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Article Title: Program Coordinator – DVIP

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Join our Team! Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot and Piscataquis counties for over 50 years, is currently seeking a full-time (40 hours per week; benefits eligible) Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) Coordinator. DVIP is a 48-week certified program that helps males who have committed domestic violence address their abusive behaviors.  Educational classes follow a standardized format to help participants confront abusive behavior and support a way of thinking and reacting that is free of power and control.  The goal of DVIP is to improve victim safety.

As the Program Coordinator you oversee day-to-day operations of the program while ensuring all assigned contract requirements and performance standards are met. You also provide group facilitation and other direct care responsibilities as required. This position is a hybrid/remote position, with in office days (Tuesday Bangor location, Thursday Dover Foxcroft location).

Location: Bangor, Maine

Program Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with contract standards; oversee the coordination and implementation of all program components.
  • Manage assigned personnel.
  • Provide routine direct involvement in all recruiting, hiring, orienting, evaluation, and disciplining of assigned staff. Develop and implement training and skills acquisition opportunities for staff.
  • Facilitate regular staff meetings to provide an opportunity for staff to learn from one another, give and receive updates, and gain information.
  • Maintain knowledge of all DVIP program standards and best practices ensuring that the program is complying.
  • Collaborate with local Domestic Violence Resource Centers and/or the Department of Corrections to monitor group sessions. Participate in discussions regarding any potential issues with participants or victim safety.
  • Conduct screenings and intakes on candidates for the group in cooperation with the Department of Corrections and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
  • Maintains adequate data tracking and reporting systems, progress notes, monthly probation reports, EmpowOR and Foothold entries, and monthly reduce rate reports submitted to Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence. 
  • Facilitate Domestic Violence Intervention Groups according to the state guidelines and the State approved model of domestic violence intervention program.

Program Coordinator Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree in mental health, social work, or related field with 3-5 years paid work experience which included direct service and staff.  
  • At least one year facilitating DVIP groups, preferred.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in an organized manner with attention to detail and ability to follow through with assigned duties.
  • Must have valid Maine driver’s license that meets the agency insurance carrier qualifications and may require insured reliable transportation.
  • Upon hire and periodically thereafter, must comply with Penquis background check requirements with satisfactory results as outlined in current contract provisions.

Excellent Benefits Package: (benefit eligible)

  • 14 Paid Holidays (Including your Birthday!)
  • Paid Time off-3 Days upon hire
  • Paid training for all required certifications
  • Dental/Health/Vision
  • Retirement Plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Incentives
  • Employee Assistance Program

The starting rate of pay for the Program Coordinator position is $20.95 per hour and additional compensation may be given consideration with relevant experience.

In addition to an application, please provide a cover letter and current resume

Penquis offers an excellent benefits package, competitive wages, and opportunities for educational advancement, certification, and coursework.  Join our team by applying on line at www.penquis.org or contact us at 973-3500 (TDD: 973:3520) or by email at employment@penquis.org  to request an application and job description.  

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

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