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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WMTCLOGOS-03

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 cdore@wmtcinfo.org or complete the Consortium’s fillable employment application on our website http://wmtcinfo.org/jobs/home-community-connections-support-staff/ 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 RECOVER Project Office Manager
Location Greenfield, MA
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WMTCLOGOS-06

The RECOVER Project (www.recoverproject.org) is seeking a part-time 20-hour Office Manager to manage our administrative and facility needs.  Responsibilities include schedule and inventory management, budget tracking, record keeping, reporting, systems organization and administrative support for events, managing space and equipment needs and overall program support.  Successful candidate will have lived experience in addiction recovery, a Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of administrative work experience, have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and be proficient in Microsoft Suite, data management and social media. Valid Driver’s license, reliable transportation required. Send resume and cover letter to Abbi Cushing, Program Director at acushing@wmtcinfo.org by June 15, 2020.  The Consortium works toward building a multicultural environment and sense of belonging AA/EOE.



Title Home & Community Connections – Flex Relief Staff
Location Holyoke, MA
Job Information

WMTCLOGOS-03

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 cdore@wmtcinfo.org The Consortium embraces a multicultural work environment. AA/EOE



Title RLC Holyoke Community Coordinator
Location Holyoke, MA
Job Information

WMTCLOGOS-05

Holyoke Community Coordinator, 15-20 hours per week: Facilitate community growth and support based in the Western Mass RLC’s Holyoke Center. Offer direct support, facilitate groups, coordinate schedules, collaborate on community events, and provide oversight/supervision to Advocates working in the space. $15.50 to $17 (based on bilingual abilities and completion of core trainings, with final rate to be $16.50 to $17 once trainings are completed)

Requirements: Must identify as having (and being willing to share about) first-hand experience with trauma, psychiatric diagnosis (you yourself being given a psychiatric diagnosis), extreme states, problems with substances (you yourself struggling with substance use), homelessness (you yourself living unhoused), and/or other life-interrupting challenges. Must have a clear understanding of the nature of peer support, and be able to communicate key concepts to others. Commitment to raising awareness of and interrupting the impacts of racism, ableism, heterosexism, transphobia, and other forms of systemic oppression also required.

Preferred: Some experience with peer support, group facilitation, and/or management skills (scheduling, supervision, etc.). speaking, as well as some management and/or supervisory experience are strongly preferred. Connection to local community and knowledge of local resources also preferred.

A Plus: Bilingual/bicultural (English/Spanish and/or English/ASL), and Intentional Peer Support, Hearing Voices, Anti-Oppression, and/or Alternatives to Suicide training are a big plus.

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to info@westernmassrlc.org by Friday, June 5th. Please include a cover letter that details your interest, and how you meet the job requirements. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.



Title RECOVER Project – Recover Coach Supervisor
Location Greenfield, MA
Job Information

WMTCLOGOS-06

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 acushing@wmtcinfo.org. 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
Job Information

WMTCLOGOS-06

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 acushing@wmtcinfo.org.



Title RLC – Latinx Community Connector
Location Throughout MA
Job Information

WMTCLOGOS-05

Latinx Community Connector, 20 hrs per week: Responsibilities will include a statewide focus on outreach, bridge building, and involvement of the voice of people of Hispanic or Latin heritage who have also faced emotional distress, trauma, problems with substances, and/or other life-interrupting challenges in public policy development and more. This role will include at least some support group facilitation, individual support, event planning, working with legislators and others involved in public policy, and more. The pay range for this role is $19.50 to $20.50 per hour based on experience and completion of core trainings. For the right candidate, there is potential for this to be combined with the Director position to make a full-time role.

Requirements: Given the peer-to-peer nature of our work, the Latinx Community Connector must be of Latin or Hispanic heritage, and must also be bilingual (English/Spanish). They must also identify as having first-hand experience with trauma, psychiatric diagnosis, extreme states, problems with substances, homelessness, and/or other life-interrupting challenges, as well as being committed to raising awareness of and interrupting racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, transphobia and other forms of systemic oppression. Access to a car you are able to use for work is also required.

Preferred: Some experience with peer support, group and/or training facilitation, public speaking, as well as community organizing experience are preferred. Understanding of and experience with community organizing highly desirable.

A Plus: Translation experience a huge plus.  Intentional Peer Support, Hearing Voices, Anti-Oppression, Anti-oppression, and/or Alternatives to Suicide training are a plus.

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to info@westernmassrlc.org by Friday, June 5. Please include a cover letter that details your interest, and how you meet the job requirements. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.



Title RLC – Community Bridger
Location Hampshire and Hampden Counties, MA
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Community Bridger, 5 hours per week: Bridgers are responsible for holding groups on local psychiatric units, and supporting individuals to transition back to community living. This particular position is focused on the in-facility groups based in Hampshire and Hampden Counties, with additional hours available on a per diem basis to support people transitioning back to the community. $14 to $15.50 per hour (based on bilingual abilities and completion of core trainings, with final rate to be $15.00 to $15.50 once trainings are completed)

Requirements: Must identify as having (and being willing to share about) first-hand experience with trauma, psychiatric diagnosis (you yourself being given a psychiatric diagnosis), extreme states, problems with substances (you yourself struggling with substance use), homelessness (you yourself living unhoused), and/or other life-interrupting challenges. Commitment to raising awareness of and interrupting the impacts of racism, ableism, heterosexism, transphobia, and other forms of systemic oppression also required. This position also requires access to reliable transportation that you are willing to use for work.

Preferred: Experience being held in a psychiatric facility strongly preferred.

A Plus: Bilingual/bicultural (English/Spanish) abilities are a plus. Intentional Peer Support, Hearing Voices, Anti-Oppression, and/or Alternatives to Suicide training are also a plus.

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to info@westernmassrlc.org by Friday, June 5th.  Please include a cover letter that details your interest, and how you meet the job requirements. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.



Title RLC – Director, Wild Ivy Social Justice Network
Location Holyoke, MA
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Director, Wild Ivy Social Justice Network, 30 hrs per week: This role represents a combination of oversight and Latinx Community Connector responsibilities. Responsibilities will include a statewide focus on outreach, bridge building, and involvement of the voice of people of Hispanic or Latin heritage who have also faced emotional distress, trauma, problems with substances, and/or other life-interrupting challenges in public policy development and more. This role will include at least some support group facilitation, individual support, event planning, working with legislators and others involved in public policy, and more. The Director role will also include oversight responsibilities such as meeting facilitation, supervision, and contract management. The pay range for this role is $22.00 to $24.00 per hour based on experience and completion of core trainings. For the right candidate, there is potential for this to be combined with the Community Supports Coordinator role to create a 40 hour position.

Requirements: Given the peer-to-peer nature of our work, applicants must be bilingual (English/Spanish), and of Hispanic or Latin heritage in order to be considered for this position. They must also identify as having first-hand experience with trauma, psychiatric diagnosis, extreme states, problems with substances, homelessness, and/or other life-interrupting challenges. Demonstrated leadership skills, and ability to navigate the Internet, e-mail, and on-line meeting platforms also required.

Strongly Preferred: Some experience with peer support, group and/or training facilitation, public speaking, as well as some management and/or supervisory experience are strongly preferred.

A Plus: Translation experience (English to Spanish), and Intentional Peer Support, Hearing Voices, Anti-Oppression, and/or Alternatives to Suicide training are a plus.

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to info@westernmassrlc.org by Friday, June 5. Please include a cover letter that details your interest, and how you meet the job requirements. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.