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Lifespan Opportunities in Washington and Hancock Counties

Employment Opportunities

Downeast Community Partners is a mission driven organization, headquartered in Ellsworth, Maine which serves Hancock and Washington counties. We are a Community Action Program with a mission to improve the quality of life and reduce the impact of poverty in our Downeast communities. 

If you have questions, please reach out to the Human Resources department at (207) 610-5136 or resumes@downeastcommunitypartners.org. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There are many entry level and advanced career positions. Please note that DCP requires that all employees have received their COVID 19 vaccine(s) by January 31, 2022, unless an employee is entitled to a medical or religious accommodation.

Downeast Community Partners offers competitive pay plus a generous benefits package for qualifying positions. Please see the dropdown list below detailing open positions in both Washington and Hancock counties, Maine.

Benefits offered by DCP:

  • 90% Employer paid Health Insurance
  • $3,500 Employer funded Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • $500 Employer funded Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • $750 Opt-Out insurance payment
  • 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan with generous employer match (percentage increases with years of service) – contributions are pre-tax
  • Employer paid Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Employer paid Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employer paid Life Insurance
  • Holidays and Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 20% Child Care Discount for Centers in Ellsworth, Machias, and Calais
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Training, and Conference Fees – for approved activities
  • Group Dental Insurance
  • Group Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
  • Sam’s Club Membership
  • AAA Membership
  • Gym/Wellness Reimbursement. 

Downeast Community Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employment Forms

Location: Ellsworth

$500.00 Sign-on Bonus – To be paid 90 days after hire

This is a new full-time position involving general administrative responsibilities along with data entry and management of our child and family database in a fast-paced work environment. The ideal candidate will be highly organized and detail-oriented.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides a wide range of complex administrative, management and clerical tasks in support of the Early Childhood Programs Division.
  • Requires considerable discretion, judgment, tact, diplomacy and accuracy.
  • Gathers, assembles, and analyzes information and data from a wide variety of sources.
  • Coordinates preparation of reports, policies, procedures and correspondence.

Location: Flaherty Early Care and Education Center, Machias

This position has a $500 sign on bonus!

The Flaherty Early Care and Education Center, located on the campus of UMM, is seeking an assistant preschool teacher.  The position is 40 hours per week, full year.  

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the preschool teacher to plan and implement an early childhood education program for children in accordance with agency practices, policies and procedures.
  • Promote school readiness, parent engagement and ensuring the health and safety of children in our care.
  • Perform under the direction of the Lead Teacher to ensure program operations are carried out in a manner supportive of the DCP goals and intended program outcomes.

Education and Experience:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Associate Degree in early childhood education preferred.
  • Minimum of a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or a state-awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the requirements for a CDA or are enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of the time of hire.

 

Location: Hancock and/or Washington County, ME

Downeast Community Partners is hiring for the full-time position of Family Coach.

Be a part of a growing program at DCP.

Make a difference in the lives of people in your community.

Provide support to individuals and families who are economically vulnerable as they manage life’s challenges. 

Offer encouragement in an effort to empower families to achieve the growth and change they seek. 

Assist participants working on various areas of life. 

This position gives you the opportunity to travel throughout Hancock and/or Washington County.

If you have…

A strong desire to help families, the ability to meet them where they are at, and knowledge to assist in barrier removal,

…this may be the job for you!

Coaches have the opportunity to help families and individuals develop skills in independent problem-solving and functioning as they discover their strengths, hopes, dreams, and priorities. 

DCP offers the chance to work independently as well as part of a team.

We’re looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills who is dependable, motivated, and flexible. 

Let your 4 year degree in Social Work, Education, or a related field, take you on a path where you can truly make a difference in people’s lives. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Location: Machias, Maine

This position has a $500 sign on bonus to be paid 90 days after hire!

Downeast Community Partners (DCP) is pleased to be a partner in an innovative, two-generation educational program for parents and children in Washington County.  Family Futures Downeast offers parents the opportunity to complete a one-year program in Family Studies at either the University of Maine Machias or Washington County Community College. DCP provides a nutritious family meal and high quality early education services and supports for the children (age 0-8) of parents who attend the program two evenings each week.

The early education program supports healthy child development through developmentally appropriate curriculum and activities provided by a staff of 10 - trained caregivers, teachers, and food service technicians. Services are geared to the needs of infants, toddlers, preschool, and early primary school-age children. 

We are seeking a Program Coordinator to oversee services on both college campuses.  The successful candidate will have strong leadership, supervisory, management, organizational, and communication skills.

A Bachelors’ Degree in Human Development, Social Services, Early Childhood Development, or related field preferred.  Three years’ experience in program management, direct supervision, and record keeping is required. This position is a permanent, full time, year-round position, 51 weeks per year.

Competitive pay plus generous benefits package. 

