.
• Inside stalls mucked, swept out and bedded daily before 10:00 AM.
• Aisles swept or blown prior to clients arriving in the morning and after the last client leaves at the end of the day.
• Remove cobwebs daily as needed.
• Pick outside paddocks & sheds daily. Rake up old hay and remove from paddocks.
• Outside troughs scrubbed and refilled as needed.
• Inside water buckets scrubbed and filled daily
• Make up grain for the following day according to detailed instructions listed in grain room.
• Follow detailed directions given by the Barn Manager in communication log or by email.
• Observe the horses throughout the day reporting any abnormal behavior or injuries to the Barn Manager and and Riding Director.
• Feed and water cookie the pig and the barn cat, keeping cookies stall clean.
• At the end of the day make sure all lights are off, doors are closed, electric fence is plugged in and the barn is tidy.
• Assist as a back-up person with therapeutic riding and hippotherapy lessons as needed.
• Oversee barn volunteers assisting with horse care and farm maintenance.

To apply, please send your resume to Kevin Earldley at KEardley@thebridgectr.org
Posted on 3/18/2015
I was very impressed at how thorough the communication is! I loved to see the reports and/or feedback about my son’s day each week. It feels great to talk with him specifically about his experiences. If there are any incidents that occurred while at camp, I was always well informed.
- Summer Camper parent