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
Job Information


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 Janet Nieves at or complete the Consortium’s employment application and print/scan to submit via email or fax  to Janet’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 RLC Part-time Advocate
Location Greenfield, MA
Job Information



Part-time advocate, 8 to 12 hours per week. Support the RLC’s resource center in Greenfield including offering direct peer-to-peer support in the space and facilitating groups, community meetings, etc. May also include regular or fill in support to groups in the community or local hospital, and work on special projects.

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 also required. Personal experience being hospitalized on a psychiatric unit strongly 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 Monday, August 7th. 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
Job Information

WRSA logo


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 AA/EOE

Title Support Network Family Partner
Location Greenfield, MA
Job Information


Family Partner for MA Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative

The Western MA Training Consortium has a 30-40 hour/week position available serving as a Family Partner in Franklin County for the MA Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative.  Office will be located in Greenfield.

The Family Partner works directly with families/parents providing support, training, and empowering the parents to be their child’s own advocate.  This program and position follows the principles of ‘Wraparound’. Qualifications:  you must be or have been a parent or guardian of a child who has or had mental health or behavioral challenges, working knowledge of Franklin County family support resources, demonstrated experience working as a team member, ability to complete detailed documentation and narrative reports.  Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred but related work/life experience may be considered as partial substitution; and at least 2 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, or transition age youth is necessary.  A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required.  Excellent benefits.  AA/EOE

Please send letter of interest and resume by August 18, 2017 to:

The Western MA Training Consortium

187 High Street

Holyoke, MA 01040

Attention:  Carol Venancio Lambert

Or: email   Fax: 413-538-6337