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-cultural/multi-lingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

FULL – TIME OPPORTUNITIES

Pay Rate: $21.37 – $21.69

Family Support Worker (Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties) 18 Degrees is where new beginnings come to light for children and families – and could be where your new career does the same!  At 18 Degrees, we cultivate teams and leaders to embrace the principles of diversity, equity and inclusiveness to support the needs of our community. 

  • Full time position at our West Springfield location as a home visitor for families in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties that have been referred by the Department of Children and Families.
  • This position requires knowledge of strengths-based engagement with at-risk children and families, good skills in collaboration and communication, and a good understanding of community-based resources.
  • This position includes facilitating Family Time Supervised Visitation that have been referred by the Department of Children and Families.
  • The successful candidate must have dependable transportation, excellent organizational skills, good writing/computer skills.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree preferred and two years of relevant experience.
  • Must be available to work an occasional evening or Saturday.

Multicultural/multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.  Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org..  Visit our website at www.18degreesma.org.  AA/EOE

Pay Range: $19.48 – $20.48

18 Degrees is where new beginnings come to light for children and families – and could be where your new career does the same! At 18 Degrees, we cultivate teams and leaders to embrace the principles of diversity, equity and inclusiveness to support the needs of our community.  Full time position at our Pittsfield location.

  • Partner with parents to facilitate evidence-based program (Parents as Teachers) to families with young children in Berkshire County.
  • The right candidate uses their own lived experience to better connect and engage with individuals who are being served.
  • 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.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish, French or Portuguese required.

Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org.

Pay Rate: $18.25/hour

Come teach as a Certified Infant, Toddler, or Preschool Teacher at 18 Degrees where success and new beginnings come to light for all children and families – and could be where your new career does the same! Do you enjoy working in a diverse community and directly with Infant/Toddler/Preschool children, influencing their future?

Peek-A-Boo, Do I see you? Be part of our new Infant Room team. Opening doors for new mom’s and baby’s first steps.
Or… Do you enjoy those precious teaching moments when the little ones are seeing, touching and absorbing the world around them? Toddlers and Preschool Teachers prepare children for the learning journey ahead.

  •  Assist in the plans and implements the daily program of development experiences for a group of young children; includes experience in a variety of activities and materials in areas such as art, music, literature, science and mathematics, etc.
  • Work side by side with Parents/Guardians to promote the best understanding for growth and development of their child/children.
  • Encourage participation in programs, be available for Parent/Guardians conferences, and attend parent groups, meetings and any other agency sponsored events.

EEC Certification required / Candidates enrolled in college / EEC certification program considered. We offer EEC Certification programs with paid class time and additional certificate or degree opportunities! $100 Hiring Bonus. Competitive pay rate, benefits, hiring bonus and educational advancement opportunities.

Multi-lingual, Multi-cultural candidates are encouraged to apply. Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or mail or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org.

Salary: $45,500 – $47,800

18 Degrees, Inc., a dynamic non-profit agency serving Western MA, is where new beginnings come to light for children and families – and could be where your new career does the same! 

Do you enjoy helping our future generation grow and succeed? The classroom liaison is responsible:

  • To help each child attain success in the classroom.
  • Utilize the Second Step Curriculum to facilitate group activities for children in partnership with their classroom teacher to support social/ emotional growth and competency.
  • Help teachers brainstorm ways to help children build on their regulation and coping skills.
  • Act as a liaison between care givers, child care staff and other supportive services.
  • Work with Collaterals including pediatricians, school system resources, early intervention providers, etc.

Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree with 1-3 years of relevant experience.

Experience: Two or more years of human service experience, preferred. Experience working with children and families, preferably in a classroom or group care setting preferred. Experience with child development and/or child welfare. Bi-lingual (Spanish)/multi-lingual abilities, preferred.

At 18 Degrees, we cultivate teams and leaders to embrace the principles of diversity, equity and inclusiveness to support the needs of our community. Please send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org.

Pay Range: $18.00 – $18.75/hour

18 Degrees is where new beginnings come to light for children and families – and could be where your new career does the same! This Childcare Enrollment Specialist is a full-time role working for our multiple child care sites.

  • Main responsibilities include working with parents to enroll their children in our childcare program and data entry into administrative systems.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required.
  • Experience with intake responsibilities and billing/bookkeeping;
  • Strong organizational skills; and proficiency with MS Word and Excel.
  • Experience working with/under MA EEC (Early Education and Care) licensing standards, a plus.
  • Must also be a team player, detail-oriented, resourceful, and able to problem solve independently.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

At 18 Degrees, we cultivate teams and leaders to embrace the principles of diversity, equity and
inclusiveness to support the needs of our community. [Spanish Speaking helpful.]

