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Current Openings

Midcoast Maine Community Action (MMCA), a human services agency, is seeking qualified applicants.

How to Apply

Please forward a cover letter, resume with complete work history, and contact information for three professional references to Midcoast Maine Community Action, Attention: Human Resources, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath, ME 04530, via e-mail to mmcacareers@mmcacorp.org, or via fax to (207) 443-7447. All positions are open until filled, unless specified.

MIDCOAST MAINE COMMUNITY ACTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER. All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

Available Positions

Head Start Nutrition Team Leader 

The person in this position will oversee the day-to-day functions involved in implementing the agency’s U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition programs that provide healthy meals and snacks to children enrolled in the agency’s Head Start and Early Head start classes. Responsibilities include:  planning menus that conform to Head Start and USDA nutrition guidelines, ordering and arranging for delivery of food and supplies, coordinating service and repairs or purchase of kitchen equipment, ensuring kitchen coverage, and oversight of up to 6 cook staff. The Nutrition Team Leader monitors and documents compliance with USDA requirements; performs quarterly kitchen sanitation and safety checks; and collects data to prepare regular reports on food service operations, including production and meal counts. The Team Leader is also expected to orient, train, and provide technical assistance to cooks in all aspects of their jobs and to ensure that all staff are familiar with procedures to ensure the safety of the children. In addition, this position partners with the Health and Nutrition Manager to plan and coordinate all nutrition and food service training for Head Start staff.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate should have experience in a commercial kitchen and knowledge of early childhood nutrition needs.
  • A bachelor’s degree in nutrition or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience, with at least two 2 years working with a USDA nutrition program is preferred.
  • Applicants should have or will be required to obtain SERVSAFE Food Managers certification within 3 months of hire.
  • Must be able to pass criminal background, child protective services, sex offender and motor vehicle record checks as required by state childcare licensing regulations.
  • This person will be required to provide coverage in any of the Head Start center kitchens as needed, therefore local travel, a valid driver’s license, and access to an adequately-insured vehicle for conducting agency business are essential.

 

Other requirements include:  Strong organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills. Proficiency with computerized databases and MS office applications. Comfortable in a fast-paced environment and able to multitask and prioritize to ensure accurate and timely completion of tasks. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds.

The position is 37.5 hours per week. Pay is dependent on qualifications and experience and will range from $15.00 to $22.00 per hour.

MMCA offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, life and disability insurance, paid vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and a retirement plan.

Please provide a cover letter, resume with complete work history, and contact information for three professional business references to mmcacareers@mmcacorp.org.

Part-time Cook

Responsibilities:  Midcoast Maine Community Action (MMCA), a large, mid-coast human services agency, is currently seeking applicants for Part-time Cook in its Head Start and Early Head Start (HS/EHS) Program.  MMCA has Head Start Centers located in Bath, Brunswick, Topsham, Newcastle, Waldoboro, and Whitefield. The part-time cook will assist center cooks with meal preparation, dishwashing, and cleaning of kitchen areas and equipment, and will interact with children at meal/snack times and throughout the day.  This position will be based in Bath but must be available to provide coverage for absences of center cooks at all but the Whitefield location.  The position is 20 hours per week and is eligible for paid vacation and sick time benefits, plus paid holidays.

Qualifications:  Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years of age.   Past experience or formal training in the food service field is strongly preferred.  Practical experience in food preparation for groups of 25 or more is desirable, but training will be provided.  Experience with federal food programs such as Child and Adult Care Program (CACFP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a plus. Must be able to work independently and with others, read recipes, and understand standard measurements, including calculating quantities of ingredients for larger or smaller amounts of food.  Position requires a valid driver’s license and insured, reliable transportation; and the ability to lift up to 25 pounds, stand for long periods of time, and bend to the level of a child.

Please provide a cover letter, resume with complete work history, and contact information for three professional references.  Inquiries may be mailed to the agency address or submitted via email to mmcacareers@mmcacorp.org.

