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

Available Positions

Midcoast Maine Community Action (MMCA), a large mid-coast human service agency, is seeking qualified applicants for the following positions.

Accounting Specialist 

 The person in this position will provide assistance to the Finance Director and other Fiscal Services staff by performing data entry of invoices, purchase orders and daily receipts; preparing cash receipts for daily deposits; preparing and posting journal entries; and monitoring receipt of and recording accounts receivables.  Additionally, the Accounting Specialist will assist with payment of invoices, processing of purchase orders, reconciliation of agency balance sheet accounts, and performing budget entries into the agency’s accounting software system.  As needed, this person may also be tasked with collecting data for and preparing reports and working on finance projects.

Qualifications:

  • Associate degree with a major in Accounting or Business Administration preferred. Additional relevant work experience may be substituted for a two-year degree.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a business environment with knowledge of filing and office procedures is required; prior accounting experience preferred.
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency with computers and related software, including Office 365, SharePoint, databases and computer peripherals, and spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to plan, organize, schedule and manage complex multiple tasks required, as are a high degree of organizational and computational skills, attention to detail, and accuracy.
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills required.
  • Must be able to work as part of a team but also perform duties individually with minimal supervision.

State Bureau of Identification criminal record and driving record checks must be satisfactorily completed prior to starting employment.  Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and properly insured, reliable transportation.  Other requirements include ability to sit for long periods of time, and ability to lift up to 25 pounds and be capable of physically bending and stooping.

This position is a full-time (37.5 hours per week), benefits-eligible position.  Pay range is $13.00 to $20.00 per hour; pay will be dependent upon qualifications.

Community Services Manager

The Community Services Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the Community Services area, which includes nutrition education, case management, housing counseling, emergency services, emergency rental assistance, and family education programs. The person in this position will create and monitor policies and procedures to ensure agency compliance with program regulations and grant expectations; will oversee service delivery, problem resolution and quality assurance activities; and will act as liaison to state and community partners.  In addition to hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating program staff, the manager may, as needed, perform direct service functions.  The manager also assists with grant applications and reporting, development of budgets, and contract management.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in social work, business, public administration, or related field, or the equivalent combination of related education and work experience is required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Candidates must have four plus years of experience in a social service environment including program management, overseeing delivery of services, and understanding and interpreting funding source regulations and contract requirements.
  • Experience in eligibility determination and knowledge of state and federal contract compliance a plus.
  • The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong listening skills, and the ability to effectively present information and ideas.
  • Critical thinking skills to be able to read, analyze, comprehend and apply written procedures, identify problems, and recommend solutions are important.
  • Must be highly proficient with computers and related software, including client tracking software, word processing, spreadsheet applications and databases.
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities, and meet frequent and critical deadlines.
  • Prior to starting employment, state Bureau of Identification, DHHS Child Protective Services, and driving record checks must be completed. Must have a valid driver’s license and insured, reliable transportation.

This position is full-time (37.5 hours per week).   Salary range is $40,000 to $52,000 per year; salary will be dependent upon qualifications.

WIC Program Manager

The person in this position will be responsible for planning, managing and coordinating the staff and daily program operations of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.  This includes overseeing scheduling of onsite and offsite clinics and educational programs for WIC clients, as well as monitoring and evaluating service quality to assure that services are being provided effectively and that professional standards of care are being met.  Key duties will involve assisting with development of program procedures, budgets, work plans and special initiative proposals; preparing and submitting reports to the state agency; assisting with contract administration, audits; and responding to requests for proposals.  As program manager, this person will also recruit, hire, orient, train, supervise and evaluate the performance of WIC staff working out of three offices in Belfast, Rockland and Bath, thus some travel between locations will be required.

