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 RECOVER Project – Recover Coach Volunteers
Location Greenfield, MA
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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 through December 31, 2019.



Title RECOVER Project- Peer and Community Engagement Coordinator
Location Greenfield, MA
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Peer and Community Engagement Coordinator- Full time 30 hours

The Western MA Training Consortium has a 30-hour position available serving as a Peer and Community Engagement Coordinator at The RECOVER Project in Greenfield, MA. The RECOVER Project, a well-established peer-to-peer recovery support program with a strong community presence. Be part of a dynamic team in realizing a vision of an inclusive recovery community designed to increase access to appropriate recovery supports for all people within our communities.

The RECOVER Project is looking for an individual who loves to interact with community and has the drive and curiosity to engage and inspire members in their process of self-discovery. The Peer and Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for establishing positive and sustainable relationships with community organizations and resources, seeking to remove the walls of our recovery center and build bridges into communities that may have been isolated in order to increase access to appropriate recovery supports for all who seek them. The Coordinator will provide community education about the RECOVER Project, its peer-to-peer participatory process, core values, and mission, develop a team of 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 RECOVER Project team to support 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, lived experience with recovery from substance use disorder and experience in outreach and community building. Bachelor’s degree suggested, but relevant field experience may be substituted for some education. 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 works toward building a multicultural environment and sense of belonging AA/EOE.

Please send letter of interest and resume to RECOVER Project Director, Peggy Vezina at pvezina@wmtcinfo.org. Applications will be accepted through November 29, 2019.



Title RECOVER Project – Recover Coach Supervisor
Location Greenfield, MA
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Part-Time (12 hours a week) Recover Coach Supervisor

The RECOVER Project is seeking a Recover Coach Supervisor who is excited and passionate about helping individuals achieve their personal and professional goals. The Recover 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 Recover 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 email cover letter and resume to Abbi Cushing at acushing@wmtcinfo.org. Cover letters and resumes are accepted through November 15, 2019. The Consortium works toward building a multicultural environment and sense of belonging.  AA/EOE



Title Salasin Project – Program Director
Location Greenfield, MA
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The Consortium (www.wmtcinfo.org) has an exciting leadership opportunity at the Salasin Project in Greenfield! The Salasin Project (https://salasinproject.org) provides community based, trauma informed, wellness supports to individuals (primarily women) and families in Franklin County who have been impacted by violence, specifically interpersonal, sexual, and/or domestic. Responsibilities of the Salasin Director include leading a dynamic team to offer individual support and create conditions for center based activities and events, as well as administrative, programmatic and operational oversight. Familiarity with grants management, resource development and budget administration is essential.  In addition, this role is responsible for collaborating with numerous local providers and engaging in coalition building and statewide advocacy.

Qualifications: This role requires extensive knowledge of the impact of violence on individuals, family and community. Relatedly, having a depth of understanding of the intersection of economic insecurity, oppression, the dynamics of social justice in addressing violence and its consequences, as well as appreciating the unique experience of living in a rural setting is critical. Our approach also recognizes the disproportionate impact of violence on people of color and/or who identify as LGBTQ+.

Bachelor’s Degree with relevant experience required; Master’s degree preferred. At least three years supervision experience and demonstrated competency in working with persons with lived experience from diverse backgrounds. Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation.

Position details: The Salasin Project is sibling to four other Consortium communities in greater Franklin County. The Salasin Director is a member of the Consortium’s Program Director Team and this position is salaried with weekday hours, with some nights and weekend hours on occasion. Competitive benefits offered.

Interested? Please send cover letter and resume to Kathy Chaisson, Human Resources Manager, at kchaisson@wmtcinfo.org by 11/15/19. The Consortium works toward building a multicultural environment and a sense of belonging. AA/EOE.



Title Support Network Family Support Specialist
Location Berkshire County
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Family Support Specialist

Exciting opportunity to directly influence family voice in Western Ma!  The Consortium has a 30 hour a week position available in the Support Network program. Come and join our team!  The Family Support Specialist works directly with families who have a child/young adult with social/emotional/or mental health challenges providing support, guidance and empowerment. Candidate will assist families to effectively navigate through the various systems of care involved in a family’s life, including the educational, judicial and healthcare systems. Must be knowledgeable about community resources available in the Berkshires as well as statewide and national trends in mental health care.

The Family Support Specialist must be a parent or caregiver of a child with a social/emotional or mental health challenge. The ability to work as a team member and the capacity to respect the unique needs and strengths of each family is essential. Candidate must be comfortable facilitating support groups and organizing trainings on various mental health, educational or enrichment topics. Applicant must have a strong knowledge of special education regulations and procedures.

A bachelor’s degree is preferred but related life or work experience may be considered as a partial substitution. A valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, ability to travel throughout the Berkshires and to statewide meetings is required. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required.

The Consortium works toward building a multicultural environment and a sense of belonging. AA/EOE.

Please send letter of interest and resume by November 18, 2019 to:

The Western MA Training Consortium
187 High St.
Holyoke, Ma 01040
Attention: Gretchen Emond
Or: email gemond@wmtcinfo.org



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