Job Opportunities

Are you interested in working with The Maine Children’s Home to build and strengthen families and their children?

We have many experienced and dedicated staff members who have a tremendous passion for helping children and their families and as the agency continues to grow, we’re interested in hearing from people who share that passion.

Job openings will be posted here as they become available, but you can always email your qualifications to Diana Rafuse at

Program Director - The Children's Place Early Care & Education Center

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Our early care and education program, The Children’s Place, has an opening for a Program Director. We are looking for an energetic, innovative, motivated, creative individual passionate about teaching young children and committed to making a difference in the lives of children and their families.

The Program Director is responsible for monitoring, implementing and supervising the administrative systems of the Early Care and Education program including program management, personnel management, financial management, public relations and collaboration with community organizations. This individual is expected to support the mission of the Maine Children’s Home, using it as a guide to govern all aspects of the services provided by the program. The Program Director is a member of the organization's Leadership Team and is expected to contribute and collaborate with other members of the team to develop and implement strategic plans. The Program Director will maintain a positive, safe, and healthy environment for staff, children and parents. The Director will keep abreast of topics and trends in early care and education and modify the program to meet changing needs.

We have an excellent benefits package offering competitive wages, health & dental insurance, company-paid life insurance, and a 403-b retirement plan. We provide 10 paid holidays, 4 weeks’ vacation, paid sick leave and personal time. We also offer tuition assistance and other resources to obtain your educational and professional goals.

Qualifications: A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development is required with not less than five (5) years of experience working in an early childhood center, with at least two (2) of those years in positions such as Director, Manager or Assistant Director. Must have proven leadership, management, communication, and organizational skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

To Apply: Email your letter of interest and resume to Diana at by August 23, 2019.

Child & Family Therapist - 2 positions open

Does your current career fuel your passion to support children and families? Would it be exciting to be part of a growing opportunity to help children who have experienced abuse, neglect, or trauma in all forms, to heal in connection with caring adults?

The Turner Family Counseling Center at Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers has recently moved to a larger location on our campus at 93 Silver Street so that we can serve even more children and families who need our help. The Counseling and Adoption programs have joined in a collaborative effort to bring an attachment-based, trauma-informed, whole-child approach to children who have “come from hard places,” called Trust-Based Relational Intervention®, and will provide training in this approach to counselors ready to take on this incredibly valuable challenge. We are looking for full-time counselors who want to be part of our mission and are ready to jump in wholeheartedly to learn and grow with us. These children and their families need our help. Wouldn’t you like to be a part of bringing hope into their lives?

Our organization offers a welcoming environment, working alongside like-minded peers who care deeply about children and families and we provide regular training in areas of interest to our counselors. We became an Approved Provider of Play Therapy Education through the Association for Play Therapy so that we can bring play therapy training to our counselors right on campus, increasing our skills to work with children of all ages so that we provide the highest quality of treatment possible.

Qualifications: At least 2 years of experience in professional counseling with children and families. Experience in working with young children is desired as well as a personal interest in increasing skills in play therapy, and other evidenced-based models of treatment, including trauma-focused approaches. Benefits Competitive compensation package including paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick and Personal Time, health insurance, dental insurance, incentives, company paid life and disability, and an opportunity to participate in a 403b retirement plan.

Education: Fully Licensed LCSW or LCPC preferred.

To Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to Diana at