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Welcome to Gould Farm, where careers are both diverse and deeply fulfilling! Our tight-knit community is made up of guests, staff, and their families who share a common goal of healing and hope. Located in the picturesque Berkshires, our 750-acre working farm offers a beautiful and expansive outdoor environment that is perfect for candidates who love to connect with nature. If you're looking for a career that offers a unique blend of meaningful work, community spirit, and natural beauty, look no further than Gould Farm.

Virtual Info Session

Thanks for your interest in living and working in a therapeutic community! If you've been wondering what it's like to be part of a community like this, we've got you covered. This info session was recorded on April 24th, 2023, and it provides a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know about the Farm.


During this presentation, you'll learn about our rich history and mission, our organizational structure, and the role staff play in our community. Plus, we'll give you a rundown of our salary structure, benefits, and the many hidden perks of living and working here. So, if you're ready to discover the unique and rewarding experience of being part of a therapeutic community, this info session is the perfect place to start!

Current Openings

  • What do guests usually do when they leave?
    Guests either transition within our continuum of services or return to their community of origin, securing employment, advancing their education, and building new social relationships.
  • Who decides when you’re ready to leave?
    We work with guests from the time they arrive to the time they transition in support of their goals. Readiness for next steps is determined in coordination with the guest, the treatment team, and family partners.
  • How do you assist in next steps?
    Guests work with the Transition Counselor, their clinician, and work team leaders to set goals, monitor progress, and take steps forward towards greater independence.
  • What are the accommodations?
    There are three guest residences at the Farm. Each guest has a private room. Guests share bathrooms, a common living room, kitchenette, and laundry in each residence. We can accommodate up to 38 guests at the Farm.
  • Do you accommodate special diets or food allergies?
    We strive to provide nutritious meals. We serve vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free options at each meal. We do not offer specialized individual meal plans. We cannot guarantee the absence of cross-contamination in our foods.
  • Can I bring my computer and/or mobile device?
    Yes. And there are computers on site and wifi connection available for use. We have guidelines for using mobile devices within the structure of the program. In the first two weeks of orientation we hold all personal devices.
  • Where do guests come from and what is the average age?
    Guests come from all over the United States and occasionally from abroad. Many guests come from the East Coast and New England area. Most guests are in their 20s and 30s. The minimum age is 18 and there are guests in their later years as well.
  • How long do people stay?
    The average stay at Gould Farm is nine to twelve months. All guests are unique and their treatment is tailored to enable them to take the next step. Some guests remain longer or participate in our transition programs. Those who continue in non-residential services in the Berkshires or Boston may do so indefinitely.
  • Does the treatment team work with family?
    Families are partners in treatment. As such, the guest and family partner agree to open communication with Gould Farm staff and each other regarding treatment, transition, discharge planning, and financial matters.
  • What if you don’t want to work?
    Our therapeutic program is organized around a meaningful work program and building interpersonal relationships. All guests are expected to participate up to 26 hours each week on one or more of the work teams.
  • What are the costs?
    Gould Farm is a nonprofit, private pay facility. The daily fee is $460. Thanks to the support of generous donors, Gould Farm is able to provide some financial assistance to qualifying families.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    Our standard program fee is seldom covered by medical insurance. We are unable to directly bill your insurance company.
  • What happens during the two week orientation/evaluation?
    The first two weeks are a time for a new guest to feel what it is like to live at the Farm. They participate in the work program, meet with their social worker and the psychiatrist, and get to know the other members of the community. It is a time to determine if the program is a good fit.

About Employment

We believe that a diverse team is key to our success, which is why we look for talented individuals with expertise in a variety of disciplines. From social work to culinary and baking arts, farming, gardening, finance and administration, marketing, and maintenance, we're always seeking passionate individuals to join our team.

We're committed to providing our employees with a meaningful work experience, and that's why we offer on-the-job and in-service training, as well as ongoing supervision. We want our team members to feel supported and empowered to grow both personally and professionally during their time with us.

We're not just a workplace - we're a community. That's why we expect our staff and their families to make a long-term commitment to the work and lifestyle of the Farm. If you're looking for a place to truly invest in your career and be part of a supportive and tight-knit community, then Gould Farm may be the perfect fit for you.

Join our community as a volunteer

Our unique year-long volunteer program offers a fulfilling opportunity to make a meaningful difference in your community while receiving essential benefits, including room and board, health insurance, and a volunteer stipend. We welcome dedicated and passionate individuals to apply and join our team of volunteers. 

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