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Northeast Technical Institute Achieves Accreditation NTI awarded six year national accreditation by COE SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Following a rigorous preparatory and evaluation process, Northeast Technical Institute (NTI) has been awarded full national accreditation by the Council on Occupational Education (COE), effective September 11, 2010. COE accredits post-secondary occupational institutions that offer certificate, diploma, or applied associate degree programs. These institutions include public technical colleges, private career colleges (both for-profit and not-for-profit), Army, Navy, and Department of Defense institutions, and Job Corps Centers. To achieve accreditation, schools engage in a voluntary process of selfevaluation against nationally accepted best practices and standards. This evaluative process scrutinized the following areas: philosophy and foundations, board governance, administration, personnel, instructional program, physical environment, health and safety, guidance services, community, and student support. The accreditation process assists schools in achieving a standard of excellence and encourages a continuous process of assessment and ongoing institutional development. Throughout its history, the COE has been recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reliable authority on the quality of education offered by the institutions it has accredited. Its current scope of recognition is as a national institutional accrediting agency for the accreditation of non-degree granting and applied associate degree granting postsecondary occupational education institutions. COE has approved NTI’s Bangor October 18 – October 31, 2010

and Scarborough campuses and its programs for a six year term. Program accreditations include Medical Assistant, Medical Administration (including Coding/Billing, Transcription), Phlebotomy/EKG Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Computer Repair Technician, Computer Network Specialist, HVAC/R Technician, CDL A & B Truck Driving and more. Visit www.council.or for more information about the Council on Occupational Education. About Northeast Technical Institute NTI is a private post-secondary institute headquartered in Scarborough, Maine. With two campuses in Maine and one in Massachusetts, it is the mission of NTI to dedicate itself to providing each student comprehensive training and career support services; continue to develop the highest quality, shortterm educational programs that gives each student the necessary skills to obtain employment upon graduation; recognize the importance of every student's learning needs and provide individual assistance to help the student achieve his/her goals. NTI offers a variety of certificate and career diploma courses in fields including Allied Health, Information Technology, HVAC/R, Green Energy Technician, and Professional truck Driving. NTI offers these courses in multiple formats including instructor led training, online learning and a combination of the two. NTI has graduated and helped to place thousands of students since it was founded in 1995. To learn more about NTI, visit www.ntinow.com.

Augusta Lewiston Rumford Skowhegan South Paris Wilton

Your Resource For: • Job search assistance and transition assistance • Career assistance • Focused attention, including services for persons with disabilities, veterans and seniors • Valuable job training in key industries Augusta CareerCenter, 21 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2 109 State House Station, Augusta, ME Phone: (207) 624-5120 or 1-800-760-1573 Fax: (207) 287-6236 • TTY: 1-800-633-0770 Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, Lewiston, ME Phone: (207) 753-9001 or 1-800-741-2991 Fax: (207) 783-5301 • TTY: 877-796-9833

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Rumford CareerCenter, 60 Lowell St., Rumford, ME Phone: (207) 364-3738 or 1-877-421-7915 Fax: (207) 369-9315 • TTY: (888) 313-9400 Skowhegan CareerCenter, 98 North Ave., Skowhegan, ME Phone: (207) 474-4950 or 1-800-760-1572 Fax: (207) 474-4914 • TTY: (888) 697-2912 South Paris CareerCenter, 232 Main St., South Paris, ME (Western Maine Community Action - Job Training) Phone: (207) 743-7763 • Fax: (207) 743-8439 Wilton CareerCenter, 5865 US Route 2E, Wilton, ME Phone: (207) 645-5800 or 1-800-982-4311 Fax: (207) 645-2093 • TTY: (888) 697-2895

www.MaineCareerCenter.com www.MaineFocus.com www.WorkReadyforME.com The Central/Western Maine Workforce Investment Board provides equal opportunity in employment and programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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Operation: Hire a NH Vet Two Veteran Job and Resource Fairs to be held in October CONCORD, NH – NH Employment Security will host two Veteran Job and Resource Fairs to bring together New Hampshire businesses, veteran support agencies, and educational institutions for a special mission for New Hampshire’s veterans - help them find a job and the services they need in these tough economic times. “At NH Employment Security (NHES), our mission is to help all individuals find a job, but on the heels of Veteran’s Day, we wanted to provide a special event to help Veterans and their families,� said NHES Commissioner Tara Reardon. “Veterans have good work ethics and can enter the workforce with identifiable and transferable skills proven in real-world situations. Hiring a Veteran is a win-win situation.� The first Operation Hire a NH Vet Job and Resource Fair will be held at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH on October 19, 2010. The Fair will run from 10am to 2pm. The second Fair will be held on October 27 at the Littleton National Guard Armory from 10am to 2pm. Both Fairs are open to the public. For more information, visit our Web site at www.nh.gov/nhes/news/jobfairs_expos.htm New Hampshire Employment Security (NHES) makes it a priority to support Veterans each and every day throughout the year. Veteran’s Representatives are located in each of the 13 NHES local office across the state. Contact information is available at www.nh.gov/nhes/veterans/veterans_conta cts.htm.

WWC Offering Career Workshops SunJournal.com

MEXICO, Maine — Women, Work and Community will offer a free, fiveweek training course titled Career Exploration on Mondays beginning Oct. 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The class will be held at the Region 9 Adult Learning Center Rumford/Mexico, 377 River Road in Mexico. The course is for those who are thinking of making a career change or who are looking to enter the work force. Participants will review skills, interests and experiences and relate them to career options, identify educational and training opportunities, and develop a step-by-step plan to achieve career goals. The course continues through Nov. 22. For more info on Women, Work, and Community or to register for the workshop, call 778-2757 or visit www.womenworkandcommunity.org. www.MyJobWave.com

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SKILLED TRADES WE ARE INCREASING OUR WORKFORCE. Due to a recent acquisition we are expanding and expect an influx of orders, and we are in need of Welders/Fabricators. A Legacy the World Over

Welder/Fabricators 2–4 years experience • GTAW/Pulse Arc preferred. WahlcoMetroflex is a world leading designer and manufacturer of diverters, dampers and expansion joints for over 50 years, specializing in controlling and isolating gas flows and supplying related duct systems. If you want to work for a well-respected, community organization, and have the qualifications we need, then we want to hear from you.

