Employment Opportunities


Executive Administrator to President/CEO

Essential Job Requirements: Support President & CEO in fulfillment of responsibilities related to external and internal functions including community and staff relations, media communications, special projects and development.

1. Create and maintain accurate timelines to help manage projects and objectives related to the president's external and internal affairs & duties.
2. Assist in the implementation of a variety of projects and special events, and possibly serve as team leader for certain events. 3. Draft correspondence and other written materials as assigned, capturing the President's "voice."
4. Manage the execution of BCF's social media presence and be part of a team to develop strategies for online giving to increase donors, contributions and visibility; proactively monitor web site for dated content and provide suggestions for enhancement in keeping with the firm's messaging and strategy.
5. Interface with graphic designers, communication consultants and other vendors to ensure accurate, high-quality communication products.
6. Attend meetings with the President & CEO when requested, take notes and provide timely follow-up.
7. Represent President & CEO when requested.
8. Work with CEO, senior management and PR consultant to develop an internal and external communications strategy to support BCF's brand and strategic priorities, including the development of materials for internal and external use to support the strategy.
9. Work with the development team to create and update content for BCF's web site; proactively monitor web site for dated content and provide suggestions for enhancement in keeping with BCF's messaging and strategy.
10. Perform general grant writing and proofreading functions, as needed. Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- A Bachelor's Degree preferably in marketing, communications or other related field.
- A minimum of 3 years of communications experience preferably in non-profit sector.
- Strong written skills, and an ability to convey the agency's position in a compelling manner.
- Experience in the use of social media in a professional setting.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well independently and as a member of a team.
- Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities.
- Excellent organizational and project management skills required.
- Professional maturity; calm and level-headed.
- Flexible, adaptable and tenacious at achieving goals.

Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, Berkshire Children and Families, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or pmcdermott@bcfcma.org EOE

Educational Coordinator

Berkshire Children and Families is looking for an individual with an MED or equivalent graduate degree plus three years of pre or post graduate experience in education, especially in child and family services, or Bachelor's Degree with 5 years of relevant experience, to work in its Family Networks program. The right candidate will have experience working with IDEA and Chapter 766 and IEPs; experience working with schools and local education authorities; strong skills in engaging hard to reach families; knowledge of community based education models that can provide education in structured settings to children moving out of residential care; and experience in intake, treatment planning and utilization management. 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 EOE


Family Support and Training (Hadley) Full time

Berkshire Children and Families seeks a Family Partner to provide one-on-one support to parents or caregivers of youth who have 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 treatment plan. The objective is to assist parents in learning how to resolve their child’s emotional and behavioral needs by improving the capacity of the parent/caregiver to parent the child so as to improve the child’s functioning in the home or community. Experience as parent/foster parent/guardian of a child with special needs or significant mental health needs living in your home past or present is required. Bi-lingual preferred. Flexible hours, occasional evenings. Competitive salary and benefits. Resumes to Paula McDermott, BCF, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or . EOE.


String Teaching Artist

Berkshire Children and Families, Kids 4 Harmony, an El Sistema inspired program, is looking to fill positions for both a part time and full time String Teaching Artist. The Teaching Artist will lead beginning and advanced school-aged violin, viola, and cello ensembles and sectionals. Lessons will focus on age appropriate skill development for young musicians and building community through ensemble playing. This teacher will work to inspire and motivate children and youth to participate to their fullest potential. Experience in conducting, teaching stringed instruments, and a belief in music as a vehicle for social change is a must. Kids 4 Harmony runs every day after school from 3:00-5:30. Please send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, BCF, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or .


Woodwind and Brass Teaching Artist

Berkshire Children and Families, Kids 4 Harmony, an El Sistema inspired program, is hiring a part-time music teaching artist. The teaching artist will lead beginning school-aged woodwind and brass ensembles and sectionals. Lessons will focus on age appropriate skill development for young musicians and building community through ensemble playing. This teacher will work to inspire and motivate children and youth to participate to their fullest potential. Experience in conducting, teaching woodwinds and brass instruments, and a belief in music as a vehicle for social change is a must. Kids 4 Harmony runs every day after school from 3:00-5:30. Please send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, BCF, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or .


Awake Relief Staff / On Call

Awake Relief Staff / On Call to provide supervision for young parents in supportive living program. 8 hour weekend shifts and evening and night fill-ins. Provide support to residents, crisis intervention and building security. Experience preferred. Please respond to Paula McDermott, BCF, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email . EOE


Volunteer Parent Aides

Volunteer Parent Aides reach out to Hampshire County parents looking for support. 3-5 hrs./wk. makes a difference in the life of a family. If you are caring, non-judgmental and a good listener, then you can be a Parent Aide. Contact Gail Fries - at 584-5690 ext. 114, or Mary Benedetti - ext. 115 for information on the next training. EOE


Family Partner

Berkshire Children and Families, with locations in Pittsfield and Hadley, seeks a family partner to provide one-on-one support to parents or caregivers of youth who have mental health needs. The Family Partner will work collaboratively with the family, community, school and other providers as part of a team. The Family Partner will engage parents and other team members in activities designed to meet goals on the youth's treatment plan. The objective is to partner with families for the best adjustment of the child in the home and community.

Experience required: Experience as a caregiver of a youth with special needs. Strong preference for those who are or have been caregivers of youth with mental health needs. (Experience as a foster parent or adoptive parent desirable.)
Experience in navigating any of the child and family-serving systems and teaching family members who are involved with the child and family serving systems.

Possess a current/valid driver's license and an automobile with proof of auto insurance.

Education required: Minimum of GED or high school diploma, Bachelor's degree preferred.

Flexible schedule; competitive salary and benefits. An Equal Opportunity Employer. Send resume to Paula McDermott, Berkshire Children and Families, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

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Childcare for Parenting Groups

Berkshire Children and Families in Hadley is seeking experienced childcare workers to provide childcare during parent support groups September - May. Most of the groups meet weekly at 220 Russell Street. in Hadley. A background check, references and interview are required. An Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information please call 413-584-5690 ext. 115 or .


Child Care Substitutes & Part-time Teachers

Substitute teachers for infant through school age groups. Enthusiastic, child-oriented, and responsible teachers. We require a CORI, an interview with site directors and recommendations. An Equal Opportunity Employer. Send resume and recommendation letters to Paula McDermott, Berkshire Children and Families, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

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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

 
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