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Rockland PreK/Head Start collaborative

Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, has an opening for Center Aide to work in a public school PreK/Head Start collaborative setting based in the Rockland area:

30 hours per week; 41 weeks per year (benefits eligible)

This position assists with 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. Requires a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent, ME DOE Ed Tech I certification, basic reading, writing and math skills, and the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.  If you do not have the required qualifications, Penquis Child Development can support newly hired staff in a professional development plan to acquire the appropriate credentials.  An Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or CDA in Preschool and paid experience working with children are preferred.

The starting rate of pay for the Center Aide is $15.25 per hour, and additional compensation may be given consideration with relevant experience.

Upon hire and periodically thereafter, must have background check results that are satisfactory to Penquis and indicate no previous or current involvement with child abuse, neglect or exploitation and no other disqualifying background checks as outlined in current contract provisions. 

Penquis offers an excellent benefits package, competitive wages, and opportunities for educational advancement, certification, and coursework.  For more information or to apply on line at Penquis Employment or contact us at 973-3500 (TDD: 973-3520) or by email at employment@penquis.org to request an application and job description. 

Please submit application materials, including relevant educational course work and transcripts. Applications will be accepted until October 22, 2021.

In accordance with federal regulations, Penquis does not discriminate.  Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Penquis is a smoke-free workplace.   

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