Please apply in person or send resume to: Human Resources. WahlcoMetroflex, Inc., 29 Lexington St., Lewiston, ME 04240 E-mail: sboulet@wmxinc.com Fax: 207.784.1338 EOE

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Fifth Annual “Best Places to Work in Maine” Announces #1 Companies LEWISTON, Maine – For the second consecutive year, Unum in Portland is ranked #1 “Best Places to Work in Maine” in the large company category. Kennebec Savings Bank took the same honor in the small/medium category at The Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Maine State Council’s awards and recognition dinner held Oct. 12 in Lewiston. The assessment process, administered by the Best Companies Group, evaluated each company‚s employee policies and procedures, as well as responses from the company‚s employees to a survey. In August, the Best Companies Group released a list of the 40 companies who made the cut as the overall Best Places to Work. The program marks the most recent step in a long-term initiative to encourage growth and excellence throughout all Maine companies. The three top-ranked companies for each category from the list of the “Best Places to Work in Maine” were announced last night to a packed house of more than 450 people: Top 3 Rankings for 2010 “Best Places to Work in Maine”: Large (250 plus employees) 1. Unum, Portland 2. Bangor Savings Bank, Bangor 3. New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc., Skowhegan Small/Medium (15 to 249 employees) 1. Kennebec Savings Bank, Augusta 2. Edward Jones, Brunswick 3. Garrand, Portland The 2010 Best Places to Work in Maine program, sponsored by Central Maine Healthcare, recognizes companies who have established and consistently fostered outstanding workplace environments. Partners endorsing the program include Best Companies Group; the Maine State Chamber of Commerce; Employment Times/ MyJobWave.com; and Mainebiz.

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The program also helps companies who want to improve their score. The Best Companies Group’s “Employee Feedback Report” is presented to each participating company, even if they did not make the list. The report includes the summarized employee engagement and satisfaction data, the Maine Benchmark Report, and the transcript of employee written comments. The report is used by many organizations to make significant improvements in their workplace culture. “The success of Maine’s business climate is intrinsically tied to Maine’s workforce,” said Dana Connors, President of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. “And the ‘Best Places to Work in Maine’ program recognizes and celebrates that connection. The ultimate goal, of course, is to establish and ensure a business climate that shines not only for Maine‚s people but also for those who might wish to establish a business here.” The 40 companies, listed alphabetically, are: • Affiliated Healthcare Systems, Bangor • Albin, Randall & Bennett, Portland • Androscoggin Bank, Lewiston • Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Lewiston • athenahealth, Belfast • Bangor Savings Bank, Bangor • Bernstein Shur, Sawyer & Nelson Portland • Burgess Advertising & Marketing, Portland • Center Point Large Print, Thorndike • Central Maine Healthcare, Lewiston • Consigli Construction Co. Inc., Portland • Day One, South Portland • Edward Jones, Brunswick • EMHS, Brewer • Evergreen MGA, Lewiston • Garrand, Portland

Downeast Energy is a family-owned company that has grown over the years to encompass more than a dozen heating locations. As a company, we are committed to our employees, and to the communities in which we live and do business.

Oil/LP Service Technician

Hallowell, ME

We have an immediate opening in Hallowell for a State of Maine licensed Oil/Propane Service Technician. This is a full-time, year round position. Candidates must be a team player, be customer oriented, maintain an insurable driving record and possess excellent trouble shooting skills. On call rotation is required. Contact: Fred Woodbury or Jon Gilman, 283 Whitten Road, Hallowell, ME 04347 Email: fwoodbury@downeastenergy.com • Fax: 207-621-0907

Brunswick, ME

Seasonal Oil/LP Driver

We have an opening for a seasonal, full-time oil and propane delivery driver at our Brunswick facility. Candidates must possess an insurable driver’s license with Class A or B and X endorsement, a current DOT Physical card, and have excellent communication skills. Candidates must live in the Brunswick area and be able to work evenings and Saturdays. Contact: Barry Gordon, 18 Spring Street, Brunswick, ME 04011 Email: bgordon@downeastenergy.com • Fax: 207-725-4333

LP Service Technician

South Portland, ME

We have an immediate opening at our South Portland location for a State of Maine licensed Liquid Propane Service Technician. This is a full-time, year round position. Candidate must be a team player, customer oriented, have a clean driving record, and excellent troubleshooting skills. Must be able to work some nights and weekends. Efficient, safe, and neat work habits required. We offer competitive wages, health/dental, 401k and profit sharing, and paid ETO. Contact: Tim Kiely, 172 Main Street, South Portland, ME 04106 Email: tkiely@downeastenergy.com • Fax: 207-799-5589

Oil/LP Service Technician

Springvale, ME

The successful candidate must have strong customer service skills, be team oriented and possess excellent troubleshooting skills. Must also have the ability to work safely, efficiently and without direct supervision. State of Maine Journeyman or Master Oil Burner Technician’s license and Propane license required. Efficient, safe and neat work habits required. Other requirements include on-call duty and some weekends and evenings when needed. Contact: Brian Cole, 288 River Street, Springvale, Maine 04083 Email: bcole@downeastenergy.com • Fax: 207-490-1113 Downeast Energy offers an excellent benefits package, including competitive wages, health/dental, 401(k), paid vacations, profit sharing and employee discounts.

• Geiger, Lewiston • GreenPages Technology Solutions, Kittery • Holden Agency Insurance, Portland • Jobs for Maine‚s Graduates ( JMG), Augusta • Jøtul North America, Gorham • Kennebec Savings Bank, Augusta • Kennebunk Savings, Kennebunk • Machias Savings Bank, Machias • Maine Savings Federal Credit Union, Hampden • Moody‚s Collision Centers, Gorham • MOUNTAIN, LTD. New Gloucester • MPX, Portland • New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., Skowhegan

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• New England Life Care, South Portland • Oxford Networks, Lewiston • PeoplesChoice Credit Union, Saco • Portland Color, Portland • PowerPay, LLC, Portland • Skowhegan Savings Bank, Skowhegan • SMRT, Portland • T-MobileUSA, Oakland • Turner Barker Insurance, Portland • Unum, Portland • Woodard & Curran, Portland Further details about the “Best Places to Work in Maine” program and the awards banquet can be found online at www.bestplacestoworkinme.com.

