Join a dynamic and growing team! The Consortium creates conditions in which people with lived experience pursue their dreams and strengthen our communities through full participation. The Consortium is committed to creating a diverse workforce. AA/EOE

Title Home & Community Connections Support Staff
Location Holyoke, MA & Belchertown, MA
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Home & Community Connections – Support Staff/Direct Support Professional

Be a part of a growing team! Come join the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium and share in our mission in providing community based approaches in quality assistance, service and care. The Consortium’s Home & Community Connections division is currently seeking motivated individuals interested in providing assistance and personal care for individuals with developmental disabilities. The Consortium offers an exceptional benefits package to its full-time employees including:

  • Generous Paid Leave
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Medical/Dental benefits
  • Career Development training
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan

Full time, Part-time and Relief (Per Diem) positions are available in the Greater Holyoke and Belchertown areas, including Chicopee, Palmer, South Hadley and Ware. Evening, overnight and weekend hours are available. A high school diploma/G.E.D is highly preferred and two years driving is required. Having personal/professional experience working with people with developmental disabilities preferred. We strive to help our individuals achieve their dreams through lived experience so come join us today and take the first step in making a difference  in the lives of the people we serve! The Consortium embraces a multicultural work environment. AA/EOE

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Chrystal Dore at cdore@wmtcinfo.org or complete the Consortium’s fillable employment application on our website http://wmtcinfo.org/jobs/home-community-connections-support-staff/ and print/scan or download as PDF to submit via email or fax to Chrystal’s attention at: (413) 536-4166.

As always, you can also apply in person by visiting our main offices at:

187 High Street; Suite 202
Holyoke MA 01040
(413) 536 – 2401



Title RLC Advocate based in Berkshire County
Location Pittsfield, MA
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WMTCLOGOS-05

Advocate, multiple positions including Per diem (as needed, no permanent schedule) and part-time 17 hours per week. Based in Berkshire County (primarily Pittsfield) Offer peer-to-peer support, group facilitation, assistance with finding resources, and more based primarily in the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community’s Pittsfield Center. $13.75 to $15.50 (depending on completion of trainings, and bilingual abilities)

Required: First-hand experience with psychiatric diagnosis (you yourself being given a diagnosis), hospitalization (you yourself being hospitalized), homelessness (you yourself living without a home), problems with substances (you yourself struggling with addiction or problems with substances), and/or other life-interrupting challenges. Commitment to challenging racism, sexism, and other types of systemic oppression, and developing multicultural environments that can create a sense of belonging.

Preferred/A Plus: Knowledge of local resources; Knowledge of peer support and related movements. Bilingual/bicultural (bilingual in Spanish/English or ASL/English) a big plus; Intentional Peer Support, Alternatives to Suicide, Hearing Voices, and/or other peer support trainings.

Please submit a resume and cover letter that explains how you are a fit for this position to info@westernmassrlc.org by Monday, March 9th. Applications without cover letters will be discarded.



Title Home & Community Connections – Flex Relief Staff
Location Holyoke, MA
Job Information

WMTCLOGOS-03

The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium’s Home and Community Connections is seeking Flex Relief Staff to join our team – Flex Relief Staff are to provide direct care and support to persons with developmental and/or physical disabilities. Flex Relief Staff are guaranteed 40 hours a week. This position requires flexibility to work any of these shifts: 3pm to 11pm and/or 11pm to 9am, including weekend availability for both 3pm to 11pm and 11pm to 9am. These shifts are to be worked at ANY of the 24 hour homes we support.

Professional or personal experiences within human services preferred. A valid Massachusetts driver’s license and a history of two years positive driving record is required. A basic competency in computer skills which include navigating windows based programs and the internet.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Flex Relief staff are required to be trained and certified in First Aid & CPR and MAP.

HOURS: Full time, evenings and overnights including weekends.

LIFTING REQUIREMENTS: Ability to safely lift 25 pounds is required.

COMPENSATION: Due to the additional competency needs and MAP requirement this position pays $15.00 per hour.

Please submit a letter of interest to cdore@wmtcinfo.org The Consortium embraces a multicultural work environment. AA/EOE



Title RECOVER Project – Recover Coach Supervisor
Location Greenfield, MA
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WMTCLOGOS-06

Part-Time (12 hours a week) Recover Coach Supervisor

The RECOVER Project is seeking a Recover Coach Supervisor who is excited and passionate about helping individuals achieve their personal and professional goals. The Recover Coach Supervisor will provide positive, and solution based supervision that encompasses administrative support, professional development, and social/emotional wellbeing to The RECOVER Projects Recovery Coach Volunteers.

The successful candidate will work with our current Recovery Coach Supervisor to build an innovative Peer to Peer Recovery Coach Learning Community and Support System. The Recovery Coach Supervisors will grow and maintain partnerships with community organizations to develop a fluid support and resource network.

The right candidate will have strong collaboration skills, demonstrated leadership ability, a practiced understanding of creating conditions for trauma informed engagement, and an appreciation of diverse cultures. Individuals who bring culturally diverse perspectives are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications are:

  • Completion of Recover Coach Academy and Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaching trainings
  • Completion of Recovery Coach Supervisor Training (will assist in obtaining training to right candidate)
  • Massachusetts Certified Addictions Recovery Coach designation (can be actively working toward)
  • 3 years lived experience with substance use recovery
  • Excellent interpersonal, management, and organizational skills
  • Able to work efficiently in a fast paced environment
  • Competent in the use of computers including MS Office

Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to Abbi Cushing at acushing@wmtcinfo.org. The Consortium works toward building a multicultural environment and sense of belonging.  AA/EOE



Title RECOVER Project – Recover Coach Volunteers
Location Greenfield, MA
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Recover Coach Volunteers (Part Time)

The RECOVER Project; a well-established peer-to-peer recovery support program with a strong community presence, is seeking individuals to join our Recovery Coach Volunteer team to provide positive solution based recovery coaching within Franklin County and the North Quabbin areas.

