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

Clinician for Youth Programming in Pittsfield and North Adams


Full time: 37.5 hours per week.

18 Degrees (formerly Berkshire Children & Families, Inc.) is where new beginnings come to light for children and families – and could be where your new career does the same!

The ideal candidate is a dynamic, skilled, clinician with experience working with adolescents and young adults. STRONGLY PREFERRED:  Clinical experience with the community, regional and multi-disciplinary approaches to trauma and violence through coordinated programs for prevention, intervention, and suppression with at-risk or proven risk youth and young adults.

This clinician will work with our Pittsfield Community Connections and West Main Connections Teams, working in both our Pittsfield, MA and North Adams, MA locations.

Must have at least the following:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field
  • LCSW, LICSW, or LMHC or equivalent preferred or sit for and pass the licensing exam within one year of date of hire as a condition of continued employment.
18 Degrees is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and cultural diversity. People of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and multicultural/multilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. You may include military service assignments and any verified work performed on a volunteer basis. AA/EOE Submit cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, HR Administrator at pmcdermott@18degreesma.org.

Family Networks Service Coordinator – Greenfield


18 Degrees (formerly Berkshire Children & Families, Inc.) is where new beginnings come to light for children and families – and could be where your new career does the same!  Service Coordinators drive the everyday work of Family Networks and are responsible for the placement and case management of youth in various programs.

The role:

  • Manages caseloads of families, children and youth
  • Develops and maintains a strong partnership with the Department of Children and Families (DCF), agencies, programs and families
  • Coordinates services to achieve goals and outcomes of services identified in the DCF service plans
  • Monitors service implementation; and ensures coordination with providers and DCF
If you are passionate about creating respectful partnerships that help families find their own path then we want to hear from you. Minimum of a BA in a social work or a related field required. Experience required: Bachelor’s plus family-centered welfare related experience, and/or community-based experience.  This position may require you to work remotely 2 or more days per week. Multilingual/Multicultural candidates encouraged to apply.  Competitive salary and benefits offered.  Please 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

Outreach Case Worker for Safe & Successful Youth Initiative (SSYI) – Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield, MA community. The Outreach Case Worker:
  • will work with local police to identify, engage, recruit, and help young people involved in violent crime in Pittsfield;
  • 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.
Multicultural/multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. To apply send cover letter and resume to: Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, Inc., 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org. AA/EOE

EEC Certified Infant/Toddler/Preschool/School-Age Teachers (Lead Teachers included!)


OUR CHILDREN NEED YOU! Don’t let COVID interfere with Child Development! 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! Looking for delightful, dedicated, full-time Infant, Toddler, Preschool, and School-Age Teacher positions (Lead Teachers included) in a family-centered early childhood program.  EEC certification required; BA preferred.  Candidates pursuing Lead Infant, Lead Toddler and Lead Preschool Teacher certification also welcome.  Ask about our Hiring Bonus program and earn an extra $300. We are also hiring Childcare workers, Substitute Teachers and Greeters. We celebrate diversity.  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 email  pmcdermott@18degreesma.org.  AA/EOE

Childcare Workers, Substitute Teachers, and Greeters – FT & PT - Flexible hours


OUR CHILDREN NEED YOU! Don’t let COVID interfere with Child Development! 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! Looking for delightful, dedicated, full-time and part-time Childcare Workers, Substitute Teachers, and Greeters for Infant, Toddler, Preschool and School-Age programs in a family-centered early childhood program.  No EEC certification required. Flexible work schedules available. A great opportunity to get experience in this very rewarding career field. We celebrate diversity.  Multi-lingual, multi-cultural candidates are encouraged to apply. Benefits apply to full-time positions. 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

Kids 4 Harmony Lead String Teaching Artist, 18 hours per week


18 Degrees (formerly Berkshire Children & Families, Inc.) is where new beginnings come to light for children and families – and could be where your new career does the same! 

The Lead String Teaching Artist will be the lead teacher in our North Adams site (3 days a week) and a supporting Teaching Artist in our Pittsfield site (1-2 days a week). This teacher will lead beginning and intermediate school-aged string ensembles and string lessons focused on age appropriate skill development for young musicians and building community through ensemble-based instruction. Must also be able to engage and support youth and families who are struggling with poverty and other stressors. Experience in violin, viola, or cello, teaching group music classes, and a belief in music as a vehicle for social change is a must. Flexible schedule with some nights and weekends is required.

18 Degrees is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and cultural diversity. People of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and multicultural/multilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

Submit cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, HR Administrator at pmcdermott@18degreesma.org.

Childcare Workers, Substitute Teachers, and Greeters – FT & PT - Flexible hours


OUR CHILDREN NEED YOU! Don’t let COVID interfere with Child Development! 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! Looking for delightful, dedicated, full-time and part-time Childcare Workers, Substitute Teachers, and Greeters for Infant, Toddler, Preschool and School-Age programs in a family-centered early childhood program.  No EEC certification required. Flexible work schedules available. A great opportunity to get experience in this very rewarding career field. We celebrate diversity.  Multi-lingual, multi-cultural candidates are encouraged to apply. Benefits apply to full-time positions. Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org.  AA/EOE