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Employment Opportunities

Location: Ellsworth, ME

Pay Range – $16.27 - $18.72 per hour

$500.00 Sign-on Bonus

DCP is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant for our Early Childhood Programs. This is a position for highly organized and detail-oriented candidate looking for a fast-paced work environment with general administrative responsibilities along with data entry and management of our child and family database.

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 analyses information and data from a wide variety of sources.
  • Coordinates preparation of reports, policies, procedures, and correspondence.

Qualifications:

  • Three to five years’ experience in a non-profit or social service field. 
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills required. 
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines required. 
  • Must be computer literate and have ability to learn and use a variety of programs. 
  • Knowledge of Head Start and early care and education preferred.
  • Must pass background checks

Location: Ellsworth

This position has a $500 sign on bonus!

Paid 90 days after hire.

The Ellsworth Early Care and Education Center, located on Avery Lane, is seeking an assistant preschool teacher. This is a 40-hour-per-week full year position. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assists 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 in our care.
  • Performs under the direction of the preschool teacher to ensure program operations are carried out in a manner supportive of the agency goals and intended program outcomes. 

Education and Experience:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • One year of experience in a preschool classroom setting required

Location: Ellsworth

Pay Range - $79,481.77 - $95,378.34 per year

Full-time Positions w/generous benefits

DCP is seeking a Director of Early Childhood Programs. This position is responsible for all early care and education programming for children and their families, including Early Head Start, Head Start, and Child Care in a variety of settings; plus, an evening-care program supporting low-income parents attending college.  This position also manages and leads a team of experienced and highly skilled subject matter experts and center coordinators and is responsible for building strong relationships with school districts providing collaborative pre-K programming.  Responsible for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Early Childhood Education, Social Work, or Human Services or significant early childhood course work with another related degree. 
  • Five years of experience required supervising and managing Early Childhood Development programs; Head Start experience strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and reflective supervision skills.
  • Must be able to pass background checks.

 

Location: Hancock and Washington Counties

Pay Range - $16.69 - $17.50 per hour

DCP is seeking a full-time Early Care and Education Center Assistant. The Center assistant is responsible for assisting Head Start center staff with data entry, monitoring and management of data systems, reporting any missing or inaccurate data to CAMs, Center Coordinators and ECE director, inputting and uploading information into the electronic records system, obtaining releases, and follow up on releases and requested health information. The Center Assistant is also responsible for following up on nutrition plans, labs, immunizations, outside agency plans for children, assisting with hearing and vision screenings, tracking and conducting any follow up from these screenings, such as releases for health providers to ensure follow up occurred and requesting records to document follow up,  performing and uploading quarterly health and safety checking, training new staff on basics related to their role in child plus and other data systems, and conducting retraining when needed.  When asked, the center assistant will be responsible for creating repair requests and ordering supplies as needed. The Center Assistant may be asked to perform other duties as needed, as assigned by supervisor. 

Qualifications:

  • Experience in data entry and data management
  • Be flexible and able to work with and maintain positive relationships with multiple staff members.
  • Ability to manage being given direction and tasks from multiple people
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills required. 
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines required. 
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and have the ability to drive between multiple program sites
  • Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office, budgets, and budgeting systems) and have ability to learn and use a variety of programs. 
  • Must pass background checks

Education:

  • High School diploma or the equivalent
  • Education or experience in business administration a plus

Location: Calais Pre-K/Head Start

Pay Range: $16.20 – $18.63

 

Join our team as an Early Childhood Program Aide in Calais Pre-K/Head Start, supporting teaching staff in creating a nurturing environment for young children. Under the guidance of the Center Coordinator, contribute to the success of our early childhood development program.

Responsibilities:

  • Understand and cater to the unique characteristics of individual children.
  • Guide children through daily routines, fostering a safe and healthy learning environment.
  • Contribute to curriculum development and engage parents in the program.
  • Handle special care concerns and participate in nutrition and sanitation activities.
  • Support center staff in all activities and share janitorial duties.
  • Maintain confidentiality and perform other duties as assigned.

