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Western Massachusetts Training Consortium

187 High Street
Suite 202
HOLYOKE, MA 01040
Website:wmtcinfo.org

Company Description:
The Consortium is a learning organization, committed to creating conditions in which people with lived experience pursue their dreams and strengthen our communities through full participation.
Salary Range:Location:
HOLYOKE Massachusetts
Job Type:Category:
Part TimeHuman Services
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Nice to have
Up to One Year
Preference: Required
Description:
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.
Requirements:
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 by Friday, October 27. The cover letter should include confirmation that you meet the above requirements. Applications without cover letters may be discarded.


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