Penquis

Article Title: Family Support Worker

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

20 hours per week/42 weeks per year (August – June)

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’s 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 and additional compensation will be considered with relevant experience.

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 www.penquis.org.  Applications will beaccepted until 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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