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Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, has the following Infant Teacher opening at our EMCC site in the Bangor area:

40 hours/week; 52 weeks/year (benefits eligible)

This position is responsible for infants and toddlers (age’s birth to three years) in an Early Head Start setting, developing and administering developmentally appropriate activities, including individual prescriptive programs for children with special needs. Penquis Child Development provides staff with at least 40 hours/year of paid training and also provides financial support for positions which require specific education/credentials (such as ME DOE Teacher or Ed Tech Certification, Praxis exam fees, CDA application/renewal, required college coursework, etc). This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development, including in coursework with a focus on infant & toddler development and appropriate practicum experience.  (Appropriate practicum experience may be substituted for two years paid experience in an early education/child care setting). The starting salary for the Teacher position is $17.81 and additional compensation may be given consideration with relevant experience.

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.

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 description.  Applications will be accepted until March 5, 2021.

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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