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Penquis has openings in our Bangor and Lincoln offices for individuals to be part of a progressive and innovative team in its Maine Families Home Visiting Program. 

* Bangor position is a full time, 40 hours a week. 

* Lincoln position is a part-time, 20 hours a week, with the potential of moving into a full time position.

Family Visitors provide comprehensive, home visiting services to families with children from prenatal to age 3.  As a Family Visitor, you will work with expectant parents and parents of young children in their homes, helping families to understand their child’s development and support parental/child attachment.  We believe that parents are a child’s first and best teacher, and we support parental development by building on the family’s strengths.

Requirements include Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field and one year paid experience working with young children, birth to 6 years old.  Experience in home visitation and knowledge of infant and child development.

The position requires the ability to work well independently as well as with other staff, strong organizational, computer, interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people in different circumstances. 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. Must have a valid Maine Driver’s License and use of a vehicle insured to State requirements.   Experience in providing case management and work with prenatal’ s preferred. 

Position starts at $17.38/hr., and Penquis offers an excellent benefits package.

An application form and job description is available from Penquis, 262 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04402; Tel: 973-3500; TDD: 973-3520, from the Penquis offices in Dover-Foxcroft, Rockland, Lincoln or you may apply online at www.penquis.org.  Applications will be accepted until August 23, 2019.

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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