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

Case Manager/Worker

Full time, 37.5 hours per week.  Coordinates with clinician, outreach, and mentoring personnel to provide case management and facilitate multi-systemic wraparound services for at-risk youth (ages 10-24) within the city of Pittsfield, MA.  Focuses on preventing, intervening, and suppressing gang involvement and youth violence with program participants.  Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in a human service field; Master’s degree preferred – with a minimum of 2 year’s post graduate experience in a related field.  Data collection experience a plus.  2 year’s case management experience strongly preferred.  Competitive salary. Send resume and cover letter to:  Paula McDermott at Berkshire Children and Families, 480 West St., Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email pmcdermott@berkshirechildren.org. EOE

Infant / Toddler / Preschool Teachers 

$200 SIGN-ON BONUS FOR FULL TIME HIRES! Teacher positions available in  Family Centered Early Education and Care, NAEYC accredited center. EEC qualified/certified required. BA preferred. Team teaching. 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

Group Facilitator for Family Support Programming

Part time position (15 hours/week).   Evening hours (roughly 4 pm to 7 pm).  This position facilitates learning and support groups for parents who need support with parenting skills and other adult living skills (budgeting, interview skills, etc.)  The role requires knowledge of strengths-based engagement practices, basic understanding of the child welfare system, basic skills in collaboration/ communication and an understanding of community-based resources.  The right candidate will have experience running groups, using surveys, collecting and reporting data, and growing and sustaining groups that serve approximately 65 parents per year.  Associate Degree in Human Services or related field (Bachelor’s preferred) and two years of relevant experience required.  Competitive pay rate.   Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, BCF, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or pmcdermott@berkshirechildren.org.  AA/EOE.

Cook

Part-time, 8:30-1:30 pm Monday – Friday on call  position.  Berkshire Children and Families Child Care facility in Pittsfield is seeking a cook to prepare meals, follow menus, ensure cleanliness of kitchen on an on call 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

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.