Article Title: Program Coordinator

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Position Oversees the day-to-day operations of a residential program

Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, has an opening for a full-time (40 hours/week; 52 weeks/year; benefits eligible) Program Coordinator for the Charlotte White Support Services Department in the Dover-Foxcroft area.

The Program Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of one residential program supporting three clients and supervising direct care employees.  The Program Coordinator works closely with the Program Manager and client team, to ensure clients receive the highest standards of care while meeting regulatory standards and following agency policies.  The program coordinator will perform direct care responsibilities and must be available for on-call duties.

Ideal candidate must have high school diploma or equivalent and preferably one year of experience in the role as a direct care professional or MHRT-1 or experience working with adults with disabilities.  Prior experience supervising and leading a team preferred.  Must have completed or have the ability to complete the following trainings/certifications: MHRT-1 or provisional, CDS Certification, CPR/First aid, Medication Certification (CRMA), MANDT and all other required agency trainings.  Ideal candidate will have computer experience, preferably with MS Word, Excel, electronic medical record system,         e-mail and internet. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated personal qualities of maturity and discretion. Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality, able to manage multiple tasks in an organized manner with attention to detail and ability to follow through with assigned duties.  Must have insured, reliable transportation.  The starting rate of pay for the Program Coordinator is $19.84 per hour. 

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  other disqualifying backgrounds as outlined in current contract provisions.

Penquis offers an excellent benefits package and competitive wages.  Apply on line at or contact us at 973-3500 (TDD: 973-3520) or by email at to request an application and job descriptionApplications will be accepted until position is filled. 

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

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