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 or complete the Consortium’s fillable employment application on our website 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 Home & Community Connections – Flex Relief Staff
Location Holyoke, MA
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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 The Consortium embraces a multicultural work environment. AA/EOE

Title RECOVER Project – Recover Coach Supervisor
Location Greenfield, MA
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Recovery Coach Supervisor – Part-Time 12-24 hours a week, $20/hr

The RECOVER Project is seeking a Recovery Coach Supervisor who is excited and passionate about helping individuals achieve their personal and professional goals. The Recovery 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 Recovery 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 send a cover letter and resume to Abbi Cushing at Resume’s accepted until 5/29/2020. The Consortium works toward building a multicultural environment and a 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

Title RLC – Advocate (based in Hampden County)
Location Springfield/Holyoke
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Advocate based in Hampden County (Holyoke/Springfield). Offer peer-to-peer support, group facilitation, assistance with finding resources, and more based primarily in the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community’s Holyoke and/or Springfield Centers. Multiple positions available, 4 to 15 hours. Some (but not all) hours require someone who is bilingual (English/Spanish). $14.00 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 (and required for some hours); 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 by Friday, July 17th. Please include a cover letter that describes your interest in the position, and how you meet the qualifications for the job. Applications without cover letters will be discarded.

Title Afiya Peer Respite Advocate
Location Northampton, MA
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Afiya Peer Respite, up to 30 hours per week. We are anticipating openings at Afiya (exact number of hours and schedule to be determined), the only peer respite in Massachusetts. Afiya’s primary mission and purpose is to support people who are struggling to avoid hospitalization and other more invasive interventions, while also creating space for them to shift what often gets called ‘crisis’ into a learning opportunity.

Are you someone who is energized by intense conversations? Are you able to sit with someone who is thinking seriously about suicide, own your own fear, and stay present? Are you open to conversations exploring self-injury and how it is or is not working for someone? Can you listen and stay curious, even when someone is going through something you don’t fully understand or that sounds scary to you? Does the idea of supporting someone to make meaning of voices or visions sound like something you’d be good at? If so, then this job may be for you. $14.50 to $16.00 per hour (based on completion of core trainings and bilingual abilities).

REQUIREMENTS: You MUST have first-hand experience with psychiatric diagnosis, trauma, homelessness, problems with substances, and/or other life-interrupting challenges. (This means that you yourself must have been diagnosed, survived trauma, been homeless, struggled with addiction or problems with substances, and/or similar.) A commitment to raising awareness of and undoing racism, transphobia, ableism, psychiatric oppression and other forms of systemic oppression is also required. Ability to remain present in intense/really difficult conversations and situations absolutely required.

PREFERRED/A PLUS: Experience being hospitalized on a psychiatric unit or being incarcerated is preferred. Bilingual/bicultural (Spanish/English, ASL/English, etc.) a big plus. Training in Intentional Peer Support, Hearing Voices, Alternatives to Suicide, or similar a plus. Some past experience offering paid peer support and/or familiarity with psychiatric survivor, human rights, cross-disability and/or other related movements a plus.

TO APPLY: Afiya is a part of the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community. Please send a resume and cover letter to by Monday, August 3rd. Although you are not required to share any personal details, your cover letter should at least generally explain how you meet the job requirements, and how many hours you are seeking. AA/EOE.

Title RP Maintenance Position – per diem
Location Greenfield, MA
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The RECOVER Project, a program of the Western Mass Training Consortium, is seeking a Per Diem Maintenance person to work a flexible schedule Monday through Friday including availability for some weekend hours for special events and during inclement weather. Hours will vary depending on continually changing state guidelines for being open.

We are seeking an individual who is reliable, community oriented, and responsible. In this role, you will provide a safe, clean and welcoming space for all RECOVER Project participants. The ideal candidate will be available approximately 2-3 hours daily when the center is closed to do thorough cleaning and disinfecting of the space. The position also requires a flexible schedule to clear snow from the sidewalk as needed for center to open at 8:30 AM Monday through Friday.

Please email cover letter and resume to Abbi Cushing at by 8/7/2020. Individuals in recovery are encouraged to apply. The Consortium supports a multicultural work environment. AA/EOE.