Employment Opportunities

There are currently employment opportunities at nbCC!

Please apply via email to jobs@nbccoalition.org or mail to Executive Director Amber Besaw at 61 Main Street, Suite 218, North Adams, MA 01247. Please include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references.

Current Openings

Job Description: Family Resource Center Clinician

The Family Resource Center (FRC) Clinician will provide Comprehensive Mental Health Assessments, including the Family Strengths and Needs Assessment (FSNA) assessment; short term treatment; and Care Planning to Youth and Families of the FRC.

Reports to: Program Director of the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services @ The Brien Center

Salary: $52,000 PLUS $8,000 sign-on bonus

Essential Job Functions

• Complete diagnostic mental health/substance abuse assessment and provide treatment in individual, family and group.

• Provide CANS assessment to each youth referred.

• Provide referral services to appropriate services as indicated by the clinical Assessment and CANS

• Deliver treatment and assessment on to families and youth at the FRC and in the families’ home if indicated

• Deliver treatment in sub-contractors facilities and the designated Family Resource Centers

• Develop a Care Plan and Family Support Plan for all Children Requiring Assistance (CRA) referred Youth

• Maintain client records, completing all necessary paperwork in a timely manner including required State documents and authorizations

• Coordinate treatment components and communicate with all collateral agents and The Contractors for FRC.

• Follow policies of the FRC and the Lead Agency administering the FRC RFR.

• Provide treatment, if needed, within guidelines established by the Brien Center and the FRC

• Follow all policies or the Brien Center and the FRCs

• Provide consultation to community agencies on mental health/substance abuse issues upon request

• Consult to sub-contractors on treatment planning

• Provide Wraparound care planning for all youth and families

• Participate in Milieu activities are indicated by the FRC.

 

Other Responsibilities

• Maintain client records, completing all necessary paperwork in a timely manner

• Maintain required productivity level

• Complete all documentation and reporting to the State as directed by the FRC

• Participate in regularly scheduled supervision

• Consultation and supervision to BA level staff, Family Partners, Family Support Workers and/or graduate or undergraduate students

• Attend required meetings and agency trainings

• Other duties as assigned by supervisor and the FRC

Requirements:

• Current licensure and 3 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

 

Skills

• Excellent oral & presentation skills

• Leadership talent and the ability to delegate effectively

• Working knowledge of computers

• Knowledge of community resources

 

Other Requirements

• Support and maintain the principles and policies of the agency and of the FRC

• Flexibly respond to program scheduling needs, this may include some evening work to meet the needs of families and of the FRC

• Communicate a sense of hopefulness and respect for consumer rights, including Family and Youth Voice and Choice

• Represent the agency in a professional manner in all community contacts

• Demonstrate a commitment to the Agency’s mission, the mission of the FRC and community mental health principles

Working Conditions

• Works in office; temperature regulated and outreach sites including client’s homes and sub- contractors buildings

• Facilitate groups in other community locations

Physical Conditions

• Manual & visual dexterity; correctable

• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions

 

Job Description: Family Support Worker 

The Family Support Worker is responsible for providing support to schools and families who have engaged with nbCC. They will provide services at The Family Place site, in schools, in the community, and in the homes of families, when applicable.

Reports to: Family Support & Education Coordinator

Hours:  1 FTE

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Salary: $38,000-40,000

Responsibilities: (include but are not limited to)

• Partner with schools and families to assess strengths, identify areas of need, and to provide support needed for families and students to improve their stability and have the resources needed to meet their needs.

• Develop and maintain supportive and trusting relationships with families and individuals served.

• Develop strong working relationships with school personnel and to become a resource for schools and The Family Place staff as they work with families and individuals to meet non-academic needs.

• Working with school personnel and local state and private agency direct service staff to develop and implement processes for improving communication and coordination of services to youth.

• Act as a connector between local state agency staff and youth facing academic and other challenges.

• Work independently and within a team on special non-recurring and any ongoing projects

• Provide assistance in developing, planning, and organizing events, groups, workshops, or ongoing programs, including attendance if needed. This includes programming that meets the needs of the community, specifically families whose children attend school in the local school systems.

• Represent nbCC at local school and community meetings.

• Maintain an organized calendar schedule of appointments and tasks, maintain accurate documentation of client records, mileage, and expenses, and complete all documentation as required by the Program Manager/Coordinator.

• Attend individual and group supervision sessions as scheduled by the Family Support & Education Coordinator.

