Article Title: Assistant Teacher

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PreK/Head Start

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

36 hours per week; 41 weeks per year (benefits eligible)

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.  If you do not have the required qualifications, Penquis Child Development can support newly hired staff in a professional development plan to acquire the appropriate credentials.  An Associate’s 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 $16.17 per hour and additional compensation may be given consideration with relevant experience.

Upon hire and periodically thereafter, must have background check results that are satisfactory to Penquis and indicate no previous or current involvement with child abuse, neglect or exploitation and no other disqualifying background checks as outlined in current contract provisions. 

Penquis offers an excellent benefits package, competitive wages, and opportunities for educational advancement, certification, and coursework.  For more information or to apply on line at Penquis Employment 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. Applications will be accepted until October 8, 2021.

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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