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 RECOVER Project – Recovery Coach Supervisor
Location Greenfield, MA
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Recovery Coach Supervisor – Part-Time 12-24 hours a week, $20/hr

The RECOVER Project is seeking a Recovery Coach Supervisor who is excited and passionate about helping individuals achieve their personal and professional goals. The Recovery Coach Supervisor will provide positive, and solution based supervision that encompasses administrative support, professional development, and social/emotional wellbeing to The RECOVER Projects Recovery Coach Volunteers. The successful candidate will work with our current Recovery Coach Supervisor to build an innovative Peer to Peer Recovery Coach Learning Community and Support System. The Recovery Coach Supervisors will grow and maintain partnerships with community organizations to develop a fluid support and resource network.

The right candidate will have strong collaboration skills, demonstrated leadership ability, a practiced understanding of creating conditions for trauma informed engagement, and an appreciation of diverse cultures. Individuals who bring culturally diverse perspectives are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications are:

  • Completion of Recovery Coach Academy and Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaching trainings
  • Completion of Recovery Coach Supervisor Training (will assist in obtaining training to right candidate)
  • Massachusetts Certified Addictions Recovery Coach designation (can be actively working toward)
  • 3 years lived experience with substance use recovery
  • Excellent interpersonal, management, and organizational skills
  • Able to work efficiently in a fast paced environment
  • Competent in the use of computers including MS Office

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Abbi Cushing at The Consortium works toward building a multicultural environment and a sense of belonging AA/EOE

Title RECOVER Project – Recovery Coach Volunteers
Location Greenfield, MA
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Recovery Coach Volunteers (Part Time)

The RECOVER Project; a well-established peer-to-peer recovery support program with a strong community presence, is seeking individuals to join our Recovery Coach Volunteer team to provide positive solution based recovery coaching within Franklin County and the North Quabbin areas.

The ideal candidates will have the ability to build trusting, positive, and strength based relationships with those seeking support in their recovery journey. Candidates must have completed the 30 hour CCAR Recovery Coach Academy. Lived experience with substance use recovery required.

Through this volunteer program The RECOVER Project will provide opportunity to obtain up to 500 hours of Recovery Coaching and the supervision necessary as required for the Massachusetts Certified Addictions Recovery Coach designation. Workshops and classes designed to support personal wellness as a Recovery Coach, and access to The RECOVER Project’s innovative Peer to Peer Recovery Coach Learning Community will be available.

Individuals who bring culturally diverse perspectives are encouraged to apply. The Consortium works toward building a multicultural environment and sense of belonging.  AA/EOE

Letter of interest may be submitted to Abbi Cushing at

Title RLC – Black Community Connector
Location Throughout MA
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Black Community Connector, 20 to 30 hours per week (final number of hours to be determined based on the right candidate’s availability and needs as they intersect with Wild Ivy’s aims and needs). This job is a part of the Wild Ivy Social Justice Network (a project of the Western Mass RLC), which has a STATEWIDE focus. This position focuses on outreach, bridge building, and involvement of the voice of black people who have also faced emotional distress, trauma, problems with substances, and other life-interrupting challenges in public policy development and more. It will include support group facilitation, training facilitation, individual support, event planning, public speaking, work with legislators and others involved in public policy, researching resources, and more.

REQUIREMENTS: A commitment to raising awareness of and undoing racism, anti-transness, ableism, psychiatric oppression and other forms of systemic oppression is required. Candidates must also have first-hand experience with this focus area, including living as a black person in the US, as well as having first-hand experience with one or more of the following:

* Psychiatric diagnosis (you yourself being diagnosed)
* Trauma (you yourself experiencing trauma)
* Homelessness (you yourself living without a home)
* Problems with substances (you yourself struggling with addiction, problems with substances, etc.)

The successful candidate will also be fully familiar with e-mailing, web searching, and use of on-line meeting platforms. Additionally, while some training will be provided, the willingness and ability to jump in and sometimes independently make new connections, or figure out less familiar tasks (event promotion, etc.) is an absolute must!

