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Careers at Gould Farm are diverse and rewarding. We are a close community of staff and guests focused on healing and hope. Our location in the Berkshires on a 700-acre working farm provides a rich landscape for candidates who enjoy the outdoors.



Positions are filled by individuals with expertise in a variety of disciplines including social work, culinary and baking/pastry arts, farming, gardening, finance and administration, marketing and maintenance. On-the-job and in-service training and supervision are part of Gould Farm’s pledge to provide a meaningful work experience for its employees. Staff and their families are expected to make a long-term commitment to the work and lifestyle of the Farm.

The Farm provides housing on the campus as well as food and other benefits including health and dental insurance, paid time off, 401K and more. Gould Farm is an equal opportunity employer.

Full-time, Volunteer positions are available in Monterey and Medford, MA including room & board, health insurance and volunteer stipend.

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Current employment opportunities listed below.


Current employment opportunities

Monterey, ma location

  • Clinical Social Worker - Per Diem in Monterey, MA

    Per Diem Social Worker

    We are looking for a dynamic practitioner with a passion for recovery and an unwavering belief in people’s ability to heal to join our cohesive and dedicated clinical team at Gould Farm as a Per Diem Social Worker.  Our program integrates psychiatric rehabilitation and trauma informed clinical therapy within an open setting. In addition, if you have a strong understanding of how addictions and mental health challenges impact recovery and well-being, then we hope you will consider joining us as a Per Diem Social Worker. As a Per Diem Social Worker, you will work under the leadership of our Clinical Director and join our multidisciplinary team to provide vacation coverage for members of our Clinical Team as needed.  The Per Diem Social Worker will provide a range of services including individual therapy, case management, and care coordination.  The Per Diem Social Worker will follow and support individual treatment/service plans for assigned guests (our term for program participants).


    Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Meet with guests for individual therapy, coaching and support on scheduled days;
    • Maintain accurate timely records, progress notes and reports regarding guest activities, and issues during coverage periods;
    • Serve as liaison to Clinical team members and other staff (including work team leaders and residential staff) in support of the guest’s treatment during scheduled shifts;

    Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in psychology, social work or related field and 3-5 years experience with case management/mental health rehabilitation is required. LICSW (or eligibility) preferred. Knowledge and experience in medication dispensing (MAP) a plus. Knowledge of and experience with electronic health records required. Abilities to work as part of a team as well as the strength to work independently are required for this position.

    This position is part-time, flexible hours (some weekend hours included), and pay rate of $25-$30 per hour. Interested candidates should submit a resume and Cover Letter to Human Resources at  Please indicate Per Diem Social Worker in the subject line.

  • Weekend Relief Staff - Boston Area

    Weekend Residential Staff, Boston Area Programs- Hourly Position

    Fellside, Medford, MA

    Reporting to the Clinical/Program Director, this position is responsible for providing leadership for a transitional and community-based program supporting adults with mental illness on their journey toward recovery and greater independence. The position provides the link to full-time staff regarding resident and Extended Community member concerns, crises, issues, etc. that come up over the weekend period.

    Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Ensure that all program participants receive optimal quality of care and support.
    • Be aware of resident schedules (comings and goings) and maintain an accurate account of who is in the building and their well-being.
    • Respond to emergencies during shift, including use of on-call clinical support.
    • Follow through with any crisis plans put in place by on-call clinical staff.
    • Do medication check-ins as scheduled and assist residents and extended community members in obtaining information for medication concerns.
    • Uphold all policies/guidelines set by Gould Farm and the Boston Area Programs.
    • Complete morning and evening log checklist sheets, including all relevant information during shifts; summarize in weekend log notes.
    • Complete household projects as requested and transition with staff at the beginning and end of shift.
    • Tend to the general appearance of the house and encourage residents to maintain a clean, orderly, and safe home. Assist residents with chores and menu planning.
    • Assist residents with transportation support; provide occasional transportation in Fellside vehicle in circumstances authorized by on-call staff.
    • Support Boston Area Program Extended Community members by phone; support any Extended Community members on respite at Fellside during the weekend, which may include implementing particular intervention plans; support an occasional Gould Farm guest visiting or arriving on a weekend.
    • Act as front line person for any maintenance concerns that arise on Fellside property. Contact on-call staff and follow appropriate plan as situation warrants.

    Qualifications: BA degree with 2-3 years in human services desired. Compassion, warm and clear communication skills and driver’s license required. Good organizational, computer and planning skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team member. Patience, interest in learning and wellness, and a sense of humor required. Available to work Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays on a rotational basis. Willingness to restrict activities/home environment to low risk exposure to COVID-19 during the coronavirus pandemic. Knowledge of Boston area, non-smokers and availability for additional weeknight substitute shifts preferred. Rate of pay: $18.50/hr

    Contact Info: If interested, send cover letter & resume to:


To apply for employment, please send cover letter and resume to


Michael J. Covell

Human Resources Director

Gould Farm
PO Box 157
Monterey, MA 01245-0157

413-528-1804 x17
(fax) 413-645-1022

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