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SKILLED TRADES Do you want to work for a company that has steadily grown and expanded its business?

If so, you need to check out Titan Machine Products!

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Announced Hiring Plans will put 200,000 People to Work Nationwide for the Holidays By Challenger, Gray, & Christmas, Inc. CHICAGO, Illinois – A flurry of announcements touting significant holiday hiring plans provides some much-needed hope to those seeking temporary, seasonal employment this year.

2nd shift positions available

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Put your top-notch machining skills to work for a company that: • Has grown its business steadily over the past 10 years with a diverse customer base, WITH NO LAYOFFS. • Gives you the opportunity to put your skills to work on the latest equipment on products requiring a high level of precision. • Offers four, 10-hour days with plenty of opportunity for overtime. GREAT PAY AND BENEFITS • 100% employer paid employee health insurance • Employer paid short- and long-term disability insurance • Employer paid life insurance • 401k plan with employer contribution • Paid holidays and vacation • Ongoing training

Qualified applicants should submit a resume to: hr@titanmachineproducts.com Titan Machine Products, Inc., 600 County Road, Westbrook, ME 04092 Titan Machine is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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Over the past two weeks, a handful of employers announced seasonal hiring plans that will add a total of 200,000 workers to their collective payrolls, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., the global outplacement firm that tracks job-cut and hiring announcements. The holiday hirers included Toys R Us, Macy’s, Kohl’s, and UPS. The announcements came at the onset of the 2010 holiday hiring season, which Challenger expects to be better than 2009, though not as strong as the pre-recession year of 2007. Last year, retail payrolls experienced a net gain of 501,400 workers in October, November and December, according to non-seasonally adjusted data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was a 54 percent increase from 2008, when holiday hiring fell to a 22-year low of 324,900.

“This year we expect to see further gains in seasonal hiring, but it probably will not achieve the levels we saw in 2006 or 2007 when retailers’ holiday payrolls grew by 746,800 and 720,800, respectively. Consumer spending is still well below prerecession levels, so retailers and other sectors adding workers will be careful not to over-hire,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas. While the holiday hiring outlook focuses on retailers, Challenger is quick to point out that they are not the only employers adding seasonal workers. This is evidenced by the fact that UPS announced plans to hiring 50,000 workers to help meet increased holiday demand. “Opportunities also exist in areas such as food service, hospitality and leisure. Job seekers also should not limit their searches to the biggest employers. Toys R Us will undoubtedly be swamped with applicants, making it extremely competitive. Meanwhile small, mom-and-pop toy stores may be overlooked,” said Challenger.

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CDL-A DRIVERS Regional Dry Van • Paid vacations • Weekly settlements with direct deposit available • Holiday pay after 90 days • Company matched Medical Insurance available after 30 days • Dental Insurance available after 30 days • Free $25,000 Life Insurance after 30 days • 401(k) • Year round employment • Referral Bonus Hartt Transportation offers many other benefits and courtesies to employees. If you are at least 21 years old with a clean CDL driving record, tanker endorsement and are ready to give yourself and your family the stability you all deserve, then we encourage you to apply today in person or fax/mail your resume. CDL-A DRIVERS CONTACT: Rick Parisien, Scott Grant, Human Resources Director Driver Recruitment 1-800-341-1586 207-689-2076 1-877-689-1084262 1591 Hotel Road Bomarc Road Auburn, ME 04210 Bangor, ME 04401 Fax: 207-689-2078 Fax: 207-945-5193 Cell: 207-735-5402 Email: offhr@hartt-trans.com

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Margaret Ross Receives the first Annual Margaret Ross Award for Community Service LEWISTON, Maine – SeniorsPlus Board of Director’s member Margaret Ross, was presented the first annual Margaret Ross Award for outstanding community service by Patricia Vampatella, President of SeniorsPlus Board of Directors, at the 3rd Annual Aging Well Living Well Expo held at Sunday River’s Grand Summit Hotel on Oct. 1. Margaret Ross has been an avid volunteer for SeniorsPlus for the past 9 years; her work has become an integral part of SeniorsPlus outreach. Margaret specializes in providing Medicare counseling to hundreds of individuals throughout the year saving them precious dollars needed for other necessities of life. She has developed a rapport with consumers and become a trusted resource for them. Margaret often travels with the SeniorsPlus Mobile Office to take her knowledge into the more rural parts of our service area, providing staff support and Medicare counseling to consumers who cannot travel to the office in Lewiston for an individual appointment. In addition to providing direct services to consumers, Margaret participates in additional training and staff meetings.

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Keeping her knowledge up to date in the ever-changing world of Medicare makes Margaret invaluable in assisting with the training of other volunteers. Margaret serves SeniorsPlus in another important role, as a member of the Board of Directors and recently appointed Secretary to the Board of Directors. By serving on the Board, Margaret helps provide organizational support to the professional staff, assists policy setting for the agency, and helps ensure the viability of SeniorsPlus. Margaret demonstrates an amazing level of commitment of her time (over 700 hours per year) to SeniorsPlus, as well as a significant contribution to the independence and quality of life of older adults and adults with disabilities in this community. In addition to volunteering with SeniorsPlus, Margaret is a Trustee and Officer of the CMMC College of Nursing and Health Professions, a Board member of the statewide Maine Association of Retirees, a Board member and officer of the philanthropic Women's Hospital Association of CMMC, and an auction volunteer at Maine Public Television.

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Redington-Fairview General Hospital is a 25-bed critical access facility that provides health care for more than 30,000 residents living in Somerset County — its primary service area, which extends from Skowhegan to the Canadian border. The hospital continues to grow and add services to meet the needs of its population.

