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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.


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

Case Manager, Social Work

Options Counselor

Care Coordinator

Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP)

Volunteer Opportunities


AVAILABLE POSITIONS:


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. 


Options Counselor (Full-Time)

Options Counseling is an interactive, short-term decision-support process to assist consumers, family members, caregivers and/or significant others to make an informed choice about long term services, supports, and setting. The Options Counselor assists seniors and individuals with disabilities in need of long term services and supports (consumers) to make informed choices of setting and services, resources to help pay for supports and services, referrals as needed and assistance in connecting with appropriate resources.
Education/Experience
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and two years’ relevant experience in elder related social services or health care.
Competencies:

 


Care Coordinator (Full-Time)

The Care Coordinator (Care Alliance of Western Massachusetts) engages in activities designed toward eliminating barriers and improving the conditions and well-being and cultural needs of enrollees.  The Care Coordinator is an integral component of the community care and long-term care management system for enrollees. They engage in activities, which incorporate a variety of disciplines and funding sources. The Care Coordinator is directly involved in the processes of outreach to assigned enrollees, assessment, long term services and supports care planning and coordination, care transitions, health and wellness coaching, care team participation, connecting enrollee’s with social services and community resources, advocacy, problem solving, and gatekeeping.

Requirements:                      

Competencies:

 

 


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.


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 old

er with limited financial resources and to provide employers with trained, motivated workers. More about SCSEP.


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