Article Title: Family Support Worker

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JPenquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, has the following Family Support Worker opening in the Dexter area.

24 hrs/42 wks (benefits eligible)

The Family Support Worker will work directly with clients to determine eligibility for programs and provide intake and assessment, appropriate information and referral, and support of individualized service plan development. Required qualifications include an Associate‚Äôs Degree in Social Work, Human Services, Family Services, Counseling or a related field; previous successful experience working with individuals 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, including word processing skills.  Preferred qualifications include post-secondary education in Social Work, or related field, or a Licensed Social Worker. The starting salary for the Family Support Worker position is $13.80/hour and additional compensation will be considered with relevant experience. 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.

Penquis offers an excellent benefits package and competitive wages.  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 you may apply online at  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

In accordance with federal regulations, Penquis C.A.P., Inc. does not discriminate.  Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Penquis is a smoke-free workplace.

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