• Comply with nbCC policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

• High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 4 years of experience with the identified population; or Bachelor’s Degree in human services related field with 2 years of experience working with the identified population. Experience working with children and parents, as well as home visiting a plus.

• Knowledge of local community resources and community-based providers, state human service systems, and familiarity with local school districts and key players.

• Experience working within a human service agency, as well as working with families and individuals with complex risk factors and needs.

• Comfort with public speaking, convening, and facilitation skills.

• Experience and comfort working with all types of people in a variety of groups.

• Cultural competence.

• Commitment to working in the community to help families address key issues.

• Demonstrated maturity and self-awareness as it relates to working 1:1 with individuals in the community.

• Understanding and compassion for the needs, limitations, barriers, and capacities of the identified population.

• Ability to understand concepts of confidentiality and privacy.

• Technical capacity and comfort with computer.

• Ability and desire to work in a team environment.

 

Work Requirements:

• Valid driver’s license and insured automobile. Ability and willingness to drive in inclement weather and in rural locations in the northern Berkshire region, as well as attend trainings and mandatory meetings as required by funders. (Negotiable)

• This is an active role, including but not limited to the following activities: lifting and carrying objects and materials; rearranging furniture as needed for events and programming on site and in the community at a variety of locations.

• Flexibility in scheduling with availability for some evenings and weekends, as needed.

 

Job Description: Family Support Worker

The Family Support Worker is responsible for providing support and educational services to families who have engaged with nbCC. The Family Support Worker will provide services at the nbCC offices, in the community, and in the homes of families, when applicable.

 

Reports to: Family Support & Neighborhood Coordinator

Hours: 1.0 FTE

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Salary: $38,000-40,000 

 

Responsibilities: (include but are not limited to)

  • Partner with each family to assess strengths, identify areas of need, and to provide support needed for the family to improve their stability and for the parents to have the resources needed to meet the needs of their children and family.
  • Develop and maintain supportive and trusting relationships with families served.
  • Assist families with completion of intake paperwork or other supportive documentation, as appropriate. Obtain a signed release of information for all collateral contacts, prior to making any disclosures of private or confidential information.
  • Schedule in person visits with each family, frequency and location as agreed upon by the family.
  • Maintain contact, as designated by the family, between appointments as needed.
  • Connect and support access for any family with community resources, parenting classes, food pantries, mental health providers, budgeting information, etc.
  • Assist families in connecting with appropriate groups and/or programs to enhance social connections.
  • Facilitate groups and/or other parent support or education programming as required.
  • Outreach, engagement, and connections for the community with nbCC and its programs.
  • Ensure that the principles of health equity, anti-racism, and community-driven decision making are integrated into every aspect of the work.
  • Provide assistance in planning and attending FRC events, groups, workshops, or ongoing programs.
  • Support & attend any nbCC event, activity, or program deemed as “all hands on deck” or as assigned.
  • Attend FRC cohort meetings as scheduled by MA Department of Children & Families.
  • Attend all professional development trainings as required.
  • Maintain an organized calendar schedule of appointments and tasks, maintain accurate documentation of client records, mileage, and expenses, and complete all documentation as required by nbCC.  
  • Attend individual supervision, group, or staff meetings as scheduled.
  • Comply with nbCC policies and procedures.

 

Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree with a minimum of 2 years of experience working with the identified population. Experience working with children and parents, as well as home visiting, preferred.
  • Bilingual, a plus
  • Knowledge of local community resources and community-based providers, state human service systems, and familiarity with local school districts and key players.
  • Experience working within a human service agency, as well as working with families and individuals with complex risk factors and needs. 
  • Comfort with public speaking, convening, and facilitation skills.
  • Experience and comfort working with all types of people in a variety of groups.
  • Cultural competency.
  • Commitment to working in the community to help address key issues.
  • Demonstrated maturity and self-awareness as it relates to working 1:1 with individuals in the community.
  • Understanding and compassion for the needs, limitations, barriers, and capacities of the identified population.
  • Excellent time management, attention to details, organizational skills, and ability to problem solve.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Adept at the process of making referrals to other agencies as appropriate.
  • Creativity and initiative in developing activities and programs.
  • Ability to understand concepts of confidentiality and privacy.
  • Technical capacity and comfort with computer.
  • Ability and desire to work in a team environment.

