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 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 Advocate based in Pittsfield
Location Pittsfield, MA
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Advocate based in Pittsfield area, 15 to 17 hours. Peer support, group facilitation, outreach, and more. We are looking for an Advocate who is interested in partnering with our Berkshire-based Coordinator in helping to get our Pittsfield Center up and running, and willing to learn and grow with the community!

Required: First-hand experience with psychiatric diagnosis, trauma, extreme states, and/or other life-interrupting challenges (this means YOU yourself have been diagnosed, been hospitalized on a psychiatric unit, been homeless, and/or struggled with problems with alcohol/substances, etc.); 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)

A Plus: Knowledge of local resources; Knowledge of peer support and related movements.; Intentional Peer Support, Hearing Voices, Alternatives to Suicide training, and other related trainings; Bilingual (Spanish/English, ASL/English)/Bicultural

$14 to 15.50 per hour depending on training and bilingual abilities. Please submit a cover letter and resume to by Friday, May 10. 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 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 The Consortium embraces a multicultural work environment. AA/EOE