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Article Title: Assistant Teacher – Early Head Start

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Responsible for infants and toddlers

Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, has the following Early Head Start Assistant Teacher opening at our Katahdin Child Development.

Location: East Millinocket, Maine

36 hours/week; 52 weeks/year (benefit eligible)

This position is responsible for infants (ages 6 weeks to 3 years) in a child care setting, developing and administering developmentally appropriate activities, including individual prescriptive programs for children with special needs. This position requires an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with a focus on Infant/Toddler. Preferred qualifications will be a Bachelor’s Degree and at least one-year paid experience in working with infants/toddlers.  (Appropriate practicum experience may be substituted for two years paid experience in an early education/child care setting). 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.

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, Sign on Incentive of $5000 Available – $1000 payable after successful completion of 2 months, $1500 payable after the successful completion of 6 months, $2500 payable after successful completion of one year of employment. Must be hired before October 1, 2022. Eligible upon hire*, employees will also receive a $200 monthly incentive. *hired means actively working.

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 an application and job description. 

Please submit application materials, including relevant educational course work and transcripts. Applications will be accepted until August 12, 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 as well as U.S. DHHS rules requiring vaccinations within our Head Start programs.  It is the expectation that all Penquis employees will adhere to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

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

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