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Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc. provides Berkshire seniors, 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 are seeking the following positions, with excellent fringe benefits. Full-Time employees: Health Insurance, Free Dental Insurance for Full-time positions, Vision Plan, Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Thirteen Paid Holidays, Paid Sick and Personal Days, Employee Assistance Program, and three weeks paid vacation in the first year. MSW supervision available for applicable positions. Public Services Loan Forgiveness Program may apply.

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


Full-Time Positions: (37.5 hours/week)



Behavioral Health Clinician

(Extremely Competitive Salary for the right experience)

Seeking a dynamic, highly organized, and experienced clinician. Responsibilities will include the clinical oversight of an elder mental health outreach grant, the clinical supervision of staff members, conducting clinical record reviews, facilitating interdisciplinary team meetings, case consultations, collaboration with and serve as a resource for local COAs, housing authorities EMS, etc., and providing educational training as required. Excellent clinical and communication skills. Master’s degree from an accredited school of Social Work, LICSW and at least two years’ experience in counseling or casework post licensure required.


Case Manager, Social Work

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. Strong Microsoft Office skills are required and database experience is preferred.

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to working with the elderly; strong sensitivity to aging issues.
  • Knowledge of community resources helpful
  • Leadership ability; independent thinker; self-starter.
  • Ability to work with persons with diverse backgrounds, skills, and abilities
  • Excellent Clinical, Social Work, and Problem solving skills.
  • Accurate record keeping skills
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, with multiple interruptions and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office professional and experience using databases.


Council on Aging Liason

Serve as an on-site representative of Elder Services to provide outreach at the Councils on Aging throughout Berkshire County.  Maintain a regularly scheduled presence including tabling during outreach at the local COAs as assigned.  Required: Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Human Services or related field or  at least two years professional experience working in the human service field with comparable populations.

 

Geriatric Support Services Coordinator (GSSC)

This position is an integral part of the Primary Care Team responsible for case management of clients enrolled in Senior Care Options (SCO) plans. The GSSC will provide initial assessment and ongoing assessments of clients and their needs, including eligibility for relevant services and community resources. In this position, you will need to develop service plans based on these assessments in a client-centered model and ensure the clients’ needs are met by services. This position requires the ability to work independently, multitask, conduct home visits and family/provider meetings, make frequent telephone contact, and meet regular documentation deadlines. Strong interpersonal skills are crucial to develop and maintain constructive and collaborative relationships with clients, their families and supports, colleagues at ESBCI and SCO representatives, as well as service providers, vendors, and other community agencies. Requirements: Minimum of bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience with individuals over the age of 65, with at least one year involving work in a setting where persons over 65 receive health-care services (e.g. hospital, nursing facility, community health agency, or interdisciplinary program within an ASAP). 


Registered Dietitian

Dynamic position offers the opportunity for a registered dietitian, Massachusetts licensed dietitian nutritionist. We are looking for someone who is passionate about good nutrition and enjoys sharing their knowledge through one-on-one counseling, public presentations and writing. Duties include conducting nutritional assessments and counseling from referrals via home visits, telemedicine and/or phone consultations. Provide nutrition education within the Berkshire community to consumers and staff through community venues; submit lesson plans, handouts, and evaluation tools as required. The chosen candidate will also be a contributor to the Berkshire Senior newspaper and with be the agency's go-to person for all matters surrounding nutrition.

Duties include being an integral member of our menu design team by ensuring we meet our high standards for nutrition. Other responsibilities include: timely reporting; nutrient analysis; site inspections; and leading on-going trainings for staff and volunteers.

Bachelor Degree - Registered Dietician with MA Licensure. Two or more years’ related experience preferred. ServSafe certification will be required. This position is Monday - Friday.

 

Money Management/SCSEP Job Developer

Oversee the daily operation of Elder Services’ Money Management Program including volunteer support, account monitoring and community outreach.
Assisting Berkshire residents - age 55 and older - in job training, job matching, and job placement.
Bachelor's degree preferred; Associate’s Degree required in human services, or related field, with two years’ experience.

Caregiver Coordinator

Responsibilities include providing individual caregiver counseling; facilitating support groups and caregiver trainings (Savvy Caregiver and Powerful Tools); assisting caregivers in gaining access to services; developing and maintaining caregiver resources. Bachelor Degree in Human Services, Social Work, Psychology or other related field with two years' experience in community-based human service program required. Bi-lingual a plus.

Community Health Worker

Work in unison with community and clinical partners to provide comprehensive and coordinated Community Health Worker interventions. Grant funded position.

  • Assistance with scheduling and attending in-person and virtual medical and specialty appointments with consumers.
  • Help consumers set personal goals, and attend appointments successfully.
  • Work closely with medical provider to help ensure that consumers have comprehensive and coordinated care.
  • Work cooperatively with other clinical and social service agency personnel assigned to the same patient.
  • Assist consumers with completing applications, registration or other forms as necessary.
  • Education/Experience Requirements:
  • Associates degree in human services or similar.
  • Driver's License and reliable vehicle.
  • Community Health Worker Core Competency Training within two years of hire or at discretional timeline as approved by Supervisor.
  • A minimum of two years of community, clinical experience and/or volunteer experience.

Administrative Support Professional

The Administrative Support Professional position is responsible for scheduling and coordinating the timely delivery of services to ESBC consumers and providing administrative support to the agency as a whole.

    Qualifications and Skills

    High School Diploma with 2 years office administrative experience. Associate Degree preferred. Strong Computer Skills including Microsoft Office - 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
  • *Community Health Worker Core Competency Training within two years of hire or at discretional timeline as approved by Supervisor.
  • *A minimum of two years of community, clinical experience and/or volunteer experience.

Part-time Positions:

 

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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

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