Stepping Stones, a nationally accredited Infant Mental Health provider of residential and community services to children, youth and families located in Maine, has the following openings:

Direct Care Professionals – Saco Hiring part-time Direct Care Staff These are eight-bed residential treatment programs serving children ages 0-5 and mother or families, respectively. The right individuals will provide oversight and support to the youth and their families. Should be at least 21, have a valid driver’s license & be able to pass a physical & background check. Evening, overnight, & weekend shifts available. $10.00 per hour + shift differential. EOE/AA

Interested applicants should send resume to: Stepping Stones, Attn: Kathy Dyer 15 Fenderson Rd, Saco, ME 04072 • Fax: 207-571-9257 For application, visit: www.stepstones4youth.org

Solving the College Cost Dilemma (ARA) – You can find a lot of information – sometimes confusing – about the cost of a college education. By some reports, it can cost $50,000 per year to earn a bachelor's degree. On the other hand, according to the College Board, half of all full-time students attending public and private not-for-profit colleges pay less than $8,700 per year in tuition and fees. Despite these extremes, the cost of higher education is increasing at an alarming pace. According to the same College Board report, the average annual tuition and fees at all schools (public, private, forprofit and not-for-profit) rose as much as 6 percent last year. At these levels, amid calls for a higher degree completion rate among Americans, it's justifiable to be concerned over mounting student loan debt. Expense verses investment While not a defense of high tuition, an important step in reconciling this dilemma is to realize that a college education is an investment - for individuals and the nation - not an expense. According to 2008 Census data, the median earnings of someone with only a high school diploma is $27,448, compared to the median income of $47,853 for those with a bachelor's degree. Perhaps more important, those with a bachelor's degree tend to stay employed. The current unemployment rate for those with a degree is less than 5 percent. In addition to enriching the intellectual capital of individuals and our country, it is also reported that the typical college graduate pays 80 percent more in total federal, state, and local taxes than a high school graduate. Alternatives for achieving an educated America There are practical alternatives to keeping a college degree within the reach and budget of all, solutions that www.MyJobWave.com

are real, present and useable today. • Be a strategic educational consumer. Attending a community college is a practical way of saving on tuition while preparing for later entry into a "flagship" bachelor's program. Attending a "blue chip" institution can carry value beyond instruction alone. However, less expensive institutions can offer similar or even better educational outcomes. • Satisfy general education requirements through online study, credit by examination, or at a community college. Costs often are less, and most four-year institutions will accept credits in transfer. • Attend summer-term classes or take transferable courses online. Accelerate time to degree completion and to fulltime employment. A "four-year" degree can be earned in less than three years of year-round, full-time study. • Take advantage of being an adult student. For those who have some college but no degree, the best bet may be an accredited, nonprofit institution like Excelsior College. Excelsior combines affordable tuition with the acceptance of prior credit from other colleges and universities for transfer students, military and corporate training programs that have been evaluated for college-level credit, and its own credit-by-exam program to help students finish what they started in degrees from its Schools of Business and Technology, Health Science, Nursing or Liberal Arts. President Barack Obama has challenged the nation to once again lead the world in the number of adults with college degrees. To achieve this goal, a degree must be both affordable and accessible. And, higher education itself must be open to innovative, academically sound models to meet this challenge. Otherwise, Americans can expect to see their standard of living fall and more jobs move abroad in search of more highly educated workers.

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS Medical/Surgical Unit has two positions. ONE 24-HOUR POSITION working 2–10p.m. and every other weekend. ONE 16-HOUR POSITION working a combination of days and evenings, including every other weekend. • • • •

Certification from an approved Nurses Aide Program Registered with the State CNA Registry Certified in BLS Shall be qualified by education, background, and experience for the responsibility of the position

Clinical experience in a hospital preferred.

MEDICAL SECRETARY Redington General Surgery has a full-time position. Only those applicants with current skills and experience with MEDICAL OFFICE procedures will be considered. Basic computer knowledge required, with the ability to multitask. Applicant must be highly organized, flexible, able to work independently, and be able to perform effectively under pressure. Must possess excellent telephone and communication skills with the ability to interact professionally with multiple age groups and disciplines, including patients, peers and physicians. Only qualified applicants should apply.

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN Pharmacy Department has one per diem position available. • Previous hospital/medical experience • Good attention to detail and accuracy • Excellent communication, math and computer skills Previous Pharmacy Technician experience is preferred.

PHLEBOTOMIST-GENERAL LABORATORY The Laboratory department has an immediate opening for a phlebotomist/EKG technician. This is a full-time, 40-hour position, primarily on the evening shift, but with the potential to work various other shifts. The phlebotomist/EKG technician position includes scheduled hours during some weekends and holidays. Applicants must be able to perform phlebotomy and EKG testing on patients of all ages, both in inpatient and outpatient settings. An ability to work in a fast-paced environment is essential.

STERILE PROCESSING TECHNICIAN Full-time, day shift position. Flexibility in hours and holiday call rotation coverage required. Sterile processing experience preferred. Duties would include, but are not limited to, decontamination, inspection, assembly, and sterilization of instruments and equipment. CRCST (certified sterile processing and distribution technician) required within 18 months of hire.

REGISTRAR Clinic and Emergency Department. This is a 32-hour-per-week position and the applicant must be available for every other weekend and rotating holidays. • Experience in medical terminology and/or medical background with general office experience and skills • Basic computer knowledge • Highly organized, able to work independently, perform effectively under pressure, and possess good telephone techniques Ability to interact professionally with multiple age groups and disciplines.

For more information about these and other job opportunities at Redington-Fairview General Hospital, please visit our Web site.

www.rfgh.net Apply in person or mail, e-mail or fax your resume to: Redington-Fairview General Hospital 46 Fairview Avenue, P.O. Box 468, Skowhegan, ME 04976 Fax: 207-474-7004 E-mail: wbrooks@rfgh.net WE ARE AN EQUAL OP PORTU N IT Y EM P LOYER.

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Direct Care Counselors Midway Shelter, Bradford, NH Full-Time and Relief Direct Care Counselors wanted at Midway Shelter. Responsibilities include supervision of residents, documentation of services provided and ensure that safety guidelines are adhered to at all times.

