Company Description: Child Care of the Berkshires is a large not-for profit, early care and family support agency, operating a variety of programs throughout Berkshire County, including child care centers, a network of family child care homes, home visiting programs, parent child playgroups, parent education and skill building programs.
Its mission is to promote and strengthen families through the provision of high quality child care services to families whose parents are working or in training or, for any number of reasons, cannot adequately care for the children as well as other types of social and educational services which directly affect families and their well being.
Child Care of the Berkshires employs approximately 75 staff persons and its operating budget is approximately $5 million dollars. Child Care of the Berkshires is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer, with a longstanding commitment to increasing the diversity of the employee community.
Additional Business Name: Family Child Care
Up to One Year
RESPONSIBLE TO: Program Manager
The Family Child Care System is a network of licensed family child care educators that contract annually to provide early education and care to small groups of children in their homes in neighborhoods throughout Berkshire County.
The Program Director is responsible for the planning, directing and coordinating of the Family Child Care System which includes administrative and fiscal responsibilities as well as case management.
The Program Director supervises a small support staff.
The Program Director oversees the recruitment, screening, training and subcontracting of approximately 15 independently-licensed family child care educators. The Program Director maintains conformance to EEC policies and standards and coordinates transportation services for young children.
The deliverance of a high quality child care system made up of independent family child care homes is the primary goal.
The position is 25 hours per week and we are seeking an individual with five-day per week availability. Family Child Care homes are located throughout central and northern Berkshire county.
The salary range is $17 - $20 with pro-rated benefits.
CONTACT: Interested applicants should send their resume and letter of interest outlining their education and experience and how they relate to the position to:
Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc.
P.O. Box 172
North Adams, MA 01247
Attn: Heather LaBonté or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Must have an A.A. or B.A./B.S. in early childhood education or related field and/or meet the criteria of EEC Director I.
Must have experience balancing multiple priorities, problem-solving, and making decisions.
Must have excellent written and verbal skills and a willingness to learn and adapt.
Excellent organizational and time management skills are required.
Must be comfortable using computers, technology and various software programs and platforms.
Must demonstrate a commitment to value diversity and contribute to an equitable and inclusive working and learning environment.
Prior to hiring, candidate will have a criminal record check and motor vehicle record check completed.