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

Clinical Supervisor

Program management position for Berkshire Children & Families, Inc. (BCF) Family Partners program based in the Brien Center, Pittsfield, MA.  MSW or equivalent required.  LICSW/LMHC preferred. Strong clinical skills; minimum 3 years case management experience in family centered practice and collaboration required.  Knowledge of wrap around based practice a plus.  Competitive salary and benefits.  Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, BCF, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@bcfcma.org.  EOE

Family Partner – Berkshire County

Berkshire Children and Families seeks a 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

Teacher 

Family centered Early Education and Care, NAEYC accredited center. BA preferred and EEC Teacher certification required.  Candidates enrolled in college program considered.  Team teaching. Competitive pay rate and benefits, includes ongoing training. 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

Cook

Part-time, 8:30-1:30 pm Monday – Friday temporary position.  BCF Child Care facility in Pittsfield is seeking a cook to prepare meals, order food, maintain inventory and follow menus, ensure cleanliness of kitchen on daily basis and be a team player.  Applicants must complete criminal background check.  Experience preferred.  Competitive pay. Send resume to Paula McDermott, Berkshire Children and Families, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email  pmcdermott@berkshirechildren.org.  AA/EOE

Teaching Assistant

Berkshire Children and Families, Kids 4 Harmony, an El Sistema inspired program, is hiring a part- time Teaching Assistant.  The program runs after school on Mondays-Thursdays for 2 ½ hours a day and is focused on building community through ensemble playing.  The Teaching Assistant will help with snack time, transitions, and dismissal. The Teaching Assistant will work to inspire and motivate children and youth to participate to their fullest potential in the program.  Please send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, BCF, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or 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

Contract Workers Needed to Complete Assessments & Adoption Home Studies

Strong clinical and writing skills and experience with children and families required.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct adoption assessments and home studies.
  • Complete adoption home-studies of families interested in adopting through foster care.
  • Ability to work within complex systems with a high degree of professionalism
  • Collaborate with multiple provider agencies to obtain necessary information

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.