Home Visitor/Peer Recovery Coach for Parents as Teachers


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18 Degrees
480 West Street
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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.
Home Visitor/Peer Recovery Coach for Parents as Teachers
19.48 - 20.48 Per Hour
Full Time
Human Services
Bachelor's Degree
Nice to have

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.   Full time position at our Pittsfield location. This is a home visiting role with a peer recovery component (peer recovery training will be provided/required). 


  • The right candidate uses their own lived experience to better connect and engage with individuals who are or have been affected by substance abuse [directly or indirectly]. Individuals with personal, lived recovery experience are encouraged to apply.
  • The position provides evidence-based programming to families throughout Berkshire County.
  • BA in early childhood or related field preferred; experience as home visitor may substitute.
  • Knowledge of child development and parenting; ability to engage all families; data tracking; and partnership with community resources important.
  • Position requires average computer skills and data input ability.


Multi-cultural/multi-lingual candidates encouraged to apply. Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email pmcdermott@18degreesma.org.  AA/EOE