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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WMTCLOGOS-03

Home & Community Connections – Support Staff/Direct Care Support Specialist

FULL-TIME, PART-TIME, & RELIEF

Come join the Consortium (www.wmtcinfo.org) and share in Home & Community Connection’s mission to provide innovative and individualized support that eliminates barriers and empowers individuals to live the lives they choose. 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 is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging.

REQUIREMENTS: A High School diploma/G.E.D is preferred but not required. A history of 2 years positive driving record is required. Life/work experience with people with developmental disabilities preferred. We strive to support individuals to achieve their dreams so come join us today and take the first step in making a difference in the lives of the people we support!

The Consortium offers an exceptional benefits package to Full-Time Employees: https://wmtcinfo.org/benefits-for-employees/

Please send current resume to Chrystal Dore at CDore@wmtcinfo.org 

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

AA/EOE

Pay: $15.00 – $15.50 per hour

 



Title Wildflower Alliance – Per Diem Advocate based in Hampden (Holyoke/Springfield) County
Location Hampden County, MA
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Per Diem Advocate position/s based in The Wildflower Alliance’s Springfield and Holyoke Centers:

Offer peer-to-peer support, group facilitation, assistance with finding resources, and more in the Wildflower Alliance’s Holyoke and Springfield Centers.

Compensation $14.25 to $15.25 per hour (depending on bilingual abilities).

This is an on-call/as needed position with no permanent schedule or guarantee of hours.

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 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 the use of on-line meeting platforms.

Preferred/A Plus: Knowledge of local resources; Knowledge of peer support and related movements. Bilingual/bicultural (bilingual in Spanish/English or ASL/English) a big plus. Intentional Peer Support, Alternatives to Suicide, Hearing Voices, and/or other peer support trainings.

Please submit a resume and cover letter that explains how you are a fit for this position to info@wildfloweralliance.org  by Friday September 10th.

Applications without cover letters will be discarded.



Title Wildflower Alliance – Community Bridger
Location Hampshire and Hampden Counties, MA
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Community Bridger10-25 hours per week. Facilitate groups in local psychiatric units at hospitals based in Hampshire (Northampton) and Hampden (Holyoke/Springfield) Counties, and support people leaving those environments to transition back to community. This may include helping them get to appointments, filling out applications, checking out community resources, searching for housing, and spending time talking together about what’s going on and how to move forward.

Compensation: $14.50 to $16.50 (depending on completion of core trainings, and bilingual abilities).

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 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.)
  • Access to a reliable vehicle that you are able and willing to regularly use for work (including transporting people) is essential.

Preferred/A Plus: Experience having been hospitalized in a psychiatric unit strongly preferred. Knowledge of local resources; Knowledge of peer support and related movements. Bilingual/bicultural (bilingual in Spanish/English or ASL/English) a big plus; Intentional Peer Support, Alternatives to Suicide, Hearing Voices, and/or other peer support trainings.

Please submit a resume and cover letter that explains how you are a good fit for this position to info@wildfloweralliance.org by Friday August 27th.

Applications without cover letters will be discarded



Title RECOVER Project – Office Manager
Location Greenfield, MA
Job Information

WMTCLOGOS-06

Office Manager – Full-time with benefits, 32 hrs. per week at $20 per hour

The RECOVER Project a program of The Western MA Training Consortium has a 32 hour a week Office Manager position available in Greenfield, MA. This position involves managing all fiscal, administrative, and operational duties for the center and requires a candidate to have personal lived experience with substance use recovery. This means that the candidate themselves must be in substance use recovery. The RECOVER Project is a peer-to-peer support organization, meaning that we base our approach to recovery on equality between paid roles and supported roles, value the wisdom of lived experience over traditional models, and prioritize self-determination as it relates to abstinence, harm reduction, the many pathways of recovery, and individuals desired way of interacting within the community. For more information on peer support and The RECOVER Project, please visit The RECOVER Project.

Our Office Manager will work within and build upon the existing systems as they relate to the administrative and operational functioning of the center, be responsible for accurate record keeping, processing of the day to day financials, reconciliation of monthly reports, manage and coordinate the center’s operational needs, inventory and ordering management, data tracking and reporting, administrative support, and work collaboratively with the center’s Peer Members and Staff on developing their understanding and skills in respect to the administrative and operational functions of the center.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate themselves must have lived experience with substance use recovery
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience)
  • At least 5 years of administrative and financial processing work experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Strong ability to prioritize time and tasks in order to meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite, data management and social media
  • Valid Driver’s license and reliable transportation required.

Please note: Having a CORI record does not automatically disqualify our candidates from this position.

