Article Title: CAN Council Community Educator

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Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis and Knox counties for over 50 years, is seeking a fulltime (40 hours per week; benefits eligible) Community Educator, as part of the Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) Prevention Council for Penobscot County.  This position is based in our Bangor 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.  Working knowledge of local resources for families and effective written and strong verbal communication skills are a necessity.  Reliable and insured transportation is required.  Preferred qualifications include an Associate’s Degree in Social Work or related field.  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.  Penquis offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

An application form and job description is available from Penquis, 262 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04402; Tel: 973-3500; TDD: 973-3520, from the Penquis offices in Dover-Foxcroft, Rockland, Lincoln or you may apply online at  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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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