Employment Opportunities

Social Services Program Director – Greenfield, MA

Berkshire Children and Families is seeking a dynamic child welfare professional to lead a team of Family Networks staff in partnership with the Department of Children and Families office.   The successful candidate will have a Master’s in Human Services or a related field and significant working knowledge of continuous quality improvement, data management, program development and performance management.  In addition the candidate should have advanced clinical skills, and experience with individual and group supervision.  Candidate should also possess effective organizational and systems skills necessary to manage various information venues. Bi-lingual, bi-cultural candidates encouraged to apply. Competitive salary and benefits.  Send resume and cover letter to Paula McDermott, BCF, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@berkshirechildren.org.  AA/EOE

Director of Development

This is a unique opportunity for a high-energy, entrepreneurial candidate to build on our 130-year history of commitment to children and families in the Berkshires and Pioneer Valley. The right candidate will lead Berkshire Children and Family’s development and donor relations program through an exciting period of transition and growth.  Candidates must have experience in designing, implementing and monitoring development efforts to support the strategic vision of an organization with an annual budget in excess of $9M. The ability to build and motivate teams, work a flexible schedule and travel to other sites, also required. CFRE or AFP certification preferred.  Bilingual/bicultural applicants encouraged to apply.  Competitive salary and employee benefits offered.  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

Director of Program Operations

Senior Leadership opportunity at Berkshire Children and Families, a 130-year-old, innovative social services agency with programs throughout Western Massachusetts.  Responsibilities include clinical and administrative leadership for programs along with cultivation and maintenance of relationships with community leaders and local, state and national private/public funders.  The right candidate will assess community needs, trends, and opportunities for growth, while maintaining an agency focus on practice development and continuous quality improvement. Background in children and family services with a minimum of 5 years’ clinical, operational, fiscal and supervisory experience, required.  Master’s degree required.  Bilingual/bicultural encouraged to apply.  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

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

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

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

Young Parent Support Worker

Full-time position working in partnership with young parents to strengthen their parenting capacity through skill development, coordination of services, and advocacy.  Must have knowledge of child and family development, community services, and working from a strengths-based perspective.  Ability to work with diverse population of young parents to develop skills across a number of life domains including parenting, financial literacy, job readiness, academic support, and independent living skills.  Must be able to conduct outreach, facilitate groups, complete assessments, and work collaboratively with other service organizations.  The position is part of the Corridor of Care at Redfield House.  Services are provided at Redfield House and in the community.  Flexible schedule, some evening hours required.  Bi-lingual helpful. Competitive pay rate and benefits.  Send resume to Paula McDermott, Berkshire Children and Families, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email pmcdermott@berkshirechildren.org.  AA/EOE

Case Manager

Full Time.  Coordinates with Outreach Workers to provide case management and facilitation of multi-systemic wraparound services for young adults (ages 17-24) within city of Pittsfield, MA. Focus on intervention of gang involvement/youth violence.  Bachelor degree in a human service field required.  Data-collection experience a plus.  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

Outreach Worker

Part Time. Work directly with youth (ages 10-24) impacted by gang involvement/violence within the city of Pittsfield, MA.  Lived experience; similar cultural/linguistic background as clientele served; established relationships within the community; responsiveness, flexibility, and the ability to build and maintain trust – preferred.  Competitive pay rate 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

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.

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

Music Teaching Artist for Kids 4 Harmony, North Adams                  (8 hrs/week)

The Music Teaching Artist will work within this El Sistema-inspired program to inspire and motivate children and youth to participate to their fullest potential.  Possible classes include beginning and intermediate school-aged string ensembles, string lessons, chorus, and general music.  Lessons will focus on age appropriate skill development for young musicians and building community through ensemble playing.  He or she will be open and flexible for co-teaching experiences as well as different curriculum ideas.  Experience in teaching music, and a belief in music as a vehicle for social change is a must.  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

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

 Foster/Adoptive Parent

This is your opportunity to become an intensive foster, respite and/or adoptive parent. If you have care, concern, and a willingness to learn, you may be qualified to become a Healing Homes parent, earning a minimum of $350 weekly tax-free stipend. Other qualifications are:

Reside in Western Massachusetts and all household members meet CORI and background record requirements. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information contact:
Alison Mengel
413-584-5690 ext. 129