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

Foster Care Case Manager

Full time position for Therapeutic Foster Care Program in our Pittsfield, MA office. Manage a caseload of children/youth who are experiencing foster care; conduct regular visits with foster families and children/youth to promote safety and well-being; and provide supportive services to foster parents and child/youth including assessments, making and monitoring referrals, and collaborating with other service providers.  Exceptional interpersonal and problem-solving skills; strong ability to build rapport with children/youth and families; and excellent time-management and organizational skills are required. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree.  Social Work license preferred, but not required. Must have reliable transportation and valid driver’s license. 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

Infant / Toddler / Preschool Teachers 

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

Site Coordinator

Site Coordinator for School-Age program at Morningside Kids’ Club, a program of Berkshire Children and Families.  Demonstrated understanding of developmentally appropriate programming, multi-cultural education, work with parents and school; good communication skills.  Bachelor degree or equivalent preferred.  EEC qualified.  Competitive salary and benefits.  Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, BCF, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@berkshirechildren.org. AA/EOE

Home Visitor/Peer Recovery Coach for Parents as Teachers

This is a home visiting role with a peer recovery component (peer recovery training will be provided/required).  The right candidate uses their own lived experience to better connect and engage with individuals who are currently struggling with substance use.  Individuals with personal, lived recovery experience are encouraged to apply. The position provides evidence-based programming to families throughout Berkshire County. BA in early childhood or related field preferred; experience as home visitor may substitute. Knowledge of child development and parenting; ability to engage all families; data tracking; and partnership with community resources important. Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, BCF, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@bcfcma.org.  EOE

Director of Grants and Outcomes (Project Manager)

This full time project manager role will advance our mission and strategic priorities by driving the quality and timely completion of deliverables for all grants and program contracts.  The role will write proposals and manage agency-wide data collection/reporting for tracking progress towards goals; continuous improvement of programs and operations; and demonstration of program impact.  The right candidate will be an extremely detail-oriented, organized, and systematic project manager able to keep multiple projects moving on schedule.  Candidate must have reliable transportation/be willing to travel weekly/as needed between Pittsfield and Hadley, MA offices. Qualifications and requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in project management, technical writing, fund development, communications, or other related field.  Substantial experience with a track record of success as a project manager may be substituted. Must be highly proficient with Microsoft Office, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word,  and Outlook; and experienced with entering data and building/extracting reports from systems/programs. Must possess demonstrated, excellent writing skills (cover letter required with application and writing sample will be requirement of the interview process).  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.

 

PART TIME OPPORTUNITIES

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.