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Western Massachusetts Training Consortium

187 High Street
Suite 202

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:
Springfield MA
Job Type:Category:
Part TimeHuman Services
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Nice to have

Preference: Nice to have
Community Supports Coordinator, 15 hours, Springfield. This role is currently based in Springfield at a Single Room Occupancy building designed for people who have previously been unhoused. Responsibilities include peer support, mediation (with neighbors and property management), and assistance with meeting the basic needs that will allow individuals to be successful in retaining their homes, and moving forward in their lives. This will include spending time in the community room at the building, meeting or attending housing court with tenants as requested, and more. Some availability to share housing resources with the broader community is also required, as is the ability to train and support individuals to fill in in the Coordinator’s absence. The pay range for this role is $19.00 to $21.50 per hour based bilingual abilities (English/Spanish) and completion of core trainings.

Note: Although this position is 15 hours, the right candidate may be able to combine this position with one of our other positions available to form a 30+ hours position.
Requirements: Given the peer-to-peer nature of our work, applicants must themselves have previously been homeless. Some familiarity with local resources also required.

Preferred: Although not required, bilingual (English/Spanish) abilities are strongly preferred. Some experience with peer-to-peer support within a harm reduction framework is also preferred.

A Plus: Translation experience (English to Spanish), tenancy preservation experience, and Intentional Peer Support, Hearing Voices, Anti-Oppression, and/or Alternatives to Suicide training are a plus.

TO APPLY: These positions are all connected to the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community. Please send a resume and cover letter to info@westernmassrlc.org by Friday, September 18th. Although you are not required to share any personal details, your cover letter should at least generally explain how you meet the job requirements, and how many hours you are seeking. Applications that do not include a cover letter will not be reviewed. AA/EOE.

Boxcar Media, LLC  • North Adams, MA 01247 •  Tel: 413.663.3384 • Fax: 413.664.4251 • Email: info@jobsinthevalley.com