The Consortium offers competitive wage and benefits packages to its members.

We are committed to undoing systems of oppression and the harms they have caused. We actively work toward building an anti-racist environment and a sense of belonging.

Please send your cover letter, detailing how you meet the qualifications, and resume to Abbi Cushing, Program Director; acushing@wmtcinfo.org Resume’s received without a cover letter will not be considered. Position open until filled.



Title Wildflower Alliance – Per Diem Advocate position based in The Wildflower Alliance’s Pittsfield Center
Location Pittsfield, MA
Job Information

Per Diem Advocate position based in The Wildflower Alliance’s Pittsfield Center:

Offer peer-to-peer support, group facilitation, assistance with finding resources, and more in the Wildflower Alliance’s Pittsfield Center.

Compensation $14.25 to $15.25 per hour (depending on bilingual abilities).

This is an on-call/as needed position with no permanent schedule or guarantee of hours.

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 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 the use of on-line meeting platforms.

Preferred/A Plus: Knowledge of local resources; Knowledge of peer support and related movements. Bilingual/bicultural (bilingual in Spanish/English or ASL/English) a big plus. Intentional Peer Support, Alternatives to Suicide, Hearing Voices, and/or other peer support trainings.

Please submit a resume and cover letter that explains how you are a fit for this position to Info@wildfloweralliance.org  by Friday September 24, 2021.

Applications without cover letters will be discarded.



Title RECOVER Project – Part-time Administrative Support
Location Greenfield, MA
Job Information

Administrative Support – Part-time, 20 hrs. per week at $16 per hr.

The RECOVER Project, a program of The Western MA Training Consortium, has a 20-hour per week position available serving as Administrative Support, in Greenfield, MA. This position involves supporting our staff team and peer members with general office duties, record keeping, event planning support, marketing, and requires a candidate to have personal lived experience with substance use recovery.

In the role of Administrative Support, the successful candidate will be able to work independently as well as part of a team to meet deadlines, be highly skilled in the use of computers and social media platforms, detail oriented, organized, and have the ability to take direction but also motivate one’s self.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Personal lived experience around challenges related to and with substance use
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Written and oral skills that allow one to successfully communicate through written and public means with organizations and communities served
  • Knowledge of social media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Reliable transportation

Please note: Having a CORI record does not automatically disqualify our candidates from this position. 

The Consortium offers competitive wage and benefits packages to its members.

We are committed to undoing systems of oppression and the harms they have caused. We actively work toward building an anti-racist environment and a sense of belonging.

Please send letter of interest and resume to Abbi Cushing, Program Director; acushing@wmtcinfo.org



Title Home & Community Connections – Program Manager
Location Belchertown and Chicopee, MA
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Program Manager Belchertown and Chicopee

Home and Community Connections is seeking three Program Managers to join our team for our Home & Community Connections Division – supporting people who are in our 24 Hour Supports Model in the Belchertown and Chicopee, Ma area. This position involves a combination of supervision, administrative, direct support and on-call responsibilities, along with being responsible for managing the day to day operations of the residential program. Excellent organizational and leadership skills, teaching/instructional ability, good communication skills, patience, ability to effectively prioritize and manage time. There are on call weekends approximately every 3 weekends.

HOURS:  Full time, salaried (exempt) position including on-call, evening, and direct care responsibilities.

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

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMNTS:  PROGRAM MANAGERS ARE REQUIERED TO BE  MAP, CPR, AND FIRST AID CERTIFIED

Please submit a letter of interest to JVelez@wmtcinfo.org  Deadline is by 9/15/2021

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 sense of belonging.

AA/EOE



Title Home & Community Connections – Program Supervisor
Location Belchertown and Chicopee, MA
Job Information

Program Supervisor Belchertown and Chicopee

Home & Community Connections, a division of Western Mass Training Consortium, is seeking two Program Supervisors to join our team in supporting people who are in our 24 Hour Supports Model in the Belchertown and Chicopee, Ma areas. This position involves a combination of supervision, administrative, direct support and on-call responsibilities, along with being responsible for managing the day to day operations of the residential program. Excellent organizational and leadership skills, teaching/instructional ability, good communication skills, patience, ability to effectively prioritize and manage time. There are on call weekends approximately every 3 weekends.

HOURS:  Full time, hourly position including on-call, evening, and direct care responsibilities.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMNTS:  PROGRAM SUPERVISORS ARE REQUIERED TO BE  MAP, CPR, AND FIRST AID CERTIFIED

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

Please submit a letter of interest to JVelez@wmtcinfo.org   Deadline is by 9/15/2021

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 sense of belonging.

