Penquis

Article Title: Direct Care Professional

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Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis and Knox counties for over 50 years, is seeking candidates for Direct Care Professionals within the Charlotte White Support Services department throughout Abbot, Bangor, Brewer, Corinth, Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft and Glenburn. Shifts include:

Full time benefits eligible position – 36-40 hrs/wk (day, evenings, overnights and weekends available)

Part time benefits eligible position – 24-35 hrs/wk (day, evenings, overnights and weekends available)

Per diem available on all shifts

As a Direct Care Professional, you will have exciting opportunities to provide exceptional direct care support services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, acquired brain injuries or behavioral health challenges, in both residential and community settings. This rewarding career is perfect for compassionate, energetic people who desire to make a difference in the lives of others. Helping our clients move toward therapeutic growth and independence is the key to helping them make connections in the community, develop relationships, and move toward independence at home and in the community.

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.

Minimum qualifications: HS Diploma or Equivalent, clean driver’s license and insured reliable transportation. Starting pay for this position is $12.00/hour and an excellent benefits package is provided. Penquis offers paid training – credentials that are State and nationally certified.

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