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

Outreach Case Manager – Pittsfield Community Connection – Pittsfield, MA


Pay Range $20.51 - $21.13/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.  Interested candidate will oordinate with clinician, outreach, and mentoring personnel to provide case management and facilitate multi-systemic wraparound services for at-risk youth (ages 10-24) within the city of Pittsfield, MA.  Bring your strong interpersonal communication skills to create success. Focuses on preventing, intervening, and suppressing gang involvement and youth violence with program participants.  Your experience will be working within the local community agencies and employers in a human services capacity. Lived experience is a plus. Case management experience, strongly preferred. Data collection experience, a plus. Strong computer and internet skills, including Microsoft Office. Bachelor degree in a human service field preferred. Competitive pay and benefits.  Proof ofCOVID vaccination required. To apply send cover letter and resume to: Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org. AA/EOE

Family Support Specialist (Berkshire County)


Pay rate is $20.51.

18 Degrees 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.  Proof of Covid vaccination required. 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

Program Supervisor – Family Resource Center


PITTSFIELD, MA

Full-Time, weekdays, with a half-day Saturday once a month. Otherwise, no weekends, nights or holidays! This position is employed by the Brien Center, but housed in 18 Degrees’ Family Resource Center located at 480 West St. in Pittsfield, MA.

General Description
Program Supervision under the direction of Family Resource Program Manager, and direct clinical services to Family Resource Centers (FRC) including Comprehensive Mental Health Assessments, including the Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) assessment; short term treatment.  Provide clinical supervision to Family Partner(s), supervision of FRC clinician (if applicable), and Care Planning to Youth and Families of the Family Resource Centers (FRC).

 Qualifications
  • Current licensure and 5 years experience as a licensed Clinician required
  • CANS certification is required within first week of employment
  • Experience working with Children and their Families in a clinical setting
  • Diagnostic and treatment knowledge and skill
  • Knowledge of services and human service agencies in Berkshire County
  • Extensive knowledge of the dynamics of mental health/substance abuse treatment, intervention and education
  • Experience in providing individual and group mental health/substance abuse and family counseling
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Ability to work on interdisciplinary team

Apply through link below
https://brien-center-for-mental-health.checkwritersrecruit.com/job/445722/program-supervisor-family-resource-center

Program Director – Pittsfield Community Connection (PCC) Coalition


Salary is $52,475

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!  At 18 Degrees, we cultivate teams and leaders to embrace the principles of diversity, equity and inclusiveness to support the needs of our community.  We are looking for a Program Director – PCC-Coalition and Community Mobilization Lead. The Program Director is responsible for representing the program and for building the coalition of community stakeholders that are committed to addressing violence as a community health issue. The Program Director will develop and implement a Youth Advisory Board. Working with community stakeholders, develop a strategy to address racial equity, trauma informed service delivery and engage youth in positivedevelopmental outcomes.

The Program Director has final responsibility for PCC-Coalition program operations, as well as the program budget, data collection and reporting, and the administrative aspects of the PCC-Coalition program. Works in direct, daily partnership with Program Director of PCC-SSYI (Safe & Successful Youth Initiative) and PCC- Shannon to oversee and maximize the coordination and collaboration of gang intervention and gun violence prevention programming, efforts, and services. Education: MSW, MPH, or equivalent, strongly preferred.

Minimum Required: Associates Degree or higher in human services or related field. Experience:

  • 2-3 years of program-supervisory experience working within the local community agencies and employers in a human services capacity.
  • Gun violence and/or gang intervention/prevention experience preferred.
  • Grassroots community mobilization
  • Supervisory Experience
  • Other Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong computer and internet skills, including Microsoft Office.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Public speaking and presentations

Multilingual/Multicultural candidates encouraged to apply.  Competitive salary and benefits offered.  Proof of Covid vaccination required. Please send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org.    AA/EOE

Youth Programs Coordinator – Full Time/Temporary Position [5 months]


Pay $17/hour

18 Degrees is where new beginnings come to light for children and families! At 18 Degrees, we cultivate teams and leaders to embrace the principles of diversity, equity and inclusiveness to support the needs of our community.  The Youth Programs Coordinator will conduct outreach and participant recruitment for the Pittsfield Community Connection (PCC) program engaging vulnerable youth ages 10-24 from hire until Dec. 31st, 2022.

