Penquis

Article Title: Project Coordinator- Youth Programs

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Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years is currently seeking a 32 hour per week benefit eligible Project Coordinator to work out of our Rockland office. The Project Coordinator provides Homeless Youth Street Outreach services in Knox and Waldo Counties and will work directly with youth 12 to 21 years of age who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The Project Coordinator will conduct community outreach and provide support services to homeless youth.  Support services provided include working with youth to develop a service plan, identify goals, assist in accessing needed resources and develop skills for greater self-sufficiency.  The Project Coordinator will collaborate with an existing network of providers, including schools, to develop and maintain community partnerships in order to help meet the needs of the participants. The successful candidate will enjoy working with and connecting to youth. 

Must have experience working with teens, at risk youth and family systems. Minimum requirements for the position are a high school diploma and at least three years of experience in volunteering and/or working with and for young people, specifically in the areas of self-advocacy, youth development, youth leadership or direct social services.  Requires computer proficiency; willingness and ability to work flexible hours; and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience providing community outreach and knowledge of local resources preferred. Must have reliable transportation.

As required by business necessity, upon hire and periodically thereafter, must have clean background checks through the State Bureau of Investigation and Maine Department of Human Services. 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 is available from Penquis, 262 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04402; Tel: 973-3500; TDD: 973-3520, from the Penquis offices in Dover-Foxcroft, Lincoln, and Rockland, or applicant may apply online at www.penquis.org.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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