Bridging the Gap Instructor/Outreach

  • Salvation Army USA
  • $101,840.00 - 80,040.00 / Year *
  • 4 Tilesboro St, Dorchester, MA 02122
  • Part-Time
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The Salvation Army is hiring a Bridging the Gap/Instructor who is responsible for facilitating Bridging the Gap (BTG) Life Skills Discussions a minimum of 3 times per week, as well as advocacy and case management of BTG students and their families in the Boston Juvenile Court (BJC) Sessions and with BJC personnel. This is a part-time 25-hour per week position.

The Salvation Army offers the following benefit package to part-time employees:

* Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, vacation time and sick time
* Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment and consistently works 20+ hours/week)
* Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including: Voluntary Term Life & AD&D benefits, AFLAC Insurance
* Most importantly - a job with a good purpose!


* Provide outreach and develop a strong relationship with Boston area middle/high school contacts, as relative to current BTG students.
* Work with schools to aid in the services of current BTG students, providing support and follow-up for BTG students in their respected school.
* Support and encourage any out of school BTG students to return and complete their educational goals.
* Track and support BTG student's progress in school (i.e. grades, attendance).
* Maintain strong referral source with the Boston Juvenile Court and other community resources.
* Coordinate with other community services for current students and graduates as needed.
* Develop and maintain a master list of school personnel relative to BTG students.
* Maintain case notes and client files with up-to-date status and relationship information.
* Communicate information concerning BTG students regularly with the BTG Staff in order to enhance the quality of service.
* Be available to work with any Boston Juvenile Court personnel, as needed/requested by the BTG Director for Boston.
* Co-facilitate a minimum of 3 BTG Life Skills group discussions per week with the BTG Director and other facilitators.
* Recruit guest speakers and organize field trips to enhance the Life Skills Curriculum in conjunction with the BTG Staff.
* Visit BTG students/graduates being held in D.Y.S. as needed.
* Responsible for continuous evaluation and development of the BTG-Boston Life Skills Discussion Groups Curriculum, in conjunction with the BTG Staff.
* Attend and participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings
* Participate regularly in appropriate Kroc Sub-Committee meetings as requested.
* Work with the BTG-Boston Director, the Kroc Programs Manager and local Corps officers to provide appropriate spiritual outreach to the youth served.
* Provide monthly statistical reports and records to the BTG Director as requested/required.
* Follow all safety policies provided by The Salvation Army regarding working with youth.
* See that all injuries for those under your program whether employee, volunteer, visitor, or spectator are reported in a timely manner and according to procedure.
* Must attend and complete Child Safety training (Safe From Harm) as facilitated by The Salvation Army.
* Perform other duties as assigned and more appropriately defined in the operations manual.
* To represent The Salvation Army's spiritual and social mission.


* B.A. in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Education or related field.
* A minimum of 1 year experience working with at-risk teens.
* Experience facilitating small groups of teens.
* Knowledge of Boston Juvenile Court processes, community resources and Boston area schools and education opportunities preferred.
* Prior tutoring experience preferred.
* Good organizational skills.
* Classroom management skills.
* Strong community and professional networking skills are essential.

Associated topics: americorps, community support, liaison, liasion, pastor, priest, representative, school, staff, tutor

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.