Article Title: Assistant Teacher

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Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, has the following opening for an Assistant Teacher in a public school PreK/Head Start collaborative setting based in the Rockland area:

40 hours per week; 42 weeks per year (benefits eligible including 14 paid holidays)

Location: Rockland, Maine

Penquis Child Development will pay for newly hired staff to obtain appropriate credentials or continued educational opportunities. This position assists with the daily activities related to a preschool classroom including:  greeting children, implementing an evidence-based preschool curriculum and administering developmentally appropriate activities, including individual prescriptive programs for children with special needs, and supervising children in the classroom and on the playground.  Requires a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent, a Preschool CDA (or willingness to complete a CDA within 1 year of hire), and ME DOE Ed Tech II certification.  An Associate‚Äôs Degree in Early Childhood Education and paid experience working with children are preferred (practicum experience may be considered).

The starting rate of pay for the Assistant Teacher position is $16.41 per 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.  Apply on line at or contact us at 973-3500 (TDD: 973:3520) or by email at  to request an application and job description.

Please submit application materials, including relevant educational course work and transcripts. Please apply by clicking the APPLY TODAY button below.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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.


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