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 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 a dynamic team in realizing a vision of a recovery informed community, one which supports 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: at least 6 years lived experience with substance addiction and recovery, demonstrated knowledge and understanding of principles of recovery, at least five 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. www.recoverproject.org

Email cover letter and resume to KChaisson@wmtcinfo.org by 10/12/18. The Consortium supports a multicultural work environment. 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 Chrystal Dore at cdore@wmtcinfo.org or complete the Consortium’s fillable employment application 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 Afiya Peer Respite Advocate
Location Northampton, MA
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Advocate at Afiya: 19 to 36.5 hours per week (multiple positions available). Join the Afiya team and offer direct peer support to individuals experiencing deep emotional distress who are avoiding hospitalization and other more life-interrupting interventions. Listen, partner to explore resources and options, and help create and maintain a welcoming and healing physical space. May also include answering the Peer Support Phone Line that is located at the house and/or acting as a community bridger for individuals who are waiting to come into or have recently left a stay at Afiya. (Bridgers meet with people in the community, visit community resources with people, etc.) Includes some weekend/overnight hours. $14 to $15.50 per hour (based on training experience and/or bilingual fluency).

Requirements: Your own experience living through trauma, psychiatric diagnosis, homelessness, problems with substances and/or a variety of other life-interrupting challenges; Understanding and commitment to examining and undoing systemic oppression related to racism, gender, psychiatric diagnosis, etc.); A car you can use for work is required for any employee working community bridging hours. (A car is a plus for all other hours, as well.) A Plus: Familiarity with c/s/x, mad, peer, recovery, and/or human rights movements; Intentional Peer Support, and/or other trainings relevant to peer-to-peer support (Hearing Voices, Alternatives to Suicide, etc.); Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/ASL)/Bicultural. AA/EOE.

Resume and cover letter should be submitted to info@westernmassrlc.org by Friday, September 28. Please include how you meet the basic requirements of the job you’re interested in in your cover letter. Applications that do not include a cover letter may be discarded.



Title Salasin Project Individual and Family Support Advocate
Location Greenfield, MA
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The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium has a full-time position available serving as an Individual and Family Support Advocate at the Salasin Project in Greenfield, MA.

The Individual and Family Support Advocate is responsible for providing strength-based, trauma-informed, recovery focused home-visiting support to individuals and families who have experienced interpersonal/domestic violence. This position is full time with competitive benefits offered. This is an opportunity to work with an amazing and dynamic collaborative team.

Minimum requirements: Bachelors with 4 years’ experience or equivalent working with individuals and families who have experienced domestic/interpersonal violence.  Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required. We value lived experience and welcome candidates who have bilingual/bicultural identities. Please send a resume and cover letter by September 21st.   AA/EOE



Title People’s Medicine Project Operations and Development Manager
Location Greenfield, MA
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The People’s Medicine Project (https://www.peoplesmedicineproject.com/) is seeking a part-time (18-20 hour/wk) Operations and Development Manager to address People’s Medicine Project’s organizational and fund development goals.  Anticipated hourly rate is $18-$20/hour depending on experience.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating fundraising efforts (grant writing, donor relationships, event planning, grant follow up/ benchmarks and deliverables).
  • Working with Project Director to evaluate the program and manage/oversee budget.
  • Managing communications and community engagement (maintain social medial, update website, update, create, and manage outreach materials).
  • Working with Project Director to develop and manage Advisory Committee.
  • Working with Project Director and Advisory Board to clarify, manage and communicate policies and procedures.
  • Maintaining and/or improving current organizational systems; and documenting procedures and policies to build an “organizational memory” that reinforces our replicable model of bringing alternative medicine to the people.

Qualities Sought:

People’s Medicine is transitioning from a primarily volunteer-led organization to a more sustainable model including funded core staff positions.  We are seeking a candidate that is energized by and capable of taking a successful small project to the next level.  A successful candidate will excel in shared leadership, collaborative thinking, flexibility, and integrity.

People’s Medicine is a social justice project focusing on health equity.  As we seek to increase the accessibility of alternative health care, our volunteers and staff are required to participate in trainings and organizational dialogue about what accessibility means, and acknowledge systems of oppression that contribute to healthcare inequity.  We seek candidates who are willing to grow in this area and prioritize accessibility in organizational and personal actions. Since we believe “lived experience” is our most valuable resource, black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and people who identify with marginalized communities that experience systemic racism and oppression are strongly encouraged to apply. The Consortium is committed to creating a multicultural environment. AA/EOE

Skills and Abilities Sought:

Excellent writing skills. Experience with organizational development, outreach, administrative/ operations management, and fund development. Must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and be proficient in Microsoft Suite, data management and social media. Must have ability to work well autonomously as well as be an effective team member.   Valid Driver’s license and reliable transportation preferred.

Send resume and cover letter to Leslie Chaison, Project Director at People’s Medicine Project by September 28, 2018.  Take time to write a well-written cover letter, as we will consider this a writing sample.