Employment

18 Degrees (formerly 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

Program Director for Home Visiting and EMPath Programs

The right candidate must be delightful, welcoming and inclusive AND have experience performing direct work with families facing multi-stressors (along with the data collection associated with that work).  At least 3 years’ experience as a supervisor is required.  Must be able to manage budgets, have sound clinical judgement, manage multiple contract/contracted-agency expectations, and possess strong leadership and management skills.  Experience working in the child welfare system, required.  EMPath experience strongly preferred; ability to work from a strength-based perspective – a must. Occasional evening and weekend hours are required. Bachelor’s Degree required (commensurate supervisory and or other significant experience can substitute). Multilingual/Multicultural candidates encouraged to apply.  Competitive salary and employee benefits offered.  Please send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org.  AA/EOE

Director of Development

This is a unique opportunity for a high-energy, entrepreneurial candidate to join the senior team of our mission-driven agency providing family services to youth, individual and families in the Berkshires and Pioneer Valley. The right candidate will lead and grow 18 Degrees’ development and donor relations.  Candidates must have experience in designing, implementing and monitoring development efforts and sourcing and cultivating new donors to support the mission and strategy of an organization with an annual budget in excess of $9M. The ability to facilitate and lead committees, produce successful fund-raising events, work a flexible schedule and travel to other sites, also required. Bachelor’s degree or 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, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org.   AA/EOE

Outreach Case Worker for Safe & Successful Youth Initiative (SSYI) – North Adams, MA

18 Degrees’ Safe and Successful Youth Initiative (SSYI) program’s purpose is to support a community and multi-disciplinary approach to combat gang activity and criminal behavior.  The Outreach Case Worker will work with community partners including the police, and other members of the justice system to prevent, intervene, and suppress criminal activity with youth and young adults in the North Adams, MA community.

 The Outreach Case Worker:

  • will work with local police to identify, engage, recruit, and help young people involved in violent crime in North Adams;
  • will have experience with the criminal justice system and a passion for assisting young people to redirect their lives through education, mental health, and employment services;
  • will have strong ties to the community, and the ability to create new relationships with program participants and community partners with ease; and
  • is a team player, self-motivated, flexible, trustful, and a results-oriented person committed to making a difference with youth and in their community.
  • Associate’s Degree helpful, but not required.
  • Real-life experience is highly-valued.
  • Caring about youth and the community are must-haves.

Competitive salary and benefits.  For an application, contact Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org. AA/EOE

Case Manager/Worker – Safe and Successful Youth Initiative (SSYI) –  Pittsfield, MA

Full time, 37.5 hours per week.   The Safe and Successful Youth Initiative (SSYI) is a youth violence prevention and intervention initiative that operates in cities with the highest juvenile crime rates.  The Case Manager Coordinates with  clinical, outreach, and mentoring personnel to provide case management and facilitate multi-systemic wraparound services for proven-risk youth (ages 17-24) within the city of Pittsfield, MA – offering participants a chance to redirect their lives through educational, employment, and behavioral health services.  Candidates must have a Bachelor 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 18 Degrees, 480 West St., Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org. EOE

Toddler / Preschool Teachers (Lead Teachers included!)

Looking for delightful, dedicated, full time Toddler and Preschool Teacher positions in family-centered early childhood program.  EEC certification required; BA preferred.  Candidates enrolled in a college/EEC Certification program considered. Candidates pursuing Lead Toddler/Lead Preschool Teacher certification also welcome.Pay rate commensurate with experience and education. Competitive benefits.   Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email  pmcdermott@18degreesma.org.  AA/EOE

PART TIME OPPORTUNITIES

Parent Wellness EMPath Specialist

Working in our Parent Wellness Program, this 25 hour position has a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekend/ Saturday hours.  Using an EMPath-informed approach, we partner with our local Community Health Program to help support families. In partnership with CHP and the families served, we support family goals in the areas of education, health, financial management, employment, etc. This program has an additional area of focus on the social determinants of health to support greater wellness for the overall family and child.  Experience working with children and families and/or children and family health care experience strongly preferred. Must have reliable transportation to make local visits with families/individuals engaged in program. Pro-rated benefits. Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org. AA/EOE

String Teaching Artist – North Adams and Pittsfield

20 hours/week. The String Teaching Artist will be the Lead Teacher for our North Adams site (M, W, F) and a supporting Teaching Artist in our Pittsfield site (T and Th). This teacher will lead beginning and intermediate school-aged string ensembles and lessons focused on age appropriate skill development for young musicians and building community through ensemble playing. The Lead Teacher will schedule sectionals, pull out lessons, and work with the Artistic Director (and other teaching staff) to choose repertoire.  This teacher must also be able to engage and support youth families who are struggling with poverty and other stressors.   Experience in violin, viola, or cello, teaching music, and a belief in music as a vehicle for social change is a must. Flexible schedule with some nights and weekends is required. Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.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, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.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, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org.   AA/EOE

Volunteers/Mentors/Interns

Interested in volunteer, mentoring, and/or intern opportunities? Please email Amy Guachione, Volunteer Coordinator at aguachione@18degreesma.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.