School Liaison for Family Resource Center

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18 Degrees
480 West Street
PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
Phone:(413)448-8281
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Company Description:
18 Degrees is where the sun stands just below the horizon at daybreak. It’s more dark than light in that moment, and hard to see the way forward. At 18 Degrees – formerly Berkshire Children and Families – it’s our mission and privilege to meet people at that point, with the promise that for them, for all of us, the light will grow from the start of each new day.

18 Degrees promotes the well-being and strengths of children, youth, and families to build better communities in Western Massachusetts. We provide education, parenting skills and support, prevention and intervention, advocacy, and life skills across a spectrum of programs serving children, young people, individuals and families in four areas: early education and care; foster care and adoption; child and family well-being; youth and community development.

Our approach with folks is to start with questions about their goals – their dreams. Our work is to guide them to the resources, skills, and support that will help them reach their goals. This is not a typical conversation for social service agencies, but it is one that is central to our mission of Every child in a family. Every family in a community. Focusing on hopes and dreams helps those we serve to see that new beginnings are possible.
School Liaison for Family Resource Center
$21.37 Per Hour
Pittsfield
Full Time
Education/Training
Support Services
Bachelor's Degree
Required
2+
Preferred

18 Degrees is where new beginnings come to light for children and families – and could be where your new career does the same!  At 18 Degrees, we cultivate teams and leaders to embrace the principles of diversity, equity and inclusiveness to support the needs of our community. 

The School Liaison is an employee of 18 Degrees’ Family Resource Center (FRC) who works closely with local school districts to help family members of children navigate educational and school-related concerns and needs.

  • The role also works with school districts to identify family members that may be in need of family support services.
  • The position connects families to services that meet their individual needs and ensures that there is a process established to provide information, referral, and direct assistance where possible. This may include meetings with teachers, assistance with obtaining an Individual Education Plan (IEP), and meetings with other school personnel, as necessary.
  • The School Liaison is also responsible for negotiating and implementing special events and other interagency activities that involve schools.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Knowledge of family supported work and experience working with school systems and/or educational resources strongly preferred.

Multicultural/multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.  Competitive salary and employee benefits offered.  Please send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org.  Visit our website at www.18degrees.org.  AA/EOE