HOSPICE RN POSITIONS Come join a group of very special people who demonstrate an understanding of end-oflife issues, have outstanding inter-personal skills with dying patients & their families, and have a strong interest in working on an interdisciplinary team as a team player.

Midway is a short-term, 15-bed residential program for adolescents. Salary starts at $11.06/hr. Benefits for full-time include paid vacation, sick and holidays, health and dental, tuition reimbursement, excellent training, career growth and supportive work environment.

We have the following open positions: • 40 hrs – Lewiston • 40 hrs – Wilton • 20 hrs – Evenings, 4:30p–8:30p – NO WEEKENDS – Wilton • Per-diem RNs – All Offices

Qualifications include: Associate’s degree; prefer Bachelor’s degree. Must be 21 years of age or older, and a full background check is required.

All positions - appropriate Licensure with the State of Maine, current driver’s license & current CPR (must be Healthcare Provider) and 1-2 yrs recent acute care clinical experience is required. All positions must have a reliable car. Will be part of the weekend and holiday rotations (N/A for Evening RN). If you would like to join our hospice team and you feel you meet the above qualifications, please stop in any office and fill out an application - we’d love to meet you! You can also request one online at AHCH.org!

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice ATTN: EMPLOYMENT COORDINATOR 15 Strawberry Avenue, P.O. Box 819, Lewiston, ME 04243-0819 1-800-482-7412 or 795-9416 AHCH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please send cover letter and resume to: Program Director, Midway Shelter, 2554 Route 103, Bradford, NH 03221 Or email franceslesnick@nafi.com

Visit us at www.nafi.com or email us at nfinorthhr@nafi.com

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Volunteers Wanted in Maine for Oct. 23, Make a Difference Day

Clinical Documentation Specialist A Clinical Documentation Specialist (CDS) will secure, analyze and provide daily reporting of Medical Staff clinical documentation and billing to improve quality control measures and increase revenue outcomes. The CDS will communicate with the Medical Staff regarding missing, unclear or conflicting medical record documentation and billing to clarify the information, obtain needed documentation, present opportunities, and educate for appropriate completion.

RN required with clinical experience, BSN preferred.

This is a Temporary Full-Time Position

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PORTLAND, Maine – Maine McDonald’s® and Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of Maine are putting out a call for volunteers for the 20th annual Make a Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 23. In support of this national day of volunteerism, McDonald’s in Maine is looking for individuals and groups willing to donate their time at several non-profit organizations across Maine. Locations, volunteer activities and the sign-up form are posted on the RMHC Maine Web site at http://rmhcmaine.org/volunteer. On Saturday participating volunteers will receive a complimentary breakfast and coffee from McDonald’s, snacks from Newman’s Own® Organics and t-shirts. “We are calling our initiative Breakfast Makes a Difference because we feel that a good breakfast starts the day off right and can lead to good works,” said Gary Eckmann, local McDonald’s Owner/Operator of six McDonald’s restaurants in the Bangor area. “In fact, we are encouraging everyone to get out on October 23rd and help in their communities where there is a need, whether it be at an organization or at your next door neighbor’s or family member’s home.” Individuals and groups interested in participating in McDonald’s Breakfast Makes a Difference program must sign up ahead of time at

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http://rmhcmaine.org/volunteer. Positions are limited and early sign-up is encouraged. In the Bangor area, the Ronald McDonald House of Bangor is seeking up to six volunteers to help with preparing meals and baking, light cleaning and window washing from 9AM to 12PM. In Holden, Camp Capella would like 2 to 4 volunteers to assist with painting picnic tables. In Rockland, Broadreach Family & Community Services would very much appreciate up to 12 volunteers willing to help with improvements to the outside of the early childhood center. Teams of 2-4 volunteers are needed for spreading wood chips on the playground, painting, clearing brush, weeding and planting flower bulbs. In Windham, Riding to the Top could use assistance with various jobs around the site from 10AM to 1PM. More locations are available at http://www.rmhcmaine.org/breakfastmakes-a-difference-day. Individuals and groups interested in participating in McDonald’s Breakfast Makes a Difference program at one of the participating locations on Oct. 23 must sign-up in advance as participant numbers are limited. For more information contact Kevin Mitchell or Kristel Wagner at (207) 7559470.

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HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES Home Care for Maine's goal is to help Maine's elders and persons with disabilities stay in their homes where they remain independent and at ease.

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Do you know what a PSS is? Lincoln County Healthcare has the following openings:

Direct Care Worker, Personal Care Assistant, Direct Support Professional, Personal Support Specialists are all titles used to describe the person who provides care and support to those of us who need help with our daily activities. PSSs assist with homemaker duties and personal care including bathing, dressing, etc.

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• CNA / PSS / CRMAs Full-time, part-time & per diem

• Dietary Aide Part-time & per diem

• ED Tech Per diem

• Medical Assistant

PERSONAL SUPPORT SPECIALISTS

Tel: 207-563-4557

Statewide openings for: Days, Evenings and Weekends

Apply online or see details at

Call us at 1-800-639-3084 or apply online at www.homecareforme.org PCA/PSS/CNA Certification a plus but not required. We offer free PSS Certification to our Employees!

Full-time, part-time & per diem

• Physical Therapist Assistant Full-time & per diem Lincoln County Healthcare serves St. Andrews Hospital in Boothbay Harbor, Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta and their subsidiaries. Come join our team of dedicated professionals! EOE

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Talent Has No Boundaries: People with Disabilities are an Asset to the Workplace October Marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month PORTLAND, Maine – Goodwill Industries International is urging employers to consider the unique talents, perspectives and contributions that people with disabilities bring to the workplace. Communities throughout the United States and Canada need workers who are ready to help rebuild the economy. People with disabilities are a talented source of labor who are ready and able to work. For decades, Goodwill has been giving people with disabilities the tools they need to find jobs, build their careers and become independent contributors to their communities. “Employees should be judged by the quality of work they perform, not by whether or not they have a disability,” said Michelle Smith, Communications Manager for Goodwill Industries of Northern New England. “Diversity in the workplace includes people with disabilities.” It makes good business sense to hire people with disabilities. People with

disabilities have above average records of job performance and dependability — which improves productivity and lowers the cost of hiring and training. A growing segment of the population — nearly one in six Americans — is made up of people with disabilities. Employers can leverage tax incentives and benefit from the distinct perspectives of people with disabilities to attract a more diverse group of customers. Goodwill has helped people with disabilities gain the skills they need to find employment and build fulfilling careers. Below are the stories of just three of the people who have become successful in their careers with help from Goodwill. When Julie Shepherd was 15 years old, she was involved in a car accident that left her with a head injury and using a wheel chair. She spent the next 10 years either hospitalized or in rehabilitation due to her injuries. She also had trouble with her speech and needed help with communication. Shepherd came to

