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The Penquis Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) is looking for an amazing individual to join their team as a part-time (or per diem) Family Advocate in our Bangor office.   The CAC is a safe and child-focused place that provides services to children and their non-offending caregivers when a child may have experienced sexual abuse. A group of people from different agencies and services work together as a team to help the child through advocacy and referrals to support services.

The Family Advocate will welcome families to the CAC and support caregivers and child victims and be responsible to schedule forensic interviews and subsequent follow up calls.  The child will speak with an interviewer and referrals will be made to counselors, doctors and other services that the child and the caregiver may need.  The Family Advocate works closely with members of our multi-disciplinary team including law enforcement, the District Attorney’s office and child protective services. The successful candidate will be required to attend monthly multi-disciplinary team and case review meetings. The Family Advocate will be responsible for administrative duties including but not limited to; case tracking, collecting quarterly stats from referring agencies and assuring forms and other resources are kept up to date.

This position works closely with staff at Rape Response Services (RRS), a subsidiary of Penquis, and collaborate to ensure all victims of sexual violence receive the highest quality services. Must have initiative and ability to work independently; must be willing to work flexible hours, to include weekday, night and weekends; be able to provide reliable, insured transportation for travel throughout Penobscot and Piscataquis counties; and be able to take required on call shifts for RRS, including nights and weekends.

Applicants applying for this position must have a high school diploma and at least five years of related experience. A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services or a related field and at least one year of specifically related experience are preferred. Also required are a personal philosophy in keeping with the program’s goals and objectives and an understanding of clinical, legal and/or political issues related to sexual assault. Out of state training and travel may be required.  Entry level salary range for this position starts at $17.55 per hour.

As required by business necessity, upon hire and periodically thereafter, must have background check results that are satisfactory to Penquis and indicate no previous or current record through the State Bureau of Investigation and Maine Department of Human Services. Must not have an active record on the System for Award Management (SAM) website.

Apply on line at www.penquis.org or contact us at 973-3500 (TDD: 973:3520) or by email at hr@penquis.org  to request an application and job descriptionApplications will be accepted until the position is filled.  In addition to a job application, please submit a cover letter indicating your reasons for interest in the position and a current resume. 

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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