Article Title: Visit Support Worker

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The Penquis Family Visit Program for Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties is currently seeking full-time (benefits eligible) Visit Support Workers based in Bangor with opportunities to work out of Dover-Foxcroft and Lincoln. The program provides supportive visitation for families working toward family reunification. The program provides a safe and supportive environment for family visits, builds on the strengths of individual family members, and assists with resources and tools to enhance parenting skills and promote positive parent and child interactions.

The Visit Support Worker will coordinate and supervise visits between children and their families, provide parent education, provide appropriate support to children and their parents and ensure compliance with program policies and procedures.

Must be 21 years of age, have a high school diploma/GED and experience working with children and families. Must have reliable transportation and the ability to work flexible hours. Weekends and evenings are required. Must have computer experience, proficiency, and strong written, verbal, and organizational skills. Experience providing supervised visitation is a plus. 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. No record of OUI within the last 5 years, no record of probation or parole within the last 10 years, and must have no criminal or juvenile restraining orders within the last 10 years. Starting pay for this position is $13.80/hour. Penquis offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.

An application form and job description are available from Penquis, 262 Harlow Street, P.O. Box 1162, Bangor, ME 04402-1162, Tel: 973-3500, TDD: 973:3520, from our offices in Lincoln, Rockland, and Dover-Foxcroft or applicant may apply online at  Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. 

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