In a clinical capacity, this individual will work with clients to determine eligibility for services; assess nutritional risk priority, diet and nutritional education needs; and provide instruction and guidance on good nutrition and health practices, both in-office and in a variety of busy clinic environments.  The program’s focus is on nutritional needs of pregnant, post-partum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children under five years of age.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a nutritional or health-related field from an accredited college or university is required. A Registered Dietitian is preferred.
  • You must have at least 3-5 years of experience in the field in a supervisory or management position involving hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of staff.
  • Experience should also include coordinating activities or initiatives within an organization and between community partners, as well as serving as a liaison between entities.
  • Grant administration and grant management experience preferred, including working with budgets and reporting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and ability to communicate effective with clients, customers, and members of diverse professional and community groups essential.
  • Must be able to work with the public in a helpful and professional manner and committed to safeguarding the confidentiality of client and agency information.
  • Ability to organize, manage, and monitor office procedures and workflow.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computers and related software, including Microsoft Office suite and database applications.
  • Prior to starting employment, state Bureau of Identification, DHHS Child Protective Services, and driving record checks must be completed. Must have a valid driver’s license and insured, reliable transportation.

This position  is full-time (37.5 hours per week) and benefits-eligible.  Salary range is $33,00 to $46,000 per year; salary will be dependent upon qualifications.

 

Emergency Rental Assistance Intake Specialist

The person in this position works directly with clients, either in person or remotely, to complete central intake applications and provide support for tenants and landlords accessing emergency rent relief through Maine State Housing Authority.  As an Intake Specialist, you will be responsible for reviewing and importing applications submitted electronically via database or by fax, email or USPS.  You will follow-up with applicants to ensure the information needed to determine eligibility is accurate and that all documentation related to their applications has been submitted.  This will involve outreach to applicants via phone, email, or text and may include accessing interpreter services as appropriate to facilitate communication.  Other responsibilities include collecting and maintaining complete, accurate, and organized program records; documenting contact with tenants/landlords in an electronic database; and working with fiscal staff to request payments to appropriate rental companies or landlords in accordance with funding source and contract requirements.  As needed, you will also be responsible for informing applicants of their ineligibility for assistance.

The job requires learning and using application processing software to calculate income and assistance payments and   to capture household criteria for participation in programs via data entry.  You will also be expected to acquire and maintain up-to-date knowledge of MSHA and federal guidelines and requirements to provide accurate information in response to client inquiries and to ensure that activities are in compliance with relevant regulations and contracts.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 6 months experience in an office where client contact was a primary responsibility preferred. Prior work in social services or experience that includes interviewing and helping clients complete applications a plus, but training will be provided.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Associate degree in business or related field a plus.
  • Knowledge and empathy regarding the needs of low-income persons helpful.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, demonstrated ability to communicate clearly in oral and written form. Must be able to engage people with respect and dignity via phone, via text and email.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to meet deadlines required; experience working with multiple demands and client/program interactions preferred.
  • Solid math skills and attention to detail are needed to perform simple calculations accurately and quickly.
  • Proficiency with computers and related software, including word processing, spreadsheet applications, and databases preferred. Must have good Internet access if working remotely.
  • Upon hire and periodically thereafter, must satisfactorily complete background checks to indicate no previous or current record of involvement with child abuse, neglect or exploitation; no disqualifying criminal record; and no motor vehicle record as outlined in state regulations and current contract provisions.

These positions are full-time, 37.5 hours per week and benefits eligible.  Positions are temporary through at least 12/31/2021 or longer if funding is extended.  Employees will have the option of working onsite or working remotely, due to COVID-19.

MMCA offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, and life/disability insurance; paid vacation and sick time; 12 paid holidays per calendar year; and a 403(b) retirement plan. Wage range is $14.00 to $18.00 per hour; pay will be dependent upon qualifications.

Family Resource Navigator

The person in this position will be responsible for conducting comprehensive intakes, evaluations and assessments to determine areas of risk for f 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.

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.

Head Start Teacher Assistants

Bath Center – 2 positions (2 HS)
Brunswick Center – 2 positions (HS)
Friendship Street/Waldoboro – 1 position (HS)

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.

Head Start positions are 35 hours per week.  Pay range is $12.00 to $14.17 per hour, depending on qualifications.

Head Start Teachers

Friendship Street Center (Waldoboro) – 2 position (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.     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.

These positions are 35 hours per week.  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.

Please forward a cover letter, resume with complete work history, and contact information for 3 professional references to mmcacareers@mmcacorp.org. Positions are open until filled.

MMCA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER

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