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

Service Coordinator


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!  We are looking for a full-time Service Coordinator to work in our DCF Family Networks Lead Agency program in Pittsfield. The successful candidate will possess a genuine strength-based perspective in working with youth and families.  Strong case management, organizational, and communication skills are required.  The work environment is typically fast-paced requiring flexibility, solution-focused and collaborative problem solving.  A Bachelor’s degree and at least two year’s case management experience required; Bi-lingual, bi-cultural a plus.  Responsible for completing and following up on service referrals, monitoring treatment/service implementation and progress, as well as related case tracking and documentation.   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.  AA/EOE

Administrative Assistant and Data Coordinator for Childcare


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!  This Administrative Assistant and Data Coordinator for Child Care is a full time role working for our multiple daycare sites.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required.  Main responsibilities include working with parents to enroll their children in our childcare program and data entry into administrative systems.  Experience with intake responsibilities and billing/bookkeeping; strong organizational skills; and proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and database management, a must.  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.  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.  AA/EOE

Director of Human Resources


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 Director of Human Resources serves more than 150 employees across more than 22 programs throughout Western Massachusetts and reports to the President & CEO.  This role is an integral part of a thriving Senior Leadership team at 18 Degrees – Family Services for Western MA, a growing, community-based agency.  Responsibilities include guidance, development, and implementation in recruitment, hiring, retention, benefit and salary administration, employee relations, performance management, complaints, safety, and high-level training and development.  The Director of Human Resources also leads strategic HR goals and advises the President & CEO/Senior Team on HR policies and procedures; safety of the workplace; legislative and regulatory issues; and all other human resources matters.   The position also works closely with the Finance Department/Payroll Coordinator and supervises the HR Administrator.  Bachelor’s Degree with at least 5 year’s HR experience, including at least 2 years in HR management required; Master’s Degree preferred.  Exceptional HR experience may substitute for college degree.  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.  AA/EOE

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 at pmcdermott@18degreesma.org.   You may include military service assignments and any verified work performed on a volunteer basis. AA/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

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, individuals 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

Family Networks Service Coordinator


Service Coordinators drive the everyday work of Family Networks and are responsible for the placement and case management of youth in Comprehensive Foster Care and STARR, as well as managing in-home, family-based services.  The role manages caseloads of 40-60 families, children and youth; develops and maintains a strong partnership with DCF, families, and Intensive Foster Care Agencies; 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.  Minimum of a BA in a social work or a related field required, MSW preferred.  Experience required:  MSW or equivalent, plus 2 years of family-centered, community-based experience, or Bachelor’s plus 5 years family-centered welfare related experience.  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

Part – Time Opportunities

Youth Development Specialist


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!  This is a part time role for our26-week long RAP, Inc. program.  The role will be responsible for recruitment, outreach, screening, and intake of youth interested in building financial skills through social engagement and musical expression via the art and business of rap and hip-hop music.  The right candidate will:
  • Collaborate with community members and industry advisors to help youth make impactful connections.
  • Collect and evaluate qualitative and quantitative data to assess project impact and effectiveness.
  • Have a flexible schedule and ability to support the learning experiences of youth participants.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills, conflict resolution skills, and group facilitation skills.
  • Be energetic, able to relate well with others, have experience working with teens.
  • Have at least a high school diploma (an associate degree is preferred) and a valid driver’s license & reliable transportation.
RAP, Inc. is also looking for a Youth Support Specialist who will work with and support the Youth Development Specialist and the youth in program for 9 hours/week (4.5 hours on each of 2 session days per week). 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.  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

Child Care Workers for Family Resource Center


(8-10 hours per week day time hours and evenings) for the Family Resource Center working with a variety of age groups. Applicants should be child-oriented, enthusiastic, and responsible; have the ability to work as part of a team; and possess sound work ethics.   Tasks include, but are not limited to: proper supervision of children at all times; preparing activities or projects; and maintaining a clean and safe environment.  Childcare experience preferred.  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

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

Data Coordinator – Family Services


Part time position.  You will be an 18 Degrees employee working in Department of Children & Families’ (DCF) Family Networks Program in Pittsfield, MA (18.75 hours/week).  Minimum 3 year’s computer and/or database experience; Associate’s Degree or higher preferred, but not a requirement.  Working knowledge of MS Office – especially Excel – and experience with data entry and building reports; required.   Must be highly-organized and flexible, able to work independently – and as part of a team in a fast paced environment.  Ability to juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines with flexibility in changing priorities based on need, also required.  Excellent interpersonal skills are a must. Multilingual/Multicultural candidates encouraged to apply.  Background check required.  Competitive salary and benefits.  Please send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org.   AA/EOE

General Music Teacher (Kids 4 Harmony North Adams, MA)


Part time, after school hours (roughly 3pm – 6pm; flexibility for 10-20 hours/week).  This role will work with elementary school students in an El Sistema based program in the North Adams Public Schools, and will design and implement a basic music learning curriculum for the program of up to 14 students.  Experience with a musical instrument (violin/viola/cello helpful, but not required); teaching music; and a belief in music as a vehicle for social change is a must.  A 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