Title RLC – Community Bridger
Location Hampshire and Hampden Counties, MA
Job Information

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Community Bridger, 5 hours per week: Bridgers are responsible for holding groups on local psychiatric units, and supporting individuals to transition back to community living. This particular position is focused on the in-facility groups based in Hampshire and Hampden Counties, with additional hours available on a per diem basis to support people transitioning back to the community. $14 to $15.50 per hour (based on bilingual abilities and completion of core trainings, with final rate to be $15.00 to $15.50 once trainings are completed)

Requirements: Must identify as having (and being willing to share about) first-hand experience with trauma, psychiatric diagnosis (you yourself being given a psychiatric diagnosis), extreme states, problems with substances (you yourself struggling with substance use), homelessness (you yourself living unhoused), and/or other life-interrupting challenges. Commitment to raising awareness of and interrupting the impacts of racism, ableism, heterosexism, transphobia, and other forms of systemic oppression also required. This position also requires access to reliable transportation that you are willing to use for work.

Preferred: Experience being held in a psychiatric facility strongly preferred.

A Plus: Bilingual/bicultural (English/Spanish) abilities are a plus. Intentional Peer Support, Hearing Voices, Anti-Oppression, and/or Alternatives to Suicide training are also a plus.

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to info@westernmassrlc.org by Friday, June 5th.  Please include a cover letter that details your interest, and how you meet the job requirements. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.