Employment

Berkshire Children and Families is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and cultural diversity.  People of color, LGBTQ individuals, and multi-/bi-lingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

FULL TIME OPPORTUNITIES

Family & Community Outreach Coordinator – Conte Community

Full time employee of Berkshire Children & Families, Inc., located at Conte Community School (Pittsfield, MA). Works directly with Conte school team to connect home and school in a positive, respectful, and welcoming manner for parents and students. Major goals:  increase student attendance; provide wraparound services for Conte families; and increase parent/family attendance at school-related events. Will conduct home visits.

Requirements:  Minimum two-year’s experience serving the Conte community area; ability to relate and build strong relationships/educational partnerships with youth/parents/guardians; successful background in activities/events planning; strong writing skills; ability to develop publications; and public speaking/public communications experience.  Some evening work may be required.  Multi-cultural and bi-lingual preferred. Competitive pay rate and benefits.    Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, BCF, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or pmcdermott@berkshirechildren.org.

Family Partner – Pittsfield

REQUIRED: Must have experience as parent/guardian of a child with special needs or significant mental health needs living in your home past or present.

Berkshire Children and Families seeks a full time Family Partner to provide one-on-one support to parents or caregivers of youth who have mental health needs. This is done primarily through the Family Partner joining with the caregiver using their own “lived experience” of also parenting a child with special needs.  The Family Partner will work collaboratively with the family and other agencies as part of a larger team.  The Family Partner will engage parents in activities that are designed to meet the goals on the youth’s care plan under the guidelines of Mass Health.  The objective is to assist parents in learning how to manage and advocate for their child’s emotional and behavioral needs by improving the capacity of the parent/caregiver to use various services and supports.  Experience as parent/guardian of a child with special needs or significant mental health needs living in your home past or present is required. Bi-lingual preferred.  Must also have experience working with children or families in a more formal way. Flexible hours, occasional evenings. Competitive pay rate and benefits.   Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, BCF, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or pmcdermott@berkshirechildren.org.  AA/EOE.

Service Coordinator

Berkshire Children and Families, Inc. is looking for a full-time Service Coordinator to work in our DCF Family Networks Lead Agency program in Pittsfield. The successful candidate will possess a genuine strength-based perspective in working with youth and families.  Strong case management, organizational, and communication skills are required.  The work environment is typically fast-paced requiring flexibility, solution-focused and collaborative problem solving.  A Bachelor’s degree and at least two year’s case management experience required; Bi-lingual, bi-cultural a plus.  Responsible for completing and following up on service referrals, monitoring treatment/service implementation and progress, as well as related case tracking and documentation.  Send resume and cover letter to Paula McDermott, BCF, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@berkshirechildren.org AA/EOE

Vice President, Berkshire County Area

POSITION BASED PRIMARILY IN PITTSFIELD, MA OFFICE.  DEEP KNOWLEDGE AND CONNECTIONS TO HUMAN SERVICES AND COMMUNITY NEEDS OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY REQUIRED.

Senior Executive opportunity at Berkshire Children and Families, a 130-year-old, innovative social services agency with programs throughout Western Massachusetts.  Reports directly to President/CEO.  Responsibilities include organizational leadership and clinical/administrative oversight for 6 children and family-service programs – along with cultivation and maintenance of relationships with community leaders and local, state and national private/public funders. The right candidate will assess community needs, trends, and opportunities for growth, while maintaining an agency focus on practice development and continuous quality improvement. Background in children and family services with a minimum of 5 years’ operational, fiscal, and management experience at the organizational level, required.  Master’s degree required (Social Work/Human Services preferred).  LICSW strongly preferred.  Bilingual/bicultural encouraged to apply.  Please send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, Berkshire Children and Families, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@berkshirechildren.org.  Visit our website at www.berkshirechildren.org.  AA/EOE

Group Leader for School-Age Program

Before and after school program in Pittsfield community school.   Full time in summer, school vacation weeks and snow closures. Hours at Early Education and Care Program to make up the full time hours during the school year.  Experience with children 5-11 preferred;   ability to work on a team. BA preferred. Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, Berkshire Children and Families, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@berkshirechildren.org.  AA/EOE

 

PART TIME OPPORTUNITIES

Peer Coordinator (Fathers and Families Network Group – Family Resource Center)

Our Fathers and Families Network Group is looking for individuals to share lived experience while being a knowledgeable and experienced guide, a trusted ally and advocate, and a caring role model.  Requires ability to work as member of a professional team and communicate effectively.  Must be able to assist in the coordination of activities/events, provide outreach, and connect with peers.  Lived experience preferred. 1-2 hours per week.  Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, Berkshire Children and Families, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@berkshirechildren.org.  AA/EOE

Child Care Workers for Family Resource Center

(8-10 hours per week day time hours and evenings) for the Family Resource Center will work with a variety of age groups. Applicants should be child-oriented, enthusiastic, and responsible; have the ability to work as part of a team; and possess sound work ethics.   Tasks include, but are not limited to: proper supervision of children at all times; preparing activities or projects; and maintaining a clean and safe environment.  Childcare experience preferred.   CORI check required.  Competitive pay rate.  Send resume and cover letter to Paula McDermott, Berkshire Children and Families, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@berkshirechildren.org.  AA/EOE

Child Care Substitute Teachers

Substitute teachers for infant through school age groups. Child-oriented, enthusiastic, responsible, able to work as part of a team.  CORI check required. Competitive pay rate. Send resume and cover letter to Paula McDermott, Berkshire Children and Families, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@berkshirechildren.org.  AA/EOE

Part-time Hourly Workers Needed to Complete Assessments & Adoption Home Studies

Strong clinical and writing skills and experience with children and families required.  Must work well within a team.  Ongoing supervision provided.  MSW, LCSW and bilingual/bi-cultural preferred.  Social Work license or equivalent licensure required.  Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, Berkshire Children and Families, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@berkshirechildren.org.   AA/EOE

Volunteers/Mentors/Interns

Interested in volunteer, mentoring, and/or intern opportunities? Please email Paula Buxbaum, Volunteer Coordinator at pbuxbaum@berkshirechildren.org. Even if there is not an immediate opening/need, we want to hear from you so that we can reach out when needs arise.