The Bridge is a human service agency that provides counseling services to people facing challenges.
This moderate-intensity congregate and supported housing DMH program is designed to provide varying levels of staff support depending on individual need at any point in time. The program is designed to serve individuals who live with mental health challenges, some of whom may be hearing impaired. The program goal is increased independence and functioning for all individuals, which includes transition to supported living in apartment settings in the community. The Basics program offers Peer Support, and utilizes Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) and Supported Employment as the treatment models.
The Bridge provides excellent supervision (both individual and group), as well as various trainings in which to obtain CEU’s, and opportunities for advancement. The Bridge is an eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program and provides tuition reimbursement for continuing education.
Supported Housing Counselors are responsible for providing transportation to individuals, medication administration, submitting written documentation as required in a timely manner, performing crisis counseling to all individuals as needed, and maintaining an assigned caseload. In addition, the ASL/Supported Housing Counselor is to serve as a liaison/interpreter and provide services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals.