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Article Title: Residential Services Director

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Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, is recruiting for the above position in its Family Enrichment Services Department’s Assisted Living Program.  Based at Merry Gardens Estates in Camden, this full time 40 hour/week (benefits eligible) management position is responsible for the successful operation of a quality assisted living program.  Responsibilities include explaining assisted living programs, service costs, limitations on service, and financial options with potential and current consumers and families; determining financial eligibility for tenancy; assisting in the hiring, orientation, supervision and evaluation of qualified staff; identifying training needs of staff and arranging appropriate training; assuring full staffing at all times; developing and implementing comprehensive assisted living plans for residents; completing and submitting required financial service documentation and reports; and meeting budgetary requirements.

Required Qualifications include a Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Human Development, Gerontology, Nursing or other directly related field; one year of supervisory experience; experience providing personal care and housekeeping services; excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; skills in word processing, database management, spreadsheet and communications software programs including Microsoft Word and Excel; and ability to read and understand revenue and expenditures to control program costs. 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 disqualifying criminal record or motor vehicle record as outlined in current contract provisions.

Preference will be given to candidates with two years of supervisory experience and/or two years’ experience working directly with older persons in long-term care community or residential programs.

An application form and job description is available on our website at www.penquis.org, or at Penquis, 262 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04401; Tel: 973-3500; TDD: 973-3520, from the Penquis offices in Dover-Foxcroft, Rockland, or Lincoln.  Applications will be accepted until Monday December 24th. 

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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