Penquis

Article Title: Parent Educator & Support Mentor– Child Development

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Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis and Knox Counties for over 50 years, is seeking a full-time Parent Educator & Support Mentor to work in our newly established McAuley Residence in Bangor.

40 hours/week, 52 weeks/year (benefit eligible)

McAuley Residence is a transitional housing program for women, alone or with children, many of whom are emerging from a background of substance abuse, domestic violence, poverty

and/or incarceration. This position will work directly with residents in developing and coordinating Individualized Family Plans, as well as Family Education and Support Services within the Residence. The successful candidate is responsible for facilitating parenting classes, individual parent coaching and service coordination, using evidence-based curriculum. Position also establishes and maintains solid working relationships with area providers and community members. The starting rate of pay for the Parent Educator & Support Mentor position is $17.55/hour and additional compensation will be given consideration with relevant experience.

The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood, Social Work, Psychology or

related fields, 3 years of experience working with complex family systems and dynamics (child

protective system, domestic violence, substance use disorder.)  Computer proficiency including word processing and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Previous experience facilitating/teaching groups. Demonstrated experience with development

and measurement of behavioral goals in a social service context. Working knowledge of area

resources for families with complex needs.

Upon hire and periodically thereafter, must have background checks through the State Bureau of Investigation, Maine Department of Human Services, and Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles, the National Sex Offender Public website and/or the Federal Bureau of Investigation/Fingerprints. Must not have an active record on the System for Award Management (SAM) website.

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 be accepted until December 8, 2019.

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