Careers at Preble Street

For nearly 50 years, Preble Street has been working to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty, and advocating for solutions to these problems. We believe in our approach of combining social work services with public policy advocacy and education, working relentlessly for social and economic justice. 

Preble Street is committed to hiring individuals who want to make an impact in Maine through their diverse lived experience, education, and other learnings, are committed to providing low-barrier services directly to Mainers, and have a positive regard for individuals accessing services for homelessness and poverty.  

We seek to create and maintain an inclusive, safe, respectful, and welcoming environment for all people. Everyone deserves dignity, equitable treatment, and respect for who they are from shelters to offices, from the streets to healthcare clinics. With the entire staff’s shared commitment, we can progress towards a more equitable workplace and world. 

Preble Street provides employees with comprehensive health and benefits packages. Additionally, we also offer generous time off and competitive salaries. Full and part-time positions are available, as well as as-needed positions for people looking for more flexibility in their work schedules. Internships are also available. 

Learn more about our employee benefits

Full-time employees accrue 4 weeks of vacation time and 12 days of sick time per year, in addition to 2 days of personal time and 12 paid holidays

Employees may choose from a choice of two health insurance plans, provided at either no cost to the employee or minimal cost, depending on the plan selected 

Dental insurance is provided at no cost to the employee, and dependents can be enrolled at minimal cost; each employee is provided with a no-cost policy for life, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurance.

A Section 403(B) retirement plan is available, which allows for tax-deferred savings, including a partial employer match. Employees are fully vested from their first day of work. 

Social Work Values and Strategies Training, Safety and De-Escalation, a Racial Equity training series and discussions, and rotating monthly trainings to support professional development

Preble Street is a qualified employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program which forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you’ve made the equivalent of 120 qualifying monthly payments under an accepted repayment plan, and while working full-time for an eligible employer.

Preble Street is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, military status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all of Preble Street’s hiring practices, and to all terms and conditions of employment.


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