Article Title: Direct Care Professional – *New Program Opening*

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Are you a compassionate, energetic person, who likes to have fun and wants to make a difference in the lives of others.

Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, is currently hiring Direct Care Professionals in the Dover Foxcroft area. As a Direct Care Professional, you will help people develop relationships, achieve their goals and maintain their independence both in the community and in residential settings.

Location: Dover Foxcroft, Maine

Open Positions: Full Time, Part Time & Per Diem Offering a flexible work schedule, an excellent benefit package, paid training for all required certifications, on the job training and support.

Direct Care Professional Responsibilities:

  • Teaches living skills, per treatment plan.
  • Objectively documents on required forms or electronic records.
  • Promotes problem solving activities in developing and maintaining support necessary to manage client’s needs.
  • Takes responsibility for the overall cleanliness of the home. Plans, shops for, and prepares well-balanced meals as required.
  • Transport clients to community locations, events and appointments.

Direct Care Professional Requirements:

  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Provisional or MHRT-1 certification CPR-FA certifications preferred – Penquis offers paid training to obtain these certifications.
  • Must have or be willing to learn computer skills in order to use agency programs and applications as needed.
  • Must have valid Maine driver’s license.
  • 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)

  • Extra pay working on Holidays
  • Birthday Holiday!
  • Paid Time off-3 Days upon hire
  • Paid training for all required certifications
  • Dental/Health/Vision
  • Retirement Plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Incentives

The starting rate of pay for the Direct Care Professional position is $16.10/hour and additional compensation may be given consideration with relevant experience

Penquis offers an excellent benefits package, competitive wages, and opportunities for educational advancement, certification, and coursework.  Join our team by applying on line at or contact us at 973-3500 (TDD: 973:3520) or by email at  to request an application and job description. 

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.