Career Opportunities


Below is a list of current career opportunities at Penquis.  You can view a brief job description and complete the Job Application at the end of each job description.

If you do not want to complete the online application an application form and job description are available from Penquis, 262 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04402; Tel: 973-3500; TDD: 973-3520, from the Penquis offices in Dover-Foxcroft, Lincoln or Rockland. 

In accordance with federal regulations, Penquis does not discriminate. Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Penquis is a smoke-free workplace.

House Parent

Date Posted: 09/21/2016

Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for nearly 50 years, is seeking a part time House Parent and per diem House Parents to work at the Penquis Journey House (PJH), a maternity group home in Dexter, Maine. 

· The part-time position consists of one 25-hour shift per week (17 paid hours – uninterrupted sleep time not paid)

· Per diem staff cover shifts as needed; which may include a consecutive 50 hour shift (34 paid hours – uninterrupted sleep time not paid)

The House Parent will provide in-home support to pregnant and parenting female residents, ages 16-21.  They assist in the development of residents’ individual service plans and provide the supervision needed to assure service plans are followed.  The House Parent oversees residents in the nurturing of their infants and/or young children and supports their efforts in learning proper self-care and gaining independence.  The House parent will assist with the development of meal plans and meal preparation, assure that curfews and study times are followed, and assure resident safety.  The House Parent will work with a team of co-workers to meet the various needs of the residents.

Required qualifications include a high school diploma, training and education in adolescent behavior, family dynamics, child development and three years related work experience; knowledge and experience with healthy meal preparation, house cleaning, proper hygiene, and infant care; OR a Bachelor’s degree in social work, health, child and family development or related field and one year related work experience; and a valid Driver’s license and a licensed, registered and insured vehicle.  As required by business necessity, upon hire and periodically thereafter, must have clean background checks through the State Bureau of Investigation, Maine Department of Human Services, and the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Must not have an active record on the System for Award Management (SAM) website. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in a maternity group home setting. Position starts at $11.88 an hour.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.  Please specify whether you are seeking the part-time or per diem position when applying.


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