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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

Executive Assistant Position

Volunteer Opportunities


AVAILABLE POSITIONS:


Executive Assistant Position:

Responsible for administrative and support activities for the Executive Director, the Board of Directors and the Agency’s Program Directors.

Requirements:

Educational/Experience Requirements :Bachelor’s degree with three to five years Administrative experience preferred; or Associate Degree with five or more years of Administrative experience required.

Special Knowledge/Abilities for Position:
• Tact, discretion and confidentiality as regards sensitive Agency and Board information
• Sincere commitment to serving elders and individuals with disabilities
• Knowledge of services available to elders preferred
• Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
• Willingness to work within an Interdisciplinary team
• Self-directed and energetic
• Demonstrated organizational skills
• Ability to multi-task
• Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions
• Strong computer skills especially Microsoft Office Suite
• Strong supportive clerical skills
• Sound command of the English language
• Flexibility



Administrative Position:

Seeking detail-oriented, consumer-focused professional for work in an administrative "floater" position. This position will provide information to callers regarding services, programs, and community resources available to meet the needs of elders and the disabled community. In addition, this position will provide support to the organization's Nutrition and Home Care programs. Proficiency in Microsoft office and experience using databases, excellent interpersonal communication skills, professional telephone manner, dedication to excellent customer service, and office skills are required.


Requirements:

Qualifications and Skills:
Bachelor Degree preferred or a minimum of 3 years’ experience working with elders/office administrative experience. Strong Computer Skills including Microsoft Office required - especially Excel and Word.
• Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Self-directed
• Demonstrated organizational skills
• Ability to multi-task
• Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions
• Integrity in dealing with confidential information



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.


Volunteer Opportunities

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

Volunteer Meals on Wheels Driver

Deliver meals to eligible homebound Elder Services' clients and conduct a well-being check. Deliver meals in a timely, courteous manner. A wellbeing check of all active consumers is required. Assist clients in opening the meals as necessary. Report any requests for change in service, status of consumer to Nutrition office. Deliver monthly Berkshire Senior newspapers to each consumer on route. Ensure all equipment is clean at all times.

Volunteer Kitchen Worker

Review daily route sheets and pack hot meals, bag suppers, frozen meals, and bags per the route sheet counts. Pack substitutions as required by notes on route sheets or from instructions. Assist in transport and curb side pick-up.

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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