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

Home Visitor for Parents As Teachers (PAT)

Full Time.  Partner with parents to facilitate evidence-based program (Parents as Teachers) to families with young children in Berkshire County. BA in early childhood or related field preferred; experience as home visitor or in family support may substitute. Knowledge of child development and parenting, ability to engage/ partner with all families, data tracking and partnership with community resources important.  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

PART TIME OPPORTUNITIES

Lead Group Child Care Worker – Family Resource Center (FRC)

15-18 hours per week. Reports to the Program Director of the FRC.  The Lead works primarily with children of individuals/parents/families who attend FRC groups (while parents attend those groups). The children range from infants to pre-teens. Tasks include, but are not limited to: working with other FRC staff around childcare needs for groups and managing the FRC group childcare schedule; proper supervision of children at all times; preparing and engaging in age-appropriate activities or projects with children; heating up meals for children; and maintaining a clean and safe childcare environment.  Childcare experience preferred.   Flexible availability is required – some evenings (4pm-7pm), 1 day (9am – 1:30pm), and one Saturday (hours vary) per month.  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

String Teaching Artist for Pittsfield Kids 4 Harmony

After school on Wednesdays and Thursdays (9 hrs/week).  The Teaching Artist will lead beginning and intermediate school-aged string ensembles, and string lessons.  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 violin, viola, or cello, 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

Cook

Part-time, 8:30-1:30 pm Monday – Friday on call  position.  BCF Child Care facility in Pittsfield is seeking a cook to prepare meals, follow menus, ensure cleanliness of kitchen on an on call basis and be a team player.  Applicants must complete criminal background check.  Experience preferred.  Competitive pay. Send 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

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.