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

Program Director – Early Childhood Education 

This Program Director role is responsible for overseeing 30+ staff across a multi-site, early childhood program that serves more than 150 infants through school-age children.  The program is part of a larger, community-based family agency.  Major responsibilities include: direct supervision of 4 Site Directors, a program-dedicated Childcare Social Worker, and other program staff; EEC licensure compliance; curriculum development; training; program planning; six-figure budget management; and community collaboration. Master’s in Early Childhood or Child Development plus significant teaching and supervisory experience required.  At least 3 to 5 years’ experience overseeing large, multi-site projects/programs also required. Competitive salary and benefits.  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

Home Visitor – Parents as Teachers

Full Time.  Partner with parents to facilitate evidence-based program (Parents as Teachers) to families with young children in Berkshire County. BA in early childhood or related field preferred; experience as home visitor or in family support may substitute. Knowledge of child development and parenting; ability to engage/ partner with all families; data tracking; and partnership with community resources important.  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

Family Partner  – Hadley/Northampton, MA

TWO OPENINGS: One full time (37.5 hours per week) and one part time (30 hours per week). 30 hour opening is a temporary role to cover a leave, with the possibility of continuing employment based on program needs. 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.

Family Partner – Pittsfield

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, Berkshire Children and Families, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or pmcdermott@berkshirechildren.org.  AA/EOE.

Senior Accountant

Seeking a team player with proven supervisory/project management skills to coordinate and monitor daily finance/accounting workflow; reconcile general ledger accounts; verify income, expenses, and compliance with contract reporting for 15+ programs; prepare month- and year-end financial reports; and ensure proper interfaces of payroll information with other systems.

Qualifications include:  B.A. in accounting, finance or related field preferred; minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in an accounting/finance position required; use of accounting software is essential; strong computer and people skills are required.  Competitive salary and benefits.  Send resume to Paula McDermott, Berkshire Children and Families, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email pmcdermott@berkshirechildren.orgAA/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

Live Out Loud Group Coordinator

The Family Resource Center is seeking an experienced, part-time (20 hours/month) Live Out Loud Group Coordinator to facilitate existing youth led, adult supported social group where members meet other LGBTQ youth and allies. The group meets weekly after school with special events and outreach. Must have ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, manage sensitive conversations and complete required administrative duties. Willingness to appropriately share lived experiences and have awareness of LGBTQ specific issues and needs. Ability to travel as needed. Competitive pay rate.  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 working 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

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. MA 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.