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Intensive Case Management in Piscataquis County

Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, has an opening for a Family Support Coach that will be working in Piscataquis County for the Child Development program.

Located: Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

40 hours per week/52 weeks per year (benefits eligible)

As a Family Support Coach, you work directly with clients to provide intensive case management. Through intake and assessment, you collaborate with the family to develop a Family Plan. The Family Plan identifies needs, interests, strengths, goals and services that support family well-being. These include family safety, health, with an added focus on parent and child education and economic stability using the Whole Family/2 Gen approach. The Family Support Coach will advocate, advice, and provide service coordination and follow-up. The successful candidate will be able to creatively problem solve, think outside the box and love to learn. This position requires regular check-ins with families in order to develop positive, trusting relationships. This work includes supporting parents in both one on one and group settings. The must be able to develop and maintain strong community partnerships.

Required qualifications are an Associate’s degree in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field.  At least two years’ experience working in a social service-based program.  Minimum of three years’ experience working with children and families. Previous experience working with families facing parenting challenges; working knowledge of area resources for low-income individuals; excellent verbal and written communication skills; and computer proficiency and experience with Microsoft products; must have a valid driver’s license and reliable, insured transportation. Preferred qualifications are a social worker license and supervisory experience.

The starting rate of pay for this position is $16.17 per hour, and additional compensation will be given consideration with relevant experience.

Eligible upon hire, new employees in our Early Child Care programs who work 24-40 hours per week, Sign on Incentive of $5000 Available – $1000 payable after successful completion of 2 months, $1500 payable after the successful completion of 6 months, $2500 payable after successful completion of one year of employment. Must be hired before October 1, 2022. *hired means actively working.

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 advancement. Apply on line at or contact us at 973-3500 (TDD: 973-3520) or by email at to request an application and job description.

Please submit application materials, including relevant educational course work and transcripts. Applications will be accepted until August 31, 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 adhere to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. 

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

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