Multicultural/multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.  Send cover letter and resume to Paula
McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org.  Visit our website at 18degreesma.org.  AA/EOE

Pay Range: $19.48 – $20.48/hour

18 Degrees is where new beginnings come to light for children and families – and could be where your new career does the same!  At 18 Degrees, we cultivate teams and leaders to embrace the principles of diversity, equity and inclusiveness to support the needs of our community.  Full time position at our Pittsfield location. 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 or have been affected by substance abuse [directly or indirectly].  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.
  • Position requires average computer skills and data input ability.

Multicultural/multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.  Send cover letter and resume to Paula
McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org.  Visit our website at 18degreesma.org.  AA/EOE

Pay Rate: $21.37 – $21.69

18 Degrees is where new beginnings come to light for children and families – and could be where your new career does the same!  At 18 Degrees, we cultivate teams and leaders to embrace the principles of diversity, equity and inclusiveness to support the needs of our community.

  • Full time position at our Pittsfield location as a home visitor for families in Berkshire County that have been referred by the Department of Children and Families.
  • This position requires knowledge of strengths-based engagement with at-risk children and families, good skills in collaboration and communication, and a good understanding of community-based resources.
  • The successful candidate must have dependable transportation, excellent organizational skills, good writing/computer skills;

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred and two years of relevant experience.
  • Must be available to work an occasional evening or Saturday.

Multicultural/multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.  Send cover letter and resume to Paula
McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org.  Visit our website at 18degreesma.org.  AA/EOE

Pay: $15.50 – $16.00/hr

Teach, Learn and Earn with 18 Degrees Childcare Service Come teach at 18 Degrees where new beginnings come to light for children and families – and could be where your new career does the same!

  • Teach! You can get started on your career path in childcare with little or no experience.
  • Learn! We’ll help you get everything you need to be certified and move up the ladder.
  • Earn! The more you learn the more you earn. We’ll support you to become a Certified Teacher, Lead Teacher, or Site Coordinator.

We are seeking dedicated staff who are passionate about the education of children and interested in their own career path development. We have many different programs to help you learn new skills, obtain certificates, paid classroom time and even college degrees with little or no expense to you. Already Certified? Earn more, learn more, and jump into one of our career tracks.

We cultivate teams and leaders to embrace the principles of diversity, equity and inclusiveness to support the needs of our community.  Multi-lingual, multi-cultural candidates are encouraged to apply. Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or mail pmcdermott@18degreesma.org. AA/EOE

18 Degrees is where new beginnings come to light for children and families – and could be where your new career does the same! At 18 Degrees, we cultivate teams and leaders to embrace the principles of diversity, equity and inclusiveness to support the needs of our community. . People of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and multicultural/multilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

  • Work with a multidisciplinary Family Resource Center team
  • Providing consultation services on evidenced based practices for effective outcomes in group programing
  • Economic Mobility Pathways
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Counsel individual and group participants on directional access to future therapeutic needs
  • Laying ground work of Cognitive Behavioral Theory and road maps for success to obtaining personal goals.
  • Perform Comprehensive Mental Health Assessments,
  • Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) assessment and short term treatment

Minimum Requirements: MSW with 3 years experience working with children and families and LICSW eligible; preferred knowledge of local human service support systems.  Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org.  AA/EOE

*This position will be part of the Family Resource Center core team but will be employed by the Brien Center.

Pay Range: $55,000-$56,000

PART – TIME OPPORTUNITIES

$32/hour

Part-time Hourly Workers Needed to Complete Assessments & Adoption Home Studies Writers are needed to complete Permanency Assessments for pre-adoptive families and Child

Assessments for children with the goal of adoption. Strong clinical skills are required. Experience in writing assessments, and the ability to assess and edit your own work is necessary. Understanding the adoption process and a working knowledge of the Department of Children and Families is an asset. The ability to develop a rapport, to conduct in-depth interviews with adults and children is vital to completing the work. This work is completed independently, requiring attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines. Ongoing supervision provided.  MSW, LCSW preferred. Social Work license or equivalent licensure required. Bi-lingual, bi-cultural applicants encouraged to apply. Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org. Visit our website at www.18degreesma.org. AA/EOE