 

Work Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license and insured automobile. Ability and willingness to drive in inclement weather and in rural locations in the northern Berkshire region, as well as attend trainings and mandatory meetings as required by funders.
  • This is an active role, including but not limited to the following activities: lifting and carrying objects and materials; rearranging furniture as needed for events and programming on site and in the community at a variety of locations.
  • Flexibility in scheduling with availability for some evenings and weekends, as needed.

 

Prevention & Recovery Coordinator


The Prevention & Recovery Coordinator works with the community to address the legal, institutional, social and health issues related to underage drinking and substance use. This position provides oversight of the Beacon Recovery Community Center program and community-based recovery efforts that the Coalition is a partner/collaborator in.

 

Reports to: Executive Director

Hours:  1 FTE

Exempt Status: Exempt

Salary: $42,000-45,000 PLUS $2,000 sign-on bonus

 

Administrative Responsibilities: (include but are not limited to)

• Manage program budgets related to prevention and recovery programming with assistance from the Business Manager and Executive Director to ensure that spending and billing is done appropriately and within the fiscal year.

• Provide information for the nbCC monthly program reports, newsletter, public health e-zine and nbCC Annual Report.

• Assist with grant writing and procurement as needed.

• Participate in regular nbCC meetings as required.

• Participate in regular external meetings with community partners, current collaborators, and potential collaborators.

• Maintain an organized calendar schedule of appointments and tasks, maintain accurate documentation of mileage, expenses, and all documentation as required by nbCC.

• Complete annual programmatic review.

• Ensure all reports requested by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) are submitted in a timely manner. This includes quarterly submission of prevention reports, service delivery reports for BSAS billing, and any other reports as required.

• Attend all professional development trainings as required.

• Comply with nbCC policies and procedures.

 

Responsibilities: (include but are not limited to)

• Utilize the Strategic Prevention Framework to develop and implement strategies to prevent underage drinking and substance use in northern Berkshire County.

• Develop and implement an equity-framed model of establishing local municipal prevention participation; including recruitment of municipal, school, and community representation, training, policy development support, and assessment.

• Maintain existing partnerships with community stakeholders, as well as recruit & train new partners to ensure broad stakeholder representation in nbCC’s prevention and recovery work.

• Development and monitoring of measurable goals and objectives, design and implementation of community assessments, collection and analysis of data, and preparation of written reports, as assigned.

• Develop, facilitate and document annual prevention strategic planning process, ensuring equal participation and leadership by unrepresented stakeholders.

• Outreach, engagement, and connections for the community with nbCC and its programs.

• Ensure that the principals of participatory research, health equity, anti-racism, and community-driven decision making are integrated into every aspect of the program assessment, development, implementation, and evaluation.

• Oversee the development & implementation of the Beacon Recovery Community Center (BRCC) program.

o Convene and conduct regular meetings of the BRCC membership in accordance with the peer leadership model (Community Meetings)

o Serve as the primary liaison to ensure the appropriate use of the space in accordance with the agreement with the host organization, as appropriate.

o Plan and implement member driven programming; monitoring activities to ensure that they are in accord with the code of ethics and established best practices, as well as the policies and procedures of nbCC.

o Support leadership development and facilitate training opportunities for the BRCC volunteer leaders and members.

o Work with Communications Coordinator regarding outreach and marketing efforts.

o Outreach to community residents, treatment providers, social service agencies and community organizations to promote the BRCC program.

o Monitor supplies for the BRCC program; i.e. coffee, office materials, etc.…

• Participate, as a non-voting member, on the BRCC Advisory Council.

• Convene and facilitate meetings of the BRCC Advisory Committee.

• Co-coordinate the biennial Prevention Needs Assessment Survey in Northern Berkshire County schools with 8th, 10th and 12th graders with the Youth Development Coordinator.

• Lead organizer, with support from the BRCC Advisory Committee, of the annual Voices for Recovery event.

• Maintain communication and relationships with local law enforcement, municipal staff and school administration, including creating and sharing presentations with each school district.

• Coordinate community outreach for workgroups related to substance use and prevention, coordinating participating agencies.

• Convene and facilitate workgroups or task forces related to prevention and recovery needs within the community, as appropriate.

• Support the contractual obligations of the Berkshire Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (BOAPC) and contribute to the quarterly report.

 

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in public health, education, public policy, or related field or 5 years related experience.

• Familiarity with and the implementation of the Strategic Prevention Framework preferred.

• Bilingual, a plus

• Knowledge of local community resources and community-based providers, state human service systems, and familiarity with local key players.