Goodwill’s community employment program, where she received help with job preparation, applications and interviewing as well as career support once she found employment. After working with Goodwill, she was hired as a sales floor team member in the jewelry department of a Target store, where she has worked for three years. She says she loves working with people. Craig Dusel has worked at a Goodwill donation center for five years. Born with Down syndrome, Craig has an incredible work ethic and has rarely missed a day at work. In addition to his job at Goodwill, he is a three-sport athlete and a Global Messenger with the Special Olympics. He has also served on the Down Syndrome of Louisville Board of Directors. Craig’s job at Goodwill has allowed him to live in his own apartment, be self-sufficient and focus on his future goals. Mecca Meeks was diagnosed with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, a

disorder that forced him to have two eye surgeries. The surgeries left him legally blind at the age of 24. The loss of eyesight left him scared to leave his home and unsure of how he would be able to function. Mecca always wanted to work and have a career. He first took advantage of Goodwill services to receive eye care and rehabilitation. He also learned computer skills through Goodwill’s career and training center. Mecca now works as a fulfillment clerk on a Goodwill contract serving a government agency. “Julie, Craig and Mecca are three examples of the many people with disabilities who receive Goodwill employment and community-based services every day,” said Smith. “Their talents and hard work remind us that people with disabilities are integral members of our workforce.” To learn more about Goodwill’s career training and employment programs, visit www.goodwillnne.org or call (207) 7746323.

As a leading provider of community-based mental health services in the State of Maine, TCMHS offers a variety of employment opportunities in the fields of clinical, community outreach, direct care, and administrative services. Our growing team of 500 strong is committed to offering our consumers hope and dedicated to providing the highest quality services available. When you join TCMHS you’re not only helping to build stronger communities, you're working with a dynamic team bringing energy and passion to their jobs. TCMHS offers challenging opportunities to the seasoned professional and to those embarking upon new career paths.

Interested candidates for employment should forward a resume and cover letter to: Tri-County Mental Health Services, Attn: Human Resources DepartmentET, PO Box 2008, Lewiston, ME 04241-2008 Fax: 207-783-4679 Email: resume@tcmhs.org OFFICES • Lewiston • North Windham • Lisbon • Sabattus • Bridgton • Oxford Hills • Farmington • Rumford

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P/T 26 Hours/Week FLEXIBLE HOURS! GENEROUS COMPENSATION! PRO-RATED BENEFITS! Energetic and talented professional needed to provide clinical supervision and direction for our Sabattus community residence program, which offers recoveryfocused, trauma-sensitive treatment and support for people with serious mental illness. The qualified candidate will be charged with responsibility for oversight and implementation of treatment delivery – to include service planning and review, clinical supervision and teaching, and clinical problem solving – and must possess solid teaching and interpersonal skills with sound clinical knowledge and insight. She/he will be a team player who enjoys the challenge, has a sense of humor, is creative and open to new ideas, and offers dynamic support to staff and clients. RN,BC, LCPC, or LCSW required.

PER DIEM CLINICIANS Our Lewiston, Oxford, Bridgton, Rumford, & Farmington Offices have opportunities for Outpatient Clinicians (Child and Adult populations) offering hope to identified consumers from a trauma-sensitive treatment approach. Masters Degree in related discipline and minimum LMSW-C, LCPC-C, or ANS licensure required. Familiarity working with dual diagnosis population preferred. (Child positions offer school and clinic based therapy). Please specify desired location(s).

FULL-TIME MST COUNSELOR Our Children’s Services Unit is seeking to provide family and community oriented interventions using the Multi-Systemic Therapy model. One position for MST Counselor is currently available to serve the York area. Masters in related field and related work experience (OQMHP Eligible) and valid driver’s license required. Travel required. Flexible workweek and quality clinical supervision provided.

RESIDENTAL SERVICES WORKER Our Sabattus, Lisbon, & Lewiston Community Housing Programs have full/part-time or relief opportunities to provide direct service in our 24/7 residential programs serving adults living with severe and persistent mental illness and medical issues. Our recovery focused environment offers opportunity for supportive clinical and administrative supervision in a challenging team-oriented work setting. Professional growth is encouraged with MHRT-1 certification trainings provided. Must currently hold a valid driver’s license and have a minimum HS diploma/equivalent--college education preferred. Successful candidates will be detailoriented, enjoy community outings, be computer literate, and possess ability to multitask and make critical decisions in a fast-paced environment.

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COMMUNITY INTEGRATION SERVICES Our Lewiston Office has a full-time opportunity available for a CIS Case Manager. Responsibilities include assisting adult clients in accessing resources. Must have experience working with individuals with major mental illness and possess strong organizational skills. MHRT/Community-Provisional certification and valid driver’s license required. Travel required. Bachelor’s degree in mental health related field preferred.

YOUTH MOVE SPECIALIST Our THRIVE/MOVE Program is seeking one part-time Youth Move Specialist. This 20 hrs/week position is based in Lewiston and serves as regional representative for Southwestern Maine/Portland Area. Qualified applicants will possess any combination of education and training equivalent to possession of a Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in child or youth education, development, mental health and/or related field of study. First-hand experience as a consumer of mental health services, juvenile justice, child welfare, or education services and ability to bring personal knowledge gained through this experience to the system of care as a youth advocate required. Valid driver’s license required. Travel required.

