Article Title: Parent Partner Coordinator

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The Penquis Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC) program is currently seeking a full-time (40 hrs/wk; benefits eligible) Parent Partner Coordinator. Based on a national model, the CPPC model in Maine is a network of people who live, work, and serve in our communities to support families experiencing high levels of stress. CPPC strives to reduce child abuse and neglect by developing tangible and sustainable strategies to strengthen families, neighborhoods and the child welfare system.

The Parent Partner Coordinator will implement the goals and objectives of CPPC  in target communities and neighborhoods by working directly with families and children at neighborhood hubs. The Parent Partner Coordinator will provide support and supervision to Parent Partners in their role as parent mentors to families involved, or at risk of being involved, with Child Protective Services.

Must have an Associate’s degree in social work, human services, child welfare, psychology or related field with three years paid work experience with staff supervision and community outreach and program coordination; or five years paid work experience with staff supervision and community outreach and program coordination; experience and/or basic knowledge of the Department Child Welfare system; experience in a human services setting working in a supportive role with families of diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds; and; experience with staff supervision. Must have reliable transportation and the ability to work flexible hours. Must have computer experience and proficiency and strong written, verbal, and organizational skills. As required by business necessity, upon hire and periodically thereafter, must have clean background checks through the State Bureau of Investigation, Maine Department of Human Services, Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles, 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 a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.  

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 applicant may apply online at  Please include a cover letter indicating the reasons for your interest in the position. Applications will be accepted until June 14Th.

In accordance with federal regulations, Penquis does not discriminate.  Reasonable accommodations will be made of otherwise qualified persons with disabilities.  Penquis is a tobacco and smoke-free workplace.

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