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. Evening, overnight and weekend hours available. A high school diploma/G.E.D and three years driving experience is required. 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 Stephanie Golas at or complete the Consortium’s employment application and print/scan to submit via email or fax  to Stephanie’s attention at: (413) 538-6336. 

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 Home & Community Connections Director of Residential and Community Supports
Location Holyoke, MA
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Western Mass. Training Consortium seeks new Director of Residential and Community Supports

Are you an innovative leader who has residential management experience supporting adults with developmental disabilities? The Consortium ( is well respected for its progressive and community-centered approach in supporting adults to share their gifts and realize their dreams. Home & Community Connections’ Director of Residential and Community Supports will work with a committed, diverse team supporting over 60 adults with developmental disabilities and/or autism. Seeking a leader with 5 or more years of management experience, familiar with Department of Developmental Services funded programs including 24-hour residential supports, community-based support, autism supports and self-advocacy. Commitment to a values-based approach essential.

Responsibilities include: Providing program-wide strategic direction and oversight; development of support models; budget responsibility; staff training, supervision and development; nursing and clinical Support; quality assurance; participation in agency senior management; contract management with funder; and communications with key stakeholders and community resources.

Education & experience requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in related field required. Relevant Master’s Degree preferred. Professional experience may be substituted for educational requirement. Minimum of five years relevant experience: supervisory, management, MR/DD, residential services experience preferred.

Skills & abilities: Demonstrated leadership skills; strong program planning and budget management skills; ability to lead a team in a welcoming, multicultural work environment; self-knowledge and ability to assess the performance and capabilities of others; strong decision-making and prioritizing skills; understanding of life experience of people who live with disabilities; commitment to improve and ensure quality of life for the people supported; ability to think strategically; capacity for innovation, creativity, imagination and problem solving.

The Consortium embraces a multicultural work environment. AA/EOE

Please send letter of interest and resume to Kathy Chaisson, Human Resource Manager, by Friday, June 29th to:


Or Fax: (413) 538-6336

Or Mail to: The Consortium

Attention: Kathy Chaisson, Human Resource Manager

187 High Street, Suite 202

Holyoke, MA 01040

Title Home & Community Connections Program Manager
Location South Hadley, MA
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The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium’s Home and Community Connections program is currently seeking a Program Manager to join our team, providing supports in South Hadley, MA.   This is a residential management position supporting people in our 24 Hour Supports Model.

This position involves a combination of supervision, administrative, direct care and on-call responsibilities. The Program Manager is responsible for managing the day to day operations of residential supports to assigned individuals. The Program Manager plans, implements, coordinates, and evaluates direct services to individuals and is responsible for the safety and well-being of the individuals supported.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent organizational and leadership skills, teaching and instructional ability, good communication skills, patience, ability to work under time/demand pressure, flexibility, and willingness to accept high levels of responsibility.

HOURS:  Full time, salaried (exempt) position including on-call, evening, and direct care responsibilities.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Undergraduate degree in related field preferred – direct care and administrative experience may be substituted for education requirement.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of two years’ experience in direct care to persons with developmental disabilities or related field.  Supervision experience preferred.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A valid Massachusetts driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. Three years positive driving history is required to drive people supported. Ability to safely transport individuals supported is essential. A basic competency in computer skills which include navigating Windows based programs and the internet. There are various training requirements however trainings will be provided as part of this position.

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

Please send cover letter and resume to Randi Grubbs at by 6/1/18.

The Consortium embraces a multicultural work environment. AA/EOE

Title Home & Community Connections Lead Staff
Location South Hadley, MA
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The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium’s Home & Community Connections is currently seeking to hire a Lead Staff to work in the South Hadley area within our 24-hour Supports Model. The Lead Staff member provides direct care and support to persons with developmental disabilities, while providing support to the Program Manager in day to day operations of the home where they work.  This position is considered full-time at 32 hours per week.

Requirements for the position include: A high school diploma/G.E.D; a minimum of six months direct care experience working with people with developmental disabilities and or Autism; a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and reliable transportation; MAP, CPR and First Aid certification.

Interested in applying for this position? Email a cover letter detailing your interest and experience to Assistant Director, Patricia Ellis.


Deadline 5/30/18