Article Title: Attendant (PSS)

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Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, seeks candidates for the following open position at the Merry Gardens Estates Assisted Living Facility located at 87 John Street in Camden.  Shifts Include: 

            Part-time 25 hrs/wk (7am – 12pm) (Monday – Friday); benefits eligible position

Attendant’s help residents maintain their independence by providing a variety of tasks, with a specific focus on housekeeping, other duties may include, personal care based on individual care plans, meal service and clean up, activities with residents, answer telephones and take messages, and laundry.  Requirements include experience providing personal care to the elderly and a positive attitude regarding the dignity, privacy, and autonomy of older persons. High School diploma or equivalent required Personal Support Specialist (PSS) certification required or must be obtained within 6 months of hire.  Penquis will subsidize cost of certification. Upon hire and periodically thereafter, must have background check results that are satisfactory to Penquis and indicate no previous or current record of involvement with child abuse, neglect or exploitation and no disqualifying criminal record or motor vehicle record as outlined in current contract provisions.

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, Rockland, or Lincoln, or from our website at  Applications will be accepted until the 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 tobacco and smoke-free workplace.

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