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Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) Prevention Council for Piscataquis County

Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis and Knox counties for over 50 years, has the following CAN Council Community Educator opening in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine:

20 hrs/week; 52 wks/year (benefits eligible)

This position is part of the Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) Prevention Council for Piscataquis County.  This position is based in our Dover office with travel throughout the county.  The Community Educator will deliver year-round evidenced-based parent education; plan, organize and facilitate workshops and presentations regarding child abuse prevention strategies; and connect families to needed resources and services in their communities.   Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, previous work experience with children and families, experience facilitating groups and flexible working hours, such as 2-3 evenings a week and occasional weekends as necessary. Preferred qualifications include an Associate’s Degree in Social Work or related field.  Working knowledge of local resources for families and effective written and strong verbal communication skills are a necessity.  Reliable and insured transportation is required. 

The starting rate of pay for the CAN Council Community Educator position is $17.81/hour and additional compensation may be given consideration with relevant experience.

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, competitive wages, and opportunities for advancement. 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. Applications will be accepted until February 18, 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 accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities.  Penquis is a tobacco and smoke free workplace.

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