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Being the Successful Hire: Increase Your Opportunities By Scott Jacqmin, CCWI, Community Relations Coordinator It’s a tough economy and a tight job market out there; things haven’t quite turned around yet. If you’re looking for a new position, what can you do to put your best foot forward? The obvious answer is to prepare. Beyond that, you’ll want to practice what you’ve prepared. Preparation and practice always improve your performance. In the job hunt, it applies equally. Take some focused time to consider exactly what you are hunting for, and then develop a strategy to achieve that goal. Commitment and perseverance are your allies for success. Take control of your destiny; put the pieces together. This could be as easy as 123, ABC, or both. Some ideas to help you outline your strategies follow. 1) Fix your situation: What kind of work do you want to do? There is an adage that if you do what you enjoy, you’ll never work a day in your life. You need to produce an income; you may as well find your best fit. This might mean you work at a job you see as less than ideal, while really doing some soul searching about or preparation for what you’d rather be paid to do. These are called survival jobs; they might meet your financial needs for the present but aren’t necessarily ideal or your long term career. Consider where you’d like to be in a year or two, and what it will take to get you there. Is it an expanded network of contacts, a class or two, a better polished presentation? Identify the gaps and take action to bridge them. Be patient, but be persistent. Take another look at what survival job may fit with your strategy. What do you need to make progress towards your long term goals? Is it shift work, or a flexible schedule to reduce complications with your life away from work – or to allow you time to attend a needed class, participate in a business or trade organization or to go on interviews? Survival jobs can progress incrementally, getting you to that better place in smaller, more manageable steps. Alternately, a survival job may conveniently last for the duration of your outlined preparation period. What works best for you? Don’t underestimate the value of networking. Having occasional, regular contact with people doing what you want to be paid to do will boost your chances of finding an inside line on that opening you are aiming to fill,.. Professional organizations are, in essence, social networks. Target those appropriate to your needs and attend events. Be mindful that your outward appearance determines the impression you make on others. They are the people that can guide you toward others that have available jobs. 2) Be sure your application materials (résumé and cover letter) are accurate, updated, and easy to follow. Your résumé and cover letter are the first impressions you make on a prospective employer that hasn’t already met you. There are also tools used to confirm your abilities to a hiring authority that has met you before (maybe during a quick, friendly introduction at that professional organization’s meeting last week).

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A résumé without a cover letter can expect to receive about 10 seconds of review; add a quality cover letter and you’ve increased the viewing time up to six-fold or more! While résumés and cover letters won’t get you the job, good ones will get you interviews which can lead to the offer you’re looking for. Be sure to consult with professionals to proofread, critique and to offer suggestions for both résumés and cover letters. Many people will do this for a fee, but CareerCenter and Workforce Solutions staff offer this service free of charge. Use the resources available to understand, and then produce, effective application materials. 3) The interview: a. Practice makes perfect. Many people are less than comfortable speaking in public, or talking about themselves professionally, to strangers. The only way to develop a better level of comfort (and ability) is to practice speaking about yourself, professionally and aloud. Try this at home with an objective, supportive friend or relative. Try different methods, maybe record your voice or practice aloud in front of a mirror. You’ll be surprised at what you hear in your voice and see in your body language, and note areas in need of improvement. Isn’t that what practice is for? Practice and you’ll improve. b. Don’t underestimate the importance of the ‘likeability factor’ during an interview. You may have all the technical skills necessary for a job, but if the interviewer doesn’t like you, or if he/she can’t imagine having lunch with you every day, then your chances of getting a job offer are diminished. Successful job searching is usually a balance between you the professional and you the individual. Be likeable and friendly in your interview to increase your chances of job search success. A smile is a great starting place. c. Getting hired: Closing the deal. In a competitive job market, you’ll want to be seen as a valuable product – better than other choices an employer could make. Use every opportunity to state your relevant accomplishments and achievements in cover letters, resumes, and in interviews. Ultimately, potential employers want to know what you can do for them. Employers have other people to choose from. Your reason for going on the interview is to be the successful candidate. Consider the advertising you see and hear. What influences you to select one product over another? Advertisers try to convince you that their product is of high quality and/or value. That makes it better than the other choices. What skills, talents, and experiences do you bring to the table? Articulate with confidence what you best attributes are. Those you are talking with will hear ability and experience in your voice, and see it in your face, when you speak comfortably about the things you excel at. The job will likely be offered to the person that interviews the best; the candidate that is well practiced and more at ease, likeable on a personal level, and is perceived by the

hiring authority as an asset to the workplace. If you want that job, prepare and practice; you’ll have better odds. Want more details? Contact your nearest Workforce Solutions Center today! About CCWI – Coastal Counties Workforce, Inc. (CCWI) oversees workforce training programs in the sixcounty region comprised of Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo, and York. Services provide benefit to both

businesses and jobseekers; by addressing projected workforce needs of business, programs seek to engage job seekers in high-growth, high-wage occupations. CCWI also responds to events of mass dislocation (layoffs) by obtaining federal funding for worker retraining and services. CCWI partners with the economic development community, promoting the region’s economic prosperity, assessing regional business needs and aligning programs and services to meet those needs.

Students Take Part in Overnight Leadership Education Conference WINTHROP, Maine – Between 250 and 300 middle school and high school students enrolled in the Jobs for Maine’s Graduates ( JMG) program took part in an overnight Leadership Education Conference (LEC) at the Winthrop YMCA from Oct. 6-8. The students have all been elected to serve as officers (e.g., president, vice president, etc) of their individual JMG program. Students got a chance to practice leadership skills by building boats from scraps and competing to see whose can float while holding the most weight. Cathleen Thompson, an 8th grader from Sanford Junior High School, said, “The conference gives us a chance to do things we can’t do in the classroom. We’re out here working together on projects, learning about communication and teamwork, things that will help us back at school and in the real world.” Students ran through a ropes course, and took part in an “Insanity” workshop- a workshop that teaches them when it’s time to compete, and when it’s time to cooperate in order to get things done. Chris Poulin, the JMG regional manager in charge of the conference says, “JMG works with young people who face challenges- the kinds of challenges that can make it tough for them to graduate. LEC is all about giving these students a chance to see what we see in them –the potential to rise to any challenge and succeed.” JMG relies heavily on volunteers from Maine businesses, like Bank of America, who come to LEC to work as facilitators and judges. Betsey Timm Greenstein,

