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

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

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

Administrative Support Specialist for Family Resource Center (FRC) in Pittsfield 

Part time.  20 hours per week.  (Possibility for full time status with afternoon/evening hours in Reception).  The Administrative Support Specialist provides administrative and program support that includes functions such as working with the Family Support Workers to manage the FRC calendar and schedule events; conducting informal needs assessment for FRC family members; obtaining information about reasons for accessing services; providing information and referral resources to family members; and data management to track outcomes. Proficiency in MS Office required. Competitive payrate and benefits.  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 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.