Safety & Wellness:

  • Actively promote safety and report any concerns promptly.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Some experience working with young children required.
  • Program Aide II requires DOE Ed. Tech III certification.
  • Must pass background checks.
  • Physical Requirements:
  • Interact with children at their eye level, monitor activities, and move quickly as needed.
  • Lift up to 40 pounds occasionally, sit or stand for up to two hours, and perform various physical tasks.

Work Environment:

  • Classroom setting within a school or center, including playground supervision.

Make a positive impact on young learners. Apply now to join our dedicated team committed to early childhood development.

Location: Deer Isle/Stonington, ME

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

Pay range: $16.69 - $19.19

 

Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of preschool children? Downeast Community Partners is seeking dynamic individuals to join our Early Childhood Program team in Deer Isle/Stonington. As a Teacher I-III, you will play a crucial role in planning and implementing an engaging early childhood education program, promoting school readiness, and ensuring the well-being of children in our care. This is a full-time position with generous benefits.

Why Join Us:

  • Be part of a supportive team dedicated to the growth and development of children.
  • Contribute to creating a positive and enriching learning environment.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and training.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement High Scope curriculum for effective teaching practices.
  • Foster parent engagement and support families in setting goals.
  • Collaborate with specialists to ensure the inclusion of children with disabilities.
  • Maintain safe and engaging learning environments for children.
  • Conduct regular assessments and maintain accurate documentation.
  • Communicate effectively with parents and team members.
  • Uphold professionalism and leadership standards.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 21 with a Child Development Associates certificate or equivalent (obtainable within the first year of employment).
  • Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with at least 18 credits in Early Childhood for Teacher II and III.
  • DOE 081 Certification (provisional or permanent) required for Teacher III.
  • Ability to pass background checks.

 

General Expectations:

  • Organized with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Proficient in implementing agency policies and procedures.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Commitment to practicing sound child development principles.

Location: Ellsworth

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

$21.85 – $23.00 per hour

DCP is seeking a full-time Enrollment and Database Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations for childcare programs.
  • Oversee enrollment for all center-based services, childcare contracts, and in-house subsidies.
  • Interpret Head Start regulations and provide guidelines to staff.
  • Plan, develop, and implement goals and policies for ERSEA and Data Management.
  • Monitor accountability for ERSEA and Data Management through regular reviews.
  • Coordinate data entry and streamline data sharing with ChildPlus database.
  • Provide support and technical assistance to staff on data usage.
  • Oversee recruitment activities and analyze enrollment and recruitment practices.
  • Coordinate childcare contracts and in-house subsidy funds.
  • Complete and submit program reports and ensure compliance with standards.
  • Maintain confidentiality and work with various staff members effectively.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma with 2 years of practical experience in social services or early childhood office.
  • Knowledge of computerized data systems and Microsoft Office.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to travel extensively within the service area.
  • Knowledge of applicable rules and regulations related to early childhood programs.
  • Five-plus years of management experience

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.

We offer flexible schedules and a generous benefits package.

Location: Machias

Pay Range - $16.69 - $19.19

$500.00 Sign-on Bonus

Explore the Magic of Early Childhood

 

About Us:

At the Flaherty Early Care & Education Center, we're on a mission to create a nurturing and inspiring environment for the youngest members of our community. Our center, nestled on the scenic campus of the University of Maine Machias, is a place where dreams and potential flourish. We're seeking passionate and dedicated Infant/Toddler Caregivers to join our team and be a part of this exciting journey.

Position Summary:

As an Infant/Toddler Caregiver, you'll be at the heart of our mission, fostering the growth and development of infants and toddlers in our full-day, full-year program. Your role goes beyond caregiving; it's about building strong, meaningful connections with parents and their little ones, strengthening the bond between them. You'll collaborate with families to curate a responsive curriculum and create a classroom environment where curiosity and growth thrive.

Requirements:

A minimum of an Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate Certificate (CDA) or a comparable credential. Don't have one yet? No worries – we're committed to helping you obtain it within one year from your hire date, with all costs covered by DCP.

Experience working with infants and toddlers in a classroom environment.

Strong organizational and communication skills.

What We Offer:

Competitive pay that recognizes your dedication and expertise.

A generous benefits package that includes health insurance, retirement plans, etc.

