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Preschool Classroom in Old Town

Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, has the following Assistant Teacher in a Preschool based classroom at Old Town Child Development.

Location: Old Town, Maine

38 hours/week; 42 weeks/year (benefit eligible)

This position assists with the daily needs of children and the activities that provide services to children and families. This position requires a Preschool CDA or Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or completion of one of these credentials within 1 year of hire. The ideal candidate will have paid experience working with young children (practicum experience may be considered), as well as training and experience with social services outreach for families and children. Penquis Child Development can support newly hired staff in a professional development plan to acquire the appropriate credentials.

The starting rate of pay for the Assistant Teacher position is $16.17/hour and additional compensation may be given consideration with relevant experience. Eligible upon hire, new employees in our Early Child Care programs who work 24-40 hours per week, will receive a $200 monthly incentive.

Upon hire and periodically thereafter, must comply with Penquis background check requirements with satisfactory results as outlined in current contract provisions. 

Penquis offers an excellent benefits package and competitive wages, and opportunities for educational advancement, certification, and coursework. Email at employment@penquis.org  to request a word application and job description.

Please submit application materials, including relevant educational course work and transcripts. Applications will be accepted until June 21, 2022.  

Penquis complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations concerning employees, including those pertaining to mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.  This includes rules associated with the State of Maine healthcare mandate, anticipated OSHA standards and emergency temporary standards mandating employee COVID-19 vaccination, as well as U.S. DHHS rules requiring vaccinations within our Head Start programs. 

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. #HP

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