The ideal candidates will have the ability to build trusting, positive, and strength based relationships with those seeking support in their recovery journey. Candidates must have completed the 30 hour CCAR Recovery Coach Academy. Lived experience with substance use recovery required.

Through this volunteer program The RECOVER Project will provide opportunity to obtain up to 500 hours of Recovery Coaching and the supervision necessary as required for the Massachusetts Certified Addictions Recovery Coach designation. Workshops and classes designed to support personal wellness as a Recovery Coach, and access to The RECOVER Project’s innovative Peer to Peer Recovery Coach Learning Community will be available.

Individuals who bring culturally diverse perspectives are encouraged to apply. The Consortium works toward building a multicultural environment and sense of belonging.  AA/EOE

Letter of interest may be submitted to Abbi Cushing at acushing@wmtcinfo.org.



Title RECOVER Project- Peer and Community Engagement Coordinator
Location Greenfield, MA
Job Information

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Peer and Community Engagement Coordinator- Full time 30 hours

The Western MA Training Consortium has a 30-hour position available serving as a Peer and Community Engagement Coordinator at The RECOVER Project in Greenfield, MA. The RECOVER Project, a well-established peer-to-peer recovery support program with a strong community presence. Be part of a dynamic team in realizing a vision of an inclusive recovery community designed to increase access to appropriate recovery supports for all people within our communities.

The RECOVER Project is looking for an individual who loves to interact with community and has the drive and curiosity to engage and inspire members in their process of self-discovery. The Peer and Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for establishing positive and sustainable relationships with community organizations and resources, seeking to remove the walls of our recovery center and build bridges into communities that may have been isolated in order to increase access to appropriate recovery supports for all who seek them. The Coordinator will provide community education about the RECOVER Project, its peer-to-peer participatory process, core values, and mission, develop a team of community based peer recovery advocates, and maintain a social media and web presence. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: maintaining safe space for all RECOVER Project members, supporting peer-to-peer relationships, working with the RECOVER Project team to support all aspects of membership, including program planning and data management, enhancing membership opportunities and recovery supports.

Qualifications include: close familiarity with the local recovery community, lived experience with recovery from substance use disorder and experience in outreach and community building. Bachelor’s degree suggested, but relevant field experience may be substituted for some education. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation needed.

The Consortium offers competitive wages and an exceptional benefits package to its full-time employees. The Consortium works toward building a multicultural environment and sense of belonging AA/EOE.

Please send letter of interest and resume to RECOVER Project Director, Peggy Vezina at pvezina@wmtcinfo.org.



Title RECOVER Project – Office Manager
Location Greenfield, MA
Job Information

WMTCLOGOS-06

Office Manager – Part time 20 hours

The RECOVER Project (www.recoverproject.org) is seeking a part-time 20-hour Office Manager to manage our administrative and facility needs.  Responsibilities include schedule and inventory management, budget tracking, record keeping, reporting, systems organization and administrative support for events, managing space and equipment needs and overall program support.  Successful candidate will have lived experience in addiction recovery, a Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of administrative work experience, have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and be proficient in Microsoft Suite, data management and social media. Valid Driver’s license, reliable transportation required. Send resume and cover letter to Abbi Cushing, Assistant Program Director at acushing@wmtcinfo.org by March 13.  The Consortium works toward building a multicultural environment and sense of belonging AA/EOE.



Title The Consortium – Community Coordinator
Location Holyoke, MA
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Community Coordinator – Full time 40 hours

The Western MA Training Consortium (www.wmtcinfo.org) has a 40-hour, grant-funded position available for a Community Coordinator based in Holyoke, MA. Be part of a nationwide effort to reduce opioid deaths by 40%. The Coordinator will serve as the organizer and point person for the City of Holyoke’s Healing Communities Study (HCS) Coalition – https://healingcommunitiesstudy.org/communit…/maholyoke.html.

The ideal candidate will partner closely with Boston Medical Center’s HCS research team funded through a grant from NIDA and SAMHSA, and will collaborate with HCS’s Community Engagement Facilitator to build the capacity of the Holyoke HCS Coalition to carry out the six phases of the Communities That Heal (CTH) intervention. The Coordinator will assume administrative responsibilities and prepare the Coalition to sustain community-led efforts beyond the term of the grant. The Community Coordinator candidate should believe strongly in the value of harm reduction for preventing deaths and the importance of having voices of people with lived experience at the table. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work constructively with a diverse group of key stakeholders, including community leaders, recovery programs, addiction treatment providers, law enforcement and medical and mental health providers.

Qualifications include:

• Familiarity with Holyoke community – experience as Holyoke resident strongly preferred
• Experience in community organizing and community building
• Bachelor’s degree required; relevant experience may be substituted for some education
• Lived experience with Opioid Use Disorder highly preferred
• Bilingual (English and Spanish speaking) required; Bicultural (Puerto Rican a plus) preferred
• Experience with virtual meeting facilitation/online meeting tools a plus
• Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation needed

This is a two-year, full-time, grant funded position, with additional part-time funding through the end of calendar year 2022. Salary range between $59,000 to $61,000 depending upon experience and qualifications. The Consortium offers competitive wages and an exceptional benefits package to its full-time employees. This 45-year-old non-profit works every day toward creating conditions for a multicultural environment and sense of belonging AA/EOE.

Please send letter of interest and resume to Peggy Vezina at pvezina@wmtcinfo.org by April 15, 2020.