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 Support Worker for Family Resource Center 

Full time.  The Family Support Worker (FSW) is responsible for organizing and facilitating educational and support groups for youth and parents, providing community outreach, and assisting people to access community resources.  Must be able to work with diverse populations, network and build relationships, and work effectively as a team member.  Knowledge of parenting skills and child development, strong organizational and communication skills a must.  Experience working with individuals and families and familiarity for community resources required.  Some Saturdays and evenings required.  Bi-cultural, bi-lingual a plus. Spanish speaking preferred. Competitive pay rate and benefits. Please 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

Educational Coordinator (Greenfield, MA)

Full-time opportunity to work in our DCF Family Networks Lead Agency program in Greenfield.

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 Master’s Degree in Education with at least two years of case management experience required; Bi-lingual, bi-cultural a plus.

The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of Special Education Policy, Practice, and Law, as it relates to the Child Welfare System. Candidates should have competency in the areas of IEPs, School Discipline, and LEA Responsibility.

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.

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

AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring

Berkshire Children and Families’ (BCF) Family Resource Center seeks a Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring (AOM).  The AOM will take a major role in recruiting new mentors for the Pittsfield Community Connection (PCC) program, which matches youth at risk with community members.  The AOM will also work closely with the Volunteer & Mentor Coordinator on volunteer efforts across the agency.  The AOM will support and coordinate a countywide Mentoring Network, which will include information sharing, trainings, and community-wide recruitment events.

This full time position (August 2017 – June 2018) will receive (in accordance with/satisfaction of AmeriCorps agreement):

  • A $5,935 educational award upon completion of service
  • $1,250 pre-taxed stipend per month
  • Graduate certificate in Nonprofit Leadership
  • Additional transportation reimbursement for qualifying members
  • 250+ hours of professional training and networking opportunities in the mentoring field and the non-profit sector
  • Free health care coverage
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Loan deferment and interest accrual payment for qualifying loans upon completion of service
  • A built-in network of AmeriCorps members and colleagues – with the potential to make lifelong friends!

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

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Family Support Worker, Hampshire County

Full-time worker needed for home visiting with families in Hampshire County and lower Franklin County. Support parents to strengthen parenting and increase safety for children. Knowledge of parenting, children and adolescents is important, home visiting experience helpful. Competitive pay rate and benefits. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Reliable car, license and insurance required. Email resume and cover letter to Paula McDermott at Berkshire Children and Families, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or pmcdermott@berkshirechildren.org.  AA/EOE Click here for BCF annual report.

Lead Preschool Teacher 

Full time.  Family centered Early Education and Care, NAEYC accredited center. BA preferred and EEC Qualified. Team teaching. Competitive pay rate and benefits, includes ongoing training.  Knowledge of Teaching Strategies Gold 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

Preschool Teacher 

Full time.  Family centered Early Education and Care, NAEYC accredited center. Team teaching. College level degree (in progress acceptable) and EEC Qualified. Competitive pay rate and benefits, includes ongoing training.  Knowledge of Teaching Strategies Gold preferred.   Send resume to Paula McDermott, Berkshire Children and Families, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email pmcdermott@berkshirechildren.org.   AA/EOE

PART TIME OPPORTUNITIES

Child Care Workers – Family Resource Center

Child Care Workers 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.   Evening and day time hours available – 6 to 8 hours per week.  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  Click here for BCF annual report.

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  Click here for BCF annual report.

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  Click here for BCF annual report.

Volunteers/Mentors/Interns

Interested in volunteer, mentoring, and/or intern opportunities? Please email pmcdermott@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.  Click here for BCF annual report.