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 Janet Nieves at jnieves@wmtcinfo.org 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 Per Diem Advocate
Location Hampden County
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Per Diem Advocate with the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community. We are currently rebuilding our team and looking for a new center space in the Pittsfield area. We are seeking per diem support (with possibility of permanent hours in future) to work with our Pittsfield-based Community Coordinator and others to facilitate groups, offer direct peer-to-peer support, participate in community outreach, and a variety of other tasks related to building and sustaining a peer-to-peer community in the area.

Your own experience living through trauma, psychiatric diagnosis, homelessness, addiction and/or a variety of other life challenges required. Understanding and commitment to examining and undoing systemic oppression related to racism, gender, psychiatric diagnosis, etc., also required. Intentional Peer Support, Certified Peer Specialist training and other trainings relevant to peer-to-peer work (Hearing Voices, Alternatives to Suicide, etc.) a plus. Bilingual/bicultural (English/ASL or English/Spanish) a plus.  AA/EOE.

Resume and cover letter should be submitted to info@westernmassrlc.org by 11/03/17.



Title RECOVER Project – Community Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator
Location Greenfield, MA
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The Western MA Training Consortium has a Full-Time position available serving as a Community Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator at The RECOVER Project in Greenfield, MA.

The Community Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator will be responsible for establishing positive and sustainable relationships with various community organizations and resources, and promoting knowledge of the RECOVER Project through information sessions and outreach to community organizations. They will serve as a liaison with courts and re-entry programs, provide community education about the RECOVER Project, its peer-to-peer participatory process, core values, and mission, coordinate community based peer recovery advocates, and maintain a social media and web presence. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: maintaining safe space for all RECOVER Project members, supporting peer-to-peer relationships, working with the Peer Involvement Coordinator with all aspects of membership, including program planning and data management, enhancing membership opportunities and recovery supports. Qualifications include: close familiarity with the local recovery community, experience in outreach and community building, lived experience, and ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays. Bachelor’s degree suggested, but relevant field experience may be substituted for some education. Some travel within Massachusetts required; valid driver’s license and reliable transportation needed.

The Consortium offers competitive wages and an exceptional benefits package to its full-time employees. The Consortium embraces a multicultural work environment.  AA/EOE

Please send letter of interest and resume to RECOVER Project Director, Mary Doherty at MDoherty@wmtcinfo.org by 11/3/17.



Title RLC Community Bridger
Location Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton, MA
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Community Bridger, 20 hours per week. Facilitate groups in local psychiatric units (Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton), and offer support to individuals transitioning from hospital back to community. May include a range of activities from advocacy at appointments, visiting community centers and groups together, working through applications for housing or benefits, and more.

Personal experience living through trauma, psychiatric diagnosis, homelessness, addiction and/or a variety of other life-interrupting challenges required. Access to a reliable vehicle that you are able to use for work purposes required, including willingness to transport others in your car. First-hand experience staying on a psychiatric unit strongly preferred. 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. Bilingual/Bicultural (English/Spanish) a big plus!  AA/EOE.

Resume and cover letter should be submitted to info@westernmassrlc.org by Friday, October 27. The cover letter should include confirmation that you meet the above requirements. Applications without cover letters may be discarded.



Title Afiya Peer Respite Advocate
Location Northampton, MA
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Advocate at Afiya (20 to 32 hours), the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community’s peer respite based in Northampton.  Offer peer-to-peer support to people staying at the respite, partner to explore resources, work as a part of a team to create a homelike and healing physical environment, etc.

Your own experience living through trauma, psychiatric diagnosis, homelessness, addiction and/or a variety of other life-interrupting challenges required. Understanding and commitment to examining and undoing systemic oppression related to racism, gender, psychiatric diagnosis, etc., also required. Intentional Peer Support, Certified Peer Specialist training and other trainings relevant to peer-to-peer work (Hearing Voices, Alternatives to Suicide, etc.) a plus. Bilingual/bicultural (English/ASL or English/Spanish) a plus.  AA/EOE.

Resume and cover letter should be submitted to info@westernmassrlc.org by 11/03/17. Applications that do not include a cover letter may be discarded.