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

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

ALL APPLICANTS MUST ALSO REVIEW ALL INFORMATION AT:

http://massmentors.org

AND

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION AT: https://massmentoringpartnership.quickbase.com/db/bkqwqruv4?a=nwr

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

Service Coordinator

Berkshire Children and Families is looking for a full-time Service Coordinator 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 Bachelor’s degree and at least two years case management experience required; Bi-lingual, bi-cultural a plus. Responsible for completing and following up on service referrals, monitoring treatment/service implementation and progress, as well as related case tracking and documentation.  Send resume and cover letter to Paula McDermott, BCF, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@berkshirechildren.org AA/EOE  Click here for BCF annual report.

Family Partner (Hadley)

Full time 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 significant mental health 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  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 salary and benefits.  Resumes to Paula McDermott, BCF, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or pmcdermott@berkshirechildren.org.  AA/EOE.  Click here for BCF annual report.

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  Click here for BCF annual report.

Child Care Workers

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.  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.