AA/EOE



Title Director of Development
Location Holyoke, MA
Job Information

The Consortium has an exciting opportunity! We’re hiring for a DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

The Consortium seeks a full-time Director of Development to lead our development efforts.

The Director of Development will support innovative community engagement and programming opportunities and partner with diverse communities to generate a balance of funding streams to sustain the communities in the long term. The successful candidate will have:

  • At least 5 years fundraising experience, including grant writing, fund development planning, public and donor relations, managing special events, and leading fund development and communication campaigns.
  • Knowledge of Consortium communities/programs and the values that drive them.
  • Commitment to valuing people with lived experience.
  • In depth knowledge of community building, social justice, and strength-based shared leadership.
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, communication, program planning and coordination skills.

Primary responsibilities include fund and resource development with a commitment to fully engage the Consortium’s mission. This leader will initiate and lead inclusive grant writing processes, support Consortium programs and communities to identify their own fundraising goals and connect them with opportunities, as well as pursue new funding sources to address agency development needs.  This employee will also forecast future income needs, cultivate and coordinate stewardship efforts across the organization, gather input from donors and integrate it with a focus on continuous improvement.  The Director of Development will supervise the Development Team to offer support to programs and communities, host agency events, and implement effective media engagement. This position is full time with competitive benefits and salary ($65-$70,000).

Understanding and valuing a commitment to engaging through a social justice framework is critical to success in this position. This position serves as ambassador for the Consortium’s reputation, internally and externally.

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 sense of belonging. Candidates with diverse life experiences encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

Please email cover letter and resume to Human Resource Director, Kathy Chaisson at KChaisson@wmtcinfo.org by Friday, September 17th and include detail of notable fundraising planning, training and delivering experience in your cover letter.

Consortium Mission Statement:

The Consortium creates conditions in which people who have faced marginalization, oppression, or otherwise felt invisible are better able to pursue their dreams and strengthen communities through voice, choice, and inclusion. This is supported by an organizational commitment to address systems of oppression and work toward undoing the harms they have caused.



Title Director de Desarrollo
Location Holyoke, MA
Job Information

El Consorcio tiene una oportunidad emocionante! Estamos recibiendo para la posición de DIRECTOR DE DESARROLLO

El Consorcio busca Director de Desarrollo quien guiará nuestros esfuerzos de desarrollo. Esta Posición es de tiempo completo.

El Director de Desarrollo apoyará la participación e ideas innovativas de la comunidad y oportunidades de programación, como también asociarse con comunidades diversas para generar un equilibrio de financiamiento para sostener a las comunidades a largo plazo.

El candidato seleccionado deberá tener:

  • Al menos 5 años de experiencia en recaudación de fondos, incluyendo redacción de solicitudes de subsidios, planificación y desarrollo de fondos, relaciones con donantes y públicas, gestión de eventos especiales, y dirección de campañas de comunicación.
  • Conocimiento del programa Consorcio/comunidades y los valores que los impulsan.
  • Comprometerse a valorar las experiencias vividas de cada persona.
  • Un profundo conocimiento del desarrollo comunitario, la justicia social y el liderazgo compartido basado en las fortalezas.
  • Excelentes habilidades de liderazgo, interpersonal, comunicación, planificación de programas y coordinación.

Las principales responsabilidades incluyen el desarrollo de fondos y recursos con el compromiso de involucrar plenamente la misión del Consorcio. El líder iniciará y dirigirá el proceso de redacción de subsidios inclusivos, apoyará los programas y las comunidades del Consorcio para identificar sus propios objetivos de recaudación de fondos y conectarlos con oportunidades, así como buscar nuevas fuentes de financiación para abordar las necesidades de desarrollo de la agencia.

El nuevo Director de Desarrollo también pronosticará las necesidades futuras de ingresos, cultivará y coordinará los esfuerzos de administración en toda la organización, recopilará las opiniones de los donantes y las integrará con un enfoque en el continuo mejoramiento. Supervisará al Equipo de Desarrollo para ofrecer apoyo a los programas y comunidades. Será  anfitrión y organizador de eventos de la agencia e implementará una participación eficaz de los medios de comunicación.

Entender y valorar el compromiso de participar a través de un marco de justicia social es fundamental para el éxito en este cargo. El Director de Desarrollo será el embajador para la reputación del Consorcio, tanto interna como externamente.

Por favor envíe la carta de presentación incluyendo detalles de planificación de recaudación de fondos notable, la capacitación y la entrega de experiencia como también el currículum vitae al correo electrónico KChaisson@wmtcinfo.org antes del viernes 17 de septiembre.

