Clinician for Youth Programs
Too many of our youth are facing challenges that put them at risk. Join 18 Degrees (formerly Berkshire Children & Families) in giving our youth the opportunity to live their promise. As an employee of 18 Degrees, you would work in both our Pittsfield and North Adams programs helping youth 17-24, including youth involved in or at risk of gang activity, to succeed and avoid negative impact on their futures in a proven program model that builds and supports positive connections and activities, along with employment & education opportunities. Required: LCSW, LICSW, or LMHC or equivalent; experience (work/internship/volunteer/military) working with youth/young adults; understanding of the systemic, socio-economic, educational & other challenges our youth confront; work as a member of a supportive team from both locations on a regular schedule. Strongly prefer experience in multi-disciplinary approaches to trauma & violence. Multicultural/multilingual fluency is a plus. Competitive salary and benefits. We celebrate and seek all forms of diversity. Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email@example.com. AA/EOE
Family Services Access Specialist
Do you have a heart for people and a head for numbers? Join 18 Degrees (formerly Berkshire Children & Families) helping bring new beginnings to light for children and families! The Services Utilization Specialist in our Family Networks program supports access to needed services for children and families by facilitating referrals to providers, tracking referrals & placements, maintaining & communicating updated reports, balancing budget support for services, and coordinating closely with 18 Degrees’ Family Networks team as partners to the Department of Children & Families (DCF). Required: Highly proficient in Excel spreadsheets, building reports, data entry & MS Office skills; interpersonal skills, super organized, effective & flexible in a changing, fast-paced environment. Associate’s degree OR substantial experience. Bilingual Spanish/English adds value. Willing to split workweek between our Pittsfield & Greenfield sites. Background check required. We celebrate diversity/EOE. Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Worker for Intensive Foster Care Program
Full time position in the Pittsfield, MA office for individual looking to help children, youth and families adjust to the challenges of the foster care system while promoting safety, well-being and permanency.
Responsibilities include training and assessing prospective foster parents; offering support and supervision of foster parents in monthly home visits and workshops; managing licensing requirements through evaluations, documentation, file maintenance and meetings with state agency; meeting, matching and placing children/youth experiencing foster care with foster families.
Other responsibilities include case management to assist in the improvement of the social, educational and emotional functioning of children/youth experiencing foster care. Visit with children/youth at their foster home or school, make referrals for services, collaborate with service providers and develop permanency plans.
Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree and a social work license (LSWA minimum) or be eligible for licensure. Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills, the ability to build rapport with children/youth and families are required. Also needed effective oral and written communication skills; time management and organizational skills; valid driver’s license, insurance & vehicle. Candidates who celebrate diversity are welcome. Sending your resume is a great start to help bring new beginnings to light for children, adults & families. Please send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email email@example.com. AA/EOE
Family Support Specialist - Berkshire
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!
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. The successful candidate must have dependable transportation, excellent organizational skills, good writing/computer skills; Bachelor Degree preferred and two years of relevant experience. This position also 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. 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@18 degreesma.org. Visit our website at www.18degreesma.org
Clinician Needed for Youth Programming in Pittsfield and North Adams
The ideal candidate is a dynamic, skilled, licensed clinician with experience working with adolescents and young adults. STRONGLY PREFERRED: Clinical experience with 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 licensed clinician will supervise and lead a multidisciplinary team case review process,
working in both our Pittsfield, MA and North Adams, MA locations.
Must have at least the following:
- LCSW, LICSW, or LMHC or equivalent.
This position is employed by the Brien Center, but works in the 18 Degrees’ locations in Pittsfield and North Adams, MA.
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.
Submit cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, HR Administrator
You may include military service assignments and any verified work performed on a volunteer basis. AA/EOE
Clinician for Family Resource Center
We’re looking for a dynamic, skilled clinician experienced in working with youth and families. Must have one of the following licenses: LMHC, LCSW, or LICSW. Master’s Degree required. This position is employed by the Brien Center, but housed in 18 Degrees’ (formerly Berkshire Children and Families) Family Resource Center located at 480 West St. in Pittsfield, MA. Collaborates with the juvenile court, supervises a family partner with lived experience, and works closely with the Family Resource Center staff to clinically advise and support. Provides CANS assessments, and brief therapy in special circumstances/for various parenting and other evidence-based groups. Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org