Article Title: CRMA- PSS

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Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for 50 years, seeks candidates for the following open positions at the Merry Gardens Estates Assisted Living Facility located at 87 John Street in Camden.  Shifts Include:

  • Part time benefits eligible position – 32 hrs./wk. (day/evening shifts)
  • Per diem available on all shifts 

$1.00/hr. shift differential offered for weekend shifts. Shift differential also offered for evening and overnight shifts (rate depends on shift).

CRMA’s help residents maintain their independence by providing a variety of tasks, including personal care based on individual care plans, medication administration, housekeeping, food service, dining room set up, activities with residents, and laundry.

Requirements include experience providing personal care to the elderly and a positive attitude regarding the dignity, privacy, and autonomy of older persons. High School diploma or equivalent and CRMA certification and Personal Support Specialist (PSS) certification required, or for individuals with prior certification and relevant work experience must be obtained within 3 months of hire. Must be comfortable using a computer to document in electronic medical records system, and utilize e-mail and internet.

Upon hire and thereafter, must have background check results which 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 will subsidize cost of certifications. Pay range for this position is $12.12-16.97/hour.

Penquis offers an excellent benefits package and competitive wages.  Apply on line at or contact us at 973-3500 (TDD: 973:3520) or by email at  to request an application and job description.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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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