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.

For open positions please click through the department tabs below.

Direct Support Professional

The Progress Center is 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. 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 $13 to $14.25 hour to start with company contributed benefits which including health, dental, LTD, Life and 401k.

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

Employment Application


Behavioral Health Professional

*Ask about the SIGN ON BONUS for Bridgton BHPs

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).Persons with a BHP Certificate.

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! 

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In Home Support- Direct Support Professional

In Home Support-Direct Support Professionals: We are seeking employees to assist individuals with developmental disabilities in developing new skills while increasing/maintaining their independence in their home. DSP certification and current CRMA certification is preferred.  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 $13 up to $14.25 hour to start. The Progress Center offers a competitive starting wage and company contributed benefits including health, dental, LTD, Life and 401k.

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

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 or call  (207) 743-8049 Ext. 202

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Community Case Manager

We are currently seeking full time Case Managers to work with families and children experiencing mental health issues, intellectual disabilities or Autism and full time Case Managers to work with adults with intellectual disabilities or Autism to work in each of our locations (Norway, Bridgton, Gray). Case Managers at The Progress Center seek to connect individuals with their communities so that they may live as independently as possible. Case Management Services are intended to identify the medical, social, educational and other needs (including housing and transportation) of the eligible member, identify the services necessary to meet those needs, and facilitate access to those services. Case management consists of intake/assessment, plan of care development, coordination/advocacy, monitoring, and evaluation.

The Progress Center offers competitive pay with opportunities for increases and bonuses, a generous benefit package including health insurance, dental and free life insurance, 401K, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, excellent training curriculum including LSW for all Case Managers, an employee wellness program, opportunities for advancement, an extremely supportive environment where management is committed to your success, a respectful work culture of caring individuals, autonomy within your position and support of furthering your education.

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

Phone: (207) 743-8049 ext. 206 Fax: (207) 739-2349 Email:

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Position Open

The Progress Center, a private, nonprofit corporation in western foothills of Maine is seeking to fill the position of Executive Director.  For 39 years, The Progress Center has provided supportive services to adults, children and their families living with disabilities. Today, we serve more than 450 adults and children through a wide variety of residential, community support, and case management services that are carefully individualized to help intellectually and/or developmentally disabled individuals maintain and improve their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. In addition to developmental services, The Progress Center hosts a robust Community Kitchen program effectively changing the lives of people facing food insecurity, making food access barrier free and ensure people recovering from hospitalizations get the nutritious meals they need to heal.  The Progress Center has a $8.2 million operating budget and employs about 180 people.


The Executive Director is responsible to the Board of Directors for planning, organizing, directing and coordinating all operations and activities for the Agency in order to meet its mission. Duties include: working with the Board to develop a vision along with strategies and action plans to work toward that vision; attracting, retaining, leading and managing a high quality workforce; ensuring the financial viability and stability of the organization by sound fiscal planning, the acquisition of funding, the preparation and management of an annual budget and audit for the Board, and the implementation and oversight of internal controls; overseeing all programs to ensure quality and effectiveness for those served; establishing cooperative relationships with other community organizations, associations and governmental agencies and representing the organization in the communities served; analyzing results and data and preparing reports for the Board, regulators, and funders; and ensuring compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations.


  1. Administer to Board of Directors:
    • Attend all Board meetings.
    • Help to develop and implement all Board Policies and Procedures.
    • Represent consumer and staff needs/concerns and report any issues to the Board.
    • Assist the Board in the development of policies, programs, and trainings.
    • Report annually to the Board of Directors on the accomplishments versus planned achievements of each agency program.
    • Perform any related duties that may be assigned by the Board.
  2. Fiscal Manager:
    • Develop an annual agency budget and present to the Board of Directors for Review and approval.
    • In accordance with approved annual budget and agency financial policy:
      • Secure loans and establish credit
      • Make Purchases
      • Enter Contracts
      • Apply for Grants
      • Manage agency’s financial resources to attain long term goals
    • Prepare fiscal presentation for regular Board meetings.
    • Audit/approve payment claims for reimbursement, payroll, expense accounts, etc.
    • Develop resources through municipal, county, state and other funding sources.
    • Provide supervision to the Financial Manager and oversee the fiscal management system.

 3. Program Manager:

    • Supervise development and operation of approved programs.
    • Supervise management staff.
    • Subcontract development, negotiating and approving contracts.
    • Ensure filing of all necessary state and federal reports and applications.
    • Supervise implementation of state and federal reports and applications.
    • Coordinate agency programs with regional and statewide service systems.
    • Evaluate program effectiveness and staffing patterns recommending any necessary changes to the Board of Directors for their consideration/action.

4. Personnel Administrator:

    • Recruit, hire, supervise, evaluate, and terminate all administrative staff.
    • Review and approve the recruitment, employment, supervision, evaluation and termination of all program staff.
    • Oversee staff training.
    • Negotiate pay and fringe benefits for employees.
    • Develop/revise written job descriptions for all agency staff and volunteers.
    • Supervise implementation of Board policies and procedures.

5. General Administrator:

    • Participate in national and state associations/organizations supporting programs for the developmentally disabled.
    • Attend/represent agency at local, state and national meetings, conferences and conventions, which are beneficial to the program/agency.
    • Assure agency compliance with all federal, state, and local statutes, ordinances and regulations.
    • Acknowledge all contributions to the agency.
    • Participate in community activities in order to support and enhance the goals and objectives of the corporation.
    • Assure the public awareness of the agency through a coordinated public relations program.
    • Oversee and approve all contractual arrangements and agreements with agencies, firms, or individuals external to the corporation with the Board approval as required.

6. Supervision:

    • Supervise the following all Director level positions.


A Master’s Degree in Business Administration or a related field such as Public Administration or Non-Profit Management is preferred, but all educational and work experience will be given consideration.

Five years of management experience.  Experience with the special needs population, familiarity with related organizations and local/state/national agencies and an understanding of the current practices in the field of developmental disabilities. 

The Executive Director shall possess sound judgment and problem solving skills, exhibit leadership and professional leadership skills as well as communicate effectively in both oral and written correspondence.  Must have the ability to serve effectively as the Chief Executive Officer for the agency in all personnel, fiscal and programmatic matters.


  • Health insurance and HSA with consider company contribution,
  • Dental,
  • Company paid STD, LTD, Group Life
  • Retirement plan with company contribution
  • Generous paid time off
  • 8 paid holidays
  • Employee assistance program


Interested candidates should apply with a resume and cover letter and send it to:

The Progress Center’s Board of Directors

c/o Ron Raymond Board Chair at:


Employment Application

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 or drop it off at 35 Cottage Street, Norway, ME 04268.

Volunteer Application Here

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