Head Start Program

Midcoast Maine Community Action (MMCA), a mid-coast human services agency, is seeking qualified applicants to fill anticipated openings in our Head Start (HS) program.  Our HS program provides a birth to five continuum of services encompassing education, family engagement, health, nutrition and disabilities content areas of the program.

Case Manager – Brunswick

Responsibilities include recruiting eligible children; helping families to identify family goals, strengths, and coordinating resources; assisting parents in developing parent committees, attending meetings. Applicants must have considerable knowledge of social services available to low-income families; demonstrated ability to work in crisis situations; ability to work independently and as a team member; effective communication skills; must have driver’s license and reliable vehicle.  Bachelor Degree in Social Work or related field is required. Position is 37.5 hours per week.  Pay range $12.56 – $16.00 per hour.

Head Start Teacher – openings in Bath and Brunswick

This position is 35 hours per week, 34 weeks per year.

We use Opening the World of Learning (OWL) curriculum in our 3-5 year old classrooms, and Teaching Strategies Gold as our assessment system.  Orientation and training are provided in curriculum and all other aspects of pre-kindergarten programming.

Responsibilities and Qualifications:  All teaching staff work under the direct supervision of the HS Center Manager.  Teachers are responsible for planning and implementing the early childhood curriculum in classrooms, conducting child assessments, meeting with families, encouraging parent engagement in their children’s education, and working with the center team to ensure a smooth flow of daily activities and events.  Qualifications:  Applicants with an 081 certification will be given preference in public school collaboration classrooms.  An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a closely related field is required.  Infant Toddler Child Development Associates or Pre-K Child Development Associates may be considered.

Benefits:  MMCA offers employees a generous benefits package which includes health and dental insurance (must work 30 hours or more per week for insurance benefits), paid vacation and sick time, paid holidays, 403(b) plan.

Pay ranges:  Pay range is dependent on teacher qualifications and experience.

CDA – 10.00 – 13.88

Associates – 10.93 – 16.15

Bachelors – 12.56 -19.65

081 certification –  13.83 – 21.57

Teacher Assistant – Floater

This position is 30 hours per week, school year (48 weeks).

Responsibilities and Qualifications:  Participates in the supervision of classroom activities; assists in daily health/safety routines; supports integration of special needs activities with other classroom activities; prepares supplies and activities related to lesson plan; participates in a clean, safe, and health environment through routine maintenance and cleaning of classrooms, playground, and common areas; acts as substitute if a teacher is out of the classroom.  Qualifications:  Applicants must have high school diploma or equivalent, valid driver’s license and current auto insurance.  Travel is required.  Pay rate will be $10.50 per hour.

Benefits:  MMCA gives employees a generous benefits package which includes health and dental insurance, paid vacation and sick time, paid holidays, 403(b) plan.

RN Consultant 

Midcoast Maine Community Action Head Start/Early Head Start (MMCA/HS/EHS) is seeking a per diem registered nurse with pediatric experience to serve as the Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC). The individual will have extensive understanding of child health, child development, and health and safety in child care and school settings. CCHC and the HS/EHS staff work together to promote healthy and safe environments for young children. The CCHC will have expert information, resources and referrals to offer. Through onsite and telephone consultation, the CCHC will work with MMCA/EHS/HS to help create an environment that best supports the healthy growth and development of young children.

The hours, not to exceed 100/year, will include staff education and screening events. For more information email Katy Hiza, Health and Nutrition Coordinator:

Please forward a cover letter, resume with COMPLETE WORK HISTORY, and contact information for three professional references to Midcoast Maine Community Action, Attention: Kristine Poland, Personnel Services, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath, ME  04530, via fax to 443-7447, or via e-mail to  Open until positions filled.

Benefits include health and dental insurance, paid vacation and sick time, paid holidays and 403(b) retirement plan.



All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, physical, or mental disability.