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
Job Information

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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 RLC Community Coordinator Based in Franklin County
Location Greenfield, MA
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Community Coordinator based in Franklin County, 20+ hours. Facilitate community development and support  based primarily at our center in Greenfield, but with some hours in Turners Falls, as well. Includes direct peer support, supervision of Advocates, group facilitation and some administrative tasks (schedule and calendar oversight, etc.).

Required: First-hand experience with psychiatric diagnosis, trauma, extreme states, and/or other life-interrupting challenges; Commitment to undoing racism, sexism, and other systemic oppression; Willingness and ability to be available for more hours on occasion to complete required core trainings (travel to the Holyoke area for trainings may also be required).

Preferred: Knowledge of local resources; Knowledge of peer support and related movements. For the Community Coordinator role, some leadership experience or demonstrated ability is also preferred. A Plus: Bilingual/bicultural (Spanish/English or ASL/English); Intentional Peer Support, Hearing Voices, Alternatives to Suicide training, and other related trainings. $19 to $20.50 per hour depending on training and bilingual abilities.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to  info@westernmassrlc.org by Friday, July 26. Cover letter should include how why you are interested in this position, and how you see yourself meeting the job’s responsibilities and requirements. Applications that do not include a cover letter will not be reviewed.  AA/EOE



Title Afiya Peer Respite Advocate
Location Northampton, MA
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Advocate based at Afiya Peer Respite, 30+ hours. Participate in creating a healing environment, offering peer support, and facilitating the opportunity to turn what often gets called “crisis” into a learning opportunity in a house that offers a non-clinical alternative to hospitalization. Also includes support offered by phone on the Peer Support Line.

Required: First-hand experience with psychiatric diagnosis, trauma, extreme states, and/or other life-interrupting challenges; Commitment to undoing racism, sexism, and other systemic oppression; Willingness and ability to be available for more hours on occasion to complete required core trainings (travel to the Holyoke area for trainings may also be required).

Preferred: Knowledge of local resources; Knowledge of peer support and related movements. For the Community Coordinator role, some leadership experience or demonstrated ability is also preferred. A Plus: Bilingual/bicultural (Spanish/English or ASL/English); Intentional Peer Support, Hearing Voices, Alternatives to Suicide training, and other related trainings. $14 to 15.50 per hour depending on training and bilingual abilities.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to  info@westernmassrlc.org by Friday, July 26. Cover letter should include how why you are interested in this position, and how you see yourself meeting the job’s responsibilities and requirements. Applications that do not include a cover letter will not be reviewed.  AA/EOE



Title RECOVER Project- Assistant 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 an inclusive recovery community designed to increase access to appropriate recovery supports for all people within our communities.

Salaried 30 hours per week – Primary responsibilities include creating conditions for meaningful community engagement through a peer participatory process, staff scheduling and supervision, program development, and oversight of the day to day coordination, management and operations of the physical space.

Qualifications include at least 3 years lived experience with substance use recovery, demonstrated knowledge and understanding of principles of recovery and ability to uphold the value of multiple pathways of recovery. Minimum of 3 years’ supervision experience and proven competency in working with persons from diverse backgrounds. Experience with management/coordination, grant writing and community engagement. Knowledge and experience working with local recovery-oriented community organizations and service providers is preferred. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, critical thinking, leadership and organization skills, as well as strong interpersonal boundaries. Computer proficiency required. Some nights and weekend hours required. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required. Bachelor’s degree preferred: relevant experience may be partially substituted for education requirement.

Email cover letter and resume to Human Resource Manager, Kathy Chaisson by 7/26/19. The Consortium supports a multicultural work environment. AA/EOE.



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



Title RECOVER Project – Peer Community Support (Per Diem)
Location Greenfield, MA
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The RECOVER Project, a program of the Western Mass Training Consortium, is seeking Per Diem Peer Community Support to work a flexible schedule including availability for some Friday evenings and Saturday hours.

We are seeking an individual who is an open minded, community oriented, leader with a minimum of 3 years of lived experience in substance use recovery.

In the Peer Community Support role, you will provide and model a safe, inclusive and welcoming space for all RECOVER Project participants. The ideal candidate will uphold the value of multiple pathways of recovery, support peer to peer connections and provide resource information as needed. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is a requirement.

Please email cover letter and resume to Abbi Cushing. Applications will be accepted through August 30, 2019. To learn more about The RECOVER Project, please visit www.recoverproject.org. AA/EOE