Title RLC – Community Bridger (part-time)
Location Western Mass
Job Information

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Part-time Community Bridger. 5 hours per week plus additional hours as needed. The primary focus of this very part-time role will be to co-facilitate groups in local psychiatric units with our community bridging team. However, other responsibilities may include advocating, and supporting people to transition from hospital back to community. May also include taking people out on day passes, or working with them in the community after they’ve been released.

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; A car you are able to use for work; 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. Prior experience being hospitalized on a psychiatric unit is strongly preferred.

$14 to 15.50 per hour depending on training and bilingual abilities. Please submit a cover letter and resume to info@westernmassrlc.org by Wednesday, June 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