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 opening for a Family Support Worker in our Child Development department, based in the Rockland area.

34 hours/week; 52 weeks/year (benefits eligible)

The Family Support Worker will work directly with families to determine eligibility for programs. They will provide intake assessments, appropriate information, referrals, and support of individualized service plans.

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 $14.15 per hour and additional compensation may 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.  Apply on line at or contact us at 973-3500 (TDD: 973:3520) or by email at to request an application and job description.   Applications will be accepted until March 5, 2021.

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