Article Title: Behavioral Health Professional (BHP)- Waldo & Hancock Counties

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Do you love working with children, youth and young adults?

Penquis is hiring and training individuals to become Certified Behavioral Health Professionals to work with people ages 1 to 20. BHP starting wage is $15.78 with additional mileage reimbursement.

Location: Belfast, Maine

A day in the life of a BHP:

*Playing board or card games to teach directions or to appropriately handle the emotions that come from not winning.

*Watching video clips to practice non-verbal cues.

*Going to the playground to teach safety skills or how to initiate and maintain positive friendships.

*Going to a store to teach money skills or independent interactions with store personnel.

*Choosing and following a recipe to practice meal planning and cooking skills.

*Helping with big emotions, learn how to self-soothe, or ask for help.

We offer a flexible schedule in which the BHP can tell us the days and times that they are available to work and we will match that BHP with a client(s) with the same availability. The schedule will then remain the same from week to week. Each client session is typically 3 to 5 hours long during late afternoon or early evening hours through the school week, or anytime on weekends if BHPs are available. There may be opportunities for morning/early afternoon hours when clients are on school vacation or when a BHP is matched with a client who has not yet started school or has already graduated.

We are hiring in Anson, Bar Harbor, Belfast, Bucksport, Verona Island, Searsport, Surry, Blue Hill, Belfast, Winterport, Swanville, Monroe,  Frankfort, Ellsworth, Trenton, Waltham, Otis and surrounding areas!

Joining the Penquis Team comes with perks to support you in your personal and professional journey:

*Paid training and certifications: These include BHP certification, FA/CPR, Mandt Trauma Informed Care and Mandated Reporter training, among others.

*Tuition reimbursement

*Wellness incentives

We also offer family-friendly benefits to all of our employees working 24+ hours per week:

*Retirement Plans

*Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage

*Paid Time off

*Paid Holidays

The starting rate of pay for the Behavioral Health Professional is $15.78 per hour and additional compensation may be given consideration with relevant experience.

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

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. For more information email:  or call 207-973-3500 (TDD: 207-973-3520). Please apply by clicking the APPLY TODAY button below.

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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