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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

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.

Receptionist/Office Assistant

Midcoast Maine Community Action is a mid-size community service agency offering social programs and services to residents of Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, Waldo and Northern Cumberland Counties.  We are seeking an energetic and outgoing individual to fill the important public-facing position of Receptionist/Office Assistant.

The receptionist handles the front desk on a daily basis and performs a variety of administrative and clerical support tasks.  This position is responsible for greeting clients and other visitors to the office, giving visitors information and directions to various parts of the building, and contacting employees regarding visitors. The receptionist is also in charge of answering phones, responding to inquiries, redirecting calls or taking messages.  As the first point of contact for visitors to the office or anyone contacting the agency, the receptionist is responsible for making a good first impression for the agency.

The person in this position will also perform a variety of office clerical and administrative support functions in support of the agency’s Women, Infants and Children’s (WIC) program and for the agency CEO.  Duties will include preparing correspondence, reports, spreadsheets and other documents; photocopying, collating, filing, faxing, and taking notes; ordering supplies; scheduling and confirming appointments, meetings and agency conference rooms; maintaining meeting and event calendars; sorting and distributing incoming mail, preparing outgoing mail for pick-up, and arranging for courier deliveries.   Additionally, this person will assist WIC staff with eligibility screening, verification of client information, orienting participants to the WIC application process, and community outreach efforts.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a related field a plus.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant office experience in a receptionist or similar role that included general clerical work.

Other Qualifications:  To be successful as a Receptionist/Office Assistant, you should bring the following skills and qualities to this role:

  • Strong telephone skills including a courteous telephone manner and knowledge of and experience with multi-line phone systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; must be friendly, professional, patient and helpful with a strong customer-service focus.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills and good listening skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is required, along with accurate word processing and data entry skills, and hands-on experience with a variety of office equipment.
  • Knowledge of and experience with commonly-used administrative and clerical concepts, practices and procedures essential.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, accuracy and attention to detail, comfortable multi-tasking, flexibility, and ability to prioritize tasks are a must.
  • Strong initiative and problem-solving skills; ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise and to handle pressure.
  • Positive attitude, professional demeanor, strong work ethic and integrity, commitment to confidentiality, and reliability are essential.

State Bureau of Identification and DHHS Child Protective Services record checks must be completed prior to starting employment.

This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) position and is eligible for 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 $16.49 per hour, depending on experience and other 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.

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 – 3 positions (2 HS and 1 EHS)
Brunswick Center – 2 positions (2 HS)
Pejepscot Center (Topsham) – 1 position (EHS)
Salt Bay Center (Newcastle) – 1 position (EHS)
Friendship Street Center (Waldoboro) – 1 position (for a new HS classroom)

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
Friendship Street Center (Waldoboro) – 2 positions for a new classroom opening

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.