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. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Janet Nieves at AA/EOE

Or apply in person at:
187 High Street
Holyoke MA 01040
(413) 536 – 2401

Title RECOVER Project Program Director
Location Greenfield, MA
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Exciting leadership opportunity at the RECOVER Project, a well-established peer-to-peer recovery support program with a strong community presence.  Lead/nurture a dynamic team in realizing a vision of a recovery-informed community, one which supports all paths to recovery for all.

Primary responsibilities include creating conditions for meaningful community engagement through a peer-participatory process, program development, networking with local and state providers, coalition building, staff supervision and budget management.

Qualifications include: lived experience with substance addiction and recovery, demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the principles of recovery, at least three years supervision experience and proven competency in working with persons from diverse backgrounds. Bachelor’s degree required; relevant experience may be partially substituted for education requirement.  Salaried position, some nights and weekend hours required. Valid driver’s license and some in-state travel required.

Email cover letter and resume to by 6/23/17. The Consortium supports a multicultural work environment. AA/EOE.

Title RLC Community Coordinator
Location Pittsfield, MA
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Community Coordinator, 22 to 27 hours per week (hours may start lower and build up, depending on needs of the person hired and/or the community). Support the re-establishment of a resource center in Pittsfield, and work collaboratively with the County Coordinator and others in the community to build supports at and beyond the center space. Responsibilities will include community organizing, direct peer-to-peer support, group facilitation, outreach and administrative tasks relevant to supporting and overseeing a center and other related activities.

Personal experience living through trauma, psychiatric diagnosis, homelessness, addiction and/or a variety of other life challenges required. Access to a reliable vehicle that you are able to use for work purposes preferred. Bilingual/Bicultural (English/Spanish) a big plus! Understanding and commitment to examining and healing systemic oppression related to racism, gender, psychiatric diagnosis, etc., a must! Relevant trainings (Intentional Peer Support, Certified Peer Specialist, Alternatives to Suicide, etc.) a plus. AA/EOE.

Resume and cover letter should be submitted to by Friday, July 7.The cover letter should include confirmation that you meet the above requirements. Applications without cover letters may be discarded.

Title Self-Advocacy Coordinator
Location Holyoke, Springfield & Belchertown, MA
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The Consortium is in search of a Self-Advocacy Coordinator. This position involves 30+ weekly afternoon and evening hours providing support to local self-advocacy groups in Holyoke and Springfield, as well as the West Region Self-Advocacy Planning Team. Self-Advocacy empowers people with developmental disabilities – by ensuring that their voices are heard, their choices are respected and skills expanded. Position responsibilities include supporting self-determination, individual mentoring and group support, developing leadership skills, community support, and public relations. Duties include coordinating meetings, actively participating in legislative and community advocacy, identifying resources, supervising self-advocacy facilitator, coordinating an annual self-advocacy conference and providing detailed documentation. A valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, competency in Microsoft Office Suite and social media, as well as flexibility in scheduling required. Experience working with adults with developmental disabilities and Bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience may be considered in lieu of degree. Excellent benefits offered.

The Consortium embraces a multicultural work environment. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Kathy Chaisson at  by Friday July 7, 2017. AA/EOE