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Article Title: Housing Assistant

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Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, has an opening for a full-time (40 hours per week) Housing Assistant within the Housing & Energy Services Department located in our Bangor Office.

As a Housing Assistant you provide customer service support to individuals and families by helping them determine what program they are requesting assistance for, conduct interviews, gather required documentation and determine eligibility for multiple programs. You provide administrative support for staff and programs in the Housing and Energy Services Department to include, but not limited to: Home Repair, Home Replacement, Lead Inspections and Abatement, Weatherization and the Central Heating Improvement programs. Motivation and the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment is a must. Travel maybe required throughout our three county service area.

Position requires an associate’s degree in the social service or business field with 2 years’ work experience in an office setting where client contact was a responsibility or 3 years work experience in lieu of education; the ability to operate office equipment; good communication skills; and computer proficiency and experience, including data entry and word processing skills.  You must be able to interact with the public in a professional manner; maintain client information in complete confidence; learn and apply federal and state regulations. Must have a valid Maine Driver’s License and use of a vehicle insured to State requirements.

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. The pay range for this position starts at $13.94 per hour and an excellent benefits package is provided.  

An application form and job description are available from Penquis, 262 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04401; Tel: 973-3500; TDD: 973-3520, from the Penquis offices in Dover-Foxcroft, Rockland, or Lincoln, or applicant may apply at www.penquis.org.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled. 

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.

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