• Comfort with public speaking, convening, and facilitation skills.

• Experience and comfort working with all types of people in a variety of groups.

• Cultural competency.

• Commitment to working in the community to help address key issues.

• Demonstrated maturity and self-awareness as it relates to working 1:1 with individuals in the community.

• Understanding and compassion for the needs, limitations, barriers, and capacities of the identified population.

• Excellent time management, attention to details, organizational skills, and ability to problem solve.

• Strong written and verbal communications skills.

• Adept at the process of making referrals to other agencies as appropriate.

• Creativity and initiative in developing activities and programs.

• Ability to understand concepts of confidentiality and privacy.

• Technical capacity and comfort with computer.

• Ability and desire to work in a team environment.

 

Work Requirements:

• Certified Prevention Specialist credential required, or commitment to completing certification within a two-year period from date of hire.

• Valid driver’s license and insured automobile. Ability and willingness to drive in inclement weather and in rural locations in the northern Berkshire region, as well as attend trainings and mandatory meetings as required by funders.

• This is an active role, including but not limited to the following activities: lifting and carrying objects and materials; rearranging furniture as needed for events and programming on site and in the community at a variety of locations.

• Flexibility in job expectations and scheduling, with availability for evenings and weekends, as needed.

 

 

Job Description: Communications Coordinator


The Communications Coordinator broadens the visibility of and promotes the work of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition. They are skilled in both traditional and online communications, web and graphic design, media outreach and PR, and writing and editing.

 

Reports to:  Executive Director

Hours: 1.0 FTE

Exempt Status: Exempt

Salary: $45,000-48,000

Responsibilities: (include but are not limited to)

  • Production and distribution of documents that provide information about the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition and the community, including:
    • Monthly Newsletter (x10/ each year, mailed and electronic)
    • Weekly E-blast to subscribers
    • Annual Report
    • Coalition Community Resource Guide 
    • All Monthly nbCC events distributed to local community calendars
    • nbCC Facebook page & other local Facebook pages and groups
  • Maintenance of the Coalition web site, coordinating content updates from other staff.
  • Coordinates press releases about Coalition activities and initiatives, and nurturing media engagement with the nbCC.
  • Create marketing materials for Coalition, including print and online ads, e-blasts, and event flyers.
  • Maintain a list of media clips.
  • When possible, document nbCC events or advise other staff members of photography needs. Hire outside photographers/videographers as necessary.
  • Maintain social media presence to promote Coalition activities.
  • Outreach, engagement, and connections for the community with nbCC and its programs.
  • Ensure that the principles of health equity, anti-racism, and community-driven decision making are integrated into every aspect of nbCC’s public presence.
  • Participate in regular nbCC meetings as required.
  • General office administrative support as needed.
  • Maintain an organized calendar schedule of appointments and tasks, maintain accurate documentation of mileage, expenses, and all documentation as required by nbCC.
  • Attend all professional development trainings as required.
  • Comply with nbCC policies and procedures.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, with 3 years of marketing or communications experience
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience with overseeing websites and social media
  • Basic understanding of graphic design
  • Digital photo and movie creating/editing experience
  • Knowledge of local community resources and community-based providers, state human service systems, and familiarity with local school districts and key players
  • Experience and comfort working with all types of people in a variety of groups
  • Demonstrated maturity and self-awareness as it relates to working 1:1 with individuals in the community
  • Cultural competency
  • Commitment to working in the community to help address key issues
  • Excellent time management, attention to details, organizational skills, and ability to problem solve
  • Ability to understand concepts of confidentiality and privacy
  • Ability and desire to work in a team environment
  • Bilingual a plus

 

Familiarity with the following programs, platforms and systems:

  • Mac OS
  • Adobe Creative Suite and Canva
  • Basic social media management (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Website CMS, such as WordPress
  • Email marketing software, such as Constant Contact
  • Microsoft Office

 

Work Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license and insured automobile. Ability and willingness to drive in inclement weather and in rural locations in the northern Berkshire region, as well as attend trainings and mandatory meetings as required by funders.
  • Flexibility in job expectations and schedule, as needed.

 

 


 

Location

61 Main St., Suite 218

North Adams, MA 01247

Contact

Need assistance? Please call us: 413-663-7588

Hours

Monday:

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday:
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday:
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday:
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday:
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
2nd & 3rd Saturdays:
9:00 AM – Noon

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