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Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

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A progressive and dedicated human services organization, provides Berkshire elders, caregivers, and individuals with disabilities the opportunity to live with dignity, independence, and self-determination, and to achieve the highest possible quality of life. To fulfill our mission, we seek energetic, focused, qualified professionals for the positions described below.

Excellent Fringe Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Twelve Paid Holidays
  • Dental Plan
  • Three weeks’ vacation
  • Vision Plan
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Pension Plan
  • Personal Days
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Disability Insurance
  • MSW Supervision Available (if applicable)
  • Employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

EEO/AAP Statement:

Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.

Send resume and cover letter Attn. Human Resources, Elder Services, 877 South Street, Suite 4E, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email.  AA/EOE

Caregiver Coordinator (full-time)

Case Manager, Social Work 

Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP)

Adult Family Care Program needs compassionate caregivers

Volunteer Opportunities


Caregiver Coordinator (full-time)

Responsibilities include providing individual caregiver counseling; facilitating support groups and caregiver trainings; assisting caregivers in gaining access to services; developing and maintaining caregiver resources.  

Education/Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Psychology or related field with experience in community-based programming is required. 

Competencies:


Case Manager, Social Work 

Full-time - 37.5 hours per week; Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The Case Manager is responsible for supporting the dignity and independence of older persons or those with disabilities in need of assistance by assessing their situations, identifying unmet needs, arranging for, coordinating and monitoring services to meet those needs, and advocating with other agencies on behalf of their client.  Bachelor Degree in social work, human services, psychology, sociology or related field preferred.  Candidates with a Bachelor Degree in another discipline shall demonstrate experience and/or strong interest in the field of human services via previous employment, internship, volunteer activity and/or additional studies. Valid driver’s license, travel and reliable transportation are required.

Core Competencies:

  1. Must be able to read and write English
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills.
  3. Excellent telephone skills
  4. Commitment to working with the elderly; strong sensitivity to aging issues.
  5. Knowledge of community resources helpful
  6. Leadership ability; independent thinker; self-starter.
  7. Ability to work with persons with diverse backgrounds, skills, and abilities
  8. Excellent Clinical, Social Work, and Problem solving skills.
  9. Accurate record keeping skills
  10. Good time management and organizational skills
  11. Ability to work under pressure, with multiple interruptions and meet deadlines
  12. Proficiency in Microsoft office professional and experience using databases.

Bilingual Spanish/English a Plus.  


Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP)

Elder Services of Berkshire County (ESBC) is a sponsor of the federally funded, state administered, Massachusetts’ Senior Community Services Employment Program (MA-SCSEP). SCSEP’s mission is to provide job training and placement for individuals age 55 or older with limited financial resources and to provide employers with trained, motivated workers. More about SCSEP.


Adult Family Care Program Needs Compassionate Caregivers

Elder Services of Berkshire County is in need of an individual or family willing to open their hearts and homes to care for elders and individuals with disabilities. If you have a spare bedroom and a bathroom, preferably on the first floor of your home, please consider this important opportunity. You will receive a tax-free stipend, along with support and monitoring by a Social Worker and RN. For more information, call the Adult Family Care Program at Elder Services (413) 499-0524.


Volunteer Opportunities

Elder Services provides volunteers with a variety of ways to serve elders from companionship to transportation. More about Volunteer Opportunities.


 

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Elder Services
of Berkshire County, Inc.

877 South Street, Suite 4E
Pittsfield, MA 01201

(413) 499-0524 Main
(800) 544-5242
(413) 442-6443 Fax
(413) 499-9764 TTY

Email

Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm EST