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Maine Market President for Bank of America, says, “Spending time with these promising young students just makes sense. We know that the future health of our communities, our workforce, and Maine’s economy depend on how much we are willing to invest in our youth. For Bank of America, JMG is a wise investment.” The Leadership Education Conference typically comes a week or two after students in JMG have elected officers who will be in charge of their JMG class, and will lead their group in community service projects and other activities. For many of these students, LEC is the first chance they have had to experience the responsibilities and rewards of leadership. Kyle Ramsey, a senior from Biddeford High School, says, “I know what I’m learning here today is going to help me in the future. When it’s time for a job interview, I can show them what I have to offer. I can be professional. I’ll know how to communicate like an adult. For me, it’s about taking charge of my life and making a difference, rather than just letting life happen to me.” JMG is a statewide, private nonprofit that provides 4,000 students a year with the skills and experience they will need to succeed in high school, post secondary education, and careers. JMG graduates become engaging members of their communities, productive adults in the workforce, and contributors to Maine's economy. For more information contact Lisa Gardner, Communications Manager, 4418411 (c), lgardner@jmg.org, www.jmg.org

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October 18 – October 31, 2010


“Customers are our Reason for Being.�

Full Benefit Package: • Medical/Dental • Disability • Voluntary Life Insurance • Health Savings Accounts • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

• EAP • Uniforms • Paid Sick/Vacation/ Holiday Time • 401(k) • Profit Sharing

Dignity. Compassion. Respect.

Our busy Hudson, NH retail store is seeking a new member of our team.

INSIDE SALES/WAREHOUSE SPECIALIST • Assist customers and enhance sales by providing product knowledge and technical expertise • Work with delivery drivers to ensure product is delivered safely and efficiently • Load and unload trucks • Keep storefront and warehouse clean and organized • Serve as a backup driver (Provided licensed with a Class B license with HazMat endorsements) • Sales and/or retail experience, solid knowledge of welding processes and products & industrial/welding gases required. • Valid CDL-B driver’s license w/HazMat endorsements in good standing a strong plus Resume To: Clark Phinney, The Maine Oxy Group 22 Albiston Way Auburn, ME 04210 • Email: jobs@maineoxy.com

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Eastern Maine HomeCare is currently accepting applications for the following full-time (32 - 40 hours per week) employment opportunities in their Caribou Visiting Nurses of Aroostook office and their Hancock County HomeCare office in Blue Hill:

$6,000 Sign-On Bonus PHYSICAL THERAPIST Full-Time

(Min. 32 hrs./wk.)

If you’re looking for flexible scheduling, you’ll find it here! Responsibilities are to provide and promote comprehensive health care services to individuals and families in the home and other community settings. These services include therapeutic care and rehabilitative service to the sick in the community and preventative health services within physical therapy competence.

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QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:Must possess a current license to practice as a registered physical therapist as issued by the state of Maine Physical Therapy Licensing Board with one year of prior experience.

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Thriving call center expanding to Greater Portland

Experienced Sales Agents Needed all inbound

Have you worked on the phone? You can find success in this economy, at Great Falls Marketing! We are growing and need experienced Sales Agents. Around for 10 years, we are now opening a second location in South Portland. We offer you: Experience. Our Auburn call center has been open since 1999. Call volume. We are currently taking over 5,000 calls per day. Performance. Our best agents make $20-$30 per hour. Opportunities. Advancement opportunities available. You can grow as we grow. Diversity. We currently have well over a dozen campaigns driving calls to us daily. This offers you a variety of calls, income opportunities and a consistent level of call volume. Benefits. Comprehensive benefits package available. If you have the background, want to stay busy and make good money, contact us today!

QUALITY ASSURANCE/PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT DIRECTOR The QAPI Director promotes the team concept in the management of the quality improvement program throughout Eastern Maine HomeCare. The QAPI Director administers electronic charting in conjunction with the IS manager. Serves as the liaison to clinical, business and administrative staff and promotes cost effective quality care within the agency and community. S/he will also provide supervision for the QI department and serve as a member of the administrative team. QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: Must have a current Maine RN license; a BSN with two to five years of experience in community/home health nursing and two years of supervisory experience. Must also possess clinical experience; ability to work with a team-oriented approach to management and client care; experience in the interpretation and instruction of health care regulations; experience and skilled in administrative performance which includes expertise in communication (written and oral), supervision of staff, documentation and service coordination. This position may work from any of our EMHC offices in Bangor, Blue Hill, Caribou, or Houlton.

Apply online at www.easternmainehomecare.org Or qualified applicants for these positions should submit a cover letter and provide a relevant resume with three references with names and addresses to: Bonnie Turck, Eastern Maine HomeCare 14 Access Highway, Caribou, ME 04736 Tel: (207) 498-2578 • Fax: (207) 498-4129 • Email: bturck@emh.org

REGISTERED NURSES Full-Time: 40 hours, day/evening, benefited position. Part-Time: 24 hours, weekend, benefited position. QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: Must have a current Maine RN license; minimum of one year clinical experience; the ability to observe, assess, plan, implement and evaluate individuals and families using the nursing process; possess good communication skills; knowledge of the team concept in providing health care; and be detail-oriented and able to work independently.

Apply online at www.easternmainehomecare.org Or qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and provide a relevant resume with three references with names and addresses to: Bangor Area Visiting Nurses, ATTN: Elise Senecal, Clinical Manager 885 Union St., Suite 220, Bangor, ME 04401 Tel: (207) 973-6550 • Fax: (207) 973-6557 • Email: esenecal@emh.org

Contact: Ann McKee HR Director Phone/Fax: 207-333-3020 Email: HR@greatfallsmarketing.com

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Eastern Maine HomeCare offers a variety of benefits such as health insurance and earned benefit time. See other employment opportunities at www.easternmainehomecare.org AN EQUAL OPPORUNITY EMPLOYER

Employment Times - ME • NH

October 18 – October 31, 2010


Employment Times Oct. 18-31, 2010