Title RLC Community Bridger
Location Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton, MA
Job Information

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Community Bridger, 20 hours per week. Facilitate groups in local psychiatric units (Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton), and offer support to individuals transitioning from hospital back to community. May include a range of activities from advocacy at appointments, visiting community centers and groups together, working through applications for housing or benefits, and more.

Personal experience living through trauma, psychiatric diagnosis, homelessness, addiction and/or a variety of other life-interrupting challenges required. Access to a reliable vehicle that you are able to use for work purposes required, including willingness to transport others in your car. First-hand experience staying on a psychiatric unit strongly preferred. Understanding and commitment to examining and healing systemic oppression related to racism, gender, psychiatric diagnosis, etc., a must! Relevant trainings (Intentional Peer Support, Certified Peer Specialist, Alternatives to Suicide, etc.) a plus. Bilingual/Bicultural (English/Spanish) a big plus!  AA/EOE.

Resume and cover letter should be submitted to info@westernmassrlc.org by Friday, October 27. The cover letter should include confirmation that you meet the above requirements. Applications without cover letters may be discarded.