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

Child & Family Therapist

We have openings for three full-time Counselors to provide outpatient therapy to children and families. Our environment is warm, friendly and supportive and we are seeking an individual not only with experience and a strong desire to work with young children and their families but who also enjoys working with professionals sharing the same passion. We offer an exciting opportunity for on-site play therapy training under our agreement with the Association for Play Therapy as an Approved Provider of Play Therapy training. We also support our Counselors in advancing their skills and abilities in trauma-focused treatment approaches by continually seeking our other training opportunities to bring to our campus. It is our goal to keep our Counselors skills updated so that we can offer the most effective treatment possible. This is an opportunity to work in a positive, professional environment, committed to excellent support services for children and families in our community. The Turner Family Counseling Center is a program of The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers. We are a welcoming workplace where Counselors have flexibility in their work schedule and can design their own schedules according to the needs of their clients as well as their own personal needs. Compensation is based on our SalaryPlus program, which includes a built-in bonus system.

Qualifications: We will have a staggered hiring process and hope to have staff on board one at a time starting 10/1, 11/1 and 12/1 Requirements 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

Social Worker - Adoption Services

Amazing opportunity for LSW/LCSW in our Portland office to provide direct support services to prospective adoptive couples and birthparents. In addition to being able to work with individuals already in the process, there is an outreach component to the position. You will be networking with area professionals, hospital personnel, and other community organizations to educate and inform about pregnancy support services and birth parent support services available through Maine Children’s Home. We will expect you to conduct monthly informational meetings in the Portland office and serve as the main point of contact for Portland referrals, inquiries, etc. about not only our Adoption program but you may also be asked to respond to inquiries about all Organization programs. For the Adoption program, you will provide professional guidance and services for adoptive applicants throughout the entire adoption process. This will include providing education, assessments, recommendations, reports (home study, post placement, etc.), supervision, support and guidance to assigned potential adoptive parents in accordance with agency policies and procedures and licensing regulations, ensuring that all actions are Hague Convention compliant for international adoptions.

Qualifications: You must hold a current Maine Social Work License or be able to be licensed within one year. Recognizing that Adoption is a unique service, we will be willing to provide training and support to the right candidate. Our ideal applicants will have knowledge of the entire adoption process and key adoption issues, including inter-country adoption, an awareness of how key adoption issues relate to each member of the adoption triad, knowledge of Maine State Adoption Law and be familiar with adoption related resources for the State of Maine. We are looking for a highly organized individual, with skills in using technology, specifically, Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint. You need to be an excellent communicator and be dynamic, creative and engaging in presentations.

Education: Fully Licensed LSW/LCSW with at least three (3) years' experience in a child welfare setting. 

Initially, this will be a 20-hour per week position as we firmly establish our program in the Greater Portland area.

We offer a competitive compensation package including Holidays, Vacation, Sick and Personal Time, company paid life and disability, and an opportunity to participate in a 403b retirement plan.

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