Join a dynamic and growing team! The Consortium creates conditions in which people with lived experience pursue their dreams and strengthen our communities through full participation. The Consortium is committed to creating a diverse workforce. AA/EOE

Title Home & Community Connections Support Staff
Location Holyoke, MA & Belchertown, MA
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Home & Community Connections – Support Staff/Direct Support Professional

Be a part of a growing team! Come join the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium and share in our mission in providing community based approaches in quality assistance, service and care. The Consortium’s Home & Community Connections division is currently seeking motivated individuals interested in providing assistance and personal care for individuals with developmental disabilities. The Consortium offers an exceptional benefits package to its full-time employees including:

  • Generous Paid Leave
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Medical/Dental benefits
  • Career Development training
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan

Full time, Part-time and Relief (Per Diem) positions are available in the Greater Holyoke and Belchertown areas, including Chicopee, Palmer, South Hadley and Ware. Evening, overnight and weekend hours are available. A high school diploma/G.E.D is highly preferred and two years driving is required. Having personal/professional experience working with people with developmental disabilities preferred. We strive to help our individuals achieve their dreams through lived experience so come join us today and take the first step in making a difference  in the lives of the people we serve! The Consortium embraces a multicultural work environment. AA/EOE

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Chrystal Dore at or complete the Consortium’s fillable employment application on our website and print/scan or download as PDF to submit via email or fax to Chrystal’s attention at: (413) 536-4166.

As always, you can also apply in person by visiting our main offices at:

187 High Street; Suite 202
Holyoke MA 01040
(413) 536 – 2401

Title Home & Community Connections – Flex Relief Staff
Location Holyoke, MA
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The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium’s Home and Community Connections is seeking Flex Relief Staff to join our team – Flex Relief Staff are to provide direct care and support to persons with developmental and/or physical disabilities. Flex Relief Staff are guaranteed 40 hours a week. This position requires flexibility to work any of these shifts: 3pm to 11pm and/or 11pm to 9am, including weekend availability for both 3pm to 11pm and 11pm to 9am. These shifts are to be worked at ANY of the 24 hour homes we support.

Professional or personal experiences within human services preferred. A valid Massachusetts driver’s license and a history of two years positive driving record is required. A basic competency in computer skills which include navigating windows based programs and the internet.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Flex Relief staff are required to be trained and certified in First Aid & CPR and MAP.

HOURS: Full time, evenings and overnights including weekends.

LIFTING REQUIREMENTS: Ability to safely lift 25 pounds is required.

COMPENSATION: Due to the additional competency needs and MAP requirement this position pays $15.00 per hour.

Please submit a letter of interest to The Consortium embraces a multicultural work environment. AA/EOE

Title Salasin Project – Latina/x Individual and Family Advocate
Location Greenfield, MA
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Latina/x Individual and Family Advocate at Salasin Project – Spring 2021

Salasin Project supports individuals and families that have experienced trauma with a focus on participants who have experienced sexual or domestic violence. Salasin applies a wellness orientation to provide empowerment based peer advocacy and assistance and uses a person centered approach. We welcome applicants of all races; cultures; sexual orientation; gender expression; and incomes; especially those with lived experiences of sexual and domestic violence; receiving basic needs assistance and/or interacting with child protective services. Salasin is committed to recruiting; training and supporting staff who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). A 26 hour pre service orientation and training is provided to all new staff. We will gladly provide additional training and mentoring as needed for candidates with lived experience who demonstrate a commitment and passion for the Salasin mission and values.

The Latina/x Individual and Family Support Advocate is a full time (40 hrs), benefitted position starting at $18/hr plus a language stipend. The Advocate will provide strength-based, trauma-informed outreach and support, including home and/or community visits to individuals and families who have experienced interpersonal/domestic violence; support participants in their efforts to create safety; advocate with and for participants and provide guidance in the navigation of multiple systems; assist participants in accessing resources and provide information and referrals to community services and supports; and co-lead support groups.

