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Acadia Family Center, located on Mount Desert Island, Maine, supports and provides resources for recovery from the effects of addiction and related mental health disorders on adolescents, adults, families and the community.

Executive Director

Our broadening continuum of services encompasses substance use prevention, outreach, and out-patient treatment. Our philosophy is recovery oriented, client-centered and strengths-based using both traditional cognitive behavioral therapies and alternative and expressive art therapies.

Please send resumes and cover letters by March 5, 2012 to: afcsearch@hotmail.com or J.C. Richards, P.O. Box 515 Mount Desert, ME 04660-0515

We are looking for dynamic leadership to effectively communicate our mission and vision and oversee our operations, including counseling, prevention and education programs, finances and fundraising. Qualified candidates will have a masters degree, at least five years experience in the addiction and mental health field, and proven management skills.

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Sales Agent Lewiston • Bangor • Augusta, ME Benefits include: Health Benefits Retirement Plan Life Insurance Continuous Training Opportunities Career Advancement Free AAA Membership Travel and Entertainment discounts Insurance Premium reductions

We are seeking Sales Agents to professionally represent and sell our memberships and insurance products. Our extensive training program prepares you to sell AAA memberships, auto, homeowners, watercraft, and personal umbrella insurance, engaging in sales activities, appointments and inspections. Our door is open to talented sales professionals with the ambition, initiative, self-determination, strong work ethic, career dedication, and winning attitude. Read how AAA Northern New England will support you in this career and apply online at:

www.aaa.com/careers Enter your zip code and click “Careers” in the bottom right corner. Search Maine jobs.

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Practical Nursing Program No Waiting List!

Alcohol & Drug Counseling Studies

- NCLEX-PN (review included) - Anatomy and Physiology - Day and Evening Nursing Classes in So. Portland and Kittery

Give others hope. Become a Substance Abuse Counselor! Maine & New Hampshire Locations

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207-822-9802 www.IntercoastNOW.com

For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, visit www.intercoast.edu.

Intercoast Career Institute 207 Gannet Drive So. Portland, ME (Near Target at the Maine Mall)


2 Skilled Trades and General

LOCAL COMPANY • LEADING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY

Maintenance Technician 3rd Shifts • Full-Time w/Benefits Lewiston, ME • Schedule includes some weekends.

Requirements: • Must have good skills in both MECHANICAL and ELECTRICAL. • Must have knowledge in Electrical Controls, Troubleshooting, PLCs, AC/DC motors, PMs and Milling/Lathes. • Ability to work with Robotic, Pneumatic, Hydraulic, Diagnostic Equipment, Milling and Lathe. • At least 18 years old with HS diploma/GED

JOIN OUR MAINTENANCE TEAM! Apply online at

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Androscoggin County Chamber honors Closson with Geiger Award LEWISTON – Nearly 450 area business and civic leaders honored excellence in community commerce, service and leadership at the 124th annual meeting of the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce. A sold-out crowd gathered the night of Feb. 9, 2012 at the Ramada Conference Center for the dinner and awards. In opening remarks, Paul Anderson of Androscoggin Bank challenged attendees to create one job in coming months. He praised the chamber for promoting job creation in many ways, and he emphasized that “everything flows through L-A” in relation to the state’s economic significance. The chamber’s prestigious Ray Geiger Award was given to Steve Closson, recently retired president of Androscoggin Bank. He was honored for leading Androscoggin Bank as a major engine of growth in L-A. Closson told attendees that support of the chamber should be a paramount responsibility for each of them. Kurk Lalemand, chairman of the chamber’s board of directors, was master of ceremonies. He said worldwide issues of climate, economy and conflict are presenting major challenges to even the smallest of local businesses, yet many of them meet and exceed expectations in the face of these tests. He pointed to Jason Agren of Agren Appliance in Auburn, whose family started the business 1969 with a telephone and two repair trucks, as an example of many businesses that are “the lifeblood of our communities." The firm now has 49 employees and stores in five towns. “You guys are my heroes,” he said. Agren Appliance received the chamber’s 2012 Business Leadership Award for a larger business. The Business Leadership Award for a smaller company went to Baxter Brewing Co. The firm opened in recent months at

the Bates Mill in Lewiston. It is New England’s first craft brewery in which the beer is sold in cans. The Poland Business Award went to Pike Industries. It was founded in 1872 and under five generations of ownership it now has 35 locations throughout northern New England. Baxter Brewing was the newest of the award recipients and Pike Industries was the firm with the longest history. Auburn police Chief Phil Crowell was recipient of the Public Service Leadership Award, which recognized his distinguished work from his days as Officer Friendly in the schools to a recent period of appointment to the position of acting city manager. Crowell was unable to attend the awards event. Auburn Mayor Jonathan LaBonte accepted the award for him. In many cases, groups of six or more employees came to the front of the banquet hall to accept awards. One of them was Androscoggin, recipients Education Leadership Award.

