Job Opportunities

The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers in Waterville, Maine, features many experienced and dedicated staff members that have a tremendous passion for helping children and their families. Since the inception of our agency in 1899, we have made a difference in the lives of many children and families throughout the State of Maine.

As the agency continues to grow, we’re interested in hearing from people with the desire to build and strengthen families and their children.

Current Job Openings


The Harland Turner Counseling Center of the Maine Children’s Home has an opening for a clinician to provide outpatient therapy to children and families. This position starts on a part-time level; however, based on our referral experience will be at a full-time level within a very reasonable length of time. We are seeking a warm, compassionate individual with experience and a strong desire to work with young children, many of whom have experienced trauma, and their families. Compensation is based on our SalaryPlus program, which includes a built-in bonus system.

This is an opportunity to work in a positive, professional, caring environment, committed to excellent supportive services for children and families. The Maine Children’s Home is a warm, welcoming workplace where clinicians have flexibility in their work schedule, offering the ability to work a schedule not only during the day, but allows you access to office space on evenings and weekends if desired.

At least 2 years’ experience in professional counseling with children and families. Experience/certification in play therapy desired.

Competitive compensation package including holidays, vacation and sick time, health insurance, dental insurance, incentives, life and disability, and an opportunity to participate in a 403b retirement plan. Benefit levels/eligibility vary depending on hours worked.

Fully licensed LCSW or LCPC required.

Turner Family Counseling Center

Please send your resume and cover letter to

Our nationally accredited early care and education program, The Children’s Place, has an opening for a lead teacher. We are looking for energetic, innovative, motivated individuals passionate about teaching young children. We want creative thinkers who are committed to making a difference in the lives of children and their families and who want to work as part of a team of child care professionals.

Some of your responsibilities will include planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum that supports the growth and development of each child socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically; directing assistant teachers, interns and volunteers in your classroom; overseeing and assessing children’s progress through ongoing monitoring and written observations; and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for not only your classroom but for all the classrooms.

Our teachers must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and be familiar with the use of technology. Our teachers work as a cohesive team assisting one another as needed. We are respectful of each other and of the children and families we serve. We spend time both inside and outside with the children, so be aware that you will need to be comfortable working in different environments and weather conditions.

Please submit a letter of interest, resume and three references with email addresses to

We have an excellent benefits package offering competitive wages, health and dental insurance, company-paid life insurance, and a 403-b retirement plan. We provide 12 paid holidays, two weeks vacation, paid sick leave and personal time. We also offer tuition assistance and other resources to obtain your educational and training goals.

Although we do require a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development for these positions, we will accept applications from individuals who are enrolled or considering enrollment in a Bachelors program and have at least one year of experience working in an early childhood environment.

The Children's Place, a program of the Maine Children's Home, is a comprehensive early care and education program accredited by NAEYC. The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers first opened its doors on April 10, 1899 and continues to build homes, one heart, one child, one family at a time. Today, MCHLW serves more than 3,000 children, youth and families across the state of Maine with the following: adoption services, outpatient counseling & case management, the Teen Parent School Program, The Children’s Place Early Care and Education Center, summer camp scholarships and the Christmas Program.

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Our Hague-accredited adoption program, Maine's longest-operating adoption program, provides expert assistance to those hoping to adopt internationally or domestically. more »

The Harland A. Turner Counseling Center

Offering outpatient mental health counseling, specializing in play and art therapy and adoption counseling. more »

Adoption Counseling

Specialized counseling for people considering adoption as well as adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees of all ages. more »

The Sharon Abrams Teen Parent School Program

Providing education, counseling and guidance to pregnant and parenting teens. more »

The Children's Place

Delivering nationally accredited early care and education to children 6 weeks old to age 5. more »

The Christmas Program

The only program of its kind providing new clothing, books, games and toys to underprivileged children throughout Maine. more »

Summer Camp Scholarships

Providing an overnight camp experience to approximately 150 disadvantaged Maine children each year.more »

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