Youth Launch Classroom Liaison


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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.
Youth Launch Classroom Liaison
Per Year
Full Time
Human Services
Bachelor's Degree

18 Degrees, Inc., a dynamic non-profit agency serving Western MA, is where new beginnings come to light for children and families – and could be where your new career does the same!    Do you enjoy helping our future generation grow and succeed? The classroom liaison is responsible:

  • To help each child attain success in the classroom.
  • Utilize the Second Step Curriculum to facilitate group activities for children in partnership with their classroom teacher to support social/ emotional growth and competency.
  • Help teachers brainstorm ways to help children build on their regulation and coping skills.
  • Act as a liaison between care givers, child care staff and other supportive services.
  • Work with Collaterals including pediatricians, school system resources, early intervention providers, etc.

Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree with 1-3 years of relevant experience.  

Experience: Two or more years of human service experience, preferred. Experience working with children and families, preferably in a classroom or group care setting preferred.  Experience with child development and/or child welfare.  Bi-lingual (Spanish)/multi-lingual abilities, preferred.

At 18 Degrees, we cultivate teams and leaders to embrace the principles of diversity, equity and inclusiveness to support the needs of our community. Please send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or email  Visit our website at  AA/EOE