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Lifespan Opportunities in Washington and Hancock Counties

Employment Opportunities

Human Resources Phone: (207) 610-5136
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Location: St Croix Early Care and Education Center, Calais

The St Croix Early Care and Education Center is seeking an assistant preschool teacher.  The position is 40 hours per week, full year.  Responsible to assist the preschool teacher to plan and implement an early childhood education program for children in accordance with agency practices, policies, and procedures. Responsible for promoting school readiness, parent engagement, and ensuring the health and safety of children. Performs 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.

Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent. An Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development is 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.

DCP offers competitive pay plus a generous benefit package.

To apply, send resume, 3 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: Hancock County

Downeast Community Partners is seeking a Center Coordinator/Family Advocate who will oversee several Head Start/Pre K collaborations in Hancock County.  This is a full-time, school-year position.  We are looking for an experienced early childhood professional with strong communication skills and supervisory experience to provide leadership, support, and guidance to a team of preschool teachers and infant/toddler caregivers.

Establishes and maintains professional relationships with families and other providers that interface with the program. Ensures compliance with Head Start Performance Standards and licensing regulations.

Three years experience in management, direct supervision, and monitoring required. A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Human Development, Social Services, Early Childhood Development, or related field preferred. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and effective communication skills required. Familiarity with local early intervention and community resources preferred.

Competitive pay plus generous benefits package.

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

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 trained caregivers, teachers, and food service technicians.  Services are geared to the needs of infants, toddlers, preschool, and early primary school-age children.


Food Service Technician, Machias – 8 hours per week; Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-7:30 PM

Food Service Technician, Calais – 8 hours per week; Tuesday and Thursday 3:00-7:00 PM

Preschool Teacher, Machias - 10 hours per week; Tuesday and Thursday          4:00-9:00 PM

Infant/Toddler Caregiver, Calais - 10 hours per week; Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-9:00 PM


To apply, send letter of interest and resume to Human Resource Department, Downeast Community Partners, P.O. Box 648, Ellsworth, Maine 04605.

Location: See description

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

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. 

Education and Experience:  At a minimum, an Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate Certificate (CDA) or comparable credential.  Must have experience working with infants/toddlers in a classroom environment and strong organization and communication skills.

Location: Hancock and Washington counties

We are seeking part-time drivers for Hancock and Washington counties. We provide transportation to low-income, 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 available.

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

Location: Blue Hill

Friendship Cottage is an Adult Day Program in Blue Hill, Maine. DCP is seeking to enlarge their Per Diem pool for CNA/CRMA.

The CNA/CRMA is responsible for the direct care of consumers receiving services. The position will be responsible for participating in the provision of a safe and secure environment and personal care assistance.

Qualifications: Applicants for CNA/CRMA must be currently licensed. Prior nursing/assisted living facility experience preferred. Must be able to work Saturdays on occasion, willing to transport consumers, have clean driving record, reliable transportation, and pass criminal background check.


Applications may be obtained from:
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.


For qualifying positions, DCP's excellent benefit package includes:

  • Group Health Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holidays

DCP is an equal opportunity employer.

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DCP Offices

Toll-Free: 877-374-8396

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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