El Consorcio está comprometido con deshacer los sistemas de opresión y los daños que han causado.  Trabaja activamente para construir un ambiente antirracista y un sentido de pertenencia. Se anima a los  candidatos con diversas experiencias de vida a postularse. AA / EOE



Title The Support Network (La Red de Apoyo)- Especialista Bilingüe de Apoyo Familiar
Location Holyoke, MA
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Especialista Bilingüe de Apoyo Familiar 

¿Es Usted padre o guardián de un niño o joven que ha tenido dificultades con el bienestar mental? ¿Tiene Ud. una pasión por los derechos de la familia y sus hijos y un compromiso a la justicia social? Si este es su caso, ¡puede ser que Ud. tiene la experiencia que buscamos! The Support Network (La Red de Apoyo), un programa de The Consortium, ofrece una oportunidad de 30 horas semanales para un Especialista Bilingüe de Apoyo Familiar. El salario inicial es entre $18.00 – $20.00 dólares por hora basado en experiencia e incluye buenos beneficios laborales.

Un Especialista en Apoyo Familiar ofrece apoyo, educación, y recursos a padres y guardianes cuyos hijos tienen dificultades sociales, emocionales, o con su bienestar mental. Nuestro Especialista en Apoyo Familiar ayuda a familias a navegar varios sistemas gubernamentales, incluyendo varios sistemas educativos y jurídico. Buen conocimiento de recursos y beneficios sociales es preferido para esta posición.

Experiencia personal es un requisito para nuestro Especialista en Apoyo Familiar, al igual que la habilidad de trabajar como miembro de nuestro equipo y el reconocimiento que cada familia tiene sus propias fuerzas y sus propias necesidades. El/La candidato(a) debe sentirse confortable conectando con proveedores en la comunidad, facilitando grupos y entrenamientos sobre diferentes áreas del bienestar, educación, o temas de interés en persona y por Zoom. Se recomienda que los candidatos demuestren un conocimiento básico sobre las regulaciones y los procedimientos de educación para los niños con discapacidades. Para esta posición se puede requerir viajar por Western Massachusetts para encontrarse con familias y proveedores comunitarios, siempre observando las recomendaciones contra COVID en nuestro estado.

Un bachillerato es preferido, pero invitamos experiencia personal o profesional como sustituto adecuado. Una licencia de manejo con un mínimo de dos años de experiencia manejando y transporte seguro son requisitos. Comunicación proficiente en inglés y español también es requisito. Invitamos en particular aplicaciones de gente hispana y bilingüe.

The Consortium se compromete a la deshecha de sistemas opresivos y los daños que ėstos han causado. Trabajamos activamente a la creación de un ambiente anti-racista y del sentido que todos pertenecemos.

Favor de entregar un curriculum vítae y una carta de introducción en inglés a la Co-directora de el Support Network, Gretchen Emond, por gemond@wmtcinfo.org antes de las 5pm el Viernes 24 de Septiembre. AA/EOE.



Title Support Network – Bilingual Family Support Specialist
Location Hampden County, MA
Job Information

Bilingual Family Support Specialist Position in Hampden County

Are you the parent or caregiver of a child or young adult who has experienced a behavioral or mental health challenge? Do you have passion for advocating for the rights of families and children and a commitment to social justice?  If so, you may have the experience we are looking for! The Support Network, a program of The Consortium, is offering an exciting opportunity to become a 20-30 hour per week Family Support Specialist. Starting salary is between 18.00-20.00 hour based on experience and also includes generous benefits. The ability to speak and write Spanish and English is required. Bicultural applicants are encouraged to apply.

A Family Support Specialist provides support, education, and resources to parents and caregivers who have a child/children with social, emotional or mental health challenges. The Family Support Specialist will assist families to effectively navigate through various systems of care, including educational and judicial systems. A strong knowledge of community resources is preferred.

The Family Support Specialist must have relevant life experience, the ability to work as a team member and the capacity to respect the unique needs and strengths of each family. Candidate must be comfortable networking with community providers, facilitating groups and trainings on various mental health, educational or enrichment topics both in person and via Zoom. Candidates should have basic knowledge of special education regulations and procedures. This position may require travel throughout Western MA to meet with families and collaborators while observing current MA COVID guidelines.

A bachelor’s degree is preferred but related life or work experience will be considered. A valid driver’s license with at least two years driving experience and reliable transportation are a must. Excellent communication and computer literacy are required.

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.

Please send cover letter and resume to Support Network Co-Director Gretchen Emond at gemond@wmtcinfo.org by Friday, September 24th.  AA/EOE.