An inspiring and supportive community of colleagues who share your passion for early childhood education.

Join Our Team:

If you're ready to be part of a team that makes a difference in the lives of young children and their families, we invite you to apply. Your journey with us begins here!


Applications may be obtained from Downeast Community Partners, 248 Bucksport Rd, Ellsworth, ME 04605; Telephone: 207-664-2424; TDD: 207-546-7607; or on our website at www.downeastcommunitypartners.org.  Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: resumes@downeastcommunitypartners.org or mail to Human Resources Department, Downeast Community partners, PO Box 648, Ellsworth, ME 04605.                

Location: Bucksport, ME

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

Full-time position – 40 hours/week & 40 weeks/year

Pay Range - $18.22 - $20.95

Competitive pay plus sign on bonus and generous benefit package.

The Bucksport 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; late August through mid-June

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and state teacher certification
  • Must be eligible for, or have been awarded an Early Childhood Endorsement (081) through the Maine Department of Education
  • Experience working in early education required. 

 

Location: Machias

This position has a $500.00 sign-on bonus to be paid after 90 days of employment

Pay Range - $17.18 - $19.77

 

DCP is seeking a full-time Preschool Teacher to work at our Flaherty Early Childhood Education Center in Machias.  The Preschool Teacher is responsible for planning and implementing an early childhood education program for preschool children in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and practices. The Preschool Teacher is also responsible for promoting school readiness, parent engagement and ensuring the health and safety of children in our care. The Preschool Teacher performs under the direction of the Center Coordinator or Teacher III to ensure program operations are carried out in a manner supportive of DCP goals and intended program outcomes and performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. Some evening and weekend work, travel and occasional overnight travel will be necessary. 

Required abilities:

  • Ability to be organized and meet deadlines
  • Ability to read, discern and implement agency policies and procedures
  • Ability to practice sound child development practices, keeping abreast of current research
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Must be able to pass background checks.

Required Education:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • A minimum of a Child Development Associates certificate or equivalent required (may obtain within first year of employment).
  • A degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with at least 18 credits in Early Childhood required for Teacher II and III.
  • DOE 081 Certification (provisional or permanent) required for public school collaboration Teacher III.

Location: Calais

This position has a $500 sign-on bonus paid after 90 days of employment 

Full-Time Position

Pay Range - $16.00 - $19.00 per hour

DCP is seeking a flexible, creative, and patient Ed Tech III to work with children in our preschool program! This position will work in collaboration with the classroom teachers and provide classroom support to children of all abilities. 

This is a 6 hour a day, 30 hour a week, academic year, benefits eligible position located at our St. Croix Early Care and Education Center on the WCCC campus.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing instruction or program modifications to children identified with developmental disabilities under the direction of a teacher
  • Supervising small groups of students in a center-based program.
  • Conducting one-on-one or small groups with indirect professional supervision
  • Introducing new learning, pre-planned in collaboration with a Special Education Teacher and/or Disability Services Manager.

Qualifications:

  • A current Ed Tech III certification and a criminal history check are required
  • Obtain and maintain authorization as an Educational Technician with the Maine Department of Education
  • Successful background, criminal records, fingerprinting and reference check

 

 

Location: Ellsworth, Maine

Downeast Community Partners is seeking a full-time Receptionist/Administrative Assistant to work in our Bucksport Road Office. 

Pay range: $18.00 - $20.00 per hour

The Receptionist/Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing prompt, courteous service to clients, customers, visitors and public on the telephone or in person regarding all services offered by DCP.  The Receptionist/Administrative Assistant will operate a multi-line telephone system and, as time permits, may assist with administrative or financial tasks involving data entry, small projects, email, Word, and Excel.

Qualifications:

  • Previous positive experience with customer service via telephone and/or email as well as
  • in-person
  • Previous experience as an administrative assistant frequently using a variety of computer programs
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Compassion for and the willingness to assist those who may find themselves in need of our services

 

Education/Skill Requirements: 

  • 1-2 years of experience with front desk, multi-phone line, experience in a busy office
  • High school diploma or the equivalent.
  • Must be able to pass background checks.