Qualifications: Bilingual/Bicultural with ability to provide advocacy and support in Spanish required; English language proficiency required; demonstrated experience working with individuals of diverse racial, cultural, religious backgrounds and individuals/families with limited incomes; particularly the Latinx community; understanding of the centrality of trauma.

Must have valid United States driver’s license; 2 years driving experience and good driving record, and reliable transportation; position includes driving throughout Franklin County and MA.

Salasin Project is a program of the Western MA Training Consortium. The Consortium is committed to undoing systems of oppression and the harms they have caused. It actively works toward building an anti-racist environment and a sense of belonging.

Email Amanda Gamache at: to request a complete job description. Please email cover letter and resume indicating your interest by 5pm on Friday April 30, 2021 to


Amparadora Latina de Apoyo a Individuos y Familias con el Proyecto Salasin

El Proyecto Salasin apoya a individuos y familias que han tenido experiencias traumaticas con un énfasis en participantes cuyas experiencias incluyen el abuso domestico y el abuso sexual. Salasin basa sus practicas de bienestar en la abogacía y el apoyo mutuo (“peer support”) como vía al empoderamiento. Invitamos aplicantes de toda raza; cultura; orientación sexual; género; nivel de ingreso; especialmente aplicantes con experiencias personales de abuso sexual y/o domestico; y recipientes de servicios sociales; y/o aplicantes que hayan tenido interacciones con la Agencia de Proteccion de Menores (“child protective services”). Salasin se compromete a contratar, entrenar, y apoyar a miembros de nuestro equipo que se identifican como Afro-Americano/Latin(o), Indigena, o como una Persona de Color. Ofrecemos una orientación de 26 horas antes de proveer servicios a la comunidad a todo nuevo miembro de nuestro proyecto. Proveemos entrenamiento y capacitación adicional para candidatos con experiencia personal quienes demuestran pasión y compromiso a los valores y la misión de Salasin.

La Amparadora Latina de Apoyo a Individuos y Familias es una posición de tiempo completo, con beneficios, y comienza a $18.00 por hora más compensación bilingüe. La Amparadora Latina proveerá apoyo y alcance a la comunidad informada por un respeto a la fortaleza interna y el impacto de experiencias traumáticas. Esto incluirá visitas a domicilios y/o comunidades de individuos o familias impactadas por experiencias con la violencia interpersonal o doméstica; apoyo a participantes en sus esfuerzos para crear seguridad; abogacía para y con individuos/familias; ser una guía a través de múltiples redes de servicios sociales, tipos de abogacía disponibles, y otros recursos; apoyo a individuos/familias buscando conocimiento sobre apoyo y recursos disponibles; referencias a otros servicios comunitarios y otros tipos de apoyo; y co-facilitación de grupos de apoyo.

Requisitos: Habilidad bilingüe/bi-cultural para proveer abogacía y apoyo mutuo en Español; Habilidad verbal y escrita en Inglés; Experiencia trabajando con individuos de diversas razas, culturas, y fe, e individuos/familias con medios limitados; particularmente la comunidad Latina(x); Entendimiento comprensivo de la centralidad y el efecto del trauma sobre la calidad y las trayectorias de vida.

Se requiere una licencia de manejo válida y 2 años de experiencia manejando, un buen historial de manejo, y transportación fija; esta posición incluye manejar por Franklin County y otras partes de Massachusetts.

Educación: Se acepta un Associates Degree (licenciatura de un colegio comunitario o programa de studio de 2 años) con experiencia profesional en el area de servios o apoyo social; o un BA (licenciatura de una universidad Americana o Latina) con un año de experiencia en ocupacion de servicio social.

Favor de mandar su carta de presentación detallando su interés con su resumen antes de las 5pm el Viernes 30 de Abril 2021 dirigida a Amanda Gamache:

El Proyecto Salasin es un programa del Western MA Training Consortium. El Consortium se compromete a deshacer sistemas de opresión y los daños que estos han causado. Trabaja activamente hacia la creación de ambientes contrarios al racismo y la cultivación de un sentido de pertenencia.