  • Plan and lead prevention, intervention, and diversion efforts of pro-social programming.
  • Coordinator will chaperone all programming activities; responsible for assisting PCC staff in planning, implementing and executing different activities for the summer/ fall schedule
  • Follow up with participants and staff to ensure planned activities are adequate including but not limited to keeping data and assisting with pre- and post-activity questionnaires
  • Assist with youth engagement, facilitating workshops, data collection, participant transport to and from activities
  • Join outreach efforts at the different Pittsfield Public Schools throughout the week during school lunch times
  • Anything else that pertains to the scheduled implementation.

Concentrate on family and youth services in the community while also actively looking for vulnerable youth who may benefit from services and also providing information for potential mentors. This person will work with Program Manager and case managers to ensure service delivery, client confidentiality, and youth engagement.  Some college preferred, but not required.  High School Diploma or equivalent with relevant experience is required. Must have a valid driver’s license and registered and insured vehicle.  Experience working with youth development programs; lived experience with at risk youth strongly preferred. Multicultural/ multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. Proof of Covid vaccination required. 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

Outreach Case Worker for Safe & Successful Youth Initiative – Pittsfield, MA


Pay Range: $20.51 - $21.13 per hour

Outreach Case Worker for Safe & Successful Youth Initiative – Pittsfield, MA 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 and inclusiveness to support the needs of our community. 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 for youth 17 to 24 years in age.  The Outreach Case Worker will work with community partners including a police liaison, and other members of the justice system to prevent, intervene and suppress criminal activity with youth and young adults in the Pittsfield, MA community.

Outreach Case Worker primary responsibilities:

  • Ability to meet individuals where they are and think on your feet in high stakes situations
  • Work with youth referred by local police liaison to identify, engage, recruit, and help young people involved in violent crime in Pittsfield;
  • 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;
  • Knowledge & understanding of the systemic, socio-economic, educational & other challenges our youth confront including knowledge of gang culture;
  • Keep strong ties to the community, and the ability to create new relationships with program participants and community partners with ease; and
  • Be 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.  Proof of Covid vaccination required. 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

Family Networks Service & Data Coordinator


Salary $40,000

18 Degrees
Pittsfield, MA

18 Degrees is where new beginnings come to light for children and families – and could be where yournew career does the same! At 18 Degrees, we cultivate teams and leaders to embrace the principlesof diversity, equity and inclusiveness to support the needs of our community. Service & DataCoordinators drive the everyday work of Family Networks and are responsible for the placement andcase 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.  Associates Degree required, BA in a social work or a related field preferred. Experience required: 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. Proof of Covid vaccination required. 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

Site Coordinator – School Age Program (Full time year round)


$18/hour

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! Do you enjoy working directly with school age children and influencing their future? We are seeking a delightful educator to inspire our school age children in their before and after school programming. You will need to demonstrate an understanding of developmentally appropriate programming and multi-cultural education. You will be expected to be in the classroom with children and to interact with parents, attend family/ parent events, various family activities, support community engagement and opportunities. We cultivate teams and leaders to embrace the principles of diversity, equity and inclusiveness to support the needs of our community.  Qualified candidates will have direct care experience with school-age students; experience working with school systems, supervisory and good communication skills.  Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred.  Must meet EEC Site Coordinator qualifications.  Competitive salary, benefits, hiring bonus and educational advancement opportunities. Multi-lingual, multi-cultural candidates are encouraged to apply. Proof of COVID vaccination required prior to start of employment. Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or mail pmcdermott@18degreesma.org AA/EOE