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The Ken Additon Small Business Advocate Award was given to Lewiston CareerCenter. Art Walk Lewiston Auburn and L-A CA$H Coalition received awards for Community Service Leadership and Center Street Dental in Auburn was honored as New Member of the Year. In recognition of its solar energy projects for area business, Industrial Roofing Companies received the Cool Chamber Award. Two President’s Awards from chamber President Chip Morrison went to The Library Cafe at the Auburn Public Library and to Northeast Charter and Tour, of Lewiston. Susan Stacey received the chamber’s Past Chairman award. Nomad Pictures Inc. produced video shown before each award.

Mainely Character is Now Accepting Applications for 2012 Scholarships PORTLAND – Applications are now being accepted for 2012 Mainely Character Scholarships to be awarded this spring.

relief, by providing free childcare for strangers, volunteering at the humane society, and by assisting the disabled.

Scholarships will be awarded to Maine high school seniors who will pursue post high school education and demonstrate key attributes of character – responsibility, courage, integrity, and concern for others. Scholastic achievement, athletic achievement or financial need are not considered in awarding the scholarships.

Three scholarships are available in 2012, one $5,000 scholarship sponsored by R. M Davis Inc. of Portland, and two $2,500 scholarships sponsored by Northeast Bank of Lewiston and Market Decisions of Portland.

The 2011 scholarship winners demonstrated attributes of character by organizing an effort for Haitian

Applications and information on the scholarships can be downloaded from www.mainelycharacter.org. Applications will be accepted until March 15.

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Improving Unemployment Rate Means Fewer Weeks of Federal Jobless Benefits in Maine AUGUSTA – A steady decline in Maine’s unemployment rate has led to Maine being removed from the federal designated list of “high unemployment states.� While the move represents more welcome news of an improving economy, the U.S. Department of Labor notified the state this week that long-term unemployed workers will no longer be eligible for up to 13 weeks federally-funded unemployment provided under the Extended Benefits (EB) program. “Our unemployment rate dropped during 2011 and jobless claims for benefits were lower in 11 of the last 12 months as compared to the same time the year before,� said Maine Labor Commissioner Robert Winglass. “Although seasonal factors will continue to play a role in the job market from month to month, overall workforce conditions are improving.� The statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Maine was 7.0 percent in December — down from 7.5 percent one year ago, and significantly lower than the U.S. unemployment rate of 8.5 percent. Nearly 3,000 more Mainers were employed in December compared with the same period in 2010 and the number of unemployed dropped by 3,800. Federal EB benefits are available to workers in high unemployment states, but only after they have exhausted all

regular unemployment insurance benefits and the up to 47 weeks of federally-funded unemployment benefits provided under the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program. For the approximately 1,850 Maine workers who may be eligible for unemployment under the EB program, the last payable week for benefits will be the week ending February 18, 2012. “EB represents the final weeks of benefits for the longest-term unemployed,� said Laura Boyett, director of the Maine Department of Labor Bureau of Unemployment Compensation. “Generally, the workers who are receiving unemployment under EB have already collected up to 73 weeks of benefits under other state and federal unemployment programs.� Maine CareerCenters have ramped up outreach to workers who are expected to lose benefits as the result of the end of EB unemployment in Maine. Workers are being encouraged to visit CareerCenters to attend employment workshops or meet one-on-one with a career counselor. “CareerCenters are an important resource for people looking for a new job, their first job, or a different career,� said Commissioner Winglass. “Over 3,300 available Maine jobs Continued on page 4


4 Healthcare & Human Services Tired of retail, fast food or being the sounding board on the other end of the phone? Be a part of a team devoted to making a difference in the lives of others! If you have what it takes for a new challenge complete an online application at

SupportSolutions.org or MyJobWave.com

Direct Support Professionals

Lincoln County Healthcare serves St. Andrews Hospital in Boothbay Harbor, Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta, and their subsidiaries.

