Article Title: Center Aide – Toddler

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Have a passion for working with children? Join our Early Head Start/Head Start team, providing early childhood education services. Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, is currently seeking a full-time (40 hours per week; 52 weeks per year, benefits eligible) Toddler (18 months to 3 y ears of age) Center Aide.  As the Center Aide, you assist with activities involved in the daily operation of a child care facility or preschool classroom. This position is at our Eastern Maine Community College location.

Location-Bangor, Maine

40 hrs per wk, 52 wks per yr (benefits eligible including 14 holidays)

Center Aide Responsibilities:

  • Greeting children, getting them settled into the facility.
  • Assisting with classroom and playground supervision, and other daily activities related to the operation of the classroom, including light cleaning duties.
  • Maintain the confidentially of client files and information.

Center Aide Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and up to 12 months of experience.
  • Ability to read, write and perform basic math functions.
  • A minimum of an age appropriate Child Development Accreditation (CDA) must be obtained within first 12 months of assignment to an Early Head Start/Infant Toddler/Head Start classroom.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Upon hire and periodically thereafter, must comply with Penquis background check requirements with satisfactory results as outlined in current contract provisions.

Excellent Benefits Package: (benefit eligible)

  • 14 Paid Holidays (Including your Birthday!)
  • Paid Time off-3 Days upon hire
  • Paid training for all required certifications
  • Dental/Health/Vision
  • Retirement Plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Incentives

The starting salary for the Center Aide is $16.10 per hour, and additional compensation may be given consideration with relevant experience.

Eligible upon hire, new employees in our Early Childhood programs who work 24-40 hours per week, will receive a monthly stipend which is based on your lattice through MRTQ (Maine Roads to Quality).

Penquis Child Development will pay for newly hired staff to obtain appropriate credentials or continued educational opportunities.

Penquis offers an excellent benefits package, competitive wages, and opportunities for educational advancement, certification, and coursework.  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.

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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