Join The Progress Center Team Today

The Progress Center is a perfect place to work if you wish to be part of a great team, focused on goals that improve the lives of people with disabilities and personal growth for you! We offer full-time, part-time, and per diem opportunities for employment.

The following positions are currently open:

Below, you will find positions in the organization that are currently available. If you think you or someone you know is interested in a great team and wish to make yourself known to us, apply online or stop by and fill out an application. We always accept applications/resumes in person, by fax at 207-739-2349 (attention HR), or via e-mail.

Direct Support Professionals: We are seeking employees to assist individuals with developmental disabilities in developing new skills while increasing/maintaining their independence. DSP certification and current CRMA certification is preferred and eligible for a $200 sign on bonus.  We are also willing to train the right candidates looking for a career in this field.  The Progress Center offers a competitive starting wage of $11/hour to start.The Progress Center offers a competitive starting wage and company contributed benefits including health, dental, LTD, STD, Life and 401k.

  • Multiple Full and Part Time Positions are available at this time.

Employment Application

Behavioral Health Professional/Children’s Services: The Progress Center is seeking individuals to be a part of our growing Children’s Services program. TPC provides instruction and support to children with intellectual disabilities ages 4-21 in several Counties. Qualified candidates must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, reliable transportation and a desire to make a difference. BHP Certification is a plus, however, we are willing to train the right person(s). If you enjoy working with children and want to begin a rewarding career with a progressive agency, please contact Celeste Wideman, HR Manager at (207) 743-8049 extension 206.  You may apply online, stop by and fill out an application or email a resume to celestewideman@progresscentermaine.org

BHP Job Description

The BHP works directly one on one with the child in their home and/or in the community, teaching the child skills that have been identified in a treatment plan.

There is documentation that is completed after each time you work with the child, as well as weekly documentation for mileage reimbursement & timesheet.

Hourly starting pay is $12.00 hr, with a potential wage increase to $12.50 after a 3 month evaluation.

There is mileage reimbursement opportunity as well.

Applicants do not need to have a BHP certificate, as we will train staff that we hire and are not certified.  All trainings are paid.  Even though our main office is located in Norway, Me. we are used to having staff that live all over the state of Maine and work with children in the area in which the staff person lives.  If you like working with children and have a desire to make others lives better, please contact us and fill out an application.

Are you a Teacher or Ed. Tech., or School Based BHP? Are you looking for additional cash this summer? Join our team for the summer for great pay, flexible hours, and a fun environment! 

Employment Application

Shared Living Provider

Do you enjoy helping people? Would you like to support a person with developmental disabilities in your home? The Progress Center is taking applications for people who would like to become Shared Living Providers. A High School Diploma or equivalent is required, DSP/CDS certification, Med Course/CRMA certification, First Aid/CPR certifications are needed – but we will train! A background with people with developmental/physical disabilities is a plus! If you are interested or would like more information please email Deb Peaco at deborahpeaco@progresscentermaine.org or call Deb at  (207)743-8049 Ext. 217

Employment Application

To apply for a position with The Progress Center, email or fax your résumé to
Celeste Wideman, Manager of Human Resources.

Phone: (207) 743-8049 ext. 206
Fax: (207) 739-2349
Email:  celestewideman@progresscentermaine.org


COMMUNITY CASE MANAGER

POSITION SUMMARY:

The purpose of this position is to provide services and enhance the lives of the consumers we serve. All work should reflect the mission and vision of the Progress Center. The purpose of this position is to provide case management services to individuals with Developmental Disabilities who are eligible for this service.

REPORTS TO:  Manager of Case Management Services.

DUTIES:

  1. Complete assessment and/or coordination of assessment of the consumer’s medical, social, educational, and other needs
  2. Develop and implement a person centered plan under the direction of the consumer, his/her guardian and other Team members
  3. Coordinate service providers and resources as described in the person centered plan
  4. Link consumer to appropriate agencies, community resources and informal support systems
  5. Monitor the consumer’s progress towards achievement of the objectives identified in the person centered plan, including evaluation of the plan itself on a regular basis
  6. Participate in staff meetings
  7. Perform other duties and responsibilities as pursuant to the policies and procedures manual and the supervisor.
  8. Update and maintain client information on EIS.