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
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Experience providing care to groups of infant/toddler and/or preschool children preferred
  • On-the-job training provided

Location: Flaherty Early Care and Education Center, Machias

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

Pay Range - $16.69 to $19.19

The Teacher I is responsible for planning and implementing an early childhood education program for preschool children in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and practices. The Teacher I is  responsible for promoting school readiness, parent engagement and ensuring the health and safety of children in DCP’s care. A Teacher I performs under the direction of the Center Coordinator or Teacher III to ensure program operations are carried out in a manner supportive of DCP goals and intended program outcomes and performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. Some evening and weekend work, travel and occasional overnight travel will be necessary. 

General expectations:

  • Ability to be organized and meet deadlines
  • Ability to read, discern and implement agency policies and procedures
  • Ability to practice sound child development practices, keeping abreast of current research
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • A minimum of a Child Development Associates certificate or equivalent required (may obtain within first year of employment).

Location: Trenton Elementary School, ME

This position has a $500 sign on bonus paid after 90 days of employment!

Pay Range - $18.22 - $20.95

Competitive pay & generous benefit package

DCP is seeking a Teacher III to work in its Trenton Pre-K/Head Start program. This is 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. Late August through mid-June, 40 hours per week. 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and state teacher certification
  • Must be eligible for or have been awarded an Early Childhood Endorsement (081) through the Maine Department of Education
  • Experience in early education required

 

Location: Ellsworth

$16.27 - $18.72/HOUR

Downeast Community Partners is seeking to hire a full-time Transportation Coordinator II. This position coordinates the most efficient means of transportation for clients, schedules and/or dispatches trips to volunteers and agency drivers, and inputs data in the computer.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Dispatch
  • Intake
  • Data Entry

Qualifications:

  • Mandated reporting within 30 days of hire date
  • Pass national and state criminal background check
  • Pass review of national sex offender registry
  • Pass DHHS child welfare check
  • Pass pre-employment drug test
  • HIPAA training
  • Customer service training
  • Transportation Coordinator 1 training
  • Home internet

 

Education/Skill Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Office experience
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to comprehend rules and procedures
  • Excellent verbal communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to read a map and give clear directions to drivers as needed

Location: Washington County

Full-time Position with Generous Benefits!

Three Positions Available.

$18.00/hour

DCP is seeking full-time weatherization technicians to join our Housing Services team. The Weatherization Technician/Installer works as a part of the weatherization team to install measures designed to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. The Weatherization Technician/Installer performs direct service installs, including the installation of home weatherization materials minor building repairs, repairs to stop cold air infiltration, and associated record keeping.

Responsibilities:

  • Install Weatherization measures such as:
    • Window and door weather stripping
    • Door sweeps
    • Window and door caulking
    • Rim joist insulation
    • Blower door guided air sealing
    • Attic hatch insulations
    • Blown and batt insulation
    • Repair window and doors
  • Conduct work in compliance with OSHA safety procedures
  • Job site clean up
  • Minor structural repairs and carpentry work
  • Use hand tools or power tools in a prescribed, safe manner when installing materials and making repairs.

Qualifications:

  • One to three years construction experience preferred, but not required

Education/Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must be able to pass background checks.
  • Valid Maine Driver’s License.
  • Lead Safe Renovation Certification (within 90 days of hire)
  • 10 hours OSHA Construction Safety Certification (within 90 days of hire)
  • First Aid/CPR Certification (within 6 month of hire)

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Join Us in Our Mission

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@dcpcap.org. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

There are many entry level and advanced career positions.

Downeast Community Partners offers competitive pay plus a generous benefits package for qualifying positions.

Benefits offered to full-time staff by DCP:

  • 90% Employer paid Health Insurance (employee only)
  • $3,500 Employer funded Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • $500 Employer funded Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • $750 Opt-Out insurance payment
  • 403(b) and Roth 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
  • AAA Membership
  • Gym/Wellness Reimbursement.

Downeast Community Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications

Submit applications in person or via email:
Downeast Community Partners
248 Bucksport Road
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Phone: (207) 610-5136 Email: resumes@dcpcap.org

Applications and resumes may also be mailed 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.

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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

Calais Office

11 Church Street, Calais, ME 04619
207-664-2424 | Email

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