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. 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 Home & Community Connections – Program Manager
Location South Hadley/Chicopee/Palmer/Ware/Holyoke
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Home and Community Connections is seeking a Program Manager to join our team for our Individual Options Program – supporting people who are living independently, or with family. This position involves a combination of supervision, administrative, direct support and on-call responsibilities, along with being responsible for managing the day to day operations of individual supports. Excellent organizational and leadership skills, teaching/instructional ability, good communication skills, patience, ability to effectively prioritize and manage time. There are on call weekends approximately every 3 weekends.

Minimum of two years’ experience in direct care to persons with developmental disabilities or related field.  Undergraduate degree in human service field or education preferred – direct care and administrative experience may be substituted for education requirement. Supervision experience preferred. WITH THIS POSTION THERE IS A NEED FOR DAILY DRIVING, Chicopee, South Hadley, Ware, Palmer, Monson and Holyoke. Valid Massachusetts driver’s license and reliable transportation required with 2 years positive driving history. Basic computer skills (Windows/internet) & ability to safely lift 25 pounds required.

HOURS:  Full time, salaried (exempt) position including on-call, evening, and direct care responsibilities.

LIFTING REQUIREMENTS: Ability to safely lift 25 pounds is required.

Please submit a letter of interest to Winde Whitaker by 11/16/18.  The Consortium embraces a multicultural work environment. AA/EOE



Title Salasin Center Coordinator and Salasin Project Individual and Family Support Advocate
Location Greenfield, MA
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Salasin Center Coordinator and Individual and Family Support Advocate

Support individuals and families using a trauma-informed, strength-based, recovery focused home-visiting support and advocacy in the Franklin County area who have experienced interpersonal/domestic violence.  Coordinate programs and activities in the Salasin Center.  Partner with participants to create and run groups/programs of interest as defined by them.  Ensure that the center is a safe and supportive environment that is accessible to a diverse population. Supervise and provide training, as needed for Child Enrichment Coordinator and volunteers. Offer resource assistance utilizing an empowerment model. Encourage and seek collaboration with existing programs and supports. Community outreach to potential participants involved with other agencies and programs. Maintain and update information bulletin board.  Create and share the calendar of the Salasin Center with the participants and community providers. This is an opportunity to work full-time out of an office in Greenfield with an amazing and dynamic collaborative team.  Related Bachelor’s level and/or lived experience preferred. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required.

Please send a resume and cover letter by November 16th to Human Resource Manager, Kathy Chaisson at kchaisson@wmtcinfo.org.   AA/EOE

 



Title Home & Community Connections Lead Staff
Location South Hadley, MA
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The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium’s Home & Community Connections is currently seeking to hire a Lead Staff to work in the South Hadley/Palmer/Belchertown area within our Individual Supports Model. The Lead Staff member provides direct care and support to persons with developmental disabilities in their homes & their communities, while providing support to the Program Manager in day to day operations of the home where they work. This position is key to helping the people we support to attend their doctor appts, and daily community activities.  This position is considered full-time at 32 hours per week with the possibility to work up to 40 hrs per week.

Requirements for the position include: A high school diploma/G.E.D; a minimum of six months direct care experience working with people with developmental disabilities and or Autism; a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and reliable transportation is a must; MAP, CPR and First Aid certification will be offered as part of your training.

Interested in applying for this position? Email a cover letter detailing your interest and experience to Assistant Director, Winde Whitaker,

at: wwhitaker@wmtcinfo.org

Deadline 11/09/18



Title Salasin Project Child Enrichment Coordinator
Location Greenfield, MA
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Join with parents and caregivers who have experienced interpersonal/domestic violence assisting in opportunities for areas of growth that they define.  Utilizing trauma-informed, strength based support to partner with the Salasin Center Coordinator especially during family programs including children; support parents in the application of childhood development and learning.   Create and maintain a resource area sharing helpful materials with parents and caregivers including developmental literature, books, tools and toys. Associates in Early Childhood Education or related required, lived experience is valued.  Part-time position of 11.5 hours weekly to coincide with Salasin Center offerings.

Please send a resume and cover letter by November 16th to Human Resource Manager, Kathy Chaisson at kchaisson@wmtcinfo.org.   AA/EOE



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.

Salasin Project Individual and Family Support Advocate to provide strength-based, trauma-informed, recovery focused home-visiting support and advocacy to individuals and families in the Franklin County area who have experienced interpersonal/domestic violence.  Additional skills include assistance with the referral and access of resources, facilitation of communication with other community providers and systems, as well as representing the Salasin Project at cooperative program meetings.  This position is full time with competitive benefits offered.

This is an opportunity to work out of an office in Greenfield 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/bi-cultural identities. Please send a resume and cover letter to HR Manager, Kathy Chaisson, by November 9th at KChaisson@wmtcinfo.org. AA/EOE