Title RLC Advocate (Spanish-speaking)
Location Springfield, MA
Job Information


Advocate (Spanish-speaking), 15 hours, Springfield. Offer peer-to-peer support, group facilitation, assistance with finding resources, and more based primarily in the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community’s Springfield Center. Multiple positions available. $15.00 to $17.00 per hour (depending on completion of trainings, and bilingual and related 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. Must be able to speak and write in both Spanish and English.

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.

Note: Although this position is 15 hours, the right candidate may be able to combine this position with one of our other positions available to form a 30+ hours position. Additional per diem hours working in our Springfield, Holyoke, and other centers will also periodically be available.

TO APPLY: These positions are all connected to the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community. Please send a resume and cover letter to info@westernmassrlc.org by Friday, September 18th. Although you are not required to share any personal details, your cover letter should at least generally explain how you meet the job requirements, and how many hours you are seeking. Applications that do not include a cover letter will not be reviewed. AA/EOE.