To apply send resume and 3 professional references to:  Downeast Community Partners, Attn: Human Resource Department,  PO Box 648, Ellsworth, ME 04605 or by email resumes@downeastcommunitypartners.org.

DCP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Location: Ellsworth, ME

THIS POSITION HAS A $500 SIGN ON BONUS!

Infant/Toddler Caregiver for the Ellsworth Early Care & Education Program, located at 18 Avery Lane.

This is a full-time year round position.

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for developing meaningful relationships with parents and their young children that will enhance the bond between parent and child.
  • Also responsible to plan and implement, in partnership with families, a responsive curriculum and classroom environment that promotes optimal growth and development of infants and toddlers in a full-day, full-year program.
  • Must have at least 12 months experience working with infants/toddlers in a childcare facility.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 1/1/2022.

We offer flexible schedules and a generous benefits package.


Qualified candidates are asked to send their resume, a DCP application, and cover letter to: resumes@DownEastCommunityPartners.org. DCP is an equal opportunity employer.

Location: Ellsworth

This position will manage all IT equipment at physical sites and used remotely, all infrastructure network equipment and servers making up the internal Intranet, networking and client side equipment at external non-intranet sites, including Windows Servers, Cisco and other networking equipment, Sonicwall firewalls, Windows laptops/desktops, iPhones, iPads, various printers/MFCs, and management of Windows Server and Windows 10 operating systems, and all internally hosted software. 

 

Requirements:

  • Ten plus years of IT, experience required.  
  • High level of experience in supporting networking and server infrastructure equipment.
  • Client side hardware and software critical to successfully managing organization and implementing necessary and desired upgrades and products. 
  • Experience managing other IT employees a plus but not required.

 

Certifications preferred for role:

Comptia A+, Network+, Server+
Microsoft MCSA Certifications
Cisco CCNA Certification
Microsoft 365 Certified Fundamentals

Location: Ellsworth, Maine

THIS POSITION HAS A $250 SIGN ON BONUS!

Janitorial position for the Ellsworth Early Care and Education Center located at 18 Avery Lane, Ellsworth. This is a year round position, 15 hours per week. Janitorial duties include cleaning the entire childcare center area of the building including classrooms, bathrooms, hallways, ramps, and entryways. Cleaning materials provided. Hours of cleaning are in the evening after childcare has closed for the day.

Ellsworth, Maine 

Janitor can be an entry level job position; this is an employment opportunity. 

Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 1/1/2022.


To apply send resume, letter of interest indicating position for which you are applying, and three professional references to Human Resource Department, Downeast Community Partners, P.O. Box 648, Ellsworth, ME 04605

Location: Machias, Maine

THIS POSITION HAS A $250.00 SIGN-ON BONUS - TO BE PAID 90 DAYS AFTER HIRE.

DCP has a janitorial position available at the Flaherty Center—116 O’Brien Avenue, Machias. This is a year-round position, 10 hours per week permanently with another 15 hours per week temporarily.

Permanent: 10 hours of cleaning are in the evening after the Center has closed for the day.
Temporary: 15 hours are during the day when staff and children are present.

Responsibilities:

  • Cleaning the entire childcare center area of the building, including classrooms, bathrooms, hallways, ramps and entryways.
  • Cleaning materials are provided.

Location: Hancock and Washington counties

This position offers a sign on bonus of $1,000 paid in two lump sums; half after 90 days of work and the other half after 120 days of work.

We are seeking part-time drivers in the following areas Machias, Milbridge, Calais, Eastport, and Ellsworth. We provide transportation for low-income people, the elderly, as well as the general public. 

Our vehicles are easy to operate and require no special license, just a good driving record and a desire to provide safe and pleasant transportation to the people we serve.

Flexible schedules are available.

Candidates must have a clean driving record, pass a criminal and child protective background check, meet drug and alcohol testing requirements, and not have an active record on the System for Award Management (SAM) website.

Driver can be an entry level job position this is an employment opportunity. 


To apply, send resume, three professional references, and letter of interest indicating the position for which you are applying to Human Resource Director, Downeast Community Partners, P.O. Box 648, Ellsworth, ME 04605 or you may e-mail resumes@downeastcommunitypartners.org.

Location: Ellsworth, ME

THIS POSITION HAS A $500 SIGN ON BONUS!

Preschool Teacher

The Ellsworth ECE center has an excellent career opportunity for those desiring to promote the growth and development of young children in a center based program.

Successful candidate will be responsible for design and implementation of a program in a center-based classroom for 3-5 year-old children in conjunction with other center staff.

This is a full-time position, 40 hours/week and 51 weeks/year.

Position available for candidates with Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field or 081 Certification, and experience working with young children. Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 1/1/2022.

Location: Ellsworth, ME

$500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS – TO BE PAID 90 DAYS AFTER HIRE

 

The Ellsworth ECE Center has an excellent career opportunity for those desiring to promote the growth and development of young children in a center based program. Successful candidate will be responsible for design and implementation of a program in a center-based classroom for 3-5 year-old children in conjunction with other center staff. This is a full-time position, 35 hours/week and 33 weeks/year.

Education:

  • Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field or 081 Certification
  • Experience working with preschool children.

We offer flexible schedules and a generous benefits package. 

Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 1/1/2022.

 

DCP is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Qualified candidates are asked to send their resume, a DCP application, and cover letter to: resumes@DownEastCommunityPartners.org. DCP is an equal opportunity employer.

Location: Ellsworth

We have an immediate need for a Program Aide at Ellsworth Early Care and Education Center, located in Ellsworth.  Responsibilities include light cleaning, laundry and providing additional support to the teaching staff.  This is a part-time position, 20 hours/week.

Must be at least 18 years of age and have a High School diploma or equivalent and have prior experience working with preschool aged children.  Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 1/1/2022.


To apply, send resume, three professional references, and letter of interest indicating the position for which you are applying to Human Resource Director, Downeast Community Partners, P.O. Box 648, Ellsworth, ME 04605 or you may e-mail resumes@downeastcommunitypartners.org.

Location: Trenton, Maine

THIS POSITION HAS A $250 SIGN ON BONUS!

We have an immediate need for a Program Aide located at the Trenton Elementary School.  Responsibilities include working with children in a classroom setting, and providing additional support to the teaching staff.  This is a part-time position, 15 hours/week.

Must be at least 18 years of age, and have a High School diploma or equivalent.  Have prior experience working with preschool aged children. Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 1/1/2022.

Looking for work in Trenton Maine? This position requires some experience. 


To apply, send resume, three professional references, and letter of interest indicating the position for which you are applying to Human Resource Director, Downeast Community Partners, P.O. Box 648, Ellsworth, ME 04605 or you may e-mail resumes@downeastcommunitypartners.org.

Location: Calais, Ellsworth, and Machias - Maine

THIS POSITION HAS A $250 SIGN ON BONUS.

The Head Start provider for Hancock and Washington counties is seeking enthusiastic substitutes for our Early Childhood Programs in Calais, Ellsworth, and Machias.

A substitute position at DCP is a great way to gain valuable, marketable skills in the Early Childhood field while exploring the rewards of a career in Early Childhood Education!

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the health and safety of all children while assisting the teaching staff with implementing classroom curriculum and daily routine
  • Promote school readiness and parent engagement
  • Interacting with children at their level
  • Supporting learning opportunities
  • Encouraging the development of problem-solving skills

Qualification Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 1/1/2022.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Experience providing care to groups of infant/toddler and/or preschool children preferred
  • On-the-job training provided

Are you looking for work in Washington or Hancock counties, Maine? DCP offers several employment opportunities. 


To apply, send resume, three professional references, a DCP application, and letter of interest indicating the position for which you are applying to Human Resource Director, Downeast Community Partners, P.O. Box 648, Ellsworth, ME 04605 or you may e-mail resumes@downeastcommunitypartners.org.

Location: Machias

The Weatherization Technician works as a part of the weatherization team, based out of Machias, installing measures designed to improve the energy efficiency of homes.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs direct service installs
  • Installation of home weatherization materials
  • Minor carpentry repairs
  • Repairs to stop cold air infiltration
  • Associated record keeping

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Clean Driving Record (Valid Maine Driver’s License)
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Familiar with construction power tools
  • Basic knowledge of residential dwellings and basic building science

Generous Benefits Package:

  • Employer paid 90% health insurance
  • 17 PTO days accrued in your first year
  • Retirement with employer match
  • Employer paid life and disability plans
  • Options for Dental and Vision
  • 14 Paid Holidays

Applications may be obtained from Downeast Community Partners, 248 Bucksport Rd, Ellsworth, ME 04605; Telephone:  207-664-2424; TDD: 207-546-7607; or the website at www.downeastcommunitypartners.org.  In accordance with federal regulations, DCP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications

Applications here or email:
Downeast Community Partners
248 Bucksport Road
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Phone: (207) 610-5136
Email: resumes@downeastcommunitypartners.org

Applications and resumes should be submitted to:
Human Resources, Downeast Community Partners
PO Box 648
Ellsworth, ME 04605

For questions on a specific posting, please call Human Resources at (207) 610-5136.

You may also download the Employment Application at the link below. Use this application for any jobs posted to this site. For more information, please contact Human Resources.

Benefits

DCP offers competitive pay and excellent benefits.

Documents & Forms
DCP Offices

Toll-Free: 800-834-4378

Bucksport Road Office

248 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-664-2424 | Email

Avery Lane Office

18 Avery Lane, PO Box 648 , Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-664-2424 | Email

Machias Office

7 VIP Drive, Machias, ME 04654
207-259-5015 | Email

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