Prospective staff members (full time and part time) for Coastal Opportunities must have the following qualifications:

  1. A high-school diploma or GED
  2. A valid Maine driver’s license

Staff members are scheduled to receive the following trainings within the first year of employment and must be recertified thereafter as indicated:

  1. Direct Support Professional (45 hours of training comprising 14 different modules)—initial training only
  2. CPR and First Aid—American Heartsaver, every 2 years
  3. Crisis Prevention Intervention—annually
  4. Client Rights—annually
  5. Driver Safety—annually
  6. Fire Safety—annually
  7. Universal Precautions and Blood-Borne Pathogens—annually
  8. CRMA (for all staff who administer medications)—every 2 years
  9. Body Mechanics and Patient Handling—annually
  10. Note: Some positions may require more extensive training or qualifications.

Coastal Opportunities does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or veterans’ status.

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We know that equality of individual ability has never existed and never will, but we do insist that equality of opportunity still must be sought.