Family Networks Service Coordinator


18 Degrees
Greenfield, MA

Salary $39K-$44K

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. 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. Associates Degree required, BA in a social work or a related field preferred. Experience required: 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. Proof of Covid vaccination required. Please send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org. AA/EOE

Preschool Teachers


Colors, Letters, Building Blocks, Learn the Numbers on a Clock! Preschool Teachers are needed soon,

16.97 – $18.97/hour

as we open another Preschool room. Both a Lead and Certified Preschool teacher are needed as we expand our capacity to have another preschool classroom open up to offer services. Does bringing joy to the learning process give you a thrill? We are seeking to create another team of inspired teachers to prepare preschoolers for their kindergarten classroom. Are you interested in removing the obstacles for future learning success? You are the building blocks for our preschoolers. We value our staff in creating learning environments for our children. In return, we offer our staff learning opportunities to grow our staff including free trainings and degree programs. 18 Degrees is where new beginnings come to light for children and families – and could be where your new career does the same!  Growing Programs ~ Growing Children ~ Growing Careers! At 18 Degrees, 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.  Proof of Covidvaccination required. Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org. AA/EOE

Certified Infant Teachers


Peek-A Boo! Do I see you? We are looking to re-open our infant care room and need two nurturingCertified Infant Teachers to come on board before we can start taking enrollments.

$16.97 – $18.97 Certified

Do you enjoy those precious teaching moments when the little ones are seeing, touching, and absorbing the world around them? Take your first steps with 18 Degrees and join our team! We value our staff in creating learning environments for our children. In return, we offer learning opportunities to grow our staff including free training and degree programs. 18 Degrees is where new beginnings come to light for children and families – and could be where your new career does the same!  Growing Programs ~Growing Children ~ Growing Careers! At 18 Degrees, 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. Proof of Covid vaccination required.  Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or emailpmcdermott@18degreesma.org. AA/EOE

Teachers for School-Age Programs


Summer Time Teaching Fun!

$16.97/hour

Are you an inspired teacher interested in joining our school age program full time for the summer? We need an additional teacher for each of our school sites at Conte, Crosbyand Morningside to round out our teams. Bring your creative curricula to blend beautiful summer days into learning opportunities for our youth. 18 Degrees is where new beginnings come to light forchildren and families – and could be where your new career does the same!  Growing Programs ~ Growing Children ~ Growing Careers! At 18 Degrees, we cultivate teams and leaders to embrace theprinciples of diversity, equity and inclusiveness to support the needs of our community. Multi-lingual, multi-cultural candidates are encouraged to apply. Proof of Covid vaccination required.  Send coverletter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email  pmcdermott@18degreesma.org AA/EOE

Part – Time Opportunities

Child Care Workers for Family Resource Center


Pay Range $15.00 - $15.25/hour
(8-10 hours per week day time hours, evenings and some Saturdays) 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 and proof of Covid vaccination 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

Substitute Teachers


Substitute Teachers are always needed!

The value of a substitute teacher who is willing to step into the nurturing educator role is essential for the stability of our children and to provides essential respite & recovery time for our teachers. We have opportunities for both full and part time roles for substitutes. It’s a great way to earn hours towards your certification. Many of our substitutes enjoy their work so much they join us full time and become certified. We value our staff in creating learning environments for our children. In return, we offer learning opportunities to grow our staff including free trainings and degree programs. 18 Degrees is where new beginnings come to light for children and families – and could be where your new career does the same!  Growing Programs ~ Growing Children ~ Growing Careers! At 18 Degrees, 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.  Proof of Covid vaccination required. Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or mail  pmcdermott@18degreesma.org AA/EOE

Certified: $15.97
Non-Certified: $15.25

Workers Needed to Complete Assessments & Adoption Home Studies


$32/hour

Part-time Hourly Workers Needed to Complete Assessments & Adoption Home Studies Strong clinical and writing skills and experience with children and families required.  Must work well within a team.  Ongoing supervision provided.  MSW, LCSW preferred. Social Work license or equivalent licensure required. Bi-lingual, bi-cultural applicants encouraged to apply. $32 hourly payment. 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