Title RLC – Advocate (based in Hampden County)
Location Springfield/Holyoke
Job Information


Advocate based in Hampden County (Holyoke/Springfield). Offer peer-to-peer support, group facilitation, assistance with finding resources, and more based primarily in the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community’s Holyoke and/or Springfield Centers. Multiple positions available, 4 to 15 hours. Some (but not all) hours require someone who is bilingual (English/Spanish). $14.00 to $15.50 (depending on completion of trainings, and bilingual abilities)

Required: First-hand experience with psychiatric diagnosis (you yourself being given a diagnosis), hospitalization (you yourself being hospitalized), homelessness (you yourself living without a home), problems with substances (you yourself struggling with addiction or problems with substances), and/or other life-interrupting challenges. Commitment to challenging racism, sexism, and other types of systemic oppression, and developing multicultural environments that can create a sense of belonging.

Preferred/A Plus: Knowledge of local resources; Knowledge of peer support and related movements. Bilingual/bicultural (bilingual in Spanish/English or ASL/English) a big plus (and required for some hours); Intentional Peer Support, Alternatives to Suicide, Hearing Voices, and/or other peer support trainings.

Please submit a resume and cover letter that explains how you are a fit for this position to info@westernmassrlc.org by Friday, July 17th. Please include a cover letter that describes your interest in the position, and how you meet the qualifications for the job. Applications without cover letters will be discarded.