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Penquis Helping Families One Visit at a Time

Penquis continues to grow and evolve in 2019.  We are launching an innovative program with a new approach to serving children and families who are in the care of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  The program focuses on the strengths of families and the unique needs of children in order to promote successful reunification.

Our team will provide intensive home and community-based therapeutic skill building to parents, with a focus on empowerment, empathy, responsiveness and active parenting while maintaining child safety. 

We are looking for two clinically licensed Visit Coaching Supervisors (VCSs) and six bachelors level Visit Coaching Workers (VCWs). This team will work closely with DHHS to meet the needs of families. Employees will utilize on-the-job specialized training to ensure that families and children experience positive outcomes.

Placing the safety and welfare of the child above all, the successful candidate provides home and community-based visit coaching to assist families in gaining needed skills and tools tailored to their children’s individual needs, and supervision of all parent-child interactions. The Visit Coaching Worker (VCW) will be trained in a national visit coaching model and receive supervision from a licensed clinician. The successful candidate will work effectively as part of a team, interacting and sustaining positive collaborations and partnerships with families, DHHS, and resource parents. This position requires evening and weekend hours, travel and the transportation of children.

The Visit Coaching Worker must: hold a Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field; have previous documented experience working with children and families; have reliable, insured transportation and have proof of automobile insurance.  To perform these duties, you must have strong interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills.  Previous experience with DHHS is preferred.

Penquis offers a competitive salary, with a range starting at 17.38 per hour, and an excellent benefits package.

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.

An application form and job description are available on our website www.penquis.org or in our office at Penquis, 262 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04402; Tel: 973-3500; TDD: 973-3520, or from the Penquis offices in Dover-Foxcroft, Rockland, Lincoln.  Applications will be accepted until Friday March 22nd.

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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