Join our team

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

  • Bookkeeper – Exempt Grade 9

    The Bookkeeper is responsible to assist in the delivery of a variety of financial services for Gould Farm. This position is primarily responsible to manage accounts payable and accounts receivable; to respond to staff requests for matters related to budgeting and managing finances for departments. This position assists with the financial management of guest customer payments, working closely with the Director of Admissions. And the Bookkeeper works closely with the Development Office to process and track donations. 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:

    • Entering Accounts Payable invoices into the computer and tracking accounts;
    • Review and write checks to accounts for signature;
    • Manage the fixed asset system;
    • Complete the Accounts Receivable billing cycle each month, making adjustments as necessary and tracking information electronically;
    • Work closely with the Development Office to ensure that charitable contributions are accurately managed and recorded;
    • Receive and enter Guest payments;
    • Perform monthly Guest billing with review by Admissions Director;
    • Review and audit accounts for monthly financial statement closing;
    • Review and enter monthly cash receipts;
    • Make bank deposits;
    • Assist HR Director with payroll entry, verifications and transmission;
    • Coordinate monthly Visa bills with all receipts for payment;
    • Participate at Team, Staff and Community Meetings.


    Qualifications: Associates Degree in Accounting or equivalent and at least 2-4 years bookkeeping experience. Must be detail oriented, organized, able to work independently and possess strong communication skills. Must have proficiency in electronic fund accounting systems, MIP experience a plus!


    To Apply: Please send resume and letter of interest to: Michael J. Covell, HR Director, Gould Farm, P.O. Box 157, Monterey, MA 01245-0157 or e-mail to:


    This opportunity 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 employment, agreement to moving to the Farm as soon as suitable housing is available is a contingency of employment.

  • Nurse – Grade 10 Exempt

    Join a dynamic team dedicated to healing, recovery and reimagining mental health treatment! The Gould Farm Nurse 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 Clinical Director, the Nurse oversees the safe and effective administration of medications and overall operation of the Nursing Office. The Nurse provides education and support to guests in medication as a tool in recovery, and skill building around mental and physical wellness strategies. The Nurse also assists in recommending, designing and implementing health and wellness policies and activities that support guests’ recovery. 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:


    Nursing Office Leadership:

    • Provide leadership to Nursing Office operation, ensuring quality controls, safety and compliance with all state laws and regulations.
    • Coordinate and monitor training, and MAP certification for all Nursing Office staff, and ensure all agency staff have up to date First Aid and CPR certifications.
    • Design and deliver orientation and in-service training for staff and guests regarding medications, the role of medication in recovery, impact of medication on health, universal precautions, seasonal health concerns etc.
    • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, including psychiatrists, social workers, and nursing office staff to support guest treatment plans.
    • Serve as liaison to work team leaders and Residential staff in support of health and wellness aspects of their work.


    Health Services:

    • Document medical histories, health assessment results, prescriptions, and other related health information for each guest.
    • Assess guest’s mental and physical status based on the presenting symptoms and complaints.
    • Dispense and supervise the dispensing of medication as required for guests; maintain and secure inventory of medication; train staff in medication administration.
    • Identify health concerns, status changes, and safety issues and respond in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Maintain accurate records, logs, and progress reports on all health and wellness activities.
    • Coordinate care of residents with primary care providers, specialists, lab, radiology, and other pertinent health services.
    • Provide liaison to both Doctors and Clinical Team in relation to guest medication changes and health and wellness needs.
    • Administer injection medications.
    • Assess insurance coverage for each guest and communicate with medical providers and insurers regarding all necessary authorizations.
    • Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members.


    Guest Wellness:

    • Conduct wellness assessments with guests and develop wellness plans and goals in collaboration with members of the treatment team.
    • Facilitate outside wellness services as needed including appointments with nutritionist, physical trainer etc.
    • Mentor, coach, and support guests with wellness goals and strategies.


    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.
    • Proficient in G Suite, and/or Microsoft Office and able to navigate a basic Electronic Health Record (EHR).
    • Familiarity with co-occurring disorders.
    • Well-honed triaging, diagnostic, and clinical judgment capacities.
    • Demonstrates strong organizational skills and effective communication skills.
    • Demonstrates excellent clinical nursing skills, knowledge, judgment and leadership in a multidisciplinary environment.
    • Demonstrates ability to work within a team environment as well as independently.


    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.

    To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Mike Covell, Human Resources Director 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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