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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 Case Manager – Lincoln County

If you enjoy working with young children and their families, become a HEAD START CASE MANAGER in our Newcastle and Bath centers. You will work with Head Start and Early Head Start families in establishing goals for personal, educational and vocational growth. You will also identify problems and the needs affecting or inhibiting the realization of these goals, help develop plans that are achievable, and ensure effective and timely use and coordination of available services. Work includes connecting individuals and families with appropriate community resources, advocating for clients as needed, and coordinating with other Head Start staff to recruit families for the home visiting and classroom-based early childhood programs.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field required, LSW or MSW preferred.
  • Must have at least 3 years of experience in a related position, including experience in social service case management and supportive counseling, preferably working with low-income families.
  • Knowledge of family systems and ability to develop rapport with and establish trust and respect with families and staff.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all pertinent laws and regulations, including child abuse and neglect, duty to warn, etc.
  • Knowledge of state and local social services and resources available to low-income families.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to utilize computers for data entry and recording of case notes; strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and also as part of an integrated service team.

Requirements:

  • Must have valid driver’s license, adequate insurance, and/or reliable transportation.
  • Must conduct all business with clients in a helpful and professional manner.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding any access to client or agency information.
  • State Bureau of Identification and DHHS Child Protective Services record check must be completed prior to starting employment.

The following must be satisfactorily documented within 30 days of hire:

  • Bureau of Motor Vehicles driving record check.
  • Physician’s health statement.
  • TB test.
  • Immunization records.
  • Proof of adequate automobile insurance.
  • Copy of degree and transcripts.

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. Deadline for applications is October 30, 2020.

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.

Full-time Cook

Responsibilities:  Midcoast Maine Community Action (MMCA), a large mid-coast human services agency, is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time cook in our Head Start/Early Head Start program in Bath, Maine. We are looking for an energetic and well-organized individual to plan and prepare high-quality meals for up to 60 children and staff in accordance with Head Start nutrition standards. This person will be responsible for dish washing and cleaning of kitchen areas and equipment; maintaining inventory of kitchen equipment and food items; initiating purchase requisitions; and ensuring that federal food handling, safety, and sanitation requirements are met. You will interact with children at meal/snack times and throughout the day. The position is 37.5 hours per week and is eligible for MMCA insurance, time off and retirement plan benefits.

Qualifications:  The right person for this position should have previous food service experience or formal training. Experience or sincere interest in working with children and low-income families is 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. Applicants must be able to work independently and as part of a team, read recipes, possess good communication and math skills, and understand standard measurements, including calculating quantities of ingredients for larger or smaller amounts of food. Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED; a two-year degree in a nutrition or food service is desirable. 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. Open until position filled.

Pay range: $12.00 – $15.27 per hour depending on qualifications. 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.

Family Resource Navigator

Responsibilities:  The person in this position will be responsible for conducting comprehensive intakes, evaluations and assessments to determine areas of risk for low-income families and individuals and eligibility for MMCA supportive living services. Works with clients to identify their needs, establish goals, and obtain services necessary to support their future success. Provides information, advocacy, application assistance and referrals to other community services as needed. This person will also be required to maintain current knowledge of program requirements, regulations and laws; to collect and report program and client satisfaction data; to maintain complete, well-organized and accurate records; and to participate in training. This is a 2-year grant-funded position with possibility for continuation depending on continued funding and need.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a minimum of an associate’s degree with at least 1 year of experience in a related position or training in social services. A bachelor’s degree in mental health, social work, or a related field is preferred. Additionally, candidates should have prior experience in interviewing, completing applications, and calculating and documenting eligibility, as well as social service case management and supportive counseling. Knowledge of family systems and the needs of low-income persons, experience working with low-income families, familiarity with local housing and social service programs, and a commitment to equality and social justice are key qualifications.

Other requirements include:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with computers and related software, maintain accurate electronic records, and generate reports
  • Ability to communicate clearly in oral and written form
  • Ability to work as part of an integrated team but also independently with minimal supervision
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality of all client and agency information
  • Adherence to Social Work Code of Ethics, including mandated reporting of suspected abuse or neglect
  • Valid driver’s license, adequate insurance and reliable transportation
  • Must complete State Bureau of Investigation and DHHS Child Protective Services background checks prior to starting employment.

This is position is 37.5 hours per week and is eligible for MMCA benefits. The pay range is $12.83 – $20.07 per hour, depending on experience.

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.

WIC Nutrition Counselor II

Responsibilities:  The person is in this position is responsible for determining eligibility and nutrition risk priority of WIC applicants, conducting dietary assessments and physiological measurements, and providing orientation to WIC participants. Primary job duties include providing counseling and education on proper nutrition and good health, with special emphasis on nutritional needs of pregnant, postpartum, and breast-feeding women and infants and children less than 5 years of age. Will also oversee and conduct regular educational outreach efforts including offsite evening clinics. Other duties including making referrals on immunizations, prenatal care, smoking, drug and alcohol cessation, and health checkups; documenting and maintaining data on client orientation, participation, and satisfaction with the program; and maintaining clinic equipment and supplies, such as measuring devices, diapers and infant formula.

Qualifications: Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences, community or public health nutrition, or a health-related field and at least 2 years of experience in a similar position. An equivalent combination of experience and an associate’s degree in nutritional sciences or similar field will be considered. Registered Dietetic Technician preferred. One year of experience providing breast-feeding counseling to new mothers and nutrition counseling to parents and children 0-5 years of age preferred. Must have 7 hours of continuing education on lactation within the past 2 years or be willing to obtain within 3 months of hire.

Other requirements include:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with computers and related word processing, spreadsheet and database software, maintain accurate electronic records, and generate reports
  • Ability to communicate clearly in oral and written form
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality of all client and agency information
  • Ability to sit for long periods and work in a variety of busy clinic environments; able to life 20 pounds and set up clinics at outreach sites
  • Valid driver’s license, adequate insurance and reliable transportation
  • Must complete State Bureau of Investigation and DHHS Child Protective Services background checks prior to starting employment.

This is position is 35 hours per week and is eligible for MMCA benefits.  The pay range is $14.12 – $22.03 per hour, depending on experience.

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.