• Full-Time, Part-Time & Float • FLOAT: $11/hr. We pay mileage! Flexible scheduling required. NOW HIRING F/T, P/T and Float positions in Southern and Central Maine

Contact: Kim Dionne at kdionne@supportsolutions.org 124 Canal St., Lewiston, ME 04240 • 207-795-0672 x2108 Equal Opportunity Employer

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are posted now on Maine’s Job Bank and our staff are committed to helping connect job seekers to those employment opportunities in all corners of the state.” State labor officials are also closely monitoring the status of federal legislation concerning the federal EUC benefits. Approximately 8,500 Maine workers are currently receiving benefits under the program today. EUC is paid in three tiers in Maine. Tier One EUC is the first 20 weeks of benefits, Tier Two provides 14 weeks of benefits, and Tier Three represents the final 13 weeks of EUC

Lincoln County Healthcare has the following openings:

unemployment. Not all workers qualify for the full 47 weeks of EUC benefits. Legislation signed into law in December provided a temporary extension of the EUC program through March 6, 2012. Without congressional action to keep the program in place, the program will begin to phase out over the spring and summer. Additional information about Maine unemployment programs can be found on the Maine Unemployment website at www.file4ui.com.

Summer Relief Opportunities

Come join our team of dedicated professionals! Tel: 207-563-4557

Clinical Nursing Supervisor/ LTC

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Dietitian Nutrition Services has one 8- to 24-hours-per-week position available. The applicant must be available week days, weekends, holidays, and for vacation coverage and absences. • The qualified applicant will be a Registered, Licensed Dietitian with experience in a hospital setting • Knowledge of enteral and parenteral nutrition feeding strategies • Strong clinical nutrition assessment, care and education skills for our patient population

Electronic Medical Records Template Builder RFGH is seeking an experienced electronic medical records template builder for our Physician Office EMR templates, specifically Allscripts Professional EMR software. This is a 32-hour day position. Only experienced candidates should apply. • Ability to multi task and demonstrate excellent attention to detail skills • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with ability to work within a multidisciplinary team • Highly organized, able to also work independently and within a team and perform effectively under pressure • Excellent computer and typing skills

Greater Somerset Public Health Collaborative (Somerset Heart Health)

Nutrition Program Coordinator 30 hour, grant-funded position with benefits. Seeking qualified individual to lead our Healthy Maine Partnership Nutrition program. Successful candidate must have the ability to interact with all levels including those responsible for State, Regional and community programs, businesses, and other health care professionals. Knowledge of the state’s plan for Physical Activity and Nutrition is required as well as knowledge of best practices for nutrition policy and environmental change and the prevention of childhood obesity issues. • Minimum 4 year degree in community health or other related field preferred • At east one year experience preferred • Experience in program implementation, chronic disease prevention, health promotion and policy change are desired • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills • Excellent computer skills required • Must be self directed with the ability to work autonomously and as a team

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS All Offices • June, July, August • $41/hour AHCH offers a unique opportunity to experienced PTs who would like to experience the most gratifying form of therapy there is. We need a few people to assist in covering patient needs while our staff take well-deserved vacations. We are looking for those willing to work 3, 4, or 5 days a week. We will offer 2 paid days off to someone committing to 5 days a week and 1 paid day off to someone committing to part-time (24 or 32 hrs). This (these) day(s) will be taken sometime during the three month period with the prior approval of the Supervisor. You must be able to attend a week long Orientation beginning May 14th in the Lewiston office. There will also be 1-2 more days later in June. You must be available to work from May 14 – September 7th.

Medical Assistant/LPN

Requirements: 1-2 years of recent clinical experience; current PT license in Maine; CPR Card (must be Healthcare Provider); driver’s license & reliable transportation.

SUMMER RELIEF RNs All Offices • June, July, August • $38/hour AHCH offers a unique opportunity to either experienced homecare nurses or acute care RNS who would like to experience the most gratifying form of nursing there is. We need a few people to assist in covering patient needs while our staff take well-deserved vacations. We will offer 2 paid days off to someone committing to 5 days a week and 1 paid day off to someone committing to part-time (24 or 32 hrs). This (these) day(s) will be taken sometime during the three month period with Supervisor’s prior approval. Will be part of the weekend rotations. You must be able to attend a week long Orientation beginning May 14th in the Lewiston office. There will also be 1-2 more days later in June. You must be available to work from May 14 – September 7. Requirements: 1-2 years of recent acute care, med/surg experience; current RN license in Maine; CPR Card (Must be Healthcare Provider); driver’s license & a reliable car.

If you are interested, please stop by any office for an application or apply online at AHCH.org. Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice ATTN: EMPLOYMENT COORDINATOR 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240 207.795.9416 or 1.800.482.7412

AHCH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Skowhegan Family Medicine, has two MA or LPN positions available, full-time days. These positions will be M–F, generally 8am–5pm with flexibility to work occasional overtime when needed. • Associate Degree in Medical Assistant preferred • Maine LPN License • High School graduate and Medical terminology required • Good interpersonal skills and organizational skills required • Previous medical/office experience is desirable • Must be able to multi task and have computer and typing skills Certification needed

RN Emergency Room/SCU Has one 36-hour position on the 6pm to 6am shift. Candidate must have at least 5 years ED experience with ACLS, PALS and TNCC Certifications. IV certifications, ENPC certification and charge experience preferred. Must possess excellent communication and customer service skills.

Apply in person or mail, email or fax your resume to: Redington-Fairview General Hospital, 46 Fairview Avenue, P.O. Box 468, Skowhegan, ME 04976 Fax: 207-474-7004 • Email: wbrooks@rfgh.net We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Are You Your Own Personal Brand Manager? By Chris Perry, MBA, Career Rocketeer

Your answer to this question should be "YES!" unless, of course, you are a celebrity or any other global personality who can afford an entire marketing team to manage your image and reputation.

If you are active online with blogs and social networks, managing your brand can be as simple as Googling yourself and using Google Alerts to stay updated on any new mentions or publications of your name, your websites, your blogs, your articles and more. When offline, managing your brand can be as easy as carefully reviewing your performance evaluations at work and/or seeking consistent feedback from family, friends, supervisors and other career stakeholders to make sure your personal communications are being effectively transmitted and correctly received.

We should all be taking charge in creating, establishing and managing our own personal brands online and offline. Once you have begun to establish yours, managing it can be a piece of cake.

1. It is true that people are not products. However, often we choose one product over other similar products because of its brand (a.k.a. its unique and differentiating value) and how that value fulfills our need in a given situation. This holds true for people, as well. Each person has a unique and differentiating value, or personal brand, that fulfills an organization's need in a given situation better than other similar people.

As I continue to surf the net for new articles about or related to this topic, I have been amazed at the number of voices against these concepts. Here are just some of the questions and comments I have come across from such voices:

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"People are not brands, because people are not products." "Who cares about your personal brand?" "Personal branding is narcissistic." "Are you so unsure of who you are that you must reaffirm yourself via Internet tools?" 5. "Why is it so important to make sure your online image appears the way you want it to?" While I respect and understand where each of these points is coming from, I must reinforce the importance of personal brand management in response to each one.

2. We should all care about our personal brands because they combine our strengths, our personalities, our reputations, our values and our goals all into one communicable, unique and differentiating value that we bring to the table. 3. Personal branding isn't narcissistic unless taken to the extreme. Promoting your strengths and your unique and differentiating value to your career stakeholders is healthy and important for your own selffulfillment and achievement in life. As more and more professionals brand themselves, it is essential that you establish your own brand in order to stand out in your job search and career development. 4. Keeping track of your online reputation with simple online tools does not make you less confident. The Internet is a vast and ever-evolving platform on which it is much easier to miss "fires" threatening our personal brands and reputations.

Therefore, we must fight fire with fire to stay on top of everything and protect our reputations and our investment. 5. Your online image is just a part of your overall image and personal brand. If you invest time, energy and even money into your own personal development and image offline, it makes sense that you will want your online image to match. Personal branding is simply creating, establishing and communicating a unique and memorable value and reputation, and personal brand management is the consistent upkeep and maintenance of this value in the spheres in which you choose to exist and be active, both online and offline. Brand managers establish and protect the value that your favorite chosen brands of products deliver, so be your own personal brand manager and protect all that you have to offer! About the Author: Chris Perry, MBA, is a Gen Y brand and marketing generator, brand marketing manager, career search and personal branding expert, professional speaker, entrepreneur and brand consultant. Chris is the founder of Career Rocketeer, the Career Search and Personal Branding Network, MBA Highway, the MBA Job Search and Career Network and multiple other ventures. Learn more about Chris on his website: http://chrisperry.me Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6861251


6 Healthcare & Human Services Port Resources, a non-profit social service organization takes pride in providing the highest quality support for individuals with developmental disabilities striving to live rich and fulfilling lives in their communities.

We Offer Hope We serve over 11,000 individuals each year, providing innovative programs and services for people of all ages living with mental illness, the effects of trauma, substance abuse, intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, and more.

Current openings include: PEER COORDINATOR IPC CLINICIAN BRIDGTON - LCSW CLINICAL TEAM LEAD – LCSW OR LCPC PER DIEM CLINICIAN P/D SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR CIS CASE MANAGER

Therapeutic Live-In Staff TCMHS offers challenging opportunities to the seasoned professional and to those embarking upon a new career path.

To apply, forward resume and cover letter to:

Benefits include health, dental, short & long term disability, life insurance, earned time, retirement, 403b match, paid training, and wellness program. Please submit your cover sheet and resume to: Port Resources 125 John Roberts Road, Suite 12 South Portland, ME 04010 cschafer@portresources.org

resume@TCMHS.org

View all of our openings at: www.TCMHS.org Maine’s most comprehensive mental health center, serving the communities of Androscoggin, Oxford, Franklin, Cumberland Counties and Beyond

Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life, put a smile on someone’s face and be a team player? If so, then Port Resources is looking for you. The Therapeutic Live In Staff are responsible for maintaining a nurturing, safe, and caring environment for children and adults with emotional, behavioral, developmental and/or learning disabilities in our agency owned home. Responsibilities include coordinating education and treatment plans with programmatic administrators. Relevant experience required. Port Resources provides an agency vehicle, the home and household expenses. This position is scheduled for one week on and one week off rotation. The hourly rate for this position is $12.50. Homes are located in Greater Portland area. EOE

PERSONAL SUPPORT SPECIALISTS To assist with homemaker duties and Personal Care (Bathing, Dressing, etc.). PCA/PSS/CNA Certification a plus but not required. We offer FREE PSS CERTIFICATION to our Employees! STATEWIDE OPENINGS for Days, Evenings & Weekends Call us at 1-800-639-3084 or apply online at www.HomeCareForME.org

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Last Minute Tax Tips (ARA) – Are you among the millions of Americans who scramble every year to meet Uncle Sam's income tax filing deadline? The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates that one-third of Americans wait until the last minute to file their personal income tax returns (for 2011 income tax returns, the deadline has been extended to April 17). If you count yourself among that group, it's important to realize the costs could be adding up - from missing important deductions that could affect the amount of your refund to incurring penalties from the IRS for not filing on time. The keys to paying exactly what you owe and obtaining a refund sooner are timely filing, familiarity with relevant tax deductions and credits, and proper organization, according to FindLaw.com, the nation's leading website for free legal information. If you don't have the time or inclination to

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become familiar with the U.S. tax code, consider getting the help of a professional tax preparer or a tax attorney, or at the very least using tax software that can guide you through income tax form preparation. To help you make the most of tax season, here are some additional tips from FindLaw.com: Start a file. Somewhere in your home, create a place where you can store all the documents you'll need to complete your taxes. When W-2 forms, mortgage statements and other tax-related documents are mailed to you, put them into this location, file or box them, and check them off as they come in. In addition, keep receipts of potentially deductible items such as medical and dental expenses, tuition, daycare and after-school care expenses. Seek advice for your small business. Whether by choice or out of necessity, many Americans have decided to go into business for themselves as a result of the "great recession." From the moment you make this choice, go to an accountant who specializes in working with small business owners and get advice on how to properly and accurately record all of your business expenses and revenue. Accurate bookkeeping is essential to ensuring accurate payment

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of the taxes your business owes. An ounce of prevention will go a long way toward helping avoid an IRS audit. Get help. Don't have time to figure out all the ongoing changes to tax regulations? Don't have the interest? Then get the help of a professional tax preparer immediately after you receive W-2 forms from your employer in order to complete and file your taxes before the filing deadline. The IRS offers help, too. Visit www.irs.gov for information about filing your income taxes. Check out IRS publication 17, "Your Federal Income Tax," on the IRS website. It highlights everything you need to know about filing your personal income tax return. The IRS also offers help over the phone and interactive tax assistance through its website. Go electronic. Every year, more and more people file their taxes electronically. Why? Because it offers ease of use and quicker tax refunds, which are typically issued two weeks after filing. In 2010, nearly 100 million Americans (70 percent of tax filers) filed their taxes electronically, using offthe-shelf tax preparation software or the IRS website's filing page, according to IRS estimates. Electronic filing can reduce math errors and the cost of paying for return receipts at the post office. When you file electronically, consider using direct deposit, which

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authorizes the IRS to deposit your refund directly into your checking account instead of sending you a check in the mail. Don't avoid filing. Some people, especially those who are self-employed or have been laid off, worry that they can't pay the full amount of taxes they owe. Therefore, they avoid filing. Don't do it. It will only make matters worse. First, give yourself time by filing for an extension, which gives you up to six months to file a return. Second, it's better to pay something rather than nothing if you owe on your taxes. A non-payment of your taxes can result in penalties and interest. Even a partial payment can reduce your penalties and shows good faith if you're audited. Keep your returns. In the event that you're audited, it's important to have up to seven years of previously filed income tax returns on file. These are also useful in preparing current income tax returns, and may be valuable to your estate's executor if you become incapacitated or die unexpectedly. Plan ahead. Tax regulations change every year. To lower your tax burden, start keeping good records now and become familiar with changes to the tax code for 2012 by consulting with an experienced tax attorney, accountant, or by visiting the IRS website, www.irs.gov.


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(with CPC national certification)

• Pharmacy Technician (with PTCB national certification)

• Medical Transcription (with all digital dictation equipment and reference books) Send resume or contact for more info: E-mail: info@academyofmedicalprofessions.com Tel: 1.866.516.8274 W W W. A C A D E M Y O F M E D I C A L P R O F E S S I O N S . C O M

Wednesday, Feb. 15 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Finley Recreation Center

available Financial Aid qualify. to those who eligible – rams (Not all prog ) call for details

UNE Portland Campus | 716 Stevens Ave Scarborough & Bangor, ME • Nationally Accredited

Job placement assistance available! Classes are filling fast, call today! Flexible schedules and most programs start each week or month. NTI is VA approved for post-9/11 benefits.

Train in weeks or months... not years!

Earn NATIONAL CERTIFICATION in...

• Medical Assistant • Healthcare • Computers

• Web Design • HVAC/R • CDL Truck Driving

Admission is free. The event is open to all students, alumni and the general public. Snow date is February 29. For more information, contact Career Services/Graduate and Professional Student Affairs at (207) 221-4237 or pccareerservices@une.edu.

www.une.edu

Who Hires from NTI? Find out now at:

NTINOW.EDU • 1.800.447.1151

Connections. For Life.

For program information, visit NTINOW.edu/disclosure

Attention: Employers, Colleges & Trade Schools

We’re looking for YOU! To inquire about sponsorship opportunities or exhibitor space at this event, please contact Carlo Bufano at (207) 620-7180 x205 or email cbufano@jmg.org. y here!

Pi c t ur e

yo u r c ompan

20th Annual

Career Development Conference

Job Fair

2012

2012

March 6, 2012

April 27, 2012 Augusta Civic Center

12 noon to 4:30 pm

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Sullivan Gym, Portland Campus

500 career-ready, graduating high school seniors from Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) programs across Maine gather together for a day of job skills-related competitions and workshops. One of the main features of the day is the Career Expo, a college and career fair, that the students visit throughout the day. We’d love to see your business or school represented there!

Open your door to the future by attending this annual event, presented by the University of Southern Maine. This career fair will draw about 100 employers and hundreds of students and community members. This is a great opportunity for job seekers and employers to discuss employment and career possibilities.

Event details available at www.jmg.org Advertising for the JMG 2012 Career FMI: 207-620-7180

List of exhibitors coming soon.

Development Conference sponsored by:

For more information or to exhibit visit

NOTE: Although sponsorship opportunities are available, this event is not open to the general public.

Brought to you in partnership with:

http://www.usm.maine.edu/careers/job-fair-2012


MAINE • NH • VERMONT The UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE is offering employment opportunities for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont (Northern New England District) on our employment website at:

WWW.USPS.COM/EMPLOYMENT

Registered Nurses Emergency Services

We are RECRUITING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

We have full-time 7PM–7AM and 1PM–1AM available.

To learn more about Western Maine Health, come visit our website at www.wmhcc.org and complete an online application, or e-mail your resume to iveype@wmhcc.org.

Please feel free to contact Alison Newton, Director of Emergency Services at (207) 744-6064 for more information.

Human Resources, 181 Main St. Norway, ME 04268 T: 207.744.6070 • F: 207.743.5805

If you are an experienced RN looking for a challenge we have the following positions available in our ER.

Equal Opportunity Employer/believing in a diverse workforce • The MaineHealth® Family

POSTAL SUPPORT EMPLOYEE (PSE) PSEs are a new category of non-career employee established to provide the USPS with flexibility. PSEs will be appointed for a term not to exceed 360 calendar days. If there is still an operational need, a PSE may be reappointed for another not to exceed 360 day term after a five-day break in service. PSE employees will enjoy benefits including raises, health benefits and leave. The starting pay for these positions will be $14.60 per hour. ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM

LPN / RN Resident Care Director (RCD)

FEBRUARY 20, 2012 THRU MARCH 2, 2012 To find entry-level employment/examination opportunities, you may go to our site at: www.usps.com/employment • If you have not already done so, you must create an eCareer profile online. Once completed you will receive a confirmation.

Webster Commons • 32 hrs./wk • Freeport, ME Webster Commons, a 14-bed Alzheimer’s facility located in Freeport, Maine, is seeking a dynamic LPN / RN in this key leadership role. The RCD will be a working manager’s position of 32 hours per week. Work hours will primarily be day shift with occasional rotation as needed. This position requires 24/7 accountability for the unit. The applicant should be a good team player and leader, have the ability to multi-task and have excellent organizational skills. The manager is responsible for all Human Resource functions as they relate to staff, a high quality of resident care and the operation of the unit within budgetary parameters. A working knowledge of electronic charting / MDS systems is a definite advantage. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package and a warm and welcoming work environment – with a Maine-owned company.

Please forward resume with cover letter to: Ed Fitzpatrick, BS, MS, MLNHA, Administrator Hawthorne House, 6 Old County Road Freeport, ME 04032 • Fax: 207-865-1308 E-mail: adminhawthornehouse@firstatlantic.com

• Once profile has been completed you may apply for jobs by selecting ‘search jobs and apply on line’ then select the state under ‘location’ and click ‘start’ (no other inform tion is needed) • All positions currently open for application may be found by the State you select

We encourage you to keep checking for opportunities in the Northern New England District as well as other cities/states which may be of interest.

Thank you for your interest in the US Postal Service. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

CAREER OPPORTUNITY Advertising Sales Consultant Office located in Lewiston

No Phone Calls Please • DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 02/22/12

My Job Wave works for local companies to create, communicate, and publish nearby career opportunities effectively. If you like to market, recruit or problem-solve, and want to get on board at the first step of an exciting oranizational transition, this may just be the opportunity you’ve been looking for! Ability to communicate effectively, computer literate and Internet savvy, and just a good ol’ fashioned strong work ethic required. We offer: • Full-time employment with benefits • Opportunity to work in Falmouth or Lewiston • Competitive hourly rate with commission and bonuses • 8am–5pm, Monday–Friday work schedule • Small team environment that can adapt to changing markets and technologies

Direct Insurance Sales Full-Time • Portland, ME Benefits include: Health Benefits Retirement Plan Life Insurance Continuous Training Opportunities Career Advancement Free AAA Membership Travel and Entertainment discounts Insurance Premium reductions

We are seeking Direct Sales Agents to professionally represent and sell our memberships and insurance products. Our extensive training program prepares you to sell AAA memberships, auto, homeowners, watercraft, and personal umbrella insurance. Our door is open to talented sales professionals with the ambition, initiative, self-determination, strong work ethic, career dedication, and winning attitude.

Apply Online at www.MyJobWave.com with resume and cover letter. Keyword: “My Job Wave”

Read how AAA Northern New England will support you in this career and apply online at:

www.aaa.com/careers Enter your zip code and click “Careers” in the bottom right corner. Search Maine jobs.

February 13–26, 2012

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