PREFERRED: Community organizing* experience is strongly preferred. Knowledge of local and statewide resources also highly valued. Residency and investment in Massachusetts communities strongly preferred, as is access to a reliable vehicle you can use for work.

A PLUS: Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish/English, ASL/English, etc.) a plus. Some experience with public speaking and/or training facilitation, experience working with legislators and other public policy makers, and knowledge of and experience offering peer support also very helpful. Training* in Intentional Peer Support (IPS), Alternatives to Suicide, Hearing Voices, harm reduction, trauma sensitivity, peer-to-peer support, group facilitation, and other relevant topics also a plus.

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to by Friday, January 1st, 2021. Applications without cover letters may not be reviewed

*All employees are offered IPS, Alternatives to Suicide, Hearing Voices, and anti-oppression training if not already completed prior to hire. We consider ‘community organizing’ to include any of the following: Organizing around any social justice issue, participating in founding groups, clubs, committees, task forces, etc., drafting and participating in online organizing campaigns and strategies, active membership in social justice organizations, being part of a team that creates and distributes consciousness-raising materials in any medium or form (artistic or otherwise), community or legal advocacy, developing strategies as part of a team and in accordance with shared values, etc.

Title RECOVER Project – Peer Support (Part-time)
Location Greenfield, MA
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Peer Support

20 hrs. per week

The RECOVER Project, a program of the Western Mass Training Consortium, is seeking a part-time, Peer Support person to work a flexible schedule including availability for some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.

We are seeking an individual who is an open minded, community oriented, leader with a minimum of 3 years of lived experience in substance use recovery.

In the Peer Support role, you will provide and model a safe, inclusive and welcoming space for all RECOVER Project participants. The ideal candidate will uphold the value of multiple pathways of recovery, support peer to peer connections and provide resource information as needed. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is a requirement.

Please email cover letter and resume to Abbi Cushing at Applications will be accepted until position is filled. The Consortium works toward building an anti-racism environment and sense of belonging. Persons with a diverse cultural background are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

Title H&CC – Per-Diem COVID Test Coordinator, CNA/CMA
Location Holyoke, MA
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Per-Diem COVID Test Coordinator, CNA/CMA

Home and Community Connections, a program of the Consortium, is currently seeking a Per-diem COVID Test Coordinator (up to 10-12) hours a week to assist with self-administered nasal COVID testing for employees. Training and supervision will be provided from our medical support team.

Home and Community Connections provides residential and community support to adults with ranging intellectual and physical support needs. Its mission is to provide innovative and individualized support that eliminates barriers and empowers individuals to live the lives they choose.

Duties Include:

  • Prep and set up of COVID tests and related documentation
  • Create a welcoming, comfortable environment for employees who come to test
  • Assist with checking in and registering employees for testing
  • Assist with having employees watch the step by step testing video
  • Observe employee while they self-administer their test and offer guidance to ensure best testing practice
  • Follow Home & Community Connections policies and procedures as they relate to testing
  • Maintain confidentiality and HIPPA compliance
  • Perform duties and activities which contribute to safe and efficient delivery of testing support.

Education Requirements:  Valid CNA or CMA license/certification

Other Requirements:

  • Familiarity with current CDC guidance regarding use of PPE and universal precautions
  • Familiarity with current COVID testing procedures with regard to self-administered nasal swab tests
  • A commitment toward social justice and a sense of belonging
  • Must have a valid Massachusetts Driver’s License, two years positive driving history, and reliable transportation.
  • A basic competency in computer skills which include navigating windows based programs and the internet.
  • LIFTING REQUIREMENTS: Ability to safely lift 25 pounds is required.

Please submit a letter of interest to  by 1/10/2021 Hourly rate $17.00

The Consortium actively works toward building a multicultural environment and a sense of belonging AA/EOE.