Head Start / Early Head Start Teacher Assistants

Midcoast Maine Community Action is currently hiring for the following positions to begin in the Fall of 2020:

Bath Center – 2 positions (2 HS)
Brunswick Center – 1 position (HS)
Pejepscot Center (Topsham) – 1 position (HS)
Salt Bay Center (Newcastle) – 1 position (EHS)

Responsibilities: Teacher Assistant is responsible for assisting classroom teachers in providing a safe, nurturing environment that maximizes the ability to learn and the health and welfare of all children in the Head Start or Early Head Start classrooms. This includes participating in the supervision and providing support to the children, and using appropriate behaviors when interacting with the children and their families.  The Teacher Assistant is also responsible for helping with the daily health and safety routines of the classroom, supporting the integration of special needs activities with other classroom activities, and preparing the center for programming.  All classroom staff are supervised by a Regional Manager.  Head Start staff work with children ages 3 to 5 years old, which includes preparing preschoolers for kindergarten. Early Head Start staff work with children ages 6 months to 3 years old.

Qualifications: An associated degree in early childhood education or a related field is strongly preferred.  Consideration may also be given to candidates who possess a high school diploma and an equivalent combination of directly relevant experience plus a Child Development Associates certificate or other comparable state-awarded credential.  Prior experience working with young children is essential; must have an interest in working with children from low-income families.  Must be able to lift a child if necessary (approximately 40 pounds) and be capable of physically bending to a child’s level.

Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, insurance and reliable transportation.  Upon hire and periodically thereafter, the candidates selected must successfully complete background checks through the State Bureau of Investigation, Maine Department of Human Services, and Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles that indicate no previous record of involvement with child abuse or exploitation and no disqualifying criminal record or motor vehicle record that would preclude working with children.

Benefits: Head Start positions are 35 hours per week; Early Head Start positions are 32 hours per week.  All positions are eligible for MMCA benefits, including health, dental, life and disability insurance; paid vacation and sick time; paid holidays; and a 403B retirement plan.  Pay range is $12.00 to $14.17 per hour, depending on qualifications.

Head Start Teachers

Midcoast Maine Community Action is currently hiring for the following positions to begin in the Fall of 2020:

Brunswick Center – 1 position (HS Ed Tech III)
Friendship Street Center (Waldoboro) – 1 position (HS)
Salt Bay Center (Newcastle) – 2 positions (1 EHS, 1 HS)

Responsibilities: Teachers are responsible for dialing planning and implementation of the Head Start early childhood curriculum and supervision of classroom activities for children 3-5 years old.  Working together with the center team, to provide a safe, nurturing environment, the teachers conduct child assessments, meet with families, encourage parent engagement in their children’s education, ensure a smooth flow of daily activities and events, and serve as a role model for staff and parents in educating the children.  MMCA uses the Opening the World of Learning (OWL) curriculum and the Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG) assessment system.  All teaching staff are supervised by a Regional Manager.

Qualifications: An associate or bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a closely-related field is required.  Infant-Toddler or Pre-K Child Development Associates certification may be considered.   The Brunswick position is in a collaboration classroom with SAD 75; for this position Education Technician III certification is required.  Prior experience working with young children is essential; must have an interest in working with children from low-income families.  Must be able to lift a child if necessary (approximately 40 pounds) and be capable of physically bending to a child’s level.

Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, insurance and reliable transportation.  Upon hire and periodically thereafter, the candidates selected must successfully complete background checks through the State Bureau of Investigation, Maine Department of Human Services, and Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles that indicate no previous record of involvement with child abuse or exploitation and no disqualifying criminal record or motor vehicle record that would preclude working with children.

Benefits: The Waldoboro Teacher positions are 35 hours per week; the Brunswick position is 40 hours per week.  All positions are eligible for MMCA benefits, including health, dental, life and disability insurance; paid vacation and sick time; paid holidays; a 403B retirement plan; and professional development assistance.  Pay range is $12.83 to $18.87 per hour, depending on experience and other qualifications.

Substitute Cook

We are looking for an energetic and well-organized individual to assist us as needed to prepare high-quality meals for children and staff. The right person for this position should have previous food service experience, be able to work independently and as part of a team, and have good communication and math skills. Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, possess a valid driver’s license, and be able to lift approximately 25 pounds. This is a temporary, on-call position offering flexibility of hours. Assignments may be at any of our centers located in Bath, Brunswick, Topsham, Newcastle and Waldoboro. Open until position filled.

Benefits

MMCA offers a comprehensive benefit package to all staff who work a minimum of 30 hours per week which includes: health and dental insurance, life/disability insurance, paid vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan.