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Viability Education and Employment Specialist 3 - Human Services in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Are you a caring, organized, energetic, optimistic, reliable, team player with great interpersonal skills? COME WORK WITH US while we help build a world in which individuals with disabilities and other disadvantages realize their full potential.

* $500 sign on bonus ($250 at the completion of first week of training and $250 after successful completion of first 90 days)*

Position: Education/Employment Specialist 3 – Part Time

Location: Berkshire County

Rate of Pay: $21.38 per hour

Hours: 20-25 hours per week

Schedule: Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm

“Want to work with students? If you are an engaging, open-minded, and enthusiastic individual, then this is the position for you!”


  • Join our innovative and passionate team to inspire students. Use innovative technology such as virtual reality and other platforms as tools to facilitate and engage students. Teach small groups in schools and community settings, helping an array of neurodiverse students ages 14-22 gain pre-employment transitional skills to better prepare them for the job world or post-secondary education. Main responsibilities of this position entail teaching and engaging students with self-advocacy, job exploration, workplace readiness skills, work-based learning experiences (internships) and post-secondary education. You will work with school personnel, higher education programs and community employers building strong partnerships to support these students with their pursuits. Learn how Virtual reality is being used to make learning fun and engaging in a safe and controlled environment.

    "Current and former teachers and para-educators, are strongly encouraged to apply!"


  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED/Hi-Set and 5 years of related experience required; or an Associate's degree with at least 2-3 years of experience required; or Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Knowledge of and respect for diverse populations.


  • Ability to travel as far north as Adams, and as far south as Great Barrington to meet program needs. (Mileage reimbursement eligible.)

  • Ability to use computers to include Microsoft Word, data entry, email, and internet essential.

  • Must have a valid driver's license, good driving record, use of vehicle and willingness to transport participants in personal vehicle.

  • Must be able to travel within the region to access residential settings, employers, offices and community organizations.

    “Viability values our employees and the talents that they bring with them every day. Last year 30 staff members were promoted within the agency to roles that supported their professional growth.”


  • Competitive Pay with Promotional Opportunities

  • Strong focus on work/life balance

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance

  • Health Savings Account

  • 11 Paid Holidays Per Year

  • Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts

  • 403(b) Retirement plan with employer match of 100% (up to 4% of employee contribution)

  • Company-paid disability insurance, life insurance, and AD&D insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off & Sick Time

  • Tuition Scholarship Program

  • Professional and personal growth opportunities

  • Employee Assistance Program for employees and loved ones

  • Preferred ratings for home, renters’, pet, and auto insurance

  • Fitness and Weight Loss program support

Who We Are

Our team of 480 dedicated employees share the desire to do meaningful work and make a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Oklahoma.

Our Mission

Our mission is to build a world in which individuals with disabilities and other disadvantages realize acceptance, inclusion, and access.

Our Vision

Be a community of program participants and staff making inclusion and access of individuals with disabilities or disadvantages a way for people, businesses, and communities to succeed together.

To apply, please see the Careers section of our website at If accommodations are needed for the application process, please call or text us at (413) 461-9486, and we will be happy to assist.