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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.








Current employment opportunities

Monterey, ma location

  • Registered Nurse - Part-Time

    Join a dynamic team dedicated to healing, recovery and reimagining mental health treatment! The Gould Farm Nurse performs routine Nursing Office tasks as assigned on an as needed basis.

    Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

    Health and Wellness

    ● Conduct health and wellness assessments of guests;

    ● Advise on healthcare needs and concerns of guests and refer as needed to primary care providers, specialists, lab, radiology, and other pertinent health services;

    ● Maintain accurate records, logs, and progress reports on all health and wellness issues;

    ● Triage, and assess guest’s mental and physical status based on the presenting symptoms and concerns;

    ● Provide ongoing health education to guests and staff;


    Medication Administration

    ● Administer injection medications;

    ● Dispense and supervise the dispensing of medication as required for guests;

    ● Maintain and secure inventory of medication;

    ● Provide ongoing medication education and support as guests learn to self-administer medications;

    ● Provide liaison to both Doctors and Clinical Team in relation to guest medication, health and wellness needs.


    Qualifications and Expectations:

    ● Licensed Registered Nurse in Massachusetts. Graduate of an accredited Nursing School, with an Associates Degree required, Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing preferred.

    ● Experience in psychiatric nursing, working in psychiatric settings, residential treatment or community based mental health programs.

    ● Knowledge of MAP or commensurate experience.

    ● First Aid and CPR certified.

    ● Able to navigate a basic Electronic Health Record (EHR).

    ● Well-honed triaging, diagnostic, and clinical judgment capacities.

    ● Demonstrates ability to work within a team environment as well as independently.

    This is a Part-Time position, approximately 20 hours per week. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Mike Covell, Human Resources Director at

  • Residential Advisor

    Join a dynamic team dedicated to healing, recovery and reimagining mental health treatment!

    The Gould Farm Residential Advisor works as a member of a multidisciplinary team and contributes to each guest’s individual treatment plan by helping develop, implement and document appropriate goals and interventions, informed by the person’s strengths. Reporting to the Residential Director, this position is responsible to support and facilitate an environment that creates for Guests a secure and fulfilling sense of home within themselves, their rooms, their house, and the community. This position will assist the Residential Director in all facets of the residential program, providing for the safety of Guests while offering support, encouragement and challenge. Must be willing to promote the values and spirit of Gould Farm, to actively participate as a member of the community and to continuously seek ways to improve, both self and function.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    ● Provide leadership and assistance to Guests for their daily life activities (ADL’s): ensure that Guests get up in the morning, attend to their personal hygiene, attend to the cleanliness of their rooms and their laundry.

    ● Provide support and encouragement to Guests to participate and learn as members of a work program and as attendees at community meals and meetings.

    ● Provide leadership and support to the creation and implementation of guest activities and community-wide social and recreational activities and events.

    ● Provide orientation and welcome for new Guest arrivals.

    ● Facilitate an open, trusting and cooperative environment in which Guests receive support, encouragement and challenge.

    ● Support treatment plans for assigned residents with particular focus on ADLs.

    ● Oversee the quality control of house chores in conjunction with Housekeeping.

    ● Maintain accurate records for Guest cash accounts and change funds.

    ● Support fire safety protocols.

    ● Provide crisis intervention support as required.

    ● Participate in driving Guests for appointments and activities.

    ● Provide leadership to the development of community activities through the activities coalition to maintain a comprehensive activities, arts and educational program that involves and serves all members of the Gould Farm Community.

    Qualifications: This position requires residency at the Farm as a condition of employment (living at Gould Farm in provided housing). Should suitable housing not be available at the time of hire, agreement to moving to the Farm as soon as suitable housing is available is a contingency of employment.

    B.S. degree or equivalent and 1-2 years experience in related human service field. Excellent communication skills and the ability to maintain accurate records and logs are a must. Experience in leading and directing the work of others is essential.

    Interested candidates should submit a Resume and Cover Letter to

  • Nursing Office Assistant - Grade 7

    Join a dynamic team dedicated to healing, recovery and reimagining mental health treatment! The Gould Farm Nursing Office Assistant works as a member of a multidisciplinary team that contributes to each guest’s treatment and recovery. The Nursing Office Assistant works under the leadership of the Nursing Office Coordinator and with oversight of the Nursing Office by the Clinical Director. The Nursing Office Assistant engages in tasks, interventions and education that support guests in using medication as a tool in recovery, as well as skill building around mental and physical wellness strategies. The Nursing Office Assistant contributes to an efficient, effective and safe operation in compliance with Massachusetts Department of Public Health MAP certification. Must be willing to promote the values and spirit of Gould Farm, to actively participate as a member of the community and to continuously seek ways to improve, both self and function.

    Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    ● MAP certification per Department of Public Health dispensing of medication as required for guests;

    ● Maintain and secure inventory of medication;

    ● Transcription of Doctor’s orders;

    ● Maintain accurate records, logs, and progress reports on all medication, health and wellness activities;

    ● Provide liaison to both Doctors & Clinical team in relation to guest’s needs and medication changes;

    ● Ongoing training and support of staff in Nursing Office to ensure consistency and safety in MAP procedures/implementation;

    ● Liaison with pharmacies, insurance companies, external medical transfer providers, other health professionals and family partners of guests as needed;

    ● Schedule off-site medical and wellness appointments for guests;

    ● Perform a range of administrative tasks in a busy office environment including answering phones, data entry, copying and filing.


    Health and Wellness

    ● Support Nursing Office Staff in conducting health and wellness assessments of guests;

    ● Further ongoing wellness plans for guests with coaching and support;


    Triage and Crisis Intervention

    ● Triage and problem solve with guests around matters that impact program attendance and engagement, including providing coaching /support of skills in emotional regulation;

    ● Provision of basic first aid;

    ● Assist the Clinical team and Residential team, as well as Doctors to support crisis intervention;

    Qualifications: This position requires residency at the Farm as a condition of employment (living at Gould Farm in employer provided housing). Should suitable housing not be available at the time of hire, agreement to moving to the Farm as soon as suitable housing is available is a contingency of employment. Experience in mental health and MAP certification is preferred. Securing MAP certification is a requirement of the position. Experience with electronic health records (or similar web based data/reporting systems) preferred. Updated CPR and First Aid certification will be required. Strong administrative and organizational skills are essential. Must have the mobility to spend 75% of the work shift standing and/or moving about the work area.

    POSTED: 4/8/2021

    Interested Candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest to Human Resources:

  • 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 Fridays 3pm – Sundays 3pm including sleeping on site. 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 weekday substitute shifts preferred. Rate of pay: $14.54/awake hour & $12./asleep hour.

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

  • Social Worker at Gould Farm’s Boston Area Program, Medford, MA

    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 dedicated team at Gould Farm’s Boston Area Program. As part of Gould Farm’s full continuum of services, we support adult guests (our descriptor for residents) with mental health challenges like depression, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder and schizophrenia transition from our supportive psychiatric rehabilitation community made up of residents, staff and their families, located on a working farm in the Berkshire woods, to begin to rebuild and regain their lives at our Fellside House in Medford.

    Fellside’s transitional residential program serves as a launchpad for guests as we assist them in setting up their next chapter post-Farm, including attaining meaningful work, clinical services and recreational and wellness centered activities. As part of a tiered-support approach, Fellside’s Extended Community program provides ongoing clinical case management to guests throughout their transition.

    Supervised by the Clinical/Program Director, and working as part of a collaborative team, the Social Worker will work with individuals and groups providing a continuum of vocational/educational coaching, and clinical case management support to facilitate smooth transitions for guests from the Farm to Fellside, and from Fellside to independent living.

    Responsibilities will include:

    • Working independently as well as part of a collaborative team to conduct assessments, explore vocational, educational and wellness-oriented opportunities and resources, person-centered goal setting, (including the development of an individualized structured plan for meaningful work), individual and group skills counseling, discharge planning.
    • Cultivating relationships with area resources to connect guests to local opportunities.
    • Working closely with family partners and community providers/collaborators to ensure all applicable voices are included in a network of care to promote guest well-being.
    • On call rotation is a required part of the schedule.

    As a Fellside staff member, this role includes living out the values and spirit of Gould Farm through encompassing a strengths-based perspective towards recovery and actively participating in the ongoing nurturing of a Gould Farm Fellside-based community in the Boston area.

    Master’s Degree in counseling or social work, 3-5 years’ experience working in behavioral health with major mental health challenges is preferred. Knowledge and experience in the work of psychiatric rehabilitation, networking and recovery required.

    Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Human Resources at:

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







Volunteer full-time in residence at the farm or in boston

Gould Farm offers an opportunity for volunteers from around the world to participate in the life of this special community through a full-time, extended term of service in residence at the Farm or Fellside, our Boston area program.







The energy, vitality, and commitment of our volunteers provide a valuable contribution to our mission. Volunteers are immersed in the Gould Farm community working on one of our work teams, or providing evening and overnight support in one of the residences. Mature and caring individuals interested in living in a therapeutic community are encouraged to apply. Because Gould Farm values the strength of its community, we ask that volunteers commit to a year’s service. We provide our year long volunteers with room and board, health insurance, and a monthly living stipend. A few short-term internships are available throughout the year on a limited basis.







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I came to Gould Farm because I wanted to get social work experience before graduate school. Now in my second year as a volunteer on the residential team, I am grateful to have found much more. Ultimately, at Gould Farm I have found both a place to call home and the chance to feel a part of something much larger than myself.

– Kijai, Residential Volunteer







I loved my experience volunteering at Gould Farm so much that I decided to stay for a 2nd year!
I connected on a deep level with the mission of the Farm, the guests, and with my team. During my service, I felt tremendous personal and professional growth. A big heartfelt thanks to Gould Farm!

– Sherene, Residential Volunteer

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