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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:
$15+ Per Hour SPRINGFIELD, MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeSocial Services
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Nice to have
Up to One Year
Preference: Nice to have
Description:
Springfield Community Coordinator, 30 hours per week: Facilitate community growth and support based in the Western Mass RLC’s Springfield Center. Offer direct support, facilitate groups, coordinate schedules, collaborate on community events, and provide oversight/supervision to Advocates working in the space. $16.50 to $19.50 (based on bilingual abilities and completion of core trainings, with final rate to be $17.00 to $19.50 once trainings are completed).
Requirements:
Requirements: Must identify as having (and being willing to share about) first-hand experience with trauma, psychiatric diagnosis (you yourself being given a psychiatric diagnosis), extreme states, problems with substances (you yourself struggling with substance use), homelessness (you yourself living unhoused), and/or other life-interrupting challenges. Must have a clear understanding of the nature of peer support, and be able to communicate key concepts to others. Commitment to raising awareness of and interrupting the impacts of racism, ableism, heterosexism, transphobia, and other forms of systemic oppression also required.

Preferred: Some experience with peer support, group facilitation, and/or management skills (scheduling, supervision etc.). Connection to local community and knowledge of local resources also preferred.

A Plus: Bilingual/bicultural (English/Spanish and/or English/ASL), and Intentional Peer Support, Hearing Voices, Anti-Oppression, and/or Alternatives to Suicide training are a big plus.

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter by Friday, October 23rd. Please include a cover letter that details your interest, and how you meet the job requirements. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.


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