Our Work Is Rewarding
BHN provides programming primarily to individuals and families in the areas of mental health, addiction and physical/intellectual disabilities. This can be challenging work, but, as our team members frequently tell us, it is among the most rewarding work one can engage in.
At BHN, we are committed to attracting and retaining a workforce of dedicated, passionate, and well-qualified individuals. We employ over 2,600 individuals working in a compassionate and team-oriented environment that serves 45,000 individuals annually.
Join Our Community
We have many long-serving employees at BHN who have made their careers here and risen through the ranks. As a result of our growth, BHN is considered a leader and a “go-to” resource in behavioral health in Western Massachusetts.
Started in 1938 as the Child Guidance Clinic in Springfield, BHN has continued to grow over the decades while maintaining a strong sense of community, both internally and with regard to the people we serve throughout the region. The sense of mission and community is in our DNA.
Join the BHN team and enjoy excellent benefits:
- Health Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Life Insurance and AD&D
- Long-Term Disability
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Financial Coaching
- 403(b) Retirement Plan
- 529 Education IRA Savings Plan
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Voluntary Vision Plan
- Voluntary Insurance Plans
- Auto/Home Insurance Discounts
- Legal Benefit
- Professional Development Opportunities
- Tuition Assistance Programs
- Time Off Benefits
The BHN Center for Education & Professional Excellence
The BHN Center for Education & Professional Excellence aims to create and implement cohesive and comprehensive professional development services for staff and community members.
The mission of the BHN Center for Education & Professional Excellence is to offer diverse learning experiences embedded in a socially and racially just framework with collaboration across integrated health programs so that staff and community members can provide the highest quality services to our community.
The Center encapsulates four institutes of education:
- Administration & Compliance Institute
- Clinical Learning Institute
- Leadership & Supervisory Institute
- Social Justice Institute
BHN Career Pathways
As part of BHN's commitment to Social Justice, the Career Pathways program aims to increase diversity and inclusivity within the agency by providing clear and transparent career advancement opportunities. Our goal is to attract and retain more diverse staff, creating a more representative workforce that better reflects the communities we serve and meets the needs and expectations of our stakeholders.
This program helps BHN staff by:
- Designing and implementing a “Way Forward Development Plan” that highlights their desired career goals.
- Providing training, education, support, interventions, and completed milestones to increase their level of readiness, marketability, and overall chances for career advancement within the organization.
The Katherine B. Wilson Staff Excellence Fund
BHN established the Katherine B. Wilson Staff Excellence Fund to support the career and development of our workforce and to assist in achieving Social Justice objectives. Through community partnerships, valuable in-kind services, and generous donations, BHN supports a variety of professional development opportunities for staff that include license preparation courses and fees, forgivable loans for tuition costs, community college courses and certificate programs, online and live trainings, and more!