Article Title: Family Engagement Manager

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Important Part of Child Development at Penquis

Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for 50 years is currently seeking a full-time (40 hours/week; benefits eligible) Family Engagement Manager to fill a vacancy within our Child Development team.

Location: Bangor, Maine

This position works in conjunction with the Child Development Director and a team of colleagues to assure that comprehensive services are delivered within the Child Development Department, including Child Care, Early Head Start/Head Start Programs and Whole Families Services. You oversee the provision of family services and Whole Families within the department, supervising family support staff, performing training and management functions, and are responsible for meeting all assigned contract requirements and standards. (Federal, State and Local).

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Mental Health and Human Services, Counseling or Family Services, coursework in a related field will be considered. One-year supervising staff in a related field as well as an understanding of family stressors with knowledge of community resources/supports. Working knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards and systems theory, Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, domestic violence and substance abuse are preferred.

The starting rate of pay for the Family Engagement Manager position is $53,845 per year and additional compensation may be given consideration with relevant experience.

Upon hire and periodically thereafter, must comply with Penquis background check requirements with satisfactory results as outlined in current contract provisions.

Penquis offers an excellent benefits package, competitive wages, and opportunities for educational advancement, certification, and coursework.  For more information or to apply on line at Penquis Employment or contact us at 973-3500 (TDD: 973-3520) or by email at to request an application and job descriptionApplications will be accepted until June 21, 2022.

Penquis complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations concerning employees, including those pertaining to mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.  This includes rules associated with the State of Maine healthcare mandate as well as U.S. DHHS rules requiring vaccinations within our Head Start programs.  It is the expectation that all Penquis employees will adhered to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

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. #HP

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