Essential Jobs. Better Training. More Respect.
Direct care and behavioral health jobs are truly the backbone of Maine’s workforce. We are working to help you find a job you love. Learn how easy it is to enter the direct care field or to change your career. Use this website to find jobs, move into a different career, get training, and find resources that make your job (and life) easier.
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Compassionate Careers that Make a Difference
Caring for ME Interviews
What’s it like being a direct care worker? Who would make a good fit in the direct care and behavioral health fields? Hear about the experiences of those who have worked in the industry in Maine and learn how you can make a difference in other people’s lives.
Three years as an Employment Specialist
Melissa, Penobscot County
I know when I’ve made a difference because I can see the growth in my clients’ self-confidence, how they present themselves, and their demeanor. When I can see that growth even before they get the job, I know that after they get the job, they’ll grow even more socially and emotionally.
15 years as a Direct Support Professional
Carmen, Lincoln County
“When the general population can’t understand our clients, but we can, it makes them feel heard.”
More than 20 years as a Direct Support Professional
Justin, Kennebec County
Early in life, Justin felt drawn to direct care, having watched members of his family go through their own struggles.…
One year as an Employment Specialist
Arnold, Aroostook County
“There are many rewards in life; however, there is nothing like seeing those small steps each client takes and watching them grow.”
19 years with Work Opportunities
Aaron, Androscoggin County
“Sometimes people wonder if they have enough experience or if they are too late in their careers to switch to this field, and I always say “it’s never too late.” If you want to have a massive impact on someone who lives right in your community, you should give some strong consideration to working in this field.”
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