Article Title: Maine Families Family Visitor

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Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, has the following Maine Families Family Visitor opening in the Bangor area:

40 hrs/wk; 52 wks/yr

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 is preferred.  The starting rate of pay for this position is $18.27 and Penquis offers an excellent benefit 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  Applications will be accepted until October 11, 2019.

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