GENERAL:

  1. Comply with all federal, state and local regulations as regards services for persons with mental retardation or autism, including rights of recipients and mandatory reporting.
  2. Comply with Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services and Department of Human Services regulations.
  3. Demonstrate respect and add value to the lives of those we support
  4. Fulfill all training requirements
  5. Participate as a member of the Team

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree with specialization in psychology, behavioral health, social work, special education, counseling, rehabilitation, nursing or related field plus one year experience in one of the above areas.  Computer and typing skills required.

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS:

This is a full time, non-exempt position with fringe benefits as outlined in the personnel policies.  An initial background check will be completed to ensure the employee meets the standards set by the agency and random background checks will be conducted throughout employment to ensure continued integrity of the employee. Employee must have access to a computer on a daily basis.

** The Progress Center’s management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. The incumbent is expected to perform any other duties or tasks that are assigned. This description represents a summary of intended job content and performance requirements and is expected to be revised when content change occurs.


CHILDREN’S CASE MANAGER

POSITION:

The purpose of this position is to provide direct service in Children’s Case Management for children with developmental disabilities and/or mental health issues.

REPORTS TO: Manager of Case Management Services

DUTIES:

This position requires direct service in the following area:

  1. Intake/Assessment: Conduct comprehensive assessments, including CANS and/or any others required by DHHS, of the child or adolescent in consultation with team members (professionals, providers, family or guardians, and the child or adolescent) as necessary.
  2. Individual Service Plan: Coordinate development and implementation of an individualized plan, based on the comprehensive assessment.
  3. Coordination/Advocacy: Ensure the child or adolescent has access to and utilizes the services and resources identified in the individual plan.
  4. Monitoring: Monitoring of the child or adolescent’s progress toward meeting objectives identified in the individual service plan through ongoing in-person contact with the child or adolescent and his/her parent or guardian.
  5. Evaluation: Evaluate or cause to be evaluated by professionals the individual plan to ensure its appropriateness and effectiveness.
  6. APS: submit material to APS in a timely fashion to ensure approval of services.
  7. Billing: provide accurate and complete billing information to TPC billing department on a timely basis.

GENERAL:

  1. Participate in regular staff meetings.
  2. Fulfill all training requirements.
  3. Comply with all federal, state and local regulations as regards services for people with mental health issues, mental retardation and/or autism, including rights of recipients and mandatory reporting.
  4. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor.
  5. Participate as a member of the team.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree with specialization in psychology, behavioral health, social work, special education, counseling, rehabilitation, nursing or related field plus one year experience in one of the above areas.

EMPLOYEE CONDITIONS:

This is a part time or full time, non-exempt position with fringe benefits as outlined in the personnel policies. An initial background check will be completed to ensure the employee meets the standards set by the agency and random background checks will be conducted throughout employment to ensure continued integrity of the employee. Employee must have access to a computer on a daily basis.

*** The Progress Center’s management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. The incumbent is expected to perform any other duties or tasks that are assigned. This description represents a summary of intended job content and performance requirements and is expected to be revised when content change occurs.

 

To apply for a position with The Progress Center, email or fax your résumé to
Celeste Wideman, Manager of Human Resources.

Phone: (207) 743-8049 ext. 206
Fax: (207) 739-2349
Email:  celestewideman@progresscentermaine.org


 


Volunteer Opportunities Available

Are you interested in giving back to your community? Consider volunteering for The Progress Center to help those in need and create lasting relationships. Download the volunteer application and e-mail it to celestewideman@progresscentermaine.org or drop it off at 35 Cottage Street, Norway, ME 04268.


Volunteer Application Here


“The Progress Center is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer”