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Independence Advocates of Maine, Inc. enriches the lives of people with disabilities by promoting independence, health, community, employment and natural relationships.

Here’s What’s Happening at IAM!

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Independence Advocates of Maine is currently looking for a part time cook (16 Hours per week) to work at our Treats Falls House location in Orono, that serves up to 17 residents. We are seeking a team oriented, conscientious individual that enjoys enriching the lives of others in a relaxed, casual atmosphere! Our cooks are responsible for preparing delicious meals and snacks as well as performing general kitchen cleaning and dish washing. We promote our team members getting to know our residents!

We offer the following shift differentials in addition to hourly rate (13.00-15.09): Evening $.75/hr. Weekend $1.00/hr.
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Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others?

With us, you will have the time to build relationships with your residents (typical is 1 CNA per 3 residents). You are encouraged to get to know them well, and be an important part of their lives and success. You will work in a home-like atmosphere that is comfortable and relaxed with opportunities to take residents into the community doing fun things.

CNAs start out earning over 4 weeks paid time off per year!- Employee health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance is paid for 100%- Generous Shift differentials- We offer a variety of shifts- Annual wage increases- 403b Retirement 3% employer match after 1 year of service and an education bonus.

You are supported by superior nurses and programming staff- We value your opinion and appreciate your input. This position is at Treats Falls House, our ICF/IID nursing level care facility located in Orono, which supports up to 17 individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.We offer a relaxed atmosphere and casual dress environment. I AM also offers an exceptional benefits package worth more than $8,000 per FT employee.

$2,000 Sign-on Bonus! Half of the sign on bonus is paid after 6 months of successful completion of employment and the remaining half on the 1st anniversary of hire.

Requirements Must be on the State of Maine CNA registry, must have valid driver's license, for two years, in good standing.
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Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you see amazing things in people? Become a Direct Support Professional at IAM!

IAM-Community Ties currently has DSP openings at our growing Community Supports programs in Orono and Veazie.

We are seeking individuals who are compassionate, responsible, and patient. Our DSP’s use their positive attitudes and self-initiative to plan and facilitate fun, exciting learning experiences for the individuals with disabilities we support.

DSP Responsibilities:
*Encourage and support participants to live rewarding and self-directed lives.
*Assist with the assessment of participant's abilities, limitations, and preferences related to their activities and recreation.
*Teach skills to gain independence, promote choice, improve communication, and develop pro-social behaviors.

* DSP certification preferred but will train right candidate.
*Experience providing personal care and with positive behavioral supports helpful.
* Possess a valid Maine driver's license, for two years, in good standing.
* Ability to pass required criminal and DHHS background checks and agency hiring guidelines.

Compensation and Benefits:
* $13.00 to $15.09 base rate per hour depending on experience and certifications
* Differentials for evenings and weekends
* 100% employer paid medical, dental insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurances
* Generous paid time off

Join this small team where your voice and ideas matter and you will have